Ill check the others out Kevin, after watching your bridge videos I spent hours researching different bridges like banjos, cellos, violins, etc. and everything stated was exactly right on with what you had figured out in you experiments. When I finish this guitar in a week or so Ill do a video showing you the bridge Im making......if Im lucky it will turn out half as nice as yours (; I dont know if it will effect the sound very much though because Im using a p 90 pup in this build....so its really running off of magnetic fields than vibrations like a piezo. Either way though it is a fun project, and got a bone bridge to match(;
Hi Kevin thanks for the friends invite mate :) - glad the Bridge modification worked out for you - it's all a matter of ellimination - first things i always check are the nut and saddle then everything in between usuall it's just the smallest thing you overlook
anyway i'm always glad to help out if and when i can , thats the best thing about the CBG scene we all help each other out unlike most regular guitar forums that just try and outdo each other
THanks for the Friend request; gladly accepted. I always have something to say because I just can't help myself (my last name is Sprague, which in Old Dutch means "to speak" so I'm genetically wired that way ;-) ). I haven't posted a vid yet because:
1) When I first got into CBGs mid-summer last year while on vacation in the States, I was pretty much busy on an ALaskan cruise and visiting family and friends,
2) Away from my video recorder,
3) And didn't have a CBG built yet.
4) Then we got back from vaction in August, went back to work, kids' school started, baseball started (I'm a Little League ump, and my son plays), my wife and I were doing theatrical stuff (she stage management, and me props and set construction) for two shows that ran almost simultaneously through to the end of the year, I was playing Henry VIII for our Community Chorale Madrigal Dinner, finishing a batch of beer that I'd left resting for 6 months, starting a new vocal band with some friends (I play in a variety of pickup bands from time to time, hence my profile photo), and getting ready to go on vacation to the States for Christmas.
5) I am also finishing up my first 2 CBGs, but had to build the boxes myself, because CBs are really hard to get where I live (Saudi Arabia).
6) Only thing I had time to vid was my kids school band and choir performances.
7) I haven't written any songs for CBG yet,
8) But I got TWO 4-string CBGs as presents for Christmas, and have been wanging away on them almost daily, when I can steal an hour away from shopping / visiting / going out,
Thank you Kevin for your kind comment. It is all actually related. Although we are in the key of D (DAD), the finger positions on the fingerboard are all the same for GDG tuning. On CD 1 (Open D) I teach mainly 6 string (DADf#ad), but also some CBG (DAD). So this is directly applicable. CD 2 (DGDgbd), 4 (GDg), 5 (Dgbd), and 6 (ADf# - actually Open D, but tuned from Open G, GDg) do the same thing but in Open G. I have to agree at first it looks like chaos, but there really is a clear pattern linking all this together. Trust me. LOL Enjoy your practice. As always, feel free to ask questions if they arise. Happy Holidays. Enjoy.
hey Kevin thx for the nice comments about miki and i , we do have a Christmas cd we made a few years ago. When i get time i`ll download it on my page. Yes miki has a wonderful voice, she luv`s to sing.