G'day all,I received a cheap pre-amp in the mail today, & it came with a rod piezo. My question is, can this be glued to the bottom of the sound board like a disk, or would I be better off making…Continue
G'day All,Just wondering if there is a preferred type of varnish to use on a bare neck, i.e no fret board. Something that wont peel off or wear to quickly. I notice the neck of the cbg I built late…Continue
"Thanks for all the replys guys, much appreciated! They are a crimp style connector so it will be a tight fit. (Been trying to add a pic but still no luck...Not sure why, hasn't been a problem before)"
"The biggest problem in soldering is not cleaning the terminals, wire, and iron. Use a stiff bristled brush and clean everything with alcohol, then don't touch it with your fingers. You will be surprised how well the solder flows."
"That would work, just make sure the wire has the tightest fit possible in the connectors or you’ll get some noise. Grounding the strings is very necessary & a given, 60 cycle hum will drive you mad! Don’t fret about your soldering…"
G'day all, I'm nearly finished my fist magnetic pickup build, & have read all about earthing the strings - not exactly necessary but highly recommended from what I gather. My soldering is pretty bad so I was wondering if this would work - running a wire from the jack to the tail piece using electrical conectors. If not, then I guess I'd better start practicing my soldering! ( Tried to include a pic but it dosent seem to work). Cheers!…See More
"I sort of cheat a bit... My necks are 42 mm wide, so I pre-cut my frets to 41mm, clean up the ends & tap them in. It means my frets finish .5mm from the edge of the fret board, which is no drama because the strings are about 10mm from the edge…"
"Hi again, this job came in yesterday, a mandolin with a bad sounding pickup system. Customer suggested replacing the pots, but I thought I would check the pickup first........this is what I found.
Now to do the repair."
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