Gus K
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Gus K replied to Robert M J Loftus's discussion Grounding in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You need to provide more details of what you are using,  A pic would also help."
Jun 9
Gus K replied to Craig Cole's discussion Neck Bowing? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Many guitar techs purposely induce a small amount of relief (bow) in the neck. A perfectly straight neck requires a light touch when picking."
Jun 6
Gus K replied to mitch jones's discussion Earthing Strings in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I always use a touch of flux. "
May 18
Gus K replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Will sound hole reduce sustain?
"Common window screen will cut air movement by ~50%."
Apr 12
Gus K replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Tuning ptoblem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Maybe this pic will better explain.   "
Feb 13
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Feb 13
Gus K replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Tuning ptoblem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"String length can also be adjusted by the depth of your string grooves, deeper for the high, going shallower to the low.  'Typically preferred action on an electric guitar is around 1/16" (1.6mm) on the high E string and 3/32"…"
Feb 11
Gus K replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Tuning ptoblem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Your bridge is too straight.  The low strings need to be longer than the high ones.   Just start scooting the bridge a bit while checking intonation at the 12th fret. "
Feb 11
Gus K replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Tuning ptoblem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You string height (action) also is a factor."
Feb 10
Gus K replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Hard- tail bridge question in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"'Brightness' can also be affected by the depth of the box.  A thinner box tends to sound brighter than a deeper one."
Jan 5
Gus K replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Build 4 - buzz from inside body? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
""pluck the top string, open or fretted, I'm getting a buzz from inside the body".  I'd try working that string slot just a tad. Maybe bevel it back a bit and make sure the sides aren't rubbing.  It's hard to…"
Dec 1, 2018
Gus K replied to Joe Williams's discussion speaker connection
"We are talking about the OP's, unmarked, undifferentiated  speaker.  "
Aug 7, 2018
Gus K replied to Joe Williams's discussion speaker connection
"Agree."
Aug 6, 2018
Gus K replied to Jerry Holcomb's discussion impact of sound holes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Well if I cover my sounds holes, the box just gets quieter.  Are you using frets?"
Jul 13, 2018
Gus K replied to Jerry Holcomb's discussion impact of sound holes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"' both builds seem to have too much reverb' what does that mean?"
Jul 13, 2018
Gus K replied to James Matthews's discussion Looking for inexpensive strings in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"FWIW these work fine, quite pretty too.  I use the 42,32,24s (all wound) on my three string…"
Jun 14, 2018

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