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Low bridge, uh oh, a buzz. Put feet on it.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Uncle John Feb 8. 2 Replies

In the never ending quest for the perfect action height, when you’ve gone as far as you dare with filing the nut, and you start attacking the bridge.AND—- BUZZ!  Yup, D string fretted at second fret,…Continue

Back bow, how much is too much?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Young Jan 12. 2 Replies

I just received a nice scarf jointed maple neck blank, but it has what to me looks like a scary amount of back bow. I laid the factory fret board, confirmed as straight, on edge atop the neck, held…Continue

Melody or chords first for a beginner?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Nov 14, 2018. 4 Replies

As a someone who never played guitar, I’m teaching myself three string. Playing fretted at the moment. Ive been working on melody, playing about twenty of the simple tunes in CB GITTY’s song book…Continue

Fifty cent “hardtail” bridge using dice.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Young Oct 30, 2018. 8 Replies

After reading and watching videos about tuning for proper intonation, I wasn’t ready to bite the bullet for a hardtail bridge. I just don’t like the look on a cbg. No other reason. So I bought some…Continue

 

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Uncle John replied to Bruce Young's discussion Low bridge, uh oh, a buzz. Put feet on it.
"Sometimes small thin spacers make a big difference.  Sometimes I get good results out of 2 cents."
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"Love to see a man with a plan.If it don't work, fix it and move on. Good Job!"
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Low bridge, uh oh, a buzz. Put feet on it.

In the never ending quest for the perfect action height, when you’ve gone as far as you dare with filing the nut, and you start attacking the bridge.AND—- BUZZ!  Yup, D string fretted at second fret, and oh damn, a buzz on the third fret. I says to myself, self, ya dun gone too far. So I whipped out a sheet of 90# index card stock (.0076” thick) I just happened to have,  cut three little feet for the walnut bridge, and used a skinny memory of wood glue (wiped it off with paper towel until only…See More
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"Nice build Bruce! Beautiful wood on the fretboard!"
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"Looks good, but missing some elements.   A cable, an anp and a strap over my shoulder.  High 9s."
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Scarf jointed maple neck sports blue chalk paint

"Long head stocks reduce so many problems.  Blueberry good."
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I like building, and learning to play. The better I build, the better I play. What’s not yo like?

Hi folks. New guy here.

inspired by a video of a bass made out of a shovel, I decided to make a slide CBG for my son, the family musician, to expand his horizons. I had enough fun building it, I decided to add a piezo pickup and build an amp. Initially I housed the amp in a small shoebox style box temporarily, then thought what would be better than a tin can amp? For a little added bling I covered the speaker grille end with a plate made out of a cork standoff and an old hard drive disc. The other end of the can features a similar set up on a pivot, allowing battery access and a different sound when left open.  On deck is a paint can three string kit, delayed when it arrived with the wrong hardware.  Though kinda basic stuff from a homemade engineering point of view, these are among my first projects attempted since losing much of my vision over the last few years. Soldering and kerfing a recess with a circular saw with the guard tied back while 90% blind are, shall we say, interesting. But I’m having fun.

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