Hi Eric, Just to let you know my progress,to me it sounds pretty good,No buzzing or rattling on the strings,been giving it a bit of a bashing all weekend(god my fingers are killing me).Had some more bashing this afternoon and was surprised to find everything is still in tune (G-D-e)? Thought I had sent you some pictures?? don't seem that you got them?
Thank you for your rapid response,I tried what you said and went for the A:.042 D:.032 G:0.22 from the set I had,busted 2 strings trying to get this ******* dad tuning. As you may have guessed (i'm no guitar player).I may have been a bit heavy handed,got a new packet of strings(same gauge)and tried again .WALLA, finished up with open G tuning i think,G,D,g which sounds like music to the ears,this will let me try and find all the pros and cons of the cbg.I have created. I gave you the wrong name for the video on utube it was Knotlenny you can see what i was talking about if you type in 3-StringCBG 101 in the utube search box. Thank you again for your time and effort you have made my weekend
Will try and post you some pics if i can work out how to get them in.
Got the box and arm made and assembled ready for some strings.?? This bit is given me more trouble then the building the cbg.I must have read 100/200 comments on this all to no avail,I'm more confused than ever,some say don't tune up others say always tune down,standard tuning,open tuning,1,5,/1,3,1/I,V,VII.I guess you know were i'm coming from. I would be grateful if you could point me in the right direction,
I have a set of strings D'Addario .011-.052Custom light. I like the sound on Knot Kenny vid. Tuned to D.A.D. what strings should I use to get this tuning (3 strings) Thank again,
That song is actually perfect, and I can already picture which part of the movie it would work well with. Do you happen to have a copy without lyrics? Wordless music always works better for soundtracks. But I'd definitely be interested in the song, either way. If I send you a copy of the required release form, could you mail it back with a cd? (Uncompressed files sound much better than mp3s.) I'll pay shipping. Thanks again so much!
my resonator project is still down the road, but keep me in mind if you come up with anything that might work. Starting a 4 string , then thinking of another 3 string fretless job. Good luck on the uke. Let me know how it turns out post a photo when your done.
Thank you for your welcome and suggestions,sorry about the delay with the replay,having trouble with my internet connection.In my haste to get started,made the classic mistake and bought a cb on ebay (no good to man nor beast)o.k. for holding pencils.Started to make own,will try and post pics of results
wanted to let you know that i bought another r shack piezo my son wants to start building. gonna give it another try, but i have to say i like the ones i got off ebay alot . Amps are coming together good also. peace... Dave
I did purchase 10 35 mm piezos from a place on ebay im gonna use them also. I did change my cord which seemed to cut down on the noise. I dont play guitar very well at all so alot of it is trial and error for me
Thanks for the compliments Eric. yes i have strung it up, awesome sound, there is a radio shack piezo unit that i carved out a hole in the neck for directly in front of the bridge. not real happy with the sound electrically that the shack piezo produces tho. it actually sounds better acoustically. as far as the amp goes thanks for the advice. I ordered a cheap first act amp off ebay im gonna pull apart and i also found these microphones at a dollar store with a speaker and amp built in gonna hack them up and see what happens. ill let you know if it works... peace... Dave