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
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
"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…"
"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."
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…"
"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…"
"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.
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
"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..."
"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…"
"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"