I found this locally via Facebook marketplace, $20. Plugged it in for a few minutes and tinkered around with my 3 string with a rod piezo, seems like a decent little amp. Anyone have experience with…Continue
"Agreed, I was only suggesting this as a way to toughen up the string grooves on a wooden nut, not for the neck itself. I used a walnut nut and saddle on my very first CBG build and it is holding up fine, but it's strung up with wound strings,…"
"What about the baking soda and superglue trick to create a hard surface for the strings to ride on? Thinking you could file oversized grooves in the mahogany, fill with CA/soda, then clean it up with a file and recut string grooves in the hard stuff."
"Start by confirming that your scale length is correct for the fret spacing you used. Measure from the point of contact between the string and "nut" and the point of contact with the bridge. If that's what you intended, then start…"
"It don't mean a thang, if it ain't got that clang!!!"We're discussing homemade dobro ideas. From dog bowls to paint can lids and whatever else you can dream up...we wanna see it! What do you use on your cigar box guitars to get that metal sound? Do you have a technique that projects sound like a dobro? Let's hear it! See More
"Rich, we all start from ground zero, and learn by doing so enjoy your journey. One mistake (educational opportunity?) I made on my first two was to use a 1X2 alone for the neck. With no fretboard, and a little relief for lid and piezo clearance,…"
"Rich, depends on personal preference, hand size, and the style of playing you plan for the instrument. More string height impacts intonation and makes it harder to play unless you are mainly thinking slide. Tell us a little more about your…"
"Piling on to Taffy's comment, a piezo pickup (rod or disk) will operate off the vibration of whatever it is attached to, rather than the strings, so it's more likely to reflect the characteristics of the sign you're using than a mag…"
"TG, as with most stuff in life, the answer is "it depends." Depends on the condition of the plate and the look you're after. For cleaning - good old hot soapy water, maybe even run them through the dishwasher, to get bugs, dirt, and…"