I'm planning on making and OM with a Gurkha Cellar Reserve box. I'm going to make the scale short as i can, 20". I am going to electrify it. Now the main question is do i make a proper Mandolin with…Continue
"Here’s are two pics... seem I cannot embed pics.. but..
10k pot, the second pic shows the three solder pads, which should line up with the three connections on a pot.
Having used a few of these, I don’t see th value in doing this.. in…"
"I have also been contemplating building one of these or a Mandola or Mandocello. I have yet to settle on one of these. Most of my CBG's are 4 stringers, so I'm leaning more to a 8 string build at this point.
Most examples of a OM have been…"
I'm planning on making and OM with a Gurkha Cellar Reserve box. I'm going to make the scale short as i can, 20". I am going to electrify it. Now the main question is do i make a proper Mandolin with 8 strings, or more of a 4 string CBG tuned GDAE? I play mandolin already and have made an 8 sting CBM and a 4 string CBM. The idea is to make a new and different instrument that i can tune like my Mandolin GDAE but can play more like a guitar. Thoughts?ThanksSee More
"I have one... I would recommend desoldering the trimpot if you can, as there is some risk with the rip and replace method. The trim pot is 10k ohms, and you will need three wires...
let me know if you need a pic..."
Hey all I'm new around here. I've been playing mandolin for a few months now and i love it. I'm thinking of doing a CBM build.My question is 4 or 8 strings? If i go with 4 strings would the CB Gitty Uke necks and tuners be OK to use with mandolin stings? Or am I better off getting a full neck and a full 8 string tuner, doing a neck through design?I'm wanting to put either a piezo with tone knob or single coil Delta bucker pick up with tone nob. I have basic carpentry skills, and decent hand…See More
You should consider making the neck yourself! It's not as hard as it sounds. I just made my first mandolin neck and I'm very satisfied with it.
I'm not in any way an accomplished woodworker, I don't own any power…"