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Building my own bass

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 6, 2015. 29 Replies

So after over 30 CBG's I have decided to try building my own bass, to use as a backup to my early 1980's Fender P when playing out. And for the fun of it, of course.Early on I dedided the body would…Continue

Can radiused fret wire work on a flat neck?

Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan Feb 19, 2014. 3 Replies

I have a friend who wants me to build them a custom CBG, he has provided a nice black and gold COHIBA box and we have decided to go with gold accents on the bridge, tuners and knobs. If possible we…Continue

Resonator Uke - String selection question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mungo Park Apr 17, 2013. 6 Replies

One thing I really like about building CBG's is that there are so many small steps where you can take a break. Some of them encourage you to start something else in the meanwhile. My ADD really…Continue

Tags: resonator, selection, string, Uke

Piezo with active electronics?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Apr 7, 2013. 6 Replies

Anyone ever do a build with one of these?I found a supplier who ships these for less than…Continue

 

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Setting up another license plate resonator

Posted on March 24, 2013 at 8:54pm 4 Comments

The sides of the box are 1x3 clear pine. I have learned to build the box about 1/2" larger than the license plate s that when you are playing it your hand doesn't rest on the metal edge of the plate, it's too uncomfortable.

The neck is an oak 1x2. Its fretted on a 25" scale. In order to accommodate the resonator the neck is cut down before going fully through the…

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At 9:54am on January 20, 2015, Ron "Oily" Sprague said…
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Received and Thank You! Your Karma account just got refunded ;-)
At 6:02pm on March 31, 2014, darren brown said…

thanks greg ,nice cbg,s .

At 6:30pm on April 13, 2013, Uncle John said…

Ahh!   The guy with the Canadian plate build.  Sounds super and good playing.  Geting to be a fair number of Canadians on CBN.  Good.   Glad to have you for  nation friend.

 
 
 

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