"You should not need a truss rod in a three or four-string cbg - that's the whole point of building them without a full set of strings. But if you're worried, I discovered after building several, that if I find my neck stock to be slightly…"
"No you dont need one.
building a neck with a truss rod and building one without are very different things imho.
without, youre making a solid neck and saying 'im betting this bit of wood will be strong enough to handle x amount of torsion long…"
"Oh - sorry, I misunderstood what you were building. I think you're about at the point where I'd start thinking about using a truss rod. Your nut to body distance is about the same as my bouzouki, which has 8 strings and no…"
"With 4 medium heavy steel strings, the neck will have about 145 lbs of string tension (more or less). Since the neck will extend from the body 17.5 inches, and considering the tension, it would be a shame to spend such efforts building an…"
"If you're building a ukelele and using nylon strings, you will not need a truss rod. Indeed, many commercially built ukes do not use them. There is no where near the string tension over a short scale with nylon strings that there is with steel…"
"I've only built short-scale instruments so far, with the longest body to nut distance about 12.5" - I'm guessing that's in line with your uke. I've never used a truss rod, and never had a problem ... yet. One of…"
I've had a go at recording my song The Revelation of St. John. I'm not really pleased with the results, I need a decent mic. Maybe Father Christmas will get my wish list, and hopefully I've been good enough. As per usual, I got a little carried away and added a couple of layers of guitar and messed with my voice. I'll attach (if it works) two versions. The first is the more busy recording, and the second is the stripped down version. Take your pick which one you'd like to use.
I have two other amps. A MicroCube (£23 on rBay - very convenient and amazing for the size) and a Vox vt40+ (and an amp made from a 50s HMV radio). The Kustom cost £25 inc shipping on eBay. It really does depend on the pickup and what you want to get out of it. Sadly, none of these is perfect for everything. Funnily enough I think the little Roland is maybe the most versatile. I would say don't take anyones advice. Try some and take a good selection of instruments to try too.