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How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T Aug 8, 2013. 40 Replies

If at all? Most of my builds have been made using red oak neck and red oak fretboard, mainly because of easy availability. On two recent builds though, I've experimented with Walnut and Cocobolo…Continue

No Resonator Group?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rand Moore Aug 17, 2011. 11 Replies

I am wanting to add resonators to my "collection" and noticed there is currently no resonator group...unless I overlooked it. I would like to pick some of your brains on tips, hints and tricks…Continue

Anyone have any luck finding quality on-a-plate tuners?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Pruett Aug 3, 2011. 3 Replies

I've tried a few different ones similar to the ones in the photo, but on many of them I've had the threads strip. I like the styling of the neck when I use them, but I don't trust them very much and…Continue

Burnt-on logos question

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars Jul 31, 2011. 3 Replies

I've seen several of you have nice, branded logos on your builds, Josh and his Smokehouse immediately come to mind. I was wanting to add a logo on my builds as well. How does one go about getting…Continue

 

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Slowpaw Steve T replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"red oak is used in cbg design for its strength and is definitely not "crappy" - "tonewood" is a very misleading term,..all seasoned hardwoods will resonate.."
Aug 8, 2013
Slowpaw Steve T replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"i use 3/4" oak and a 7mm fretboard on top as this thickness is comfortable for me to play, no reason why you shouldn't use the same overall thickness in a single strip of oak, but remember to cut a slot for the nut (-:"
Aug 7, 2013
John Lynn replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"I agree with this Chickenbone John... I spent ages trying to find hardwood fretboards that didn't cost a small fortune before the words came down from heaven - its a stick and a box.... if it doesn't sound just perfect its a good…"
Aug 6, 2013
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"Hehehehehehehehe..."
Mar 17, 2013
darryl kernaghan replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"tried that idea with the sausage don,i,ll tell you how it went ,once i figure out where my bastard dog buried it"
Mar 16, 2013
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"Fretboard wood is where you put your fingers. It should ideally be incredibly greasy, so that you can play faster. You can make even the cheapest fretboard wood extremely greasy by rubbing it with salami or summer sausage. The differences in tone…"
Mar 16, 2013
Graham Alibone replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"It is a brilliant wood to work, I like the erotic graining!  The big downside is the smell when working it. And of course you must use female Yak pee to seal and bring out the graining. Happy treking. ;-) 'fingers'"
Mar 16, 2013
David McQueen replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"I think the closest you would get to the "Identical" part would be to make a CBG with a bolt on neck and then change necks. I don't know about you, but if I make two identically, they still are not identical. And that is not a bad…"
Mar 15, 2013
Kevin M. Kraft replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"Since many aspects of a CBG define its sound, unless you made a number of  CBGs identical, except for the kind of wood the fretboard is made of--and that might not even be reliable, it'd be almost impossible to tell any difference."
Mar 15, 2013
SlowHound replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"What these guys said...   "Once you start agonising over the tone benefits of one fretboard material against another for a cigar box guitar...then you've taken a wrong turn. It's a stick in a box..that's a STICK and a BOX,…"
Mar 14, 2013
Rob Uker replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"I can't tell you why it makesa difference but I can definately hear a difference between a strat with a rosewood finger board and a maple fingerboard."
Mar 14, 2013
BUGGY (C) replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"Hi I have tried many things and the neck does play a part in the sound, try ash I also have 2 aluminium fretboard guitars and like they way they play as they are dead flat. Tiny minute differences affect the sound. I have the same strings and tuners…"
Mar 14, 2013
Slowpaw Steve T replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"...you can have it if you travel there and pay a guide to locate the right slope, tree and Yak...(-:"
Mar 14, 2013
Clock The Wolf replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"๏_๏ Me want it!"
Mar 14, 2013
Slowpaw Steve T replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"The best tonewood comes from the rare  "singing ringing tree"  only found on the higher slopes of a particular Nepalese mountain range, the branches must only be cut in the light of a full moon, and must be used with a nut made…"
Mar 14, 2013
Slowpaw Steve T replied to David Tutterrow GutBucketGuitars's discussion How much influence does the fret board have on the sound of the CBG?
"oops misspelt it.... "Cu$tom $hop""
Mar 14, 2013

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At 7:04pm on May 10, 2012, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you David for your interest. Here is the link to the auctions:

 http://www.ebay.com/sch/njmikeb/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

CD 4 & 6 = 3 string CBG / CD 5 = 4 string CBG / There is 3 CD Set #2 that saves $5 if you are interested in all 3. Please let me know, if I can be of further assistance. Thank you., Keni Lee  

At 4:16am on August 18, 2011, ANDOMANDO,,also known as ANDY said…
Hi David,still practising on my CBG,s..got a charity gig coming up on the 3rd sept, for our local hospice.having home jam with my friends on saturday..and collecting things for latest build....apart from all that..not much going on...
At 7:24am on August 17, 2011, ANDOMANDO,,also known as ANDY said…
Hi David, anything happening on the western front lately.??
At 1:50pm on July 12, 2011, Beetlejuice! said…
yes!...a 4 string and 3 string are the same size....just an extra string!...about 40mm's or so
At 7:12am on July 4, 2011, ANDOMANDO,,also known as ANDY said…
Found out you can get these files on Amazon with free shipping,and from Lowe,s in the States...cheers
At 5:56am on June 30, 2011, ANDOMANDO,,also known as ANDY said…
Hi David..are the files working..?
At 5:36am on June 19, 2011, ANDOMANDO,,also known as ANDY said…
Get them working...all the best
At 5:13pm on June 11, 2011, ANDOMANDO,,also known as ANDY said…
It has been no problem getting the file for you,as for golf...well..i never got into that at all..i have done Karate, and played in bands for years,,i do art,and sell my paintings on commision,and now i dont do anything but jam with my friends once a month,and i still paint and make CBG,S...Well.hope you like the file..
At 12:28pm on June 10, 2011, ANDOMANDO,,also known as ANDY said…
Hi Dave,nut file is on its way to you..hope it works ok,,only on bone...
At 7:10am on May 29, 2011, ANDOMANDO,,also known as ANDY said…

Hi David,,these files ,,or should i say nozzle cleaners only work on bone,,as they are very fine.

Im sure if you ckeck out companys that use gas nozzles tip cleaners,you might find out they sell them in the States.?

I just typed in(gas nozzle tip cleaners)then up they popped..give it a try,let me knowhow you get on.

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