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Simple Audio Mixer for Your Amp...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erasmo Coco Jan 8. 1 Reply

Playing through an amp is fun and good practice, but sometimes I want to play along with a jam track. With simple amps like my Pignose, there is no option for an auxiliary input such as a computer,…Continue

How many strings is best?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Kramme Dec 30, 2017. 28 Replies

I'm sure this will bring out an unlimited number of opinions, but that just let's us all learn more.I've built many CBGs over the past years that had 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 strings. I have enjoyed all of…Continue

Flat Wound Strings?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jun 28, 2017. 14 Replies

Has anyone tried flat wound acoustic strings on their slide guitars? Seems like it could reduce slide/string noise.I haven't tried them yet, but noticed that A'ddario has acoustic flat wound. Might…Continue

String Tension: Wound vs Unwound.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom T Apr 4, 2017. 13 Replies

I know there are plenty of online string tension calculators, but they usually specify wound or unwound as part of the calculation. A 0.026" string tuned to G2 (the G on a six string at standard…Continue

 

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Tom T replied to Shawn Doyle's discussion Maximum Box Thickness
"The natural acoustics of our box guitars is not really very good, thus the common use of a pickup. Once a pickup is installed, the box acoustics don't really play into it much. That beings said, the answer to your question is any thickness you…"
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Tom T replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Does it matter which way you wrap the string on a tuner?
"One thing to consider is which way you turn to adjust the strings. Most of us are used to the "Righty-Tighty" "Lefty-Loosey" setup of things that turn. If you look at commercial six stringers you'll usually see that the…"
Apr 10
Tom T replied to Tom T's discussion Mag in the Box--Follow up
"There are some "hot" humbuckers (15K ohms) on ebay. They are in a single coil size and would work well for this. You may have to thin the box in the inside (just a bit) and keep the strings fairly close to the box top, but it definitely is…"
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Alan Dillard replied to Tom T's discussion Mag in the Box--Follow up
"This is sooo interesting.  Always hate cutting through a pretty top and also getting the danged hole just exactly right!  Def trying this on future builds.  "Old Goat" aka Alan Dillard"
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CBG wiring & electronics.

Want to plug that thing in? Here's a place to share ideas about pickups (Both magnetic and piezo) and wiring in volume and tone control, the best options in output jacks, and more!Remember that C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply is the one-stop shop for all of your CBG Electronics needs!See More
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Tom T replied to Brett's discussion Finding scale length from fret spacing
"I think Richard hit things on the head. If the nut to 12th is 11.7/8" then the scale would be 23 3/4" for that scale length, the first fret would be 33.86 mm from the nut (call it 34 mm). A careful re-check and you may find that the actual…"
Jan 8
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Tom T replied to Brett's discussion Finding scale length from fret spacing
"Forget about the first fret distance for a moment. Instead, carefully measure from the edge of the nut to the 12th fret. Twice that measurement is your scale length (where the bridge should go). If your 30 Cm measurement is correct, that translates…"
Jan 8
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Erasmo Coco replied to Tom T's discussion Simple Audio Mixer for Your Amp...
"Thanks for sharing Tom . Nice and simple solution ."
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Simple Audio Mixer for Your Amp...

Playing through an amp is fun and good practice, but sometimes I want to play along with a jam track. With simple amps like my Pignose, there is no option for an auxiliary input such as a computer, MP3 player or smart phone.After some searching around I was able to come up with a very simple design for a two channel mixer. One input is my guitar and the other is for an auxiliary device.…See More
Jan 8
Tom T replied to Roland Wood's discussion Headstock angle, help?
"With a zero fret you still have to address string alignment, but you have a couple of options. 1. A nut like string guide. 2. individual string guides (like the screws you see on some electric guitars. 3. Shape the peg head in a wedge shape so tuner…"
Jan 6
Tom T replied to Roland Wood's discussion Headstock angle, help?
"I've done a lot of scarf joints for 3, 4 and 6 stringers. Never had one fail. It is not a difficult task if you keep a couple of things in mind. 1. Make sure the two mating surfaces are well matched. 2. Apply the glue (TiteBond) to both…"
Jan 4

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