I picked up an old gas can at an antique store. I'd like to build an electric three-string guitar ghosting the pick-up inside of it. Whether I ghost the pick-up or not what is the best way to get…Continue
Hey all,With my last two builds (numbers 3 and 4 for me) the low G string sounds funky. It's in tune at open and at the 12th fret, but in between, it's off, especially at the first few frets.The D…Continue
"Hi, if you can imagine that this wooded body is a tin fuel can, then this is what I would try. I put all my electrics, pots, and piezo pickups through the output jack plate cavity. If I needed a magnetic pickup I would feed it in through the neck…"
"I treat gas cans like a hollow body guitar, I cut a hole for a control plate in a corner or upon the side where the graphics are usually sparse. This allows you full access & eliminates trying to blindly snake stuff through the can? I’ve…"
I picked up an old gas can at an antique store. I'd like to build an electric three-string guitar ghosting the pick-up inside of it. Whether I ghost the pick-up or not what is the best way to get inside the can to put in the jack and the volume and tone knobs with minimal damage to the can?Any advice is much appreciated!See More
"I have had the same issue that developed over time. Like Pic said it was due to low humidity during the heating season here in Ohio. Even after carefully filing the ends flush and finishing the neck with coats of Tung oil. What I do now on all my…"
"Hi again, I have never heard the term "fret sprout", and thought you were referring to badly seated frets. Your comment, "happens almost immediately" threw me.
Fingerboard/neck shrinkage usually happens over some time and/or if…"
"Hi Dave, I would say Brian's spot on with his suggestions, but 'll ad a couple of my observations. Too narrow a fret slot often leads to having to hit the fret wire too hard, so either putting flat spots on the crown or causing the wire to…"
"Maybe a few pics would illustrate the problem? Lots of reasons, cuts not deep enough, cuts too wide, frets not properly seated? Lots of people go without glue on the initial fretting, but gluing them in will keep them put & give more sustain.…"
Hi all,Does anyone have any advice on preventing or even minimizing fret sprout? I've made 4 guitars so far, and all developed fret spout to varying degrees. My most recent build almost immediately!This last one and the one I am working on are gifts, so I'd hate to give them away, only to have them develop it later.Currently, I put two coats of stain on my necks and fretboards.All I can really think of is just holding onto the wood for some time before building, to let them fully dry out.Any…See More
"Yes that could be the problem. But I was working on the fact that the intonation was correct at the twelfth fret and the problem was at the nut end. Bridge compensation usually aids in better intonation as you play up the neck, due to extra string…"
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I discovered CBG's through youtube. I love swampy blues music, and I smoke cigars. Leave it to youtube's magical algorithms to put that together! I played bass in a reggae and (yes, reggae) some 25+ years ago, and this has recindled my love for playing music. Honsetly, each CBG is a work of art, so completely one-of-a-kind, and full of happy mistakes.
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Welcome, the Resources tab is highly recommended as is joining some groups located in the Posts tab? Three names to search on YouTube: Shane Speal, Glenn Watt, Del Puckett. Here’s a little gem that shows the easiest way to build a cbg :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8