Walter Haapapuro
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Thomas "Duck" Petry replied to Walter Haapapuro's discussion Hard tail bridge saddle screws in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Nail polish works well, it's cheap and you can get it in lots of pretty colors."
Oct 24, 2018
Walter Haapapuro replied to Walter Haapapuro's discussion Hard tail bridge saddle screws in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Excellent, thank you! The purple LocTite isn't supposed to be permanent like the other colors, I think that it's pretty new. I do have teflon tape but I really like the nail polish idea."
Oct 23, 2018
BrianQ. replied to Walter Haapapuro's discussion Hard tail bridge saddle screws in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Teflon tape if you have it in your toolbox? Also a little dot of nail polish applied with a toothpick. I usually go the nail polish route since it doesn’t impede adjustment. Cheers"
Oct 23, 2018
Walter Haapapuro added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Hard tail bridge saddle screws

Anybody else have problems with the saddle elevation screws falling out when your CBG isn't at fully tuned tension? I like to reduce tension on my strings when I'm not practicing and I've had the screws fall out. I've been lucky and been able to find them so far but it's annoying. I think LocTite purple might work but I would like to figure out some DIY solution that would keep the screws from being too loose but allow them to still be adjusted.WaltSee More
Oct 23, 2018
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Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
Oct 23, 2018
Walter Haapapuro commented on BeetleJuice!'s group Three string guitars
"Hard tail bridge screws: Anybody have issues with the elevation screws for saddles falling out? I'm trying to figure out something that I can use to keep them put but still allow adjustment. LocTite purple might work but I would rather do…"
Oct 23, 2018
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Building your own real musical instrument; being able to play something right off the bat without years of study. Oh that blues sound...

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At 3:08pm on February 10, 2017, Moritz Voegeli said…

Walt hi, I try to give you a summary about what I recently tried to say: Darryl proposed to add Rogowski to the list of contributors, Wayfinder answered that he had no impact to the discussion; this is simply not true, as you can se from the first post of «How is this done?» where I stated the Alumitone be «technically a transformator». «transformator» was the keyword of the discussion from the first beginning, and this concept is Rogowski's. My intention is not about priority but about false claims. The reason I posted part of the interview of the Lace brothers is another: Wayfinder claimed there's no proof Rogowski had the idea about low impedance pickups already in the seventies but possibly based his post from 11/18/2007 on Lace's Alumitones: who is this guy to challenge the intellectual integrity of Rogowski without any reasons? Have a good time!

At 2:21pm on February 10, 2017, Moritz Voegeli said…

Jäitä hattuun Waltteri...

At 9:30pm on October 2, 2016, Kigar said…

Hi Walter, where are you located?  I am in the Grand Rapids area.

 
 
 

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