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Not quite loud enough

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 23. 13 Replies

Im working on my first actual CBG. I was not expecting it to be as loud as my acoustic guitar but, the volume projection is much lower than expected. I have one sound hole in upper left. would adding…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to Brendon Hill's discussion Not quite loud enough
"Put a piece of fret wire on top of the bridge you have first. If that doesn't do it, then Id consider a heavier gauge strings. Mandola strings usually have  12 - 12 - 24w - 24w - 34 - 34 - 48 - 48 gauge strings for the G/D/A/E tuning at…"
Sep 17
John Sawyer replied to Brendon Hill's discussion Not quite loud enough
"On thing that seems to help  (yes, this is an anecdote, not data)  is to use a banjo style bridge...  I hollow out the bridge and make it an inch wider than the neck.  The only part that touches is about 1/4" on either…"
Sep 17
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly replied to Brendon Hill's discussion Not quite loud enough
"OK with the few I've built the first one I but the bridge sitting right over the through neck sacked a few sound holes in it and yes it was quiet then UJ recommended that next build I move the bridge towards the center of the box to increase…"
Sep 16
Brendon Hill replied to Brendon Hill's discussion Not quite loud enough
"Its a bone nut, I am toying with the idea of remaking the bridge to incorporate a piezo rod, I dont really like the piezo buttons much, hell I may buy 4 rods and cut one down for each string while I'm at it. I guess I would need to do the same…"
Sep 16
Paul Craig replied to Brendon Hill's discussion Not quite loud enough
"A CBG will never match the volume that a acoustic guitar will have. It's all about the size of the sound chamber. Acoustic strings or steel strings? Steel strings will be louder. Sound hole size, how many sound holes and where you put them all…"
Sep 16
Erasmo Coco replied to Brendon Hill's discussion Not quite loud enough
" You can try  harder or softer materials for your saddle ,Thinner saddle . a fret in a peice of wood etc. may help"
Sep 16
darryl kernaghan replied to Brendon Hill's discussion Not quite loud enough
"if it sounds good, and plays well, just take some wood off the neck under the soundboard, if it's still not loud enough, add a p/up or a piezo, and build another accoustic, I wouldn't recommend killing a good playing/sounding guitar just…"
Sep 16
Brendon Hill replied to Brendon Hill's discussion Not quite loud enough
"unfortunately,  with the short length from the tailpiece it was necessary to glue the bridge down.. I originally was going to make a 21" scale for this box, but decided to use a 25 1/2 fret board that I had already made previously. It…"
Sep 16
Richard Dean replied to Brendon Hill's discussion Not quite loud enough
"soundboard and and soundboard surface area followed by volume inside, all seem to be sound killers when lacking, which is why my next build will incorporate it own built inside battery operated mini amp and speaker self contained within itself, with…"
Sep 16
darryl kernaghan replied to Brendon Hill's discussion Not quite loud enough
"Brendon,cigar boxes are not usually all that loud accoustically due to the lack of volume of air to move, but some things that might help, first, I always have the soundboard clear of the neck except for the very front and rear of the box, but…"
Sep 15
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Not quite loud enough

Im working on my first actual CBG. I was not expecting it to be as loud as my acoustic guitar but, the volume projection is much lower than expected. I have one sound hole in upper left. would adding another sound hole make it a bit louder?also, I think it would have been better to brace the box under the bridge instead of supporting it with the wood coming through the body, if that makes any sense. I did cut away a large part of the top and bottom of that wood coming through the box so to…See More
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