"Welcome Trower! I've just finished my first CBG and got a ton of info and help from this site - you're in the right place!
Regarding scale length... You can go to http://www.stewmac.com/FretCalculator and type in the number of frets you…"
"Great info, thanks for the help guys! This thing sounds good, looks great and was a lot of fun to build!! I'm hooked on CBG's now. Can't wait to take one up to our local blues jam and see how she acts in public. :)
"What I do is solder a stripped length of solid core wire from the lug to the back and then solder all of the ground wires to the wire, including just one that goes to the ground on the jack. This way you apply the least amount of heat to the pot…"
"Si, or bend the put lug back and solder that to the body. I hate to say it, I had mine wired exactly as shown -- that is three wires to the third lug. Black from the Piezo, one to the body of the pot and one to the ring lug. Too many wires…"
"Thanks Wes, problem solved!! I ran a wire from the back of the pot to the 3rd lug on the jack and it all works great now - no hum, smooth tone!
Question... I was wired as per your diagram and still had the hum (solved by touching the pot and the…"
"If your are not using a metal bridge, are you running your strings through rivets at the tailpiece? If so you can ground the rivets with a common wire.
As well, what kind of wire are you using? Try RGU-74 coax shielded, it helps most buzzes.
"Well, I didn't find it in my cupboard, but out on my lanai... I used my Black & Decker WorkMate to press my frets into the neck. Hammered them in first, then clamped them down nice & tight with the workmate. Just be careful tightening,…"
I have started a CBN group entitled, "How to Play CBG" It is my hope and intention to encourage the "Wealth of Talent" here on the Nation to share their knowledge and skill to further the CBG movement. Please consider contributing an instructional "video" link to this group. If you are a viewer seeking instruction, please feel free to write. If you have any suggestions or know other players who you think may want to post instructional "video" links, please contact me. Thank you for your interest and support, Keni Lee