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Up to my neck!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Scott Oct 6. 10 Replies

My CBG is still in its infancy stages and I've cut my neck down so it fits flush with the edge of the top of the cigar box. My perceived dilemma is my strings will set too low and hit my deltabucker…Continue

Humbucker

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 3. 4 Replies

I want to install Deltabucker pickups on my CBG but can't find any info on how far to install them from the neck of the guitar. Most pics I've seen have them about 1 inch from the neck, is there a…Continue

Nuts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Ratliff Aug 10. 7 Replies

I'm going nuts, the answer to how high to set the nut varies from the thickness of a playing card, the thickness of a dime to the height of the first fret plus .030. This is my first build and I want…Continue

 

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Frank Scott replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Up to my neck!
"Love those photos Webster. That is how I am trying to get mine rebuilt. I am eager to see how it turns out. Thanks for posting."
Oct 6
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darryl kernaghan replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Up to my neck!
"Like Webster, I go for about a 1/4" above the box and rake the neck a little also, it all helps with intonation, playability and break angle over the bridge, one of the simplest ways to lay it out is to place something on the box , roughly the…"
Oct 4
BrianQ. replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Up to my neck!
"Solid Webster "
Oct 3
Larry Ratliff replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Up to my neck!
"Thanks so much, I would rather catch this issue now than when I string it up and find out the action is too high."
Oct 3
Webster Miller replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Up to my neck!
"Larry, I highly suggest doing exactly that.  I now build all of mine with the fretboard 1/4" above the top of the box AND with a neck tilt (1/8 - 1/4" higher at the bridge end of the box).  This gives your picking hand a lot of…"
Oct 3
Larry Ratliff replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Up to my neck!
"Larry Ratliff I watched a video from Chicken Bone John and he suggests setting the fret board at approximately 1/8 to a 1/4 above the edge of the cigar box so the action isn't to high. Looks like I'm going to have to take some more wood…"
Oct 3
Larry Ratliff replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Up to my neck!
"Larry Ratliff I watched a video from Chicken Bone John and he suggests setting the fret board at approximately 1/8 to a 1/4 above the edge of the cigar box so the action isn't to high. Looks like I'm going to have to take some more wood…"
Oct 3
Larry Ratliff replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Up to my neck!
"I watch a video from Chicken Bone John and he suggests setting the fret board at approximately 1/8 to a 1/4 above the edge of the cigar box so the action isn't to high. Looks like I'm going to have to take some more wood off to bring the…"
Oct 3
John Czarnecki replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Up to my neck!
"I'm working on CGB #7 right now, but in all honesty I have to admit that #6 wasn't a CBG, but rather a full up Strat. Each and every one of my builds has had learning curve-itis, where I've run full-tilt-boogie into that wall that…"
Oct 3
Cause the Blue rat replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Up to my neck!
"Nope. Your experiencing 'beginner pains'. There a lot like growing pains. Only with beginner pains you get to decide what the final product looks like. : ) "
Oct 3
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Up to my neck!

My CBG is still in its infancy stages and I've cut my neck down so it fits flush with the edge of the top of the cigar box. My perceived dilemma is my strings will set too low and hit my deltabucker pickups. I still have to set in all the above items(strings, pickups) to include an adjustable metal bridge and I don't know if it will give me some room for error. Also I  still have to finish setting the final height on my bone nut to boot so with all those "variables" still in play I don't want…See More
Oct 2
Paul Craig replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Humbucker
"Guitar companies position the pickups according to string nodes(position of high level vibration pitch). Stability can be a factor in deciding where to place a pickup, but bracing can also help make those stability problems go away like Cause the…"
Sep 3
Timothy Hunter replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Humbucker
"depends on the tone you are after.. close to the bridge is more treble, closer to the neck is warmer, less treble.  no rules put it where you want to..lol"
Aug 27
Larry Ratliff replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Humbucker
"Thanks, I have in my build plan to add extra bracing along each side and below the neck from the pickup to the bridge. From other posts I've deduced I've got to cut out some wood in the neck area for the pickup to sit in…"
Aug 27

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