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Fitzhugh's Discussions

Need help finding glue with specific properties, fix vibrating truss rod by squirting glue through holes??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Amphlett Oct 19, 2010. 3 Replies

I made a neck with a home-made truss rod, my favorite neck so far, only I forgot to add some caulk or other flexible glue around the truss rod to keep it from vibrating. It vibrates :( When I play…Continue

What finish should I use on box with both paper and wood?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Bliss Oct 7, 2010. 45 Replies

I've got a guitar built on an arturo fuente box, one with only one side papered (the top, now the back) and nice paper trim along all the edges. Any suggestions on what kind of finish would best seal…Continue

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How to remove fretboard, used liquid hide glue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fitzhugh Sep 17, 2010. 4 Replies

I've almost finished a washtub bass - the upright version with rigid neck, soundboard etc. (rather like…Continue

Question about scales, tunings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keni Lee Burgess Sep 3, 2010. 5 Replies

On my first 4 string here, I'm trying to play in open D, so I've gotf#dA DThat f# makes for nice open major chords, but is a half-step low for playing open on that string in a D blues…Continue


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At 8:00am on April 26, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you for sharing your suggestion Fitzhugh. Enjoy your practice.
At 5:22pm on January 14, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you for your purchase. Glad to hear you are enjoying the lessons. Remember to write if you have any questions.
At 4:45am on January 5, 2011, JUJU said…

Hi there

Thanks for the comments on the Mayorga Four String

i made the tail mainly with hand tools Hacksaw , files and various grades of emry cloth abrasives , finished it off with 000 gauge steel wool and did the final polish with Auotosol metal polish applied with a cloth then buffed by hand - the final stage was to add the flute down the middle which i did on my milling machine - the two Torx screws go through the tail and have a spring on each under the tail to stop any rattles ect the bottom end of the tail is held in place by the tension of the strings

hope that helps - thanks for the intrest


juju :)

At 6:34am on December 22, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you for your friendship. Happy Holidays. Enjoy. 
At 5:54pm on December 21, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…

I responded back.

At 3:27pm on December 21, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you for your question. I responded in the group. Happy Holidays. Enjoy.

At 4:32pm on December 12, 2010, Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates said…

Sorry for the long wait Fitzhugh. I was in Texas on business last week.



At 7:50am on November 27, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you for joining my group. Currently, I have been posting the new series of lessons (How to Play 3 string CBG Part 2) publicly on my page. Please visit and search: keni lee if you would like to the see the auctions for my series of instructional video CDs. Please feel free to write if I can be of any assistance. Enjoy, Keni Lee
At 5:48pm on November 9, 2010, JUJU said…
hello there
Thanks very much for the comments on my website and Guitars - as regards my website this is the only one i have had - i have alterd it around a little so maybe thats what your thinking about ?

regarding the Resonator and the Tune yes there was a slight bit of reverb but not much at all the magnetic pickups do pickup sound from the strings and in turn the reso cone it's not the same tone as you would get from a regular six string guitar - look at it this way tone on a solid bodied guitar differs depending on what wood the Body and neck are made from all which is picked up through vibration in the strings and guitar the same applies to a resonator the strings are plucked the vibration goes through the bridge into the Resonator cone which produces sound - well since the cone and strings are vibrating the magnetic pickup picks up both sounds

as it happens i am just making some prototype humbuckers for the natianol Resonators for the very purpose of amplifing the reso sound - these have been a special request from some top guys in the know so i hope they work ok lol!

the mini reso was all made by myself took forever to build could have made a full size on in less time hehe!

thanks for the intrest mate

juju :)
At 2:10pm on October 5, 2010, Bear said…
Fitzhugh -- Looks like we're friends now; good deal! As for a cd, I do now have a cd of sorts: It's just the same ten songs on my Cigar Box Nation page in a somewhat different order. And it's just all self-recorded on my PC using Audacity (free recording software), then copied onto a CD-R disc, so nothing professional about it. If you want a copy, though, shoot me an e-mail at and tell me where to send it. Good luck with the truss rod issues!

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