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Screw Sizes

Started this discussion. Last reply by bigmcgiv Jul 29. 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. 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

Gig Bags

Started this discussion. Last reply by Snuffy Smith Apr 22. 18 Replies

Can anyone recommend a source for suitable gig bags for our CBG?Continue

Pickup Wiring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Gershwiin Apr 14. 4 Replies

Here is a quick one (I think).In some wiring diagrams they direct you to ground the pickup to the bridge,  I tried this once and I got a loud buzz.Now I just wiring the Pick-Ups to the Pots to the…Continue

 

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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
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
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
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
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
Milt Haselmire replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Screw Sizes
"#2"
Jul 23
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
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
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
Paul Craig replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion CBG Bass questions
"The P Bass pickups that CBGitty sells come in single or a set. The set is 2 single coils wired together in series for humcancellation. You can stack them or put some space between them and they do very well for Bass. I used them with a 4-way switch…"
Jul 13
Sean replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion CBG Bass questions
"I'll 2nd Paul's headstock comment - Make sure that's long enough. I have a 30" scale CBG (chugger, I guess?) and two 30" basses, and the standard strings will snap on the E sometimes if you don't have enough headstock…"
Jul 12
Paul Craig replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion CBG Bass questions
"And you might want to put a weight in bottom end of the box too."
Jul 12
Phil Gershwiin replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion CBG Bass questions
"Yea... I have played those wonky strings.  I might explore that one day,"
Jul 12
Phil Gershwiin replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion CBG Bass questions
"Thanks, yes I think I will go for 30 Inch two string E/A as suggested. "
Jul 12
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion CBG Bass questions
"Orrrr...you can look at doing a CBG version of the Kala U-bass: http://www.bassuke.com/U-Bass.html Not all basses are 30-34" scale... I have one of these, with the weird-feeling-but-great-sounding Pahoehoe strings."
Jul 12
JL replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion CBG Bass questions
"that's a little more subjective...do a dry layout on your work table, placing the bridge on the box where you want it, lay the neck stick out, put a scrap of wood where you think you want the nut and lay out the tuners, look at it from an…"
Jul 12

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