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MadGomer replied to Ramson's discussion pressure on peizo electrics is it a bad thing, im not getting much sound. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Ramson, I assume you're talking about a rod piezo rather than a disc? Second question, are you running it through a pre-amp? My understanding (limited experience with them at this point) is that the rod piezos need a pre-amp. Either way though,…"
Apr 4
MadGomer replied to Will "KOOLDOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Neck, sound hole, strings and Bridge question. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"John Sawyer's advice is very good. If you play sitting down especially, I think that approach sets you up for a comfortable playing position too. I have a similar sized box, intending to build it as a resonator with a layout pretty close to…"
Apr 4
MadGomer replied to Ramson's discussion Fretboard radius, is it to late? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I think you could still put a radius on it but personally I wouldn't do it. That looks beautiful as is, and I'd hate to risk it. Is that bamboo? What are you using for fret markers? Seriously, that's nice work, I'd keep it as is!"
Mar 25
MadGomer replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Tuning ptoblem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Murray's advice is good, but my first thought was the same as Gus'. With the strings open, how much height do you have between strings and 1st fret? How about at 12th fret? Lay a straightedge on your frets, is the neck bowed up?"
Feb 10
MadGomer replied to Rick Flink's discussion Putting a 3 string piezo rod between neck and box top. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yes, you need to have piezos firmly sandwiched in order to have them responsive to the vibrations in the instrument."
Feb 4
MadGomer replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes
"Sweet!"
Dec 31, 2018
MadGomer replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes
"Great job Greg! I have that exact tin and also intend to build a 4 string from it using that same mag pup.  It's a ways down the build list at the moment, but love the looks of yours."
Dec 29, 2018
MadGomer liked Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes
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MadGomer replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes
"I can't compete with Shane's 5 string electric, but how about a cigar box Kalimba?  Keys are from an old leaf rake, resting on a piece of CB Gitty fretwire and clamped tight under a piece of 6" heavy wall aluminum tubing. …"
Dec 22, 2018
MadGomer replied to Brendt Evenden's discussion looking for sound hole advice in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Agree with Rose. As I look at it, if I decided to put holes in it (only after playing it for a bit) I'd probably stay small, maybe two 1" holes plugged with screened grommets in black or a pewter finish (personally not a fan of chrome),…"
Sep 7, 2018
MadGomer replied to Doug "Nomad" Farish's discussion Build 3 in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Very nice, shoot us a picture of the final product!"
Jun 17, 2018
MadGomer replied to Doug "Nomad" Farish's discussion Bridge Placement in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"For a given scale length, your nut and bridge absolutely must be separated by that distance (leaving a little wiggle room on the bridge end for intonation adjustment) or your fret spacing for that desired scale length will be completely wrong. If…"
May 27, 2018
MadGomer commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Lots of possibilities Eston, but I'd create a rectangular frame that fits into the box, and sandwich the nut end of the box between the neck heel and the frame, running the screws from the inside of the frame, through the box end, and into the…"
May 16, 2018
MadGomer commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"What Paul said. For a three string guitar I think you have a good chance of saving it."
May 16, 2018
MadGomer replied to rodger moore's discussion Glues? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I'm generally a Titebond guy"
May 14, 2018

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