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the anonymous pick commented on Terry Brennan's blog post Pickup mounting options
"typo;  2/4  inch thick " 1/4 inch thick ." "
Mar 17
Paul Craig commented on Terry Brennan's blog post Pickup mounting options
"Drilling small holes in the top(the size of the pickup poles) just over the pickup poles will help much and the small holes won't be big enough to be a eye sore."
Mar 17
Wade commented on Terry Brennan's blog post Pickup mounting options
"Experimenting and discovery can be one of the most rewarding parts of building. I have a fretless CBG I built in a few hours and use it to try new things before I put it into a serious build."
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the anonymous pick commented on Terry Brennan's blog post Pickup mounting options
"LOL.  It's good  posted here . i just copied and pasted  it  here too . ignore the  "not sure why you posted this here"  on this one . ;-)"
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Terry Brennan commented on Terry Brennan's blog post Pickup mounting options
"Thanks pick. Realized I sent it to you after posting. Will try to send it to general forum. Big yourself up- love your builds!"
Mar 15
the anonymous pick commented on Terry Brennan's blog post Pickup mounting options
"Hi Terry , not sure why you posted this here  , but . ill answer your question .  The magnets are not needed if the strings are close enough to the pickup underneath . and a mag pickup WILL  still read strings through wood even 2/4…"
Mar 15
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Pickup mounting options

Hey... long time member, infrequent commenter here. Some time ago,I read an entry about mounting a 3 pole pickup under the sound board and then placing three small (3/16?) magnets on top of the soundboard and over the poles as a way to extend the magnet field. I also recently noted a Dave Lynas build where he apparently mounted a flatpup under the soundboard with success. I am very interested in these approaches,and any information or guidance in this area would be appreciated  ThanksSee More
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"Hey...long time member/minimal poster here. Somewhere I read about mounting a three pole pickup under the soundboard and then placing 3 little round (3/16”?) magnets on top of the soundboard positioned over the poles. This apparently extends…"
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Pickup mounting options

Posted on March 15, 2019 at 11:27am 6 Comments

Hey... long time member, infrequent commenter here. Some time ago,I read an entry about mounting a 3 pole pickup under the sound board and then placing three small (3/16?) magnets on top of the soundboard and over the poles as a way to extend the magnet field. I also recently noted a Dave Lynas build where he apparently mounted a flatpup under the soundboard with success. I am very interested in these approaches,and any information or guidance in this area would be appreciated  Thanks

Diotonic scale vs. blues scale

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 4:07pm 2 Comments

Hello from Madison, Wisco. I'm a newbee, and love this site. I've got my first three string (24 3/4 scale) to a point where I'm beyond my depth. I wonder if a diatonic fretless fingerboard would be good for using a slide to attempt blues but also to possibly play old gospel and REGGAE without the slide. I plan on indicating fret positions so as to be helpful when not using a slide. I have never played a musical instrument before, and know I need to start as simple as possible. May be I'll be…

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At 6:50am on August 28, 2015, Al Williams said…

Hi Terry, it's good to have contact with like minded people. I couldn't find very much information regarding building hub cap guitars, so have worked out a plan that I hope works. I didn't want any extraneous nuts and bolts, trying to keep it fairly simple. So far have built the neck, fret board, internal frame, and installed a beer cap piezo pickup which should lie just under the bridge. The assembly will begin tomorrow, trying to keep everything straight will be an act, so the strings end up parallel with the top hub cap, fingers crossed. Will take pictures and post them here somewhere.

At 9:08pm on August 25, 2015, Darryl Tuttle said…

i'm builiding my first cigar box guitar as well...learning by trial and error, will be posting pics of it when  i am done

At 6:18pm on August 25, 2015, Al Williams said…

Hi Terry, Al here from Australia. Being an old guy and also new to this game/hobby, I found the following URL very helpful for calculating the frets on 2 x 3 string guitars, first one a smoked salmon box, present one made from hub caps. https://www.stewmac.com/FretCalculator

 
 
 

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