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Gluing Frets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brendan deVallance Oct 13, 2017. 4 Replies

The first fretted CBG I pressed the frets into the cuts and they mostly held just fine.  Over time two fell out and once they did they continue fall out despite firm re-hammering of them.So I tried…Continue

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Magnetic Slide Holder

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Sep 5, 2017. 3 Replies

I use a metal slide and I was thinking about using a rare-earth magnet to secure it to the inside of my cigar box.I am curious if you think that is a bad idea?  Obviously the slide will become…Continue

Screw Sizes

Started this discussion. Last reply by bigmcgiv Jul 29, 2017. 6 Replies

I am constantly stripping those little screws for tuners and such.I want order more but not sure if these are #2, #4, or #6.Can anyone advise?Continue

CBG Bass questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Uncle Fred Jul 13, 2017. 15 Replies

I have there questions before I build my BASS.1. Can I use a guitar Pickup?  I bought a bunch of Humbukers and Single Coils from Gitty.2. How many strings 2 or three3. Which strings.Unlike a guitar…Continue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Gluing Frets
"Just to give a different view but more related to my full size guitars and refretting jobs. I use glue for two reasons, one is to secure the fret better, the other to fill the void in the slot so I have a more solid a fretboard as I can get. I do…"
Sep 7, 2017
Grandpa replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Gluing Frets
"Phil, I have had the same CA experience in the past....more glue outside than in. My solution, after diggin' around in CBN, Stew Mac, etc, was to purchase some "water thin" CA. It's available from many sources. I bought some…"
Sep 5, 2017
JL replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Magnetic Slide Holder
"I don't think a glass slide would work with a magnet either, LOL how about a clothes pin to hold the slide?"
Sep 5, 2017
Phil Gershwiin posted a discussion

Gluing Frets

The first fretted CBG I pressed the frets into the cuts and they mostly held just fine.  Over time two fell out and once they did they continue fall out despite firm re-hammering of them.So I tried just a dot of CA glue (thick) and it oozed on to the fret board which was unsightly.Is there a specific glue and/or gluing technique I need to use/follow?See More
Sep 5, 2017
Timothy Hunter replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Magnetic Slide Holder
"depends if the slide is made from a ferous metal. if its brass it wont stick to a magnet.."
Sep 2, 2017
Paul Craig replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Magnetic Slide Holder
"A magnetized slide would be sticking to your strings and frets (if you have them) and that might be problematic for playing. If a magnet is close to a pickup, it will interfere with the pickup's magnetic field. That could be a bad thing or a…"
Sep 2, 2017
Phil Gershwiin posted a discussion

Magnetic Slide Holder

I use a metal slide and I was thinking about using a rare-earth magnet to secure it to the inside of my cigar box.I am curious if you think that is a bad idea?  Obviously the slide will become slightly magnetic over time and could interfere with metal strings.  Plus not sure if magnets will cause any negative impact to the pickups?See More
Sep 1, 2017
bigmcgiv replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Screw Sizes
"I have a old grader I use and a bar of soap. I grade it into the box like parmesan cheese and shake it up. "
Jul 29, 2017
Grandpa replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Screw Sizes
"Phil, I have always used a 1/16" drill bit to make pilot holes, rubbed the screws through a soft was bar, and screwed in the probably less-than-average screws that come with the tuners. No failures over 50 git builds. Pilot holes and lube are…"
Jul 25, 2017
Paul Craig replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Screw Sizes
"Coating the screws and predrilling are great ideas. I had same problem even after doing the before mentioned steps, I went to my local hardware store and bought good quality replacement screws. Economy priced hardware like tuners bolts and neck…"
Jul 24, 2017
JL replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Screw Sizes
"I predrill the holes for them, using a drill bit gauge card, the hole is just big enough the valleys between threads touch wood."
Jul 24, 2017
Clark Rowden replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Screw Sizes
"Next time you go to install those screws, rub some bee's wax or paraffin, or bar soap or... on the threads before you screw it in and you'll be less likely to strip the head out.My favorite is lip balm (chapstick). Easy no mess storage and…"
Jul 23, 2017
Milt Haselmire replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Screw Sizes
"#2"
Jul 23, 2017
Phil Gershwiin posted a discussion

Screw Sizes

I am constantly stripping those little screws for tuners and such.I want order more but not sure if these are #2, #4, or #6.Can anyone advise?See More
Jul 23, 2017
Uncle Fred replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion CBG Bass questions
"Correction: There's some grammar errors that can be figured out and the strings can be loosened from a "G" to and "E". Sorry, Uncle Fred"
Jul 13, 2017
Uncle Fred replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion CBG Bass questions
"I built a 2 string fret-less bass with a 25.5" scale and a 3/4"x1.5" red oak neck and one of Gitty's "Bass" pickups.  I sized the strings so I could tune it to either "G" or '"E".  The…"
Jul 13, 2017

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