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Frets fitting loosely into slots

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Zack Mar 30, 2017. 6 Replies

Aloha all. Haven't posted in awhile, which means things have been going smoothly, until now.Using a new C.B. Gitty fret saw, I cut my slots as always, excepting I have a new fret wood, sapele, that I…Continue

Rod piezo to string relationship

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Zack Oct 28, 2016. 7 Replies

Do the number of ceramic spots on the rod piezo have to have a direct relationship to the strings? By that I mean, if I have a 4-string do I have to have a rod piezo with four ceramic spots and do…Continue

Rod piezo volume balance between strings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erasmo Coco Oct 22, 2016. 5 Replies

Just finished a new build with a smaller box, a 3-string fretted with a rod piezo pickup in the bridge. Tuned Aea. It sounds fine acoustically, however, when I put it through my cigar box amp the…Continue

What to call this hybrid?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Sep 16, 2016. 20 Replies

I recently completed this hybrid guitar/ukulele and I'm wondering if there is a name for this type of hybrid? it has a rather small, thin box, through neck design, rod piezo pickup, 21" scale and…Continue

 

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