Douglas Eric Marsalis
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I have two builds that are flat from 12th fret through 20th fret --> Advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hippy Chip Sep 17, 2011. 8 Replies

Hey all.  I recently built two 4 stringers that are 22.5 inch scale length.  I gave one to a musician friend and still have the other.  Both guitars have been played with, and both guitars have had…Continue

Tags: sound, flat

Fret Board Thickness

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mungo Park Nov 2, 2010. 12 Replies

Hey all.  I have another question to throw at ya.  What is the thickness of wood that most of you use for a fret board?  I have been having a little trouble getting some frets into 6 mm pieces of…Continue

Tags: Board, Fret

Homemade Truss Rod Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson Nov 1, 2010. 20 Replies

Hey all.  I was hoping to build a 6 stringer on my next build, and would like to make my own truss rod for the build.  I am sure there are many out there that have already done this, so can you teach…Continue

Tags: string, 6, rod, Truss

I could use a little help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Naz Nomad Sep 23, 2010. 15 Replies

Hey all. I posted this same message at the IT GOES TO 11 group, but only got one reply, so I thought I might try the rest of you, too.  I am a first timer trying to put together an amp using a CHAMP…Continue

Tags: kit, CHAMP, amp

 

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Brendan deVallance replied to Douglas Eric Marsalis's discussion Fret dot recommendation
"I made a tutorial on how to make them out of a violin tuning peg.  Dot markers how to"
Jan 18
Titch the Clown replied to Douglas Eric Marsalis's discussion Fret dot recommendation
"Diamond core drill bits will make circular dots in most hard materials from abalone shells to beer bottles and are available in inside diameters from 2mm up,  though they do sell them by the outside diameter. A10pc 3mm to 14mm set  can be…"
Jan 11
Lonman replied to Douglas Eric Marsalis's discussion Fret dot recommendation
"A while back I saw a video of making clay dots, it sounded like a novel idea to try, I did it. I got 1/8" thick aluminum and drilled the size holes I wanted for side and fret dots, put fimo clay in the holes, smooth it, bake it and pop them…"
Jan 10
Mike Willmouth replied to Douglas Eric Marsalis's discussion Fret dot recommendation
"I've used a hole punch and guitar picks for years.  I drill a hole, put some super glue in and start layering dots until the hole is filled or above.  Then I let everything cure and start sanding until flush.  Make sure that if…"
Jan 8
J.Rob replied to Douglas Eric Marsalis's discussion Fret dot recommendation
"I usually place mine on the neck edge. A wood burning pen or solder iron does quite nicely."
Jan 5
darryl kernaghan replied to Douglas Eric Marsalis's discussion Fret dot recommendation
"I've found knitting needles, and coat hangers give a great variety of diameters and colours, just pound them in and sand flush"
Jan 4
Titch the Clown replied to Douglas Eric Marsalis's discussion Fret dot recommendation
"I tend to use countersunk screws rather than round head screws.  Other things Electrical Copper wire Whipper snipper line Q tip and lollypop shafts.  Chop sticks both square and or round ends-I use the square ends for nuts. "
Jan 4
Lane Martin replied to Douglas Eric Marsalis's discussion Fret dot recommendation
"Do you just take a hack saw and cut off the casing ends? I've got a bunch of 9mm and .22 that I'd like to use."
Jan 3
Hans replied to Douglas Eric Marsalis's discussion Fret dot recommendation
"Depends on the color of the fretboard you're using. If it's dark wood: simple wooden dowels - drill a hole, hammer them in (if they don't stick by themselves put some glue into the hole first), saw them off, sand them flush with the…"
Jan 3
Korrigan replied to Douglas Eric Marsalis's discussion Fret dot recommendation
"I bought a couple of 100 count packs of number 2 screws in silver and gold (like the ones you'd use for tuning machines) and have been using those. They are counter sunk and my plan was to fill the holes with clear epoxy... but haven't…"
Jan 2
Grandpa replied to Douglas Eric Marsalis's discussion Fret dot recommendation
"I use no. 6 x 5/8" flat head screws, counter sunk into the fretboard for markers. I use linoleum nails into pilot holes for side markers."
Jan 2
David Bowes replied to Douglas Eric Marsalis's discussion Fret dot recommendation
"I use a wood burning tool/pen, very durable and effective, for both the top and side markers."
Jan 2
Paul Craig replied to Douglas Eric Marsalis's discussion Fret dot recommendation
"I used colored plastic coat hangers for dots on top and colored pencils for the side markers."
Jan 2
Roland Wood replied to Douglas Eric Marsalis's discussion Fret dot recommendation
"I'm looking at doing something similar for my first build but instead of .38 special I plan to use 9mm's and .223."
Jan 1

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At 4:01am on October 21, 2010, JUJU said…
Hi Douglas
In responce to your question about Truss Rods - the ones i use are bought they are the two way type and made from Stainless steel i think they work out about £9 UK or 1148.87 Yen which is pretty cheap and they work very well and only require a 11mm X 6.5mm groove cutting in the neck - there are other types out there like the Stewmac hotrod which is also a two way type but requires a lot bigger groove to fit it - as for the screw Rod method i can't really comment on it as i have never tried that method but i would think using screwed Rod you would need at least a Rod of 10mm to do the job right which would cause problems as the thread is M10 and the nuts that fit a M10 Thread are 17mm spanner size which is a big chunk of metal - you may get away with using 6mm screwed rod but i'm just gessing to be honest - for what a real truss rod costs i just save the guess work and buy them from Ebay

hope that helps

juju.
At 8:41pm on August 19, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
howdy douglas, just stopped by ta say yep i really am a born and registered cajun,i grew up in a town bout 45 miles from lafayette and when i got out of high school i went to work in lafayette for several years. so i have lots of family there around the lafayette area.
At 4:34am on August 17, 2010, Stephen Gregory-Jones said…
Just checked the details before I post them to the world and have discovered that this is not the CHAMP unit that I put together (that is in another box) but it is the KEMO B182 that I put together. Also has a great sound for a little unit.
KEMO also have a premade amp (2W?) in a resin block that saves the problem of soldering, you only need to connect the input, battery and speaker.
I have put together a couple of the Jaycar style kits and have found that if I take a little time and keep the solder joints neat and clean everything seems to work.
At 4:07am on July 16, 2010, Martin Mastenbroek said…
Hey Douglas
Yep the Dutch traveling spirit in the middle ages was great. the mill's that you see on the picture are from 1785, there are still a lot of them left in my hometown, all standing besite the serounding canal thats goes round the Old Town,there still in working order for differend jobs, There just to be in the grlorie days 20 off them for graining the korn for the Genever [Liquar] industry. Hope to send more pic's later this one is from the view on the left site from my house
Martin

At 6:40am on April 23, 2010, Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates said…
Welcome aboard, Douglas! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBU, CBB, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc.).

Up in the Free Resources menu at the top, you will see a number of plans for building and playing cigar box guitars/ukuleles/banjos/dulcimers/violins. I encourage you to download any of the plans, take a look at them, and ask questions from there. Also our site is VERY searchable. I bet you your questions have already been asked, so take a few moments and look around.

Join our Chat sometime (see the bar at the bottom of your browser page). Keep in mind that tho the chat window says there are X number of people online, not all may have the chat window up.

Most of all, have fun!

-Wes
 
 
 

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