I'm trying to work up a very short scale (prob. 19.5") CBG that should be able to fly on most airlines without them batting an eye at the case as a carry-on. In my quest to reduce length while…Continue
"I haven't used the kit, you'll want to think about the fit and how much clearance you'll have for your fretboard. Remember that the action (the distance between the strings and the frets) becomes quite important, so consider that…"
"I started to answer this, then realized that I'd never empirically tested what I was about to say, and that I'd never heard of anyone who knew anyone who it actually happened to. The common hearsay I was taught amounts to 'bass amps…"
"There're a few types of metal-wound strings made for the uBass; the Pyramids sound particularly nice. Those would work just dandy for a magnetic pickup.
You assumed he'd use a rubber string...I didn't want to assume he'd be using…"
"Soup, if it was me (and darn it, you're giving me THAT ITCH) I think I'd probably rig my strings, nut and bridge on a fretless neckboard before going and building the box, and get an idea for the realities of how trying to play the string…"
"One other thing to add, Rich, that I guess we all sorta know but maybe don't like to say out loud (at least not where the box on our workbench can hear us), focus on/remember or possibly that we all just take for granted:
There are gonna be…"
"Just touching bass again here a moment.
When I introduced the word 'overkill' to the discussion, what I was trying to imply was that it was much stronger than was physically necessary for the rigors that I'd expect an average cigar…"
"Very pretty indeed!
I notice you've not only adjusted your bridge for intonation, but you've also placed your string anchors so that the higher strings have successively longer placement. Might I ask where you found the information on…"
"Rich,I'd strongly suggest that you watch a few (dozen) videos on cigar box building, with a focus on scale, intonation, and neck fitting. As every cigar box is a bit different, the understanding you will gain from watching others build…"
"I haven't deliberately put together a bad box to experiment with it, but it seems to me that so long as your corners aren't weak and don't rattle (resonate together as one unit, like the frame of a drum) you should have no issue, nor…"
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