Brent Kasl
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Brent Kasl's Discussions

Securing strings to box end

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brent Kasl on Monday. 4 Replies

Latest build finds the bridge to end of Box at 1 3-8", asking for ideas or pics on string mounting at tail end.Not a neck through, thought about hinge but too lengthy to bridge, almost need something…Continue

Short fretboard-long box

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Feb 8. 10 Replies

Looking for suggestions on how to improve the distance between the tail piece and bridge location.Right now due to length of Box and 24.75" scale, the bridge is positioned about 3" from edge of box…Continue

Suspicious scale length

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jan 31. 27 Replies

I picked up a fretboard that was supposedly a 24.50 scale but after assembly discovered it to be 12.125 at 12th fret which doubled would create a 24.25 actual scale lengthAny other way to measure and…Continue

Volume/tone knobs crackling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom T Jan 21. 7 Replies

Both knobs crack at slightest touch, checked for grounding and both are. Pickup is grounded to volume pot, volume pot and tone pots grounded together, output jack grounded to bridge, What else can I…Continue

 

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Brent Kasl replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Securing strings to box end
"So I found a decent hinge, this box has a large lip all around but will be screwed down to box, knowing this is that enough strength if the hinge is secured to the side of the box lid itself? Box lid is about 1/2" overhang and 1/4" thick"
Monday
David McQueen replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Securing strings to box end
"I use piano hinge attached right to the box end. https://cigarboxnation.com/photo/spruce-and-maple-4-string?context=user"
Monday
David L. replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Securing strings to box end
"Hi Brent, Making your own plate gives you a better sense of satisfaction, but to save time I use cheap hardtail bridges from China (via eBay), remove the bridge saddles and use the L shaped bracket you are left with.  I add extra  wood in…"
Monday
Tom T replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Securing strings to box end
"A flat steel plate (of appropriate size) screwed into the box end with any needed box-interior support provides the needed anchor point for strings. 1/8" holes drilled for strings (at the appropriate spacing) saves real estate between the…"
Sunday
Brent Kasl posted a discussion

Securing strings to box end

Latest build finds the bridge to end of Box at 1 3-8", asking for ideas or pics on string mounting at tail end.Not a neck through, thought about hinge but too lengthy to bridge, almost need something to secure right at Box end.ThanksSee More
Sunday
Taffy Evans replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Short fretboard-long box
"Thanks Brent, your new build sounds interesting. I 'm surprised I received an email saying you had responded with in an hour??? I usually get informed next day if at all when people post. I hope that keeps up. Taff"
Feb 8
Brent Kasl replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Short fretboard-long box
"Finishing up an Alec Bradley American Box first with black dyed neck, chrome tuners, pickup and bridge, and walnut fretboard, then will most likely guide the strings on the build in question under a rod or screw held in place by two eyescrews then…"
Feb 8
Taffy Evans replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Short fretboard-long box
"Hi Brent, just wondering if you had a chance address this, if so how you fixed your problem. Taff"
Feb 8
Taffy Evans replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Short fretboard-long box
"Hi Brent, as I have mentioned before a simple line drawing before one starts building will help plan bridge position, neck set and break angle. Anyway................ If more angle is needed behind the bridge I would put a device, be it wood, brass,…"
Feb 1
Kigar replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Short fretboard-long box
"If it helps the angle enough the easiest thing would be three new string holes close to the box"
Feb 1
Korrigan replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Short fretboard-long box
"Is your fretboard flush with the box? If so, that's the real problem."
Feb 1
Tom T replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Short fretboard-long box
"Still not clear on what the chief concern is. Is the bridge angle so low that the guitar doesn't play correctly? If you want a greater angle from the tailpiece to the bridge (without raising the bridge) then you could cut the top of the…"
Feb 1
Brent Kasl replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Short fretboard-long box
"photo below The yellow tape line shows bridge position"
Feb 1
Brent Kasl replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Short fretboard-long box
"Bridge to box edge about 3" then the tailpiece as shown is about 2" and due to that length it is very low angle to the bridge"
Feb 1
Tom T replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Short fretboard-long box
"What do you mean by "improve"? Do you want the bridge closer to the edge or closer to the center of the box? Does the neck have a separate fret board? Is it fretted of a slider? Is the neck notched for the box lid? A photo could answer a…"
Feb 1
Brent Kasl posted a discussion

Short fretboard-long box

Looking for suggestions on how to improve the distance between the tail piece and bridge location.Right now due to length of Box and 24.75" scale, the bridge is positioned about 3" from edge of box then the tailpiece is extended another 2" holding the three ferrules.See More
Feb 1

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At 12:05am on December 25, 2017, Korrigan said…

Those are some great looking guitars and amps Brent! Thanks for sharing some pics.

At 12:05pm on November 26, 2015, Wichita Sam said…

Glad to be your friend.  Text me if I can do anything for you.  Sam

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Thanks for the friend request Brent!

 
 
 

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