Something I have never seen discussed on this forum (maybe I'm in the wrong place) is the use of guitar backing tracks to accompany your CBG playing.I don't have any other players near me and after…Continue
I've built forty or so box guitars both 3 and 4 stringers fretted and un-fretted, Mag and piezo piclups. Over time I settled on a three stringer with no frets and a mag pickup. After playing for…Continue
Merry Christmas to all.Been a great year with a number of new builds that came out better than expected. Also met a ton of new builders here on the forum. Some amazing talent out there. Keep me…Continue
"Excellent tool. It saves a tremendous amount of time and give one the flexibility to change length easily. I've attached a slightly different version that I use often. It has all the cells locked except desire scale length so I don't…"
Nice drawing. I'm glad to see that you are building a three-string, fretless guitar. Tuned to and open (or power) chord, it is a nice sounding instrument that is easy to learn to play. Without frets, the string height becomes less…"
Taffy is correct on ever point he made and for the record, I almost always use a separate fret board for the reasons he notes. However, if you go to a music store or ebay and look at the Fender Stratocaster you'll find that many…"
"Is this a fretted or un-fretted instrument? Is it being played acoustically or amplified? Is every string muted or just one or two?
Is the sound actually muted when you use a slide at the first fret position?
Like BrianQ said, a few photos would do…"
"I think I've tried just about every pickup (within reasonable cost) out there. They do all sound different and when you add in pickup location and a tone control you have a very wide range of "tones" available. Oh, yea, when you add…"
"I certainly understand how "life" pushes you along often leaving things behind. I still have a mid-1800s clock waiting restoration. I think I acquired it back in 2005. Things just got away from me.
Regardless, your git will be beautiful…"
"If you are going through a lot of non-rechargeable batteries, then the investment in rechargeables (and the necessary charger) might make sense. The initial investment isn't that cheap. Eight mid-line rechargeables will cost around $20. A basic…"
Apologies if I'm drifting off topic and not answering the question you asked, but here's my question; Before putting yourself through all the effort to remove frets and correct the slot issue, why not just space up the nut so…"
"Cigar boxes as sound-chambers for guitars is an iffy business. If you go electric, any box will do as it usually has little to do with sound (unless you use a Piezo pickup).
If you want to play it acoustically, you may want to investigate the box…"