I finished my first build, mostly, and I’m very happy with the results.Here is a question: I don’t have a sound hole yet. I am very happy with the sound of the piezo that is wedged between the neck…Continue
"Yep hi Michael, I would not stress over it too much, just build with what you have at hand. Enjoy the building and enjoy playing it. Don't get too far away from the true sound and traditions of CBG's.
Short story....I had and old parlour…"
"Hmmm...it seems to be a matter of trade-offs...you have to decide what sound you want, what kind of music you are playing, whether you are using an amp, what kind of pickup you are using (if any), whether playing at home or on stage, etc. My old…"
"Hi JL, your use of two different pipes to illustrate how the density of the material used can effect sustain is a good one. But I would add another material to the group that may give another perspective......A cardboard tube of a similar…"
""Sustain" comes from how rigid the nut-to-bridge structure is. As the string moves does it flex and absorb energy or stay rigid and reflect the energy back into the string. micro-amouts make a difference. If you pull…"
"As we know sustain is the audible duration of a note. We know that the vibrating string creates the soundwaves that are amplified by either a pickup or a soundboard/top/sound chamber, the longer that string vibrates with enough energy to drive…"
"Sounds like something worth trying. I guess, technically, any air resonance will involve the lid to some degree, but certainly not cutting a hole in the lid will make some kind of difference in how it vibrates."
"I guess a lot of the sustain is in frictional loss at the bridge and nut. I experimented with putting my bridge (threaded bolt) on top of a piece of wood, to raise the strings, but that definitely reduced the sustain and made the strings a bit…"
"Thanks for the input. My logic for the question is that if a guitar is louder, acoustically, the energy needs to come from some place, so it logically needs to come from the string vibrations. Using the same logic helps explain why the solid-body…"
"So far in all my builds I haven't been disappointed with the sustain of an electric with a sound hole. The hole will give you more acoustic volume though.
I think your sustain is more about your setup. If you have a good sustain now, a well…"
I finished my first build, mostly, and I’m very happy with the results.Here is a question: I don’t have a sound hole yet. I am very happy with the sound of the piezo that is wedged between the neck and the lid. I like the sustain I am getting through the amp. If I drill a sound hole or two, and if it is louder, when played acoustically, will that reduce my sustain through the amp? If I am happy with the amplified sound, should I just leave it alone?See More