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
"I like using the mag pup, piezo and psycho knob. I control the amount of piezo vs Mag pup with volume pots and the psycho knob as the tone. This was a good way for me to get a very versatile git. There are some very talented…"
I agree with the comments you have received. I like both the mag PU and Piezo PU so a often install both, but I use a potentiometer (volume knob) on each PU, usually install a psycho knob (Artec QDD). This allows me to blend the…"
you can use Flat Pup that screw onto the top of the plate and will not have the interference that you mention. Mississippi, the delta blues is considered the birth place of Blues. The CBG is rooted in that history and many…"
you are creative and I can’t wait to see your sweet bass. BTW ask as you go through the process if you have a questions, there are many brilliant builders on this site and we like helping the newly addicted. I am…"
"Warren, Brian is the big dog around here. I love the flat pups, I use them almost exclusively. It will make a great electric, but please paint tape the areas you are working on cause those tops are very easy to scratch.…"
MadGomer is a 100% correct. Thick tops (sound boards) are best used as electric guitar. The great acousticals Have a much thinner sound board, think a standard Dreadlock acousti, the sound board is very thin.…"
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.