So I currently own a nice well-made 3-string CBG from a local experienced builder, and it is very nice and a high quality build, cost me $225 Canadian.I also own a lower "quality" (not as fancy)…Continue
"Sorry I didn't see this until now.
Great ideas for my next build (whenever that is).
I ended up using another slightly smaller bolt, cutting the head off, and painting it black. I then measured the scale length from the middle of the nut…"
"The “Free” Paint stir sticks are great for a Bridge base & Trim piece. They can also be stained/painted without loosing all detail of the numbers? Some use them for pickup covers? And, they’re Free!! Cheers :) "
"Thanks, that sounds like a good and easy suggestion. I'll look into that.
I will need a longer bolt to use as a bridge, because the current bolt that came with it, is a little short and the cover from the pickup interferes with it a little bit,…"
"Hi, looks a lot better know, well done. If I can make a suggestion. You could buy a cheap black pickgaurd, teardrop style, and reshape it to cover the hole near the pickup.
They are easily cut with scissors and are adhesive backed.
"Kevin, if you’re unsure or lacking in skills, the best thing to do is practice on scraps, or at least that was how I was taught? No harm, no foul? If that gap bothers you, you can always make a trim piece to cover or just make a wider…"
The pickup is now installed - I tested it and it works.
my dad cut the opening for the pickup a little to wide, so the little bit of black rubber is there temporarily to cover the gap. I'm thinking in the future to maybe make a small…"
"So, I did some work.
I got inside the box, removed the old piezo and output jack, and made the outline for where the pickup should go. So now, I have made some good progress.
I decided to wait for my father to help me cut out the spot for the pickup…"
"thanks for the replies so far.
yeah, following the outline and drilling small wholes could work, though I'd place them on the inside of the line, because I'd rather make a bit too small of an opening and have to sand or file to enlarge it,…"
"Hi Kevin, to cut out the pickup hole you could keep your drill running after the volume and tone holes and follow the pickup outline with a series of small holes all linked as close together as possible, then with a knife or small saw cut through…"
"The guitar came in today, and it does look very nice, the pickup I ordered is still a ways away on it's way from California.
What I mean by wanting something quiet is something that won't make much sounds without electronic amplification…"
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