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Bracing Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans on Monday. 3 Replies

I am using gittys box kit with the finger joint corners. In his description he mentions that I might want to use bracing on the sound board (top ) panel. My question is what bracing pattern to use? …Continue

Resonator cbg question

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Oct 14, 2017. 7 Replies

I am building a resonator cbg. My question is  about attaching a disc piezo , do you attach it to the sound cones back side? Will that interfere with the sound quality?  Any advice greatly appreciatedContinue

Question about 5 stringer guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by sparky37 Sep 27, 2017. 6 Replies

I have the eBook "the How and Tao of Folk Guitar." It teaches how to play in open G tuning.I noticed that in a lot of chords the sixth string is omitted from the strum and deadened by your thumb so…Continue

4 string info follow up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Aug 19, 2017. 1 Reply

A while ago I posted about my 4  string  questions. Well I decided to add a bit of a follow up. In the spirit of "use what you've got,"I tried fishing line. I used 80 , 50, 30 , &  25 pound test.…Continue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Bracing Question
"Hi, it would be hard to advise on bracing dimensions without knowing a few details , as mentioned above.  But I will say that it is easy to over brace a simple small box, when I started I thought I would use acoustic guitar style bracing, only…"
Monday
Paul Craig replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Bracing Question
"How thick is your top? What type material is the top made of? Those factors along with through piece or neck through will determine the need for bracing. Most people follow traditional acoustic guitar bracing patterns. Taylor guitars has launched a…"
Sunday
Erasmo Coco replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Bracing Question
"What are you Building ? Through neck  I would not brace the top."
Feb 11
Ronald Hanes posted a discussion

Bracing Question

I am using gittys box kit with the finger joint corners. In his description he mentions that I might want to use bracing on the sound board (top ) panel. My question is what bracing pattern to use?  A simple X pattern or perhaps some version of fan bracing. Has anyone any suggestions? What did you use or recommend?Thank you for your kind assistanceRon H.See More
Feb 11
John Sawyer replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Resonator cbg question
"Post a video!  we'd love to hear it!"
Oct 14, 2017
Ronald Hanes replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Resonator cbg question
"Thanks everyone for the great info. I mounted it centered  on the inside of the cone. Embedded it in a little clear silicone sealer. It sounds fine to me. Sounds lot like my old squareneck dobro."
Oct 14, 2017
Kigar replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Resonator cbg question
"Looks great! Is that a stove burner?"
Oct 14, 2017
Randy S. Bretz replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Resonator cbg question
"I make my own rod piezo reso biscuits"
Oct 14, 2017
G.S. Monroe replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Resonator cbg question
"The best place I've found for mounting is inside the cone in the center directly under the biscuit. Let there be a little slack in the wiring harness. "
Oct 14, 2017
John Sawyer replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Resonator cbg question
"I normally use 27mm discs, but if you are going to mount it to the metal, I find them a bit hot...  20mm seems to work better for me. I do a lot of Paint can Reso's...  I mount the piezo under the edge of the bridge.  I get lots…"
Oct 14, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Resonator cbg question
"I'm building one as well, as small and light as a piezo pickup is, couldn't imagine it having any negligible effect on sound quality, although mounting it on the underside of the cone will probably give you the closest to an amplified…"
Oct 13, 2017
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Resonator cbg question

I am building a resonator cbg. My question is  about attaching a disc piezo , do you attach it to the sound cones back side? Will that interfere with the sound quality?  Any advice greatly appreciatedSee More
Oct 13, 2017

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