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Installing a snake oil mini humbucker which inludes the tone and volume harness already attached.

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn 14 hours ago. 7 Replies

Hi guys and gals, Do I have to ground the mini humbucker if it comes with the tone and volume already harnessed in? Thanks for your help!Continue

Jili Bridges for 3 string

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robbie 14 hours ago. 14 Replies

I'm wondering if any of you out there have used this style bridge before? It's a rosewood platform with a bone nut inserted. Holes for 3 strings predrilled. I am thinking this style bridge must be…Continue

Installing tele adjustable bridge (string through bottom)

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn on Saturday. 14 Replies

Hi Gang, I've just ordered a 4 string tele adjustable bridge to install on a CBG I'm building. The problem I am trying to figure out is the strings a fed through the back of the guitar up through the…Continue

 

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ChickenboneJohn replied to Robbie's discussion Installing a snake oil mini humbucker which inludes the tone and volume harness already attached.
"Here's how to do that..."
14 hours ago
Robbie replied to Robbie's discussion Jili Bridges for 3 string
"Beauty! I'm sure now that the glue will hold! Thank you."
14 hours ago
Taffy Evans replied to Robbie's discussion Jili Bridges for 3 string
"If done properly gluing with titebond is fine. Here's a pic of a 12 string guitar I built just glue holding that bridge on. JL, sounds like the glue held ok, it was the ply's in the timber that let go."
22 hours ago
Korrigan replied to Robbie's discussion Jili Bridges for 3 string
"I would think glue would fine on a 3 stringer. It should only be about 30-40lbs of tension tuned G2,D3,G3."
yesterday
JL replied to Robbie's discussion Jili Bridges for 3 string
"Glue only is likely why it comes with a tag for plastic strings only. Bronze will rip it right off.  as a teenager I ruined a good Sears catalog 6 string with the wrong strings. the bridge, glue, and several layers of the plywood face dangled…"
yesterday
Robbie replied to Robbie's discussion Jili Bridges for 3 string
"Thanks everyone so much! Great group!"
yesterday
Taffy Evans replied to Robbie's discussion Jili Bridges for 3 string
"Hi also remember to secure the ends of cross braces to the sides if you want real strength/support.  My thought is that that a simple transverse brace/s  would provide enough support with maybe a bridge plate inside. Either way structural…"
Tuesday
Richard Dean replied to Robbie's discussion Jili Bridges for 3 string
"If the box top is wood, make sure the area where the bridge will be in according to the intonation is free of any labels, just bare wood, apply Titebond wood glue to the bottom of your bridge and the top of the box, clamp at least an hour before…"
Monday
Robbie replied to Robbie's discussion Jili Bridges for 3 string
"Any suggestions on what type of glue? 5 minute epoxy? The strings are fed through the  holes then over the bone bridge and I was thinking that would cause a lot of stress on the top of the box."
Monday
Robbie replied to Robbie's discussion Jili Bridges for 3 string
"That's exactly it."
Monday
Taffy Evans replied to Robbie's discussion Jili Bridges for 3 string
" I see, thanks Richard. It threw me when mentioned screwing a bridge to the neck. That type of bridge would be glued to the guitar top. It must be a through neck.  Screwing the bridge to the neck through the top, would kill any good…"
Sunday
Richard Dean replied to Robbie's discussion Jili Bridges for 3 string
"I'm thinking he's talking about this"
Sunday
Robbie replied to Robbie's discussion Installing a snake oil mini humbucker which inludes the tone and volume harness already attached.
"I thank you for the video! I changed my mind and will use a fret wire on top of the bridge instead of bone."
Sunday
Robbie replied to Robbie's discussion Installing a snake oil mini humbucker which inludes the tone and volume harness already attached.
"Thanks everyone!. I'm using metal (rivet) string retainers through the bottom of neck so I can run a wire from a rivet where it goes through the neck to I guess the one of the 2 pots. I am using a wood and bone bridge"
Sunday
Taffy Evans replied to Robbie's discussion Installing a snake oil mini humbucker which inludes the tone and volume harness already attached.
"As mentioned, you will get hum through your amp until you ground the strings with your hand/fingers, if you don't run a wire to anything that contacts the strings like the bridge or tailpiece. You will of course need a metal saddle on a wooden…"
Sunday
Taffy Evans replied to Robbie's discussion Jili Bridges for 3 string
"Hi Robbie your description is a little confusing mate. Are you referring to the nut on the end of the fingerboard, or the bridge [with a bone saddle] on the top. Yes a photo would help. Taff "
Sunday

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