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Pickup placing

Started this discussion. Last reply by micky rooney Sep 10. 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. 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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I haven't logged on for some time due to personal circumstanced but now that I have,i can't seem to be able to see the video clips that people have uploaded.I can see the pictures but not the…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Cieera Sep 22, 2014. 2 Replies

A friend of mine said he was going to hit me on the head with a guitar neck....I said 'is that a fret?'....Continue

 

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micky rooney replied to micky rooney's discussion Pickup placing
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micky rooney replied to micky rooney's discussion Pickup placing
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T-Gripped replied to micky rooney's discussion Pickup placing
"I often allow the aesthetics of the box dictate where the pup lies. Don't like to interfere with the art/logo/images on those lids. Perhaps this approach restricts the tone, but for me its more about the creativity and the look than the sonic…"
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micky rooney replied to micky rooney's discussion Pickup placing
"Thank you.I will get my measuring stick out..."
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micky rooney replied to micky rooney's discussion Pickup placing
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Korrigan replied to micky rooney's discussion Pickup placing
"15% of scale length away from the bridge gives the best balanced tone. It's actually 14.96%, or something like that, according to the research I did but I'll be damned if I can find the documents again. lol"
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micky rooney replied to micky rooney's discussion Pickup placing
"Thank you,Brian.."
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BrianQ. replied to micky rooney's discussion Pickup placing
"Tone is the reason? Neck position gives warm,bassy tone, while the Bridge gives bright, trebley tone & the Middle position is a flatter mid rangey tone which is a mix between the two? Hope this helps, preference really? good luck on your build :)"
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"Nice.  Love the Epi."
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"ChickenBoneJohn has a good video on grounding strings on YouTube..."
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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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