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Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Apr 19. 7 Replies

I'm pretty new to building and would love to hear from anyone who has encountered what I just did.  Here's the story...I built an electric 3 string fretless using an Undercrown box, oak neck, CB…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to cbgnewbie's discussion Build puzzle
"Mounting a bridge closer to the center of the box will dampen the sustain(how long the string vibrates), but the strings being closer to the middle increases the acoustic waves which increases the acoustic volume and gives the guitar a fuller…"
Apr 19
cbgnewbie replied to cbgnewbie's discussion Build puzzle
"Thanks for all your help.  As you all pointed out, the sound is different but it still sounds great and an amp adjusts for the volume.  My buddy was thrilled with it so it's all good!"
Apr 19
Taffy Evans replied to cbgnewbie's discussion Build puzzle
"Hi, my first thoughts on the differences of the two guitars that will effect tone and volume was. one bridge is closer to the rim of the box so a stiffer mounting point. the pickup is under a different portion of the strings length.....and Are the…"
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cbgnewbie replied to cbgnewbie's discussion Build puzzle
"Thanks David.  You are right that the hardtail is screwed into a block and that makes sense that it's limiting the vibration of the lid dramatically since the bridge is more centrally located.  I'll have to digest the info on the…"
Apr 16
cbgnewbie replied to cbgnewbie's discussion Build puzzle
"Thanks, Tom.  Everything you said makes sense.  I particularly like the comment  "Is there a problem here or just a difference?".  I'm hoping it's just a difference to my buddy!  "
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David L. replied to cbgnewbie's discussion Build puzzle
"I suspect having the hardtail nearer the middle reduces the lid vibrations, especially if there is a wooden block under the lid into which you have screwed the hardtail bridge. The difference in tone when plugged into an amp is explained…"
Apr 16
Tom T replied to cbgnewbie's discussion Build puzzle
"Okay, First, Moving the hardtail farther into the center of the box on the second build is likely to impact acoustic volume. It will dampen the ability of the box top to vibrate. Some nice F holes might help improve acoustic volume. Second, the…"
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At 12:43pm on April 16, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation, plenty of build plans & info located in the Resources tab near the top of the page as well as the cigarboxguitar.com archives towards the bottom of the page, cheers :)

 
 
 

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