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I noticed I didn't see a general discussion or question category so I decided to post here.
Basically, I am in the market to purchase my first CBG. And upon doing some surfing I realize there is a TON of options to choose from. Im leaning toward a 3 stringer. The part Im getting a bit confused on is the tone. My first audio impression of a CBG was on the Red Dog Guitars sight. He had a video of him playing a 3 string that sounded so haunting and infectious that is what initially got me hooked on wanting a CBG. However I also LOVE the dirty gritty sound. So I'm trying to figure out what gets me the sounds I want. Single coil, or pizio? Also if anyone can recommend a certain builder or type I should be looking into. Yea, I know this is the build thread section, but I just figured it was my best option. Any bit will help. Thanks a ton
Makes me feel more confident hearing that people like his work. Trying for a single coil and piezo with a switch. That way I get a range of sounds I want
I figured effects and such were definitely involved in getting that tone. Just being new to CBG's , I wasn't sure how much "processing" was involved , as opoosed to how much of the sound is teh natural character of the guitar.
Thanks for the heads up
I have a 3 string built by Fuzzy. I'm very happy with it.
cool. Does it happen to sound good when using distortion?
It has a dual piezo with volume pot. It can have a decent distorted sound. The trick is to:
Tame the treble. I use a DOD preamp pedal with the tone nearly all the way down. Boosts the bass a bit as well. Volume can be an issue though. It's an easy trip crossing the border to Feedbacktown.