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MadGomer replied to rick schoen's discussion Adjusting the action on a cbg 3 string. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Good advice from the guys above, and keep in mind you might have multiple issues in play. A "tinny" sound may actually just be the tone you're getting due to the metal soundboard. Check carefully to make sure the license plate…"
19 hours ago
MadGomer replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"My first two had way too much flex in the neck and were basically not playable. They frustrated me immensely until I finally took the time to add some backing to them and take the time to get everything blended to a nice looking and feeling contour.…"
yesterday
MadGomer replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Chris - I agree with Brian Q - don't sweat the thickness of your sides or the type of joinery (as long as it's tight).  I expect the overall stiffness of the top to have the biggest impact on your acoustic response (that stiffness is…"
Sunday
MadGomer replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I would agree Michael - that original joint looks like a doomed idea from the start, both difficult to make and not very robust in the long run.  Wonder why they did it - just to be different??"
Sunday
MadGomer replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Cause,  Another option to consider rather than battling to get the material glued down:  Put a base coat of silver paint (or whatever you want the mesh color to be), tape down the Punchinello and then spray over it with black and remove…"
Sunday
MadGomer replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Looks great - what kind of finish are you thinking you'll put on it?  Curious what scale length you're using too."
Friday
MadGomer replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Very nice Chris!"
Friday
MadGomer commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Rich - sound advice below from John, Brian, and Tim.  Based on whatever you have to build upon (be it a cigar box, tin, ammo can, license plate, etc) you will be able to develop a design and build it successfully once you have the basic…"
Wednesday
MadGomer replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yeah, I could see you had darker fret lines where there would typically be a fret marker, that's a cool idea.  Personally I think linseed oil is a good option for you - take a look at Youtube videos etc of guys using it on gunstocks. …"
Wednesday
MadGomer replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Technology will enable us to do darn near anything these days - - that doesn't mean we should use it for that. I am retired now but used to managed an organization that provided complex control systems for heavy equipment.  There were many…"
Wednesday
MadGomer replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Now I'm curious - how long until we get the photos???????????"
Wednesday
MadGomer replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I love the looks of dovetail & finger joints, but I agree with John in that they're both overkill from a structural perspective.  Any construction method that is strong enough to handle the string forces without excessive deflection…"
Wednesday
MadGomer replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You have learned well grasshopper!!  Seriously, that's a great looking piece of work, far prettier than my first one. Is that a walnut neck?  Some linseed or tung oil will be great on that if you want to finish it (just need to be…"
Wednesday
MadGomer replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Pickup query in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Amen, I can never predict the outcome of a given build. I've been happy with most, but it's always exciting to hear one for the first time to understand what it sounds like."
Nov 5
MadGomer replied to Bill's discussion Tuner and nut question. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I have only been building fretted so I'll let the guys who know fretless answer your first part. As for the tuners, lay it out however you prefer, then just be sure to use the tuning machines that give you the desired direction for the actual…"
Nov 5
MadGomer replied to Bill's discussion Newbie question about marking frets. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Bill, Welcome to the addiction, glad to have you! Yes, for fretless you'll mark your feet lines just as if you're cutting fret slots, just make sure the template you select matches the scale length (nut to bridge) that you're…"
Nov 4

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Paul Craig replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I bought a old Motorola 1957 stand alone record player at a yard sale for 20 bucks. All the veneer…"
1 hour ago
Fergus Lester replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"For now I think I'll keep the tube chassis in there. It's the safest place to store it. I…"
1 hour ago
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly liked Uncle John's photo
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Paul Craig replied to James Pobog's discussion lots of new stuff and possibly an original idea...
"Keep it fretless so you can make the nut movable to change scale lengths. Use a clamp for securing…"
1 hour ago
Paul Craig replied to James Pobog's discussion Another wiring question
"Only problem with moving the nut is putting all the frets out of place, unless you have a fretless,…"
1 hour ago
Paul Craig replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"So it is, I was thinking of the neck above which is maple under the headstock and what looks like…"
1 hour ago
Paul Craig replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Fender has a Coral Red that is Pinkish and they have the Shell Pink and the Frost Rose which is…"
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Paul Craig replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Those caps are of large volt ratings and they can have enough voltage stored to stop your heart, so…"
1 hour ago
Taffy Evans replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Oops, that Ibenez neck above is maple Paul. Some people can break anything haha, ask Mike…"
1 hour ago
Paul Craig replied to Fergus Lester's discussion CB gitty 2.5w amp distortion
"A lot of these amps come with a block type gain pot on the board to set the gain level. You can…"
2 hours ago
Fergus Lester replied to Fergus Lester's discussion CB gitty 2.5w amp distortion
"Yes that sounds like what I'm after but am curious to know how it sounds without the psycho…"
2 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Having those maple pieces in it is probably what keeps them from breaking. Haven't seen a…"
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