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What Should I build and why?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 1. 16 Replies

Hello fellow musicians, Thank you all for making my very 1st post here so informational for me and hope others with the same questions found it helpful . I know you can't answer everything because…Continue

Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners

Started this discussion. Last reply by wizzo Mar 1. 57 Replies

I'm sure I just answered my own question about tuners, but I am going to ask anyway. I have yet to build my 1st CBG, and I am getting my supplies together. I have been wondering if the economy tuners…Continue

 

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Todd Pickens liked wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
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Paul Craig replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"Most of my gits are fretted, but some have strings that are high enough to also play some slide without issues.  It all boils down to what your going to play the most, slide or fretted? It's not hard to fret a git, it's all part of…"
Mar 1
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"thanx mark for chiming in on the tuner and first build questions, much appreciated. I have almost everything now accept my tuners. Thanx again. "
Mar 1
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"Thanx Taffy, I can't wait to get going. tim"
Mar 1
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"Those do look cool, I  have seen a 6 string by bill Jehle. Thats cool. Thanx. Tim"
Mar 1
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"Thank you Paul, I am thinking of one of each . Thanx Tim"
Mar 1
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"Thank you Mark Bowen for giving some input. I have decided the economy tuners will be my start and now I am deciding on the standard economy vs the shane speal versions. Thank you again. Tim"
Mar 1
Blues Frog replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"Well My first one was actually the Gitty kit. I put it together in about a half an hour and was instantly hooked. That being said, my first custom design was a three string fretless with and old humbucker pickup in it. I was stunned by the sound…"
Feb 28
Mark Bowen replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"I've had no problems with the CB Gitty tuners, but I have noticed a lot of variation in how 'tight' they feel. Understand one thing - all these tuners are WORM GEAR DRIVEN MECHANISMS. They cannot slip. They simply cannot slip. If one…"
Feb 27
Mark Bowen replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"I went all-in for my first, a 3-string fretted CBG with a bone nut and such. I'm proud of it, I had fun, and I still love to play it a few years later. That said, I learned a few things that I should have done differently, and guess what?…"
Feb 27
Taffy Evans replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"Hi wizzo, my first serious CBG was actually my forth one. I was asked to build one for a guy who had done the research and as I was already building guitars he asked me to build one. I had never heard of them till then, but knew what a cigar…"
Feb 27
JL replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"My first was a didley bow stick-ON-box (not through); Uncle-crow style, aka dulcimer, bolt for the nut and the bridge, a used guitar  tuner I got for free from the repairman's junk box at a ma & pa guitar store,  pencil marks on…"
Feb 27
Paul W. McGuire replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"I got a fretless as a gift but wasn’t happy with that so I built a fretted one with a neck from MGB Guitars.  Cut my own headstock reinforced my box and installed a Snake Oil pickup.  You can build whatever with proper planning."
Feb 25
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"Thank you Jeffy Jordan, I just might do that. thank you for your input ."
Feb 24
Jerry Jordan replied to wizzo's discussion What Should I build and why?
"Build fretless.,.,follow Shane.,.,why not.,..,.??"
Feb 23

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Ive spent the last 35 years of my 50 trying to keep up with the flashy guitar of today , and just cant keep up. I have grow to love delta blues and this is where I found out about the CBG. Really cool and Rootsy.

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At 9:07pm on January 15, 2018, Richard Dean said…

Welcome Tim, once you build one, you'll be addicted, but don't worry, we have a support group for that as well...lol

 
 
 

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