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Need some help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Sep 23, 2018. 21 Replies

Hello everyone my name is Corey and I have no experience with instruments. I love creating things by hand. Seeing what you all create not to mention hearing is amazing to me. I have been working on a…Continue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"Hi, just another tip on pickup height. Getting too close to the strings with the pickup can allow the strings vibration to be effected by the pull of some magnets, creating a loss of sustain. Taff  "
Sep 23, 2018
Paul Craig replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"Scale length: scale length for regular guitar is 24" to 26". The longer the scale length - the better the harmonics and higher treble pitch. 25.5" for the Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster gives rich harmonic levels. Those guitars…"
Sep 22, 2018
Paul Craig replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"Pickup string height: there isn't a set height for every guitar, every pickup and every person. Best thing to do is what every professional setup tech does. Lower the pickup as low as you can get it before the adjustment screw comes out of the…"
Sep 22, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"What scale length did you use?  I use the below website for laying out all my necks as it allows me to use whatever scale length I want and it produces a printable template.   http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/"
Sep 17, 2018
Taffy Evans replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"Hi Cory, I was really describing what I do to get the most out of my CBG's. The most important part of the sound producing chain is the top. The pickup mount I use (in selected models) works for the way I have designed and build, the neck stops…"
Sep 17, 2018
Corey replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"I’m not there yet, to be honest it looks like just a bunch of wires, I really have no experience with instruments. That said im fascinated with the creativity and sound people are getting from these things. I so wish I knew how to play…"
Sep 17, 2018
Corey replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"I’m confused, how do you mount pickups without it touching the lid? With the neck running through the box without it touching the lid or bottom of the box, would it help to round all the edges of the neck in there? Kinda make it more…"
Sep 17, 2018
Corey replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"Thanks for all your help I greatly appreciate it. Would you happen to know the exact measurement from center of nut to fret? I love the nickel trick, should make it simple if I can get the nut placement correct."
Sep 17, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"Unfortunately, correct nut position is EXTREMELY important.  I would probably just ditch the bolt and go with a traditional style nut.  Corian is a good material, you can get samples for free at Home Depot and it comes in just about any…"
Sep 16, 2018
Corey replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"Oh crap, I think you may be right. I will have to check on that. This whole time I’ve been concerned with lowering the nut to get the correct “action”. I filed a nice groove for the nut to sit in but wasn’t sure on string…"
Sep 16, 2018
Darryl Tuttle replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"This is the prewired pickup I was talking about....this isn't that exact same one that I used before but I am sure it will sound pretty good"
Sep 16, 2018
Darryl Tuttle replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
Sep 16, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"I might be 100% wrong, but to my eye it appears the nut might not be in the correct position.  The spacing btw the nut and 1st fret needs to be measured where the string leaves contact with the nut.  When using a threaded rod, or any other…"
Sep 16, 2018
Corey replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"Pic so far"
Sep 16, 2018
Taffy Evans replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"Hi, I have moved into making CBG's from a background in building full acoustic guitars, so I base my building designs on the principles that effect full size guitars. I also keep in mind that it is a basic, and small instrument,but I still…"
Sep 15, 2018
Webster Miller replied to Corey's discussion Need some help
"Not in my opinion.  1.5" is plenty wide for a 4 string.  A typical 6 string guitar is only 42mm (~1.65") at the nut.  With a 3/8" spacing, the strings will be wider at the nut than that of a 6 string guitar and only a…"
Sep 15, 2018

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The craftsmanship and the sound they make. I saw Samantha Fish play one and was hooked!

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