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String buzz

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Apr 17. 6 Replies

Still trying to fine tune my first build, i have string buzz/rattle and the only thing i can come up with is the angle from the spoon i used to hold the end of the strings to the bridge is not…Continue

la flor dominicana box ever seen one?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Apr 15. 7 Replies

i found this la flor dominicana box that just screams guitar by its shape and size. Ever seen a cbg made from one? Good tone? The bottom measures 17 1/4 by 11 1/4 by 15/16s thick. I have never seen…Continue

Muted strings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Bryan Apr 11. 3 Replies

Ok i have finished my first cbg and i did not like the sounds coming out of it so first thing i did was change the high G string to a slightly thicker one than came with the gitty light package. That…Continue

Home made pickupay

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Mar 22. 5 Replies

So can I make a pickup that will be any better than what i can buy for sContinue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Robert Bryan's discussion String buzz
"That's why I suggested seeing the guitar. as I suspected it may be that issue. If a top is not fixed securely to the sides, it will not produce good sound or output.  I should say produce better sound and output if firmly connected to the…"
Apr 17
Robert Bryan replied to Robert Bryan's discussion String buzz
"I will be out to sea working(fishing) for two or three weeks but hope to try some of the suggestions when wx permits. It is tough building these things when your building is rolling around. I also was thinking i can screw the lid down to see if…"
Apr 17
Taffy Evans replied to Robert Bryan's discussion String buzz
"Its a bit hard to nail the problem without seeing how the guitar is made and what out of. Taff"
Apr 17
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Apr 17
Donkey replied to Robert Bryan's discussion String buzz
"This is the first I've seen the video you posted, sparky, and it's got some great tips. I'm especially fond of the 4' level with double-sided tape and sandpaper to use for leveling frets."
Apr 17
JL replied to Robert Bryan's discussion String buzz
"look for other -nonobvious things while you are poking around.  I had one drive me crazy that turned out to be a loose tuner head. "
Apr 17
sparky37 replied to Robert Bryan's discussion String buzz
"A high fret can cause fret buzz. Have you leveled your frets yet? Check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnzms8dZdVM"
Apr 16
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String buzz

Still trying to fine tune my first build, i have string buzz/rattle and the only thing i can come up with is the angle from the spoon i used to hold the end of the strings to the bridge is not enough, i have raised the bridge quite a bit but buzz is still there though less. I have tried a steel bolt, brass bolt and a bit of marlin bill and they all produce it.. so before i change how/ where the strings attach i thought i would ask for other ideas on what can produce  buzz/rattle. . ThanksSee More
Apr 16
Paul Craig replied to Robert Bryan's discussion la flor dominicana box ever seen one?
"Exactly what I was thinking."
Apr 15
Robert Bryan replied to Robert Bryan's discussion la flor dominicana box ever seen one?
" Funny I didnt think I had ever seen one but today I found I think three of them in that book by,...Dave sutton? The one that is mostly just pics of different cbg one is a harp / guitar double neck with some very nice woodwork. "
Apr 15
Timothy Hunter replied to Robert Bryan's discussion la flor dominicana box ever seen one?
"put a stick through neck in that box and it will look like an AXE..lol could be an idea for a theme build?? "
Apr 15
sparky37 replied to Robert Bryan's discussion la flor dominicana box ever seen one?
"Looks like a box for a dual neck guitar to me"
Apr 14
Robert Bryan replied to Robert Bryan's discussion la flor dominicana box ever seen one?
"The pic is on my first post and seems to be working, i will post here again i guess i didnt give all the dimensions so the top is the same as the sides at 11 1/4” so it is a triangle with the top cut flat.  Sure would like to find more of…"
Apr 14
Greg Turner replied to Robert Bryan's discussion la flor dominicana box ever seen one?
"Was there supposed to be a pic? Seems like the right shape. At 2" it should sound like a slimline steelstring. Probably will sound better than smaller boxes. The span of 17 inches might be helped with bracing though if going for more than just…"
Apr 14
Robert Bryan replied to Robert Bryan's discussion la flor dominicana box ever seen one?
"Sorry that was supposed to read 1 and 15/16s thick ( suppose i could just call it 2” eh?"
Apr 13
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la flor dominicana box ever seen one?

i found this la flor dominicana box that just screams guitar by its shape and size. Ever seen a cbg made from one? Good tone? The bottom measures 17 1/4 by 11 1/4 by 15/16s thick. I have never seen one before but the size an especialy the shape sure make it look like it was meant to be played. See More
Apr 13

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