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piezo pick ups on cbg amps - no sound

Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan Jul 23, 2017. 1 Reply

Hi all:I have several cigar box amps, some I've made using Gitty parts and some purchased from them.  I test the guitars I make with them, some piezo and some mag pu.  The magnetic pickups work great…Continue

 

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"Mr. Lutz...You were suggested by another member as a source of info about wood hollow body lap steels.What can you tell me? Are they worth the effort? I'm working on build #3, a 29.5 inch scale, 3 octive, 40" OAL Baritone lap steel.…"
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Ron Lutz commented on Braille's group Lap Steel World
"one of the many lap steels I have made is a 4 stringer 27 1/2" baritone using the bottom 4 strings of a set of Dunlop 56-13.  It has plenty of "growl".   this length is quite common for baritone,"
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Ron Lutz replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fret Sides Dressing
"here in Arkansas with humidity changes, the fret tangs are what had been giving me trouble.  What I have been doing lately and seems to work great is to cut the frets to length and then nip the ends of the tang at an angle, then install the…"
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Ron Lutz replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
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They are instruments that pretty much anyone can build and enjoy with very little expense and they can produce very unique sounds. I'm amazed at the vast range of creativity in the builds I have seen so far and they look like they will be great fun to play once I learn how.

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At 1:06pm on October 12, 2019, James Pobog said…

Thanks.

We think alike on some of the basics... i.e. "Keep It Simple, Stupid."

I finally found an "A" drawing. Just the outline, but with people's info, I can plot the peg holes easy enough. It was getting the  angles to match that was throwing me.

This pic:   https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/154282366?profile=RESIZE_710x&width=600   
is that a plank on a routed out 2Xwhatever?

At 4:34pm on October 10, 2019, James Pobog said…

BTW, I don't play.....LOL....

At 4:33pm on October 10, 2019, James Pobog said…

Mr. Lutz...

You were suggested by another member as a source of info about wood hollow body lap steels.

What can you tell me? Are they worth the effort? I'm working on build #3, a 29.5 inch scale, 3 octive, 40" OAL Baritone lap steel. I've been thinking about a wood/metal or hollow body hybrid version of the Fouke baritone.

Also, I see "A" shape headstocks on yours. Do you have a dimensioned drawing? I'm going nuts trying to make them by the seat of my pants, and both have been a struggle. Maybe a source for an 'A' style route template?

Thanks for your time.

At 2:24am on March 16, 2017, Darryl Tuttle said…

Any species of wood that you definitely should not make cbgs out of

 
 
 

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