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I see that Stew-Mac charges about $100 for their fret saw & miter box. Yikes! Does anybody know if you can use a regular miter saw & glue w/ "jumbo" sized fret wire stock? Alternatively, I have a jeweler's saw, which I see are sometimes called fret saws. Can I use that to slot for frets? How?
Thanks in advance!!
My grandmother bought me my first guitar when I was 4 or 5, a cheapo department store acoustic jobbie. I started taking lessons at home when I was 8 or 9 from our school music teacher who was a nice hippie lady that lived on the dirt road way back around the way from our house on another dirt road. I remember learning "Shake Rattle and Roll", "Monster Mash" and some other cool easy tunes. My sister and I played once or three times in front of our church congregation. It was easy to get…Continue
Added by John Wendell on February 19, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments
Before Fleetwood Mac became the 7o's hit radio powerhouse of the 70's they were an innovative blues band, the instrumental "albatross" has haunted me for years (in a good way) here's a stunning live version played by Rick Vito. Talk about tone and control with a slide bar!!!
Added by Thomas Smith on February 19, 2011 at 2:45am — No Comments
Oh well, back to the drawing board!. Started having all types of problems crop up, starting with gluing the box shut when I still needed to access the insides, problems compounded from there. Well suffice to say I made some quick changes and completed a fretless three-string CBG. The box was too thin for good acoustics, but is ok for The Beast (my 2 1/2 year old grandson) and his friend JoJo (6 years) to play around with. I gave JoJo a similar fretless 3-string CBG the other…Continue
So I'm building a three string electric CBG. Don't know much about electric guitars, so I picked up a second-hand guitar for $30 (had access to an amp) and I've been fooling around for a couple of days with it. I still don't know much about it but I'm having fun!
As for the build, I'm sure I'll have a bunch of questions, especially on the wiring!
Added by Thomas Smith on February 12, 2011 at 8:46pm — No Comments
Hi all thought this may be of some use heres a link to a free fret calculator nice easy one to use
Added by crissy b on February 7, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
So, following my break/holiday it was back to work for a fortnight of difficult (and long) shifts.
However, I did manage to fit in a couple of open mic sessions. One was the monthly 'jam night' at the Plough where, having arrived late after a long shift, I played my cigar box fiddle performing (for those that know or care) "Lincolnshire Lads", "Fanny power"…Continue
Well I have been kinda in a state of suspended cbg building and playing this year.
Seems as though every time I get an Idea something comes up that is more important.
Back in April I rescued a baby raccoon and we have been raising him to be released this spring. He is like having a 2 year old again , into everything but he has been a fun and learning experience. I love nature and all of God's critters.…Continue
Besides CBGs, I have taken to buying el-cheapo plywood Les Paul Jr. copies on Craigslist and modding them up. They're easy to work on because the wiring's simple and they have a bolt-on neck. Here's one I got for $80 including the case:
First thing to do is properly route the pickup cavity for a…Continue
Added by Brian on February 3, 2011 at 5:37pm — No Comments