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GDg-problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Dec 6, 2014. 9 Replies

Did finish a 3 string CBG with 25,5"scale and bridge and nut using a bolt.First it was fretless and tuned to GDg using strings .042-.032-.024.Than I dicided to make frets. Glued toothpicks on the…Continue

which strings?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Apr 11, 2012. 4 Replies

Just purchased some strings and wondering which to use for my 3-stringer. Want to tune it in open G.Got 2 sets:Fender 150XL = .012 / .016 / .024 / .032 / .042 / .053andDÁddario EZ900= .010 / .014 /…Continue

negative relief for neck

Started this discussion. Last reply by MichaelS Country Boy Guitars Mar 12, 2012. 7 Replies

I'm doing some planning for my CBG. Using a 25.5" fingerboard and using  a length to the 21st fet give me a lengt out of the box of  17 59/64"or 455,14 mm. Now to compenstae the string tension some…Continue

Neck and fingerboard for big box.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson Sep 28, 2013. 17 Replies

I'm confused guys. I can buy a fingerboard precut with 25,5" fretscale which is 517 mm long (20.35").My box is 456 mm long (17.95"). Now I start calculating. I want  the bridge to be about 56 mm…Continue

 

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Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Honsik's discussion GDg-problems
"I wonder if this will help you understand string gauges, pitches and string tension: http://www.alanhorvath.com/stringauges.php"
Dec 6, 2014
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Honsik's discussion GDg-problems
"Honsik, Strings are made in different gauges, or diameters, for different scale lengths and tunings. Your.042" diameter sounds like it is an A. But when you first put it on, with zero tension, then you tension it up just a little, it…"
Dec 6, 2014
Uncle John replied to Honsik's discussion GDg-problems
"Go to youtube.  Find Mike Snowden's How To Play Slide.  He is playing a GDg guitar and demonstrates the tuning early in the video.   Link:   http://youtu.be/A-1tjj0K3mo"
Dec 5, 2014
Honsik replied to Honsik's discussion GDg-problems
"I did start with A and loosen it a bit. But my tuning device lights A and a bit down altough the sound is about right.So I can only tune by ear the G string."
Dec 5, 2014
Daryl replied to Honsik's discussion GDg-problems
"I use the "guitar tuna" app for my phone. Free app and I bought an "open" selection fo like $1.99. Easy and acurate."
Dec 5, 2014
Scott aka Farmer Ted replied to Honsik's discussion GDg-problems
"Once you get the tuner to register A, slowly loosen the string to get it into G. Sometimes a digital tuner needs a chance to think about it before it will display a correct tuning (I have seen this before on my tuner). As an alternative, you can…"
Dec 5, 2014
Honsik replied to Honsik's discussion GDg-problems
"I used a tuning device and the order on it is E-A-D-G-B-E. So the same as an acoustic guitar.I did instaal the string and gave a little tension and the readin was E. Gave more and it lit the A and more tension did turn the light on of the D. So in…"
Dec 5, 2014
Uncle John replied to Honsik's discussion GDg-problems
"Ron is right.   String should be a good size.   Tuner could be bad.   Maybe you are tuning an octave too high?   Do you have access to a standard guitar in tune?  If so, use the 2nd biggest string on the…"
Dec 5, 2014
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Honsik's discussion GDg-problems
"Were your strings marked A (.042) D (.032) G (.024)? If your .042 is an A (which it normally is in a set of medium acoustic phosphor bronze strings, for a 25.5" scale), then you need to tune tha A DOWN two half steps to G, not up."
Dec 5, 2014
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GDg-problems

Did finish a 3 string CBG with 25,5"scale and bridge and nut using a bolt.First it was fretless and tuned to GDg using strings .042-.032-.024.Than I dicided to make frets. Glued toothpicks on the neck and tuned it again. The thinnest and middle string went okay. But the thickest isn't going well.All it goes from E to A to D when adjusting the tension. Can't reach the G. If a tighten it more it breaks.Anyone can help me?See More
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Scott aka Farmer Ted replied to Honsik's discussion Pickup height in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Ditto with Marty's comment. Too close to strings, and sustain suffers. Too far away and the output is thin."
Oct 3, 2013
Marty O replied to Honsik's discussion Pickup height in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Anywhere from 5 mm to 10 mm...I try to keep it around 6 mm...but it can depend on how powerful each pickup is."
Oct 3, 2013

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At 3:53pm on February 22, 2012, David L. said…

Hi,

Thank you for the friend request - have you started building yet?

David

At 10:42am on February 17, 2012, Careless John said…

Honsik ... I was in your position a month or two ago, but the people on here are really helpful, and trust me, dont be afraid to make a guitar and get it wrong ... I think we all have.

Enjoy it, and when you get that 1st one up and running you will be hooked.

 

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Aint half hot fan ? Loads of info on the site. I'm just finishing No.21 and still learning but if I can help ask

 
 
 

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