"The general rule with magnetic pickups is 3mm or 1/8" or so, and adjust from there... Too close to the poles and you might lose sustain, too far away and you won't have good tone/volume... Every pickup is different, so adjust…"
I am building my first electric CBG and have purchased the "Electric Delta" 3 pole pickup sold by CB Gitty. Is there a "rule of thumb" measurement for the distance between the strings and the pickup? The guitar is fretless, so the height of the strings off the neck runs about 5/16". Any suggestions out there will be appreciated. See More
"I installed the pre-amp bundle from CB Gitty that comes with the rod piezo. The rod is directly under the bridge and I think it sounds great. The bone nut took a little time and effort to get it to my liking, but I am satisfied with it. The Patron…"
"It sounds like an acoustic; are you planning on ever adding a piezo and input jack so it can be plugged into a amp? I believe under the bridge is a good place for a rod piezo, especially if your soundboard is small and you don't get a good…"
"Hi Lou - I build with both a bone nut and a shaped oak bridge. The height of the bridge and nut will determine the action - the height of the strings above the fret board - and frankly it's a repetitive process for me of sanding down the bridge…"
I am new to CBG building. I have built 2 so far and I have used 5/16 bolts for the nut and bridge. I recently bought two laser-cut wooden bridges and two bone nut blanks. My question is: the wood bridge is considerably higher than the 5/16 bolt. Does anybody else use these and do you cut them down in size? Also, are there any special techniques I should use installing the bone nuts? Thanks for any suggestions/solutions.See More
This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
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