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String gauge guid for open tuning.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Korrigan 6 hours ago. 2 Replies

Was messing around and wanted to see how many different open tunings I could get out of the gauge of strings i use. Went online and checked out different brands and gauges. Came up with this…Continue

Squall bucker piezo? Got results and hoping others would try this.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans 6 hours ago. 27 Replies

Again trying wiring based on a humbucker pickup. This time with results. Instead of stacking the two piezo they are side by side. One facing up the other down. Wired as shown below and directly to an…Continue

Today I learned the neck pockets for both a Fender and Gibson neck are the same size!!!????

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 7. 1 Reply

Today I learned that their neck pockets are the same dimensions. I have both gibson and fender styled necks. Took measurements to get precise neck pockets. And got the same measurements for both. I…Continue

2 Piezo wired like a humbucker.

Started Jun 2 0 Replies

Still trying things. Don't know if this is going to help with noise. But it does give a deeper tone.…Continue

 

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Korrigan replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion String gauge guid for open tuning.
"Cool, thanks!"
6 hours ago
Taffy Evans replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion String gauge guid for open tuning.
"ThanksCTBR, I'll copy that and pin it in the workshop. Taff"
6 hours ago
Taffy Evans replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Squall bucker piezo? Got results and hoping others would try this.
"Yep, that all makes sense, I didn't know about the piezo orientation part though.  Taff"
6 hours ago
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String gauge guid for open tuning.

Was messing around and wanted to see how many different open tunings I could get out of the gauge of strings i use. Went online and checked out different brands and gauges. Came up with this chart. The top row is the open tuning for a standard six string guitar. Below each string are the gauges used for that tuning from thickest to thin. Colors are used to represent the same tuning used on the next string higher in pitch. If you compare the strings used to tune both E and A you'll see that some…See More
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Hector Arturo Chavez liked Cause the Blue rat's discussion Squall bucker piezo? Got results and hoping others would try this.
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Paul Craig replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion First build in years.
"I was talking about your referenced cheapy Strat pickups. If they have a bar magnet across the bottom(ceramic magnet from factory) you can change them out for Alnico magnets or Neodymium magnets with great changes in tone. But the the great thing…"
11 hours ago
JL replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Squall bucker piezo? Got results and hoping others would try this.
"Piezo crystals do have an 'orientation' (first pic).  compression drives a charge one way, tension (stretching) drives the charge the other way. by flipping a second piezo one gets compression while the other gets tension, they…"
13 hours ago
Jerry Jordan replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Squall bucker piezo? Got results and hoping others would try this.
"Great stuff CTBR .,.,love to see this experimentation.,.,piezo's and coils are definitely different animals.,.,like comparing rocks to marshmallows.,.,I have a few builds using piezo's that don't mind distortion..,most do howl if you…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion First build in years.
"Paul, not sure what you mean by ceramic bar bag on bottom. The three wires that come out of a Fender noiseless pickup are one hot, one ground and one shield. So in effect, one hot and two grounds. As far as the dummy coil for hum canceling in a…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Clyde B. Bumgarner's discussion Tuning
"You mean standard tuning? I have a bass tuned that right now. And a guitar sitting behind me in standard as well. I played standard tuning for years. Truth is when I got my first CBG I had no idea how to play a 1,5,8 tuning. So I cheated and tuned…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Don Stachovak's discussion Funny thing about Seasick Steve...
"When you can fight like master Roshi you can wear any color you like. : )"
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Paul Craig replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion First build in years.
"Ceramic bar mag on the bottom?"
Wednesday
Paul Craig replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion First build in years.
"Good that you found a use for the table top. It is hard to tell sometimes what is solid wood and what isn't. One thing I've noticed is that the solid wood is often lighter than the engineered wood. The noiseless single coil pickups are…"
Wednesday
Paul Craig replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Squall bucker piezo? Got results and hoping others would try this.
"Could the first try result have been due to a bad solder joint on the 2nd piezo? "
Wednesday
Taffy Evans replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Squall bucker piezo? Got results and hoping others would try this.
"Hi, I mentioned the back of the cbg as I thought that may have been a more of a worst case scenario with the back fitted. As is normally the case the air/soundwave pressure in the box would have been added to the top vibrations [pressure] creating a…"
Tuesday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion First build in years.
"One step forward, one step back to take a look and a different step forward.....Just learned you can't coil tap a Fender noiseless pickup. It has three wires for a single coil. But two of them are meant as shielding and ground. Well that takes…"
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At 4:08pm on May 9, 2015, c# merle said…

i totally dig your version of 'loner' on the NY disc. if some drums and bass kicked in at 1:14 i'd be in sonic nirvana. great sounds

At 3:27pm on April 19, 2015, Low Budget Luthier said…

Not just means, it's not a cbg, is all.

At 9:51am on April 13, 2015, Gary Wiese said…

Thanks for your comment on my lap steel guitar. The color is Sea Side Blue. Tried to get that 50`s look.

At 11:07pm on July 19, 2014, gary herget said…

glad you were able to make the club meet today, everyone enjoyed your new guitar. Spoke with Russ this evening and he said he really enjoyed playing guitars with you and Clark. Hope your schedule works out next month.

Gary

At 12:24am on June 3, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, if you have a cordlees drill would you mind bringing it to the fest to use in building the kit guitars. Need #1 and#2 phillips bits if you have those as well. Be great if you can help with this. Oh yeah don't forget to charge the batteries the nite before.

Thanks Gary

At 10:38pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

The website address works just as is.

At 10:27pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, there's a website for the fest, it kinda long but you can see what last years fest looked like. www.stlcigarboxguitarfestival.com  you may need to spell out st. Louis don't remember give it a try if it doesn't work let me know.

 
 
 

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