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Hello Cigar Box Nation!
I'm currently building a cigar box guitar, with an oak Neck.
But i have some questions for you guys.
- How do I get less tension on the neck? because the strings are pretty high, and i would like to get them a bit down, so I can play chords etc.
- I have also installed a piezo, bit i get this "buzzing" tone all the time..
I hope you can help me.
Yes to both recomendations.
Solder joints will give you many headaches, they may look OK but still not be connecting well enough.
Less tension, you could tune down a note or two, but lowering the strings at the nut, then bridge is a better option
Like Oily says, if you can post some pics of the nut, bridge/saddle and string height, we can probably help you out.
I have now adjusted a couple of things on the bridge and nut, and it worked! so thanks!
And I will rewire and Re-solder the piezo again, hopefully that will help aswell.
I will post pictures of my guitar as soon as it is done..
I am looking for parts for my next CBG, and I was wondering, Can you use a BASS Saddel for a 4 string?
btw. the buzzing sound from the piezo disappears when i put my finger on the JACK-OUTPUT.?
Youve got a bad ground......The ground post on the jack is the one going to the center. Thats where the black wire from piezo needs to go.
Bass saddle could work but may be a little too big, check out my page and take a look at those bridges (;
Also, hot glue is the best to use for piezos, in my opinion.
Bad solder joints, re solder this will go away.