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Advice please on strings for 24" 4 string ukulele tuning GCEA

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Mar 16. 7 Replies

HII've built a few CBGs now, including a regular size uke. (and a 4 string uke-sized solid body Jazzmaster shaped guitar).I enjoy noodling around on the 3 string CBGs but the only thing I can really…Continue

Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Phrygian Kid Mar 11, 2013. 8 Replies

Hi everyoneI bought a couple of sets of these pickups - one set to go in a solid body jazzmaster-styled uke I'm building, the other set to revamp a 4-string CBG.…Continue

Is this intonation or my playing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keni Lee Burgess Mar 20, 2011. 12 Replies

I was delighted with the sound of my first CBG (tuned gdg), initially on open strings, and also as I learned my first bits of playing - around the 2nd and 3rd frets (drawn on) of the middle string. I…Continue

 

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JL replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Advice please on strings for 24" 4 string ukulele tuning GCEA
"G - #3G tuned to GC - #4D tuned down to CE - #3G tuned down to E or #4D tuned up to EA - #2B tuned down to A and I agree a classic set will sound more ukulele than bronze phosphor acoustic strings will."
Mar 16
Lane Martin replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Advice please on strings for 24" 4 string ukulele tuning GCEA
"Maybe a piece of old brass formed over the edge and super-glued in place to protect the box edge? Lovely build. I hadn't thought about using a gold pen."
Mar 14
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Advice please on strings for 24" 4 string ukulele tuning GCEA
"Very nice build! Love the tailpiece; we had roughly 3 dozen of those exact cabinet pulls in our old house. :-)"
Mar 13
Jim Morris replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Advice please on strings for 24" 4 string ukulele tuning GCEA
"Well Stewart there are a few possibilities here. The chord shapes will be identical on a 4 string tenor guitar tuned DGbe but what is a C chord on uke is now a G chord on the tenor guitar. You still put your fingers in the exact same pattern. This,…"
Mar 12
Stewart Hutton posted a discussion

Advice please on strings for 24" 4 string ukulele tuning GCEA

HII've built a few CBGs now, including a regular size uke. (and a 4 string uke-sized solid body Jazzmaster shaped guitar).I enjoy noodling around on the 3 string CBGs but the only thing I can really "play" at all is the uke. After a lifetime of trying to play musical instruments I eventually discovered the uke, and that 4 strings is just enough for me and my fingers to manage, to make enough chords to be able to play some recognisable tunes.So I had the idea to build something bigger, but use…See More
Mar 12
Stewart Hutton replied to Wayfinder's discussion BUILD YOUR OWN INDUCTION MAG PICKUP!
"Yeah - you'd have thunk. I've tried 1:500, 500:1, micro, sensing etc etc - but the search you suggest on ebay.co.uk gives only the 5 items in the pic below - including the tape wrapped coils that may indeed be what Darryl pictures under…"
Feb 9
Stewart Hutton liked Wayfinder's discussion BUILD YOUR OWN INDUCTION MAG PICKUP!
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Stewart Hutton replied to Nation News's discussion Bluesboy Jag explores the secrets of Ed Stilley's guitars
"What a great story. So much to think about - genuine, no rules creativity, perseverance, "for the love of it" and more."
Feb 7
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Old Radio Guitar Amps

This is the group for Lo-Watt Rock & Blues.Here is the place to post photos and information on how to convert vintage electronics into awesome sounding and really cool guitar amps.there are several directions you can go in this area of amplification, you can hack and convert the existing electronics,(provided the radio still works.)Or if you have a broken radio, CBG Gitty Amp kits are a great way for the novice to join in. You can convert any old radio  nifty 1950's and 60's radio bodies…See More
May 10, 2016
The Phrygian Kid replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?
"Ground both pups and the strings to the white ones and use the switch to select which pickups hot feeds the red one"
Mar 11, 2013
Stewart Hutton replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?
"Thanks guys Looking at this again last night, I'm not sure where I got the idea that white wire had been attached at both ends and then broke. It seems obvious now that this harness needs 3 loose wires. As you say, 2 for the pickup (or switch…"
Mar 11, 2013
The Phrygian Kid replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?
"I concur"
Mar 10, 2013
David L. replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?
"Hi Stewart,   I think the red is for hot(live) from your pickup and the other two are both grounds(earths) one for the pickup ground and the other to ground the strings via the bridge or tail piece.   Regards, DL"
Mar 10, 2013
BrianQ. replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?
Mar 10, 2013
Stewart Hutton replied to Stewart Hutton's discussion Splitting and wiring a pair of pickups - but how?
"This all seemed obvious until I laid it all out to start soldering - now I realise I dont know which pickup wires (+ve or -ve) gp to the switch poles, and which get grounded on the volume pot? I've also got a wire in my harness that has broken…"
Mar 10, 2013
Stewart Hutton replied to Clarky's discussion First time builder, I'm addicted!
"I was struck by the clean lines of the early pics especially - then I realized many of them don't have bridges/saddles. Is that just for the pics or do you have some secret no-bridge design? In any case I do like the biscuit theme :) Stewart"
Nov 8, 2012

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