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Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Ramson's discussion Intonation problem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Paul Craig replied to Ramson's discussion Intonation problem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Got any pics of that? It could help give some ideas."
Apr 30
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Ramson's discussion Intonation problem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Can you have a bridge and adjustable string lengths? I'm using a long tail piece (gate hinge with string adjustment screws) to span 5 1/2". I want to use a bridge because of the long scale length 28.5 -32"."
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Ramson replied to Ramson's discussion Intonation problem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I wasn't able to find that thread. do you have a link"
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Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Ramson's discussion Glass skull as amp? Help me out. in the group It Goes To 11
"Wally World in the garden section has a variety of led lights in different colors on very thin wire for your eyes. As far as the speaker I would suggest a cube wit one side open but covered with cloth or screen and a diagonal baffle,with the amp,…"
Apr 15
Paul Craig replied to Ramson's discussion Intonation problem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Ahh, Flat style bridge with adjustable saddles. Assuming that you're using the A/D/G strings, those saddle positions aren't far off. Glad you got it close after a few hours. As Taff said, it's your first build and it takes a while to…"
Apr 10
Taffy Evans replied to Ramson's discussion Intonation problem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Glad you got some joy, don't give up now though. You said this is the first one, so you need the experience gained by sorting things out yourself to carry you through #2 and #3. Check out the thread of the main forum called "Bridge"…"
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Ramson replied to Ramson's discussion Intonation problem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Well it only took the whole night, but its not to bad now. still off by about 0.5hz on each string. Much better than half a note sharp like it used to be. I had to file the nut back at an angle, ended up filing a groove in the finger board :( . I…"
Apr 9
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"Juniper, It sounds great. However its very soft. if you bump it with a finger nail it gets dented. Unless multiple coats of a hard finish is applied. I ended up steaming dents out of the top 3-4 times."
Apr 9
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"Nice all around.  I like the figures under the sound holes."
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How to make simple mutimedia fret markers.

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

Materials:

Tube with desired out side diameter of marker. I used 1/4" copper in the example. Plastic,stainless, brass and may other materials will work also.

Wood to fill hole in tube.

Use a hacksaw or jewelers saw to cut 1/4" sections from the tube.

Remove any burs and then taper one end slightly so that it will go into the drilled holes without tearing the wood.

Prepare a section of the chosen material to fill the holes that is 1/4" x 1/4" and 6"…

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At 7:55pm on March 21, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation Ramson, plenty of info in the Resources tab 

 
 
 

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