"Hey Arnie just saw ur post on bass pickups. I have used them as singles and doubles on 3 & 4 stringers. They work great . Use 2 500K pots for volume and tone along with a 0,47 cap for the tone. Wiring diagrams are easy to find for them. Hope…"
"Well I haven't built my CBG yet, but I could take a picture of the pickguard I built for my Fender Strat. It's yellowhart, walnut, and maple. Other than that I've just got some raw lumber, some wood turning's, and random wood…"
"I have been there. It's a nice place. I haven't got any wood there, but they do have a nice selection of woods. I haven't needed to buy any wood for a while, so I haven't been there, or any other woodworking stores for some…"
"www.woodcraft.com has some good wood also, but I am lucky enough to have a woodcraft store not far from me, and you can get some good deals in store that arn't on line, and there is several other wood working stores around the area I live.…"
Hey, Sam. Glad to help. Also, cheap wood from lowes does not mean cheap neck. I've done some really nice necks using red oak or poplar that had the works (truss rod, etc) that played like a dream. Better woods obviously get you better stability over time but in climates like mine where the weather is very stable as far as moisture and temperature (CA), such necks will last for years and years with little to no warping.
Sam, see I thought that work looked good! I'm 65 years young and just got my 2nd 'too on my right calf. I'm a retired firefighter and wanted to have my career there. Great work keep the pics coming.
Sam, I am still working on my first one, but I am getting closer to finishing it. It is work when you don't have the right tools and the fret wire on hand. I had to carve out my neck with a wood rasp which gave me a work out. It just takes longer to build it without the right tools. I am using a close hanger cut up for my fret wire. There is alot of work just getting the wire ready to install on the neck. Even though it is alot of work, I already feel pride in my work.
Welcome aboard, Sam! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBU, CBB, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc.).