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Nuts and Bridges

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 9. 8 Replies

I finished my first build and it sounds and plays great.  I used threaded rod for the nut and bridge but decided to change them out with something nicer.  Made new nut and bridge with 1/8 brass rod…Continue

Four string Pup's on three string CBG's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 23. 21 Replies

I have a couple of 4-string pups and would like to use at least one on a 3-string build.  Should I angle the pup to keep the magnets closer or just center it on the strings and go with it?  Continue

 

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Bob Johnston commented on Derek Rose's video
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Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan cover

"Derek, I commented on this a month ago but it didn't do through.  I'm not very adept at using this site.  You did a great job on this song, especially the remix.  This is one of my favorite Dylan songs.  He wrote this…"
Jun 17
Bob Johnston commented on Derek Rose's video
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Turn Off the Tube - original song

"Derek, thanks  a bunch for the photos and info.  It explains a lot.  I see where I went wrong on my second build when I beefed up  the neck so I'll eventually take it apart and redo it.  I love this hobby and wish I had…"
Jun 15
Bob Johnston commented on Derek Rose's video
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Turn Off the Tube - original song

"Another great one Derek. I was surfing on YouTube today and saw your cover of Last Nail. Great job on that song as well. Did you need to reinforce your neck? I want to build a six string with 24 inch scale on an oak neck."
Jun 14
Bob Johnston commented on Janis Wilson Hughes's photo
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License Plate Guitar #1 Tail End - Rivets Jack, Strap Pin, Uke Bridge with Rod Piezo

"Janis thanks a bunch for this info. I've done carpentry work but I'm a newbie on making CBG's. I like your idea of using a stand alone preamp so I can use it on other gits. Thanks for documenting your build and the photos. You gave me…"
Jun 13
Bob Johnston commented on Janis Wilson Hughes's video
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Brick House 6 String CBG Sound Check

"Janis, the water based contact cement I bought was Weldwood in a green can. I got it at one of the big box stores. The red can Weldwood contact cement is not water based and won't work with PSV. You can buy PSV online or at wood workers shops."
Jun 13
Bob Johnston commented on Janis Wilson Hughes's video
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Brick House 6 String CBG Sound Check

"Janis, another great build.  I love the Dire Straits Money for Nothing riff!  I rebuilt our kitchen and found that PSV pressure sensitive veneer is great to put on and has held up real well.  I use water based contact cement on the…"
Jun 12
Bob Johnston liked Janis Wilson Hughes's video
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Bob Johnston commented on Janis Wilson Hughes's photo
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License Plate Guitar #1 Tail End - Rivets Jack, Strap Pin, Uke Bridge with Rod Piezo

"Janis, this a very clean looking build.  I'm ready to start on my first license plate 4-string and I hope you don't mind that I copy your through neck design and using a rod piezo pup.  Thanks for the advice of using a preamp and…"
Jun 12
Paul Craig replied to Bob Johnston's discussion Nuts and Bridges
"Aluminum is great, used on most Lap Steel Guitars."
Jun 9
Bob Johnston replied to Bob Johnston's discussion Nuts and Bridges
"Paul, thanks for the info.  I just finished build #2 and used a scrap piece of H shaped aluminum rail for the bridge and saddle.  I barely cut my notches and it worked great!  I have some more of the same scrap aluminum from a vinyl…"
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Build #1 and #2

"Love the less is more box designs. My taste is simple and shows off the boxes."
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Build #1 and #2

"Yup.  What Dave and Pick said.  Also, I like your little banjo girl icon."
Jun 7

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