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Hardtail Bridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Seasick Mick 3 hours ago. 10 Replies

When using a Strat style hardtail bridge,is the string tension and tone different (better,worse or indifferent) when stringing through the box to the bottom of the box or stringing straight to the…Continue

Swirling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Seasick Mick Mar 29, 2020. 5 Replies

I have a plain wooden box (soft wood) that I would like to paint swirl. Does anyone know if the box has to be sealed in any way before swirling?,,,,Thanks. Continue

Pickup placing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Seasick Mick Sep 10, 2019. 9 Replies

What's the consensus on the placement of a single pickup on a CBG? Do most people prefer the neck,bridge or middle and why?....Continue

aluminium bobbins

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig May 5, 2019. 26 Replies

I want to make a few single string diddley bow pickups with sewing machine bobbins.Would it be ok to use aluminium bobbins?....Continue

 

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Seasick Mick replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Finding different ways of making a CBG is part of the fun for me...Thanks for the info."
3 hours ago
Carl Floyd replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Four screws, like a strat.  I have a mahogany heel that stick out.  Only two of the screws are visible from the outside.  I'd snap a pic, but I haven't yet gone back & sanded & finished the heel. When you get to…"
3 hours ago
Seasick Mick replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"I was wondering how you attached the neck...A couple of screws,maybe?..."
4 hours ago
Carl Floyd replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Don't forget to click the HTML Editor just before posting, Mick."
6 hours ago
Seasick Mick replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
6 hours ago
Carl Floyd replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
""If you have a through piece in the box that the neck is connected to or it's a neck through design, then you could add a small block between the top and between the bottom to give a sturdy construction. Then drill through the body using…"
8 hours ago
Seasick Mick replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Thank you,Paul..."
Mar 29
Seasick Mick replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
Mar 29
Paul Craig replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"If you have a through piece in the box that the neck is connected to or it's a neck through design, then you could add a small block between the top and between the bottom to give a sturdy construction. Then drill through the body using the…"
Mar 29
Taffy Evans replied to Seasick Mick's discussion Hardtail Bridge
"Hi, I think it would make a noticeable difference in the acoustic box. . As these styles of bridges are designed for solid-body electric guitars you will mount the bridge on a block between the top and bottom of the box, to prevent the tension of…"
Mar 27
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Hardtail Bridge

When using a Strat style hardtail bridge,is the string tension and tone different (better,worse or indifferent) when stringing through the box to the bottom of the box or stringing straight to the bridge backplate? I know there's more work involved in running the strings down through the box....See More
Mar 27
Seasick Mick commented on Seasick Mick's status
"Thanks.i will.."
Feb 2
BrianQ. commented on Seasick Mick's status
"No, but harder woods are better for this style, some softer woods will want to let go of the frets over time. I have had success with Red & White Oak, Maple & Walnut in this style, I had to glue 2 or 3 frets back down using Lowe’s…"
Feb 2
Seasick Mick posted a status
"I have a question. I have seen some fretted necks that are a solid neck and doesn't have a fretboard.So, is a fretboard necessary? ."
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At 12:03pm on October 15, 2014, Uncle John said…

Micky, I am glad to have you for a CBN friend.    I have enjoyed your builds an photos.   I came to your page today and see you are from the London area and that you are in 34 CBN groups.  Thirty four!

At 12:26pm on January 29, 2014, Mike "Katfish" Karash said…
Hey mickey,
On burning in fret marks: I find that burning first allows the oil, then lacquer, to highlight the burn marks, and then the lacquer smooths over and protects the line. I have done it afterward, but it leaves a crusty burnt edge to the lacquer, is less protected, and is a more rustic look. That's OK, if that is what you're looking for...
At 11:52am on January 6, 2014, Dan Sleep said…

Step three: play the bejeebers out of it.

 
 
 

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