Roland Wood
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Cigar Box Bass Fretting Scale?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Jan 26. 5 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 Jan 29. 26 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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Latest Activity

Roland Wood replied to Hans's discussion Truss rod without power tools
"Well, you could always redneck it and chuck your drill in a vice, zip-tie the trigger and run it by hand under the bit. may not be perfect, but aint that kinda the point of a CBG?"
Mar 18
Taffy Evans replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"Hi, if it was me I would not fix anything to the top that's going to affect the tops vibration, as thats where the sound comes from. Cheers Taff"
Jan 29
Roland Wood replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"Thank you! As I said to someone previously, I fully intend on making an antler bridge with correct spacing and such for my next build. In fact, I already have two blanks for some. And for sound holes, I have some really good looking F hole templates…"
Jan 29
Roland Wood replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"Much appreciated! Hopefully the neck-cant won't be an issue on the next build. And thats the only reason string alignment was (and still kinda is) such a problem. The only reason it is the way it is on this one is that I got a bit excited and…"
Jan 29
Roland Wood replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"JL, I'm not positive that it's 8* off, that's just a guess lol"
Jan 29
Tom E liked Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
Jan 28
John Sawyer replied to Roland Wood's discussion Cigar Box Bass Fretting Scale?
"I have made 30 and 34" scale fretted and fretless... 2 string... no truss rods... Make what you want!"
Jan 26
Mark Miller replied to Roland Wood's discussion Cigar Box Bass Fretting Scale?
"Just make it fretless . The notes will find themselves"
Jan 24
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…"
Jan 19
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…"
Jan 19
Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans liked Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
Jan 19
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."
Jan 18
Timothy Hunter replied to Roland Wood's discussion Finally finished!!!
"no doubt it will, and the third and the fourth...lol"
Jan 18
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"
Jan 18
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"
Jan 17
Roland Wood and Rose Ericson are now friends
Jan 17

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