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Bowed necks.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Feb 15, 2017. 10 Replies

Howdy folks,A question about bowed necks. I use pine for my necks cause here in Australia it is as far as I can work out, about the same as in price and availability, the same as poplar and we don't…Continue

Making flat pup/cat style pickups.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Moritz Voegeli Feb 8, 2017. 11 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm new here to CBN and new to CBG making. I've made 4 so far. I am planning to make a pickup. So far I have been using piezos, which do the job fine if you can keep the feedback to a…Continue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Bowed necks.
"Hi, I use Bunnings Tassie oak with no problems at all on many 3 and 4 stringers. I select only the 1/4 sawn lengths of suitable deep section and add a hardwood fretboard with frets. Cheers Taff"
Feb 15, 2017
darryl kernaghan replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Bowed necks.
"Sam,Pine might work ok if you use it 1/4 sawn upright, but , it really isn't worth the hassle, Bunnings in WA carry jarrah in great sizes for necks, but i don't think they carry it over your way, also i think Bunnings carry Merbou Aust…"
Feb 14, 2017
Shawn replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Bowed necks.
"Golf club shaft router a channel epoxy it in put a fretboard over it never going to move now. Also never glue the neck to the box for this very reason."
Feb 14, 2017
Sam Gordon replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Bowed necks.
"Thanks for the advice Oily. As I replied to Timothy, I think tassie oak will be the way to go. And as it is a plantation species and not old growth forest,(which is important to me), I will use it for my necks in the future."
Feb 14, 2017
Sam Gordon replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Bowed necks.
"Heya Timothy, I'm in Brisvegas as well. Ye I think Tassie oak will be the way to go. The pine i'm using is 42 X 18, so 2mm less isn't gonna make any difference. I think i'm just being a super tight ass as it is only $2.04. Thanks…"
Feb 14, 2017
Timothy Hunter replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Bowed necks.
"sam, im in brisbane and i got my neck from Bunnings. they sell Tasmanian Oak its about 40 x 18 dressed. in 1200mm lengths.they also sell 40 x 8 mm also 1200mm length.less than $20 the pair and you can get two fretboards out of the 8mm.  pine is…"
Feb 14, 2017
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Bowed necks.
"Another way to go would be to desiring it, cut a channel in the neck from the top, then installa 1/4" hardwood fretboard. The Phrygian Kid, an Aussie like herself, swears by taste oak for necks and fretboards on his homemade gits. You…"
Feb 14, 2017
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Bowed necks.
Feb 14, 2017
Sam Gordon replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Bowed necks.
"3 string unfretted."
Feb 14, 2017
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Bowed necks.
"How many strings? Fretted, or un? You could cut a slot in the back, and epoxy a piece of steel into it..."
Feb 14, 2017
Sam Gordon posted a discussion

Bowed necks.

Howdy folks,A question about bowed necks. I use pine for my necks cause here in Australia it is as far as I can work out, about the same as in price and availability, the same as poplar and we don't get that down here. My question is, can you straighten a bowed neck and how or is it not worth the hassle so just remake another neck. The problem is that it is already glued in and I don't want to go to the bother of cutting it out and replacing it.See More
Feb 14, 2017
Moritz Voegeli replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Making flat pup/cat style pickups.
"P.S. Jeff Lace is now member of our CBN family, according to his profile information: «interested in creating cigar box pickups»... By the way, I'm not sure we understood how exactly the Alumitones really work..."
Feb 8, 2017
john mackay replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Making flat pup/cat style pickups.
"this what oily was referring to........ http://www.cigarboxnation.com/forum/topics/joes-flatpickup"
Feb 2, 2017
JL replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Making flat pup/cat style pickups.
"so the simple idea is... magnet in the center, pole pointing up, start winding the first coil forward to one side of the magnet, then continue winding backwards the same amount to the other side. noise cancellation occurs because the…"
Feb 2, 2017
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Making flat pup/cat style pickups.
"Zackly. One needs worms to go fishin'..."
Feb 1, 2017
JL replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Making flat pup/cat style pickups.
"The can-o-worms was a recent thread divided between "this is a place to share knowledge" versus "we have members that make a modest profit making and selling flat pickups and as a family we should protect their interests" By…"
Feb 1, 2017

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