Hullo Folks. I have a small question regarding a rod piezo bridge/saddle that I intend to make.I noticed that Chickenbone John when he makes his, it is a small shaped block of solid wood with the…Continue
"Just do like I did. Crack open an old wall wart, extract the transformer and use that as the coil.
You can then hide it in the bow and use a metal sewing machine bobbin for decoration on top of the coil. Just make sure there is a magnet inside the…"
"Bobbins should be non-conductive. Wood or acrylic thin boards around 1/8" or 3/16" would be recommended. Or any non-conductive material, even a vinyl record.
Coils need to be suspended, if you used aluminum, you can fry the whole…"
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I love the process of building a CBG and I love the moment when it's finished and I plug it in and....it works! I also appreciate the CBG community and the advice and support I've had over the years....A wonderful hobby/community and one i'm glad I managed to stumble across.....
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...