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Hardtail Bridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn Apr 24. 15 Replies

When using a Strat style hardtail bridge,is the string tension and tone different (better,worse or indifferent) when stringing through the box to the bottom of the box or stringing straight to the…Continue

Swirling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Seasick Mick Mar 29, 2020. 5 Replies

I have a plain wooden box (soft wood) that I would like to paint swirl. Does anyone know if the box has to be sealed in any way before swirling?,,,,Thanks. Continue

Pickup placing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Seasick Mick Sep 10, 2019. 9 Replies

What's the consensus on the placement of a single pickup on a CBG? Do most people prefer the neck,bridge or middle and why?....Continue

aluminium bobbins

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig May 5, 2019. 26 Replies

I want to make a few single string diddley bow pickups with sewing machine bobbins.Would it be ok to use aluminium bobbins?....Continue

 

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ChickenboneJohn replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Altering the stringing method can't change the tension in the string. It may change the pressure on the bridge saddles, but the tension in the string will remain the same.  String tension for a given scale length and string gauge…"
Apr 24
Paul Craig replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"I like that neck joint a lot Taff."
Apr 16
Paul Craig replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Looks great."
Apr 16
Seasick Mick replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Thanks,Taff....Good detailed pics always helps."
Apr 16
Taffy Evans replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Hi, this is how I do it. Neck block size varies depending on 6 or 3 string CBG. My aim is to keep as much timber out of the box as possible if its an acoustic instrument. And the top as free to vibrate as possible. Hope this helps Taff"
Apr 16
Seasick Mick replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Finding different ways of making a CBG is part of the fun for me...Thanks for the info."
Apr 15
Carl Floyd replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Four screws, like a strat.  I have a mahogany heel that stick out.  Only two of the screws are visible from the outside.  I'd snap a pic, but I haven't yet gone back & sanded & finished the heel. When you get to…"
Apr 15
Seasick Mick replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"I was wondering how you attached the neck...A couple of screws,maybe?..."
Apr 15
Carl Floyd replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Don't forget to click the HTML Editor just before posting, Mick."
Apr 15
Seasick Mick replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
Apr 15
Carl Floyd replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
""If you have a through piece in the box that the neck is connected to or it's a neck through design, then you could add a small block between the top and between the bottom to give a sturdy construction. Then drill through the body using…"
Apr 15
Seasick Mick replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Thank you,Paul..."
Mar 29
Seasick Mick replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
Mar 29
Paul Craig replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"If you have a through piece in the box that the neck is connected to or it's a neck through design, then you could add a small block between the top and between the bottom to give a sturdy construction. Then drill through the body using the…"
Mar 29
Taffy Evans replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Hi, I think it would make a noticeable difference in the acoustic box. . As these styles of bridges are designed for solid-body electric guitars you will mount the bridge on a block between the top and bottom of the box, to prevent the tension of…"
Mar 27
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Hardtail Bridge

When using a Strat style hardtail bridge,is the string tension and tone different (better,worse or indifferent) when stringing through the box to the bottom of the box or stringing straight to the bridge backplate? I know there's more work involved in running the strings down through the box....See More
Mar 27

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At 12:03pm on October 15, 2014, Uncle John said…

Micky, I am glad to have you for a CBN friend.    I have enjoyed your builds an photos.   I came to your page today and see you are from the London area and that you are in 34 CBN groups.  Thirty four!

At 12:26pm on January 29, 2014, Mike "Katfish" Karash said…
Hey mickey,
On burning in fret marks: I find that burning first allows the oil, then lacquer, to highlight the burn marks, and then the lacquer smooths over and protects the line. I have done it afterward, but it leaves a crusty burnt edge to the lacquer, is less protected, and is a more rustic look. That's OK, if that is what you're looking for...
At 11:52am on January 6, 2014, Dan Sleep said…

Step three: play the bejeebers out of it.

 
 
 

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