Roland Wood
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Cigar Box Bass Fretting Scale?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown Jan 13. 3 Replies

I know quite a few people have made CBB's, and I want to make one for my best friend who's a bassist, does anyone have a source for a bass fretting scale?Continue

Sting Issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 13. 11 Replies

Alright, my first build is done, except for the high G string. It keeps breaking. I can't get past about a quarter step up from F before the horrendous "ping" of a broken string. I just got home from…Continue

Finally finished!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans 5 hours ago. 22 Replies

I finally got my first build complete, mostly. My high G string broke as I was tuning it up. As a guitarist, it's nothing new to have a string break every now and then, so I still make due for…Continue

Thanks guys and gals!

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Jan 10. 1 Reply

I'm not going to say any names as not to exclude anyone, but I just wanna give all y'all that have given me advice for my build a big thanks, it's all helped me tremendously in my build. As it sits…Continue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"Hi, as this is not a tapered fingerboard the strings are the same spacing all the way up, so maybe they do not need fixing in place. The spacing at the tail piece would be the same as the nut. if you want the strings to better follow the neck, move…"
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Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"Roland - a couple quick thoughts and suggestions.  I've never seen this done, but you could put some screws between the bridge and tailstock to pull the strings over into better alignment (like on your headstock).  It should not…"
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JL replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"OP said the neck shifted when attaching, 8° out of square to the sides, different from back angle."
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Timothy Hunter replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"no doubt it will, and the third and the fourth...lol"
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Timothy Hunter replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"i think the neck is tilted in the other plane Taffy not front to back,  follow the string spacing down the neck.  totally not a criticism of the build. i dont think mine is exactly straight either..lol"
yesterday
Taffy Evans replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"Thanks, I do this all the time to get the correct bridge/saddle height, but never knew it was called that. Taff"
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Roland Wood replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"Plays well, but I definitely can't wait for number 2 in hopes that it'll be even better"
Wednesday
Timothy Hunter replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"not square to the body.. canted over at an angle..."
Wednesday
Taffy Evans replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"Hi JL, sorry  what is meant by a canted neck? Taff"
Tuesday
JL replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"canted neck is not big deal, some folks made ones with a deliberately really canted neck, the question of the day is how playable is it? "
Tuesday
Roland Wood replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"Yep yep, already working on the sound holes, just gotta get over to my equipment to be able to cut them out since I finally have good templates. And as for the bridge, I fully intend to do an antler bridge on my next actual cigar box-bodied guitar.…"
Monday
Titch the Clown replied to Roland Wood's discussion Cigar Box Bass Fretting Scale?
"Ubass (ukulele bass) scale length is 50 cm or 20 inches but you need the big fat silicone strings.  Before he had the hofner McCartney played a regular guitar with piano strings on it 66cm or 26inches. Not many do that by choice these…"
Jan 13
Taffy Evans replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"It may sound better with a more solid bridge Roland, one with a larger footprint on the top, made of hardwood. Might be worth a try. That copper tube may be absorbing string energy instead of transmitting it to the top. Another observation is you…"
Jan 13
Roland Wood replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"Currently not all that great since I'm tuned an entire step down and having to use a capo to get to open G, but beyond that its great, and I'm very excited for the next one!"
Jan 13

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