Clyde B. Bumgarner
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Fretting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan Aug 21. 6 Replies

So I'm building a cbg and this is my first one to fret. I have a few loose slots is there any tips on avoiding this in the future and a least messy idea for bonding the loose one in thanks guys

Tuning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jun 23. 5 Replies

I posted this earlier in the wrong group I think I'm making my 3rd build it's a license plate resonator for my nephew he plays bass guitar I was thinking of doing it as a 4 string and tune it like a…Continue

 

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Jerry Jordan replied to Clyde B. Bumgarner's discussion Fretting
"I use a stew-mac fretsaw, and i have found that my fret slots are "looser" in softer woods ( poplar as opposed to oak) . If necessary I use a little white glue to tighten things up, if its just a fret or two. When all the frets slots are a…"
Aug 21
Clyde B. Bumgarner replied to Clyde B. Bumgarner's discussion Fretting
"Thanks I appreciate the help "
Aug 20
Clyde B. Bumgarner replied to Clyde B. Bumgarner's discussion Fretting
"Thanks appreciate the help"
Aug 20
Clyde B. Bumgarner replied to Clyde B. Bumgarner's discussion Fretting
"Thanks the kerf should be fine it's the saw that CB Gitty sells I think it's just getting the knack for it maybe getting overly eager lol any suggestions for retaining the loose ones where the damage is already done"
Aug 20
Webster Miller replied to Clyde B. Bumgarner's discussion Fretting
"If its the entire slot I would probably use some some thin super glue in the slot and then use another 1x2 to clamp the fret in place.  The 1x2 should at the very least span across the adjacent frets to insure that the loose fret is fully…"
Aug 20
Paul Craig replied to Clyde B. Bumgarner's discussion Fretting
"You have to pay close attention to the saw blade thickness vs the fret tang thickness. Make sure your doing straight cuts across the fret board as opposed to a slight wavy cut(happens sometimes without noticing). Use superglue for loose frets and…"
Aug 19
Clyde B. Bumgarner posted a discussion

Fretting

So I'm building a cbg and this is my first one to fret. I have a few loose slots is there any tips on avoiding this in the future and a least messy idea for bonding the loose one in thanks guys
Aug 19
Taffy Evans replied to Clyde B. Bumgarner's discussion Tuning
"I recon if he can play bass, he'd work out how to play any tuning. He might find more songs on here to play if using a popular 4 string tuning. He's still gotta learn to play guitar unless He's going to play bass lines, just a…"
Jun 23
Clyde B. Bumgarner replied to Clyde B. Bumgarner's discussion Tuning
"That was my idea was to make an easier adjustment figured it would play the same then thanks"
Jun 22
Clyde B. Bumgarner replied to Clyde B. Bumgarner's discussion Tuning
"No not as a bass just figured it would play easier for him thanks"
Jun 22
JL replied to Clyde B. Bumgarner's discussion Tuning
"AJ called it Arkansas tuning, the lower 4 strings of a guitar (and all 4 strings of a bass) Is he going to play the resonator as a bass?"
Jun 22
Cause the Blue rat replied to Clyde B. Bumgarner's discussion Tuning
"You mean standard tuning? I have a bass tuned that right now. And a guitar sitting behind me in standard as well. I played standard tuning for years. Truth is when I got my first CBG I had no idea how to play a 1,5,8 tuning. So I cheated and tuned…"
Jun 21
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Tuning

I posted this earlier in the wrong group I think I'm making my 3rd build it's a license plate resonator for my nephew he plays bass guitar I was thinking of doing it as a 4 string and tune it like a bass guitar with eadg to ease the playing curve anyone ever ran tuning like thisSee More
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