"Obviously there are a thousand +1 opinions for finish. I've been doing Danish Oil + Paste Wax because it's fast, easy, and pretty good! The whole process doesn't take long.
Danish Oil isn't bad on it's own,…"
"Good info, but all too confusing for a beginner. He should just grab a new set of strings, and start with the 6/5/4 from the set. Tighten the strings till they're a little tighter than "floppy" and wait for the note to appear on the…"
"there are other things that come in to play also, as scale length variation will result in string tension variations, but your general string sets will work ok around the 24-25 1/2 inch scale length, usually giving you the ability to step up or down…"
"Here is a list of some common CBG 3-string tunings:
Open G - GDg
Open A - AEa
Open B - BEb
Open C - CGc
Open D - DAd
Open E - EBe
Open F - FCf
Some other possibilities:
"That 6th string doesn't have to be tuned to a Low E when it is placed as the lowest string on your CBG. You can tune it to a Low G. Ignore the "notes" on the 6 string set, period. Just make sure you pull 3 strings from that set that…"
"On a 6-string guitar, starting from the thickest/heaviest string, they are:
6th string = "Low" E
5th string = A
4th string = D
3rd string = G
2nd string = B
1st string = "High" E
Know this - just because you are pulling those…"
"Thank you all for being so helpful. I was just so frustrated at first because I could not find a strait answer on what strings to use for open G. Now, I know. This is good talk. Yes, I have history in playing stringed instruments, but I…"
"Oooo, that makes you a...yank-ee! ;-)
But seriously, Jerry, the charts show you where to put your fingers. Kinda. They don't actually show you which fingers to place where to form the chords, which is why Glenn Watt's one finger chord…"
"Yeah man, I couldn't resist. I usually avoid any talk of numbers or theory when it comes to music. Especially when responding to someone just getting started. I was forced to learn this stuff at an early age by my classical/jazz piano playing…"
"But if you play them with one finger across the particular fret, and sound all the notes in unison, and because g2 and G3 are two different frequencies, then you have...a chord.
Never yank a yanker. :-E"
"I knew it! And one of the first things I thought while typing that was 'Somebody's gonna say that because the frequency is doubled, that's technically a different note!" Yeah yeah yeah.
But I get yer point. I'm used to…"
"Yup, red dots = root on the chart above. Mind you, those aren't chords, they're notes of the major scale. Several good one finger chord tutorials are out there and Glenn Watt's are excellent. Here's one…"
Hi - have you shorted out the second coil? That should fix it if you haven't. Else just try different permutations of the connections before you solder it - should be possible to reduce it quite considerably
howdy, i just stopped by ta say---a zither pin is used on instruments like zithers mountain dulcimers and some harp type instruments in the place of tuning keys. and the fretboard on the vintage nutrua build is cocobolo and its a martin reject fretboard i got from e-bay relatively cheap. thanks fer yer questions.happy to answer when i can.
Hey Jerryrig, New Market is kinda near Louisville Ky right? I think I want to try to get a cbg gathering worked out for next summer for folks in the tristate area. Would you be onboard? I don't think I want to do a full on fest but maybe just something where all the cbg folks can get together and jam, trade building techniques and stuff like that. What do you think?
hello just stopped by ta let you know the final pics of the red brick guitar are coming up shortly--check them out--the pickup is a tesla transducer built by ted crocker.it sounds good and i,m going to do a video soon also if you would like to hear it. thanks.
Thank you Jerryrig240. The secret really is the Pinnacle movie making software that I received as a gift from John McNair. He really fixed me up. I used to use Windows Movie Maker, but it does not have the same excellent sound quality as Pinnacle. I am only using a little Canon Power Shot SD300 camera with a built in mic to shoot the video. Thank you for your comment. Enjoy.