Gus K
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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
Gus K replied to Doug "Nomad" Farish's discussion Bridge Placement in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Well said, that is also one of the reasons a Fender (longer scale) sounds different/brighter than a Gibson."
May 27, 2018
Gus K replied to rodger moore's discussion Ideal fret board hieght above box? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"As Duck said there are a few factors, I do like a bit of a gap to the body so my pick isn't always banging/scaping the top."
May 13, 2018
Gus K replied to Rob Uker's discussion Why taper the width of the neck? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Many of the best, Hendrix and Vaughn to name two, make extensive use of their thumb which they wrap around the neck then over their low E.  Much of their distinctive phrasing comes from being able to to this on a thinned and tapered neck."
Apr 18, 2018
Gus K replied to Dirk's discussion Asking for critiques ... first build in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"If your neck is bowing under string tension maybe EBE (less tension) is the way to go."
Apr 14, 2018
Gus K replied to Dirk's discussion Asking for critiques ... first build in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"At 25" you should have no problems tuning to GBG.  FWIW that's called 1-5-1 tuning.  So if you wanted a deeper sound that would translate to EBE. " Do the 3 strings correlate to the top 3 or bottom 3 of a standard…"
Apr 14, 2018
Gus K replied to Dirk's discussion Asking for critiques ... first build in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"How many inches from the nut to the bridge?  "
Apr 14, 2018
Gus K replied to Joe Williams's discussion Amps and speakers in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"How many AMPs does the wall wart specify?"
Mar 27, 2018
Gus K replied to Jonas Fredslund Hansen's discussion Using a key as a bridge in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"One thing to keep in mind if you mount the key perpendicular like in the pics how will you get the intonation right?  If you look closely at the first pic you'll see that the low string rides higher (making it longer) than the …"
Mar 25, 2018
Gus K replied to Jonas Fredslund Hansen's discussion Tuners without bushings? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"The lack of a bushing should make no difference for tuning.  That said keep your string windings to a minimum and don't overlap them and always tune 'up' to a note."
Mar 7, 2018

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