I've made a few guitars and stick dulcimers and I'm having a problem. It seems the lowest (thickest) string sounds fine unfretted, but when I fret it, it sounds dead. As I fret towards the neck it…Continue
A friend wants me to make him an Irish Bouzouki. What I think I really need is the scale length. I'm assuming that it is of the mandolin family (the largest). I am using quarter sawn white oak for…Continue
Thank you so much for the compliment! Don't be shy about sending one of your guitars to a service member, it will be greatly appreciated. "Basic" ones are the real CBG tradition anyway. Mine are over-built hybrids.
Thanks Mr. Toad. The strings were an A,D and wound G from an acoustic guitar set. Tuned G,D,G. Not sure of the exact guages but I think it was acoustic light which makes it a bit heavier than electric would be. I kinda like the sound of the wound high G which you don't often get on electric sets.
Mr. Toad , my name is Kenneth Peterson. I live aprox. 120 miles from you right in the middle of Spokane and Seattle.Quincy Wa. I am new at CBG Nation but have been singing and playing instruments all my life.What fun to to be hear and meet so many kind peaple of like mind about music.Looking forward to more communication with you and others ! Nice to meet ya!
Hi Mr T - On the difference between the Radio Shack 273-073 and the 059 piezo question, I believe that the 073 is going to be louder and smoother. The number I quoted DEFINITELY works very well. There are lots of reviews on using it for musical instrument pickups and I have considerable personal experience with it. The 059 is quieter and although it may work it will not be as effective (best guess) I think I would exchange the 273=059 for the 273-073 since all the work ends up inside a CBG. If you decide to try the 059 I would be curious to hear how it worked out for you. Thanks for checking out my blog on how to do this - Bill