I am having a challenge in my builds, with knowing the levels of string to soundboard. Neck/fretboard height compared to the soundboard.Does anyone know of a good primer on this topic?Here are some…Continue
"hey Paul, I couldn’t agree more with your J Bass recommendation. Two volumes and a psycho knob for me. This is way better than a three way, as a 50% X 50% middle spot may not be the sound someone is looking for."
"Btw the blend of mag and piezo fills in where one or the other alone, my not give you the tone you are looking for. I have found the the flat/mag pups deliver a deep low tone contribution. The piezos beast out the high notes. It is my favorite and…"
"I like the delta blues pup, I love the flat-pups that are flat mounts (both of the suppliers you mention are great).
I agree, I am typically building piezo and mag pups. I usually put the mag at the bridge, especially if you are using the bridge…"
"with piezos I always use a pre amp. There are harnesses for mag/peizo setups. I line my box with aluminum shielding, some use copper, and there are shielded wiring products.
3 way switches are one way to manage the two pickups. I like…"
"I don’t play well, but I play and build 3 string, GDg tuning, piezo and/or mag pups.
im starting in on 4 string and several Ukuleles.
Building that for $8 is a sweet deal. i really like the tone from Padron boxes. I’m…"
"First if the title is a reference to the Talk Heads song, well played, brought back great memories.
and second you have a sweet diddle bow. Sounds like you may have some knowledge to share yourself
"the flush mount mag pups are nice and easy. Otherwise you will need to cut into the neck for the drop in pup distance. This usually requires beefing up the neck from the sides or under the neck, as the neck cutoff for the pup clearance…"
Thanks Tim, I appreciate the kind words. There are definitely great folks here and a vast amount of knowledge archived in the forums... but it's not as active as it used to be. If you're a Facebook user you should check out some of the cigar box guitar groups there, it's a lot more lively.
Many thanks for your comment, Tim. I decided that good old steel braces, steel bolts and plenty of steel screws were the way forward to getting a solid build with less chance of vibration and buzzing. Seems to have worked out OK and gives the option of taking it all apart again for future modifications - although I'd rather not!
Hi Tim, and welcome to the obsession. This is Grandpa, here in La Habra, CA (N. Orange County). Been buildin' about 4 1/2 years, have made a bunch of gits. Give me a call if you want to talk about gits and building. I don't know about any local cbg fests, but I have a couple of "show and sell" events I'm attending over the next couple of months if you're interested.