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string gauge for short scale cbg

Started this discussion. Last reply by JP Lace Master Jun 2. 1 Reply

Hi, I'm building a cbg with a scale length between 19 and 20 inches. What gauge strings should I use? I typically use 42, 32, 24 and build 25.5 " scale length and tune GBg. What gauges and tuning do…Continue

eliminate pickup tinging

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 10, 2021. 16 Replies

I’ve used MGB pickups on a bunch of builds. I have been putting the metal pick up covers on them that they sell like in the picture. One thing I notice is that when you play them you can get a…Continue

Scale length with metal bridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Lutz Dec 10, 2020. 10 Replies

when I measure the scale length using a metal bridge like the one pictured do I measure from the zero fret to the front edge of the bridge, right where the strings come out? Right where they make…Continue

Shipping costs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southern Ray Aug 12, 2020. 5 Replies

I just sent my first guitar through the mail. I sent it via UPS. The dimensions were 40 x 12 x 8 and it weighed less than 7 pounds. It was $60! $60! What? Is that what you guys are paying to ship…Continue

 

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JP Lace Master replied to Jon's discussion string gauge for short scale cbg
"I have by the oddest of coincidences just built a 4 stringer with an 18.5 inch scale. traditionally on a shorter scale guitar, you need to use heavier gauge strings so the tension of the strings is right for the scale, but this is for the sake of…"
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string gauge for short scale cbg

Hi, I'm building a cbg with a scale length between 19 and 20 inches. What gauge strings should I use? I typically use 42, 32, 24 and build 25.5 " scale length and tune GBg. What gauges and tuning do you suggest for 19.5" scale length? Thanks!See More
Jun 2
Paul Craig replied to Jon's discussion eliminate pickup tinging
Jan 10, 2021
Jon replied to Jon's discussion eliminate pickup tinging
"Hey Paul, or the long and the short of it is one option is for me to reset the box a little more that’s creating a little more room between the pick up cover and the strings. That reduces/on emanates the tanning issue I described, but it also…"
Jan 9, 2021
Paul Craig replied to Jon's discussion eliminate pickup tinging
Jan 9, 2021
John Sawyer replied to Jon's discussion eliminate pickup tinging
Dec 22, 2020
Ron Lutz replied to Jon's discussion Scale length with metal bridge
Dec 10, 2020
Jon replied to Jon's discussion Scale length with metal bridge
"Thank You!"
Nov 29, 2020
Jon replied to Jon's discussion Scale length with metal bridge
"Chickenbone John,Thanks so much for posting that video. I just watched it and it clarified much. It was detailed and clear and helped me see how I can premeasure to get the action and scale length correct. I appreciate your willingness to share what…"
Nov 29, 2020
ChickenboneJohn replied to Jon's discussion Scale length with metal bridge
"This is how you set a "hardtail" bridge. "
Nov 29, 2020
Taffy Evans replied to Jon's discussion eliminate pickup tinging
"Hi Jon, I think Brian nailed it earlier. You have three options, well if it was me anyway. Locate the pickup where you don't strum Strum in a different location from the pickup Lower the pickup and forget about the suggestions above. I'm…"
Nov 24, 2020
Taffy Evans replied to Jon's discussion eliminate pickup tinging
Nov 24, 2020
Paul Craig replied to Jon's discussion eliminate pickup tinging
"How are you holding your pick? Are you holding it close to the bottom?(Jazz players use this to make their picking quiet.) I use this method. Holding in the middle? Or close to the top?(These 2 methods usually have issues dragging the top of the…"
Nov 24, 2020
Jon replied to Jon's discussion eliminate pickup tinging
"Thanks. It's more an issue of the pick hitting the metal cover as the guitar is strummed. I'm still not sure I have the final answer, but At this point I'm thinking the 3 best options are using non-metal pickup covers, ghosting the…"
Nov 24, 2020
BrianQ. replied to Jon's discussion eliminate pickup tinging
"If it’s rattling around inside the cover, you can hot glue it down & easily remove it with a heat gun or hair dryer, I have also used 2 sided tape to secure them to the box?"
Nov 24, 2020
BrianQ. replied to Jon's discussion Scale length with metal bridge
"Jon, 9 times out of 10 attachments won’t be able to be viewed by most, so here’s another way that everyone will be able to view them?"
Nov 23, 2020

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