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MadGomer replied to Mark Bowen's discussion The Doctor method for applying a neat, even layer of glue to small parts
"Another wonderful little gem of knowledge to tuck away in your bag of tricks to simplify life in the shop!"
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MadGomer replied to Amir Sagi's discussion My Version for the CBG - The CBGR
"Well done Amir!"
Jun 15
MadGomer commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You're off to a great start Wesley, keep the pictures coming!"
Jun 11
MadGomer replied to Bruce Young's discussion Headless three string building and playing. What I learned.
"Very well done sir! Did you groove the steel saddle pin for each string or is it smooth end to end?"
Jun 8
MadGomer replied to Craig Cole's discussion Neck Bowing? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Stiffness of the neck (affected by the dimensions, species, and how the grain is oriented) will be your biggest consideration with respect to neck bowing. Other things impact it too but start with a good stiff neck. If you lay a straightedge on the…"
Jun 6
MadGomer replied to Michael shrader's discussion Like a box of chocolates in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yes Michael, exactly as Forrest described, like a box of chocolates indeed!"
May 11
MadGomer commented on Jim Morris's video
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Cookie Tin Banjo - Magpie

"Awesome build, and playing!"
Apr 27
MadGomer commented on Daniel Hulbert's video
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Building a Solid Body Baritone Ukulele

"Good stuff Daniel!  A unique piece of work, I don't see any reason you can't call it a use - build on!!"
Apr 27
MadGomer replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Scale length for 17" box in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Like Dennis, for an acoustic build I have the bridge about a third of the way forward. For electric it doesn't matter much. Look up the Bo Diddley guitars for reference, his had long boxes. You could fashion a tailpiece to address the overall…"
Apr 25
MadGomer replied to Ramson's discussion pressure on peizo electrics is it a bad thing, im not getting much sound. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Ramson, I assume you're talking about a rod piezo rather than a disc? Second question, are you running it through a pre-amp? My understanding (limited experience with them at this point) is that the rod piezos need a pre-amp. Either way though,…"
Apr 4
MadGomer replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Neck, sound hole, strings and Bridge question. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"John Sawyer's advice is very good. If you play sitting down especially, I think that approach sets you up for a comfortable playing position too. I have a similar sized box, intending to build it as a resonator with a layout pretty close to…"
Apr 4
MadGomer replied to Ramson's discussion Fretboard radius, is it to late? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I think you could still put a radius on it but personally I wouldn't do it. That looks beautiful as is, and I'd hate to risk it. Is that bamboo? What are you using for fret markers? Seriously, that's nice work, I'd keep it as is!"
Mar 25
MadGomer replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Tuning ptoblem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Murray's advice is good, but my first thought was the same as Gus'. With the strings open, how much height do you have between strings and 1st fret? How about at 12th fret? Lay a straightedge on your frets, is the neck bowed up?"
Feb 10
MadGomer replied to Rick Flink's discussion Putting a 3 string piezo rod between neck and box top. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yes, you need to have piezos firmly sandwiched in order to have them responsive to the vibrations in the instrument."
Feb 4
MadGomer replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes
"Sweet!"
Dec 31, 2018
MadGomer replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes
"Great job Greg! I have that exact tin and also intend to build a 4 string from it using that same mag pup.  It's a ways down the build list at the moment, but love the looks of yours."
Dec 29, 2018

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Day 1: Whiskey Tin Diddley Bass

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Break angle for bridge

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Frets and fretboard

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30.5" scale lay-out help needed please!

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Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Day 1: Whiskey Tin Diddley Bass
"Do you have the string going through the bottom of the tin? Or is the tin just a sound chamber?"
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Don Craig liked Allan jay Palermo's photo
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Glenn Kaiser posted photos
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Glenn Kaiser posted a status
"Ok, position markers in place- done!"
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Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner commented on Sean Murphy's blog post Overpriced cigar box in antique store?
"I had a summer job during high school(many,many,many moons ago) in a cigar factory. They last a…"
21 minutes ago
Taffy Evans replied to Fantacone Box Works's discussion Break angle for bridge
"Hi Fantacone, my thought is just make the bridge high enough to get the best break angle to the…"
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Taffy Evans commented on Sean Murphy's blog post Overpriced cigar box in antique store?
"Hi Will, oh! I thought cigars might get better over time like good wine. Sean, that crack would not…"
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"Derek, thanks for the comments on the guitar necks, I hit the wrong button and it got deleted.…"
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