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Left hand help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Myers Jul 6. 2 Replies

I’ve made several CBGs, fretless and fretted, although I’ve concentrated my playing education on the fretless as my elderly fingers aren’t as mobile as I would like them to be. However, I’ve begun to…Continue

Setting the action

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Jun 18. 7 Replies

I’ve seen several videos where builders have set up the action, on their cbgs using a long straight metal edge resting on the nut, several thicknesses of coins, low down the neck, to determine the…Continue

Beginner advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Apr 25. 3 Replies

I’ve built a fretless CBG using a flat humbucker pickup, which I connect to a CB Gitty amp. However whenever I play it, as soon as I put the slide onto a string, the result is a “ping” like sound.…Continue

Licence plates

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Floyd Oct 22, 2021. 15 Replies

This may be a dumb question, but are licence plates suitable soundboards for an acoustic CBG? Any tips would be gratefully accepted.Continue

 

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Michael Myers replied to Michael Myers's discussion Left hand help
"Thanks Taffy. I think you’re right and it’s a combination of old fingers and inexperience; something I’ll have to work on."
Jul 6
Taffy Evans replied to Michael Myers's discussion Left hand help
"Hi Michael, I wonder if the raspy noise could be due to your elderly fingers, as you put it. If one lifts their finger too slowly off of the fret while it is still vibrating you will experience a rasping sound, especially on the wound strings. I…"
Jul 6
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Left hand help

I’ve made several CBGs, fretless and fretted, although I’ve concentrated my playing education on the fretless as my elderly fingers aren’t as mobile as I would like them to be. However, I’ve begun to use my fretted CBG, it would be a waste not to. Unfortunately when I’m moving my fingers up and down the fretboard I’m getting a raspy noise as I remove my fingers from the strings. I appreciate that this is probably down to technique, but I wonder if the more experienced among you could offer any…See More
Jul 5
Taffy Evans liked Michael Myers's discussion Setting the action
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BrianQ. replied to Michael Myers's discussion Setting the action
"Michael, have you tried using back angle, a lot better action, especially on fretted necks? Cheers :) https://youtu.be/kfUMnYMZ2dU"
Jun 18
Michael Myers replied to Michael Myers's discussion Setting the action
"They have to some extent, but as they are fretless it hasn’t been detrimental. Before stringing I would use a straight edge between nut and bridge and the distance, along the neck would be fairly uniform. However after stringing the distances,…"
Jun 18
Taffy Evans replied to Michael Myers's discussion Setting the action
"I thought you wrote that you had 4 necks that bowed. Sorry. Taff"
Jun 18
Michael Myers replied to Michael Myers's discussion Setting the action
"I don’t have a particular problem as most of my builds are fretless. However I’m reviewing one of my builds and replacing the neck with a fretted one. I’m simply commenting on something I’ve seen in videos."
Jun 18
BrianQ. replied to Michael Myers's discussion Setting the action
" It’s best to post some pictures so we can see what’s going on? "
Jun 17
Taffy Evans replied to Michael Myers's discussion Setting the action
"Hi, you are correct about setting the action height, movement of the neck and the top are considerations when setting action. So it’s best to do the final setup with the strings on and up to pitch. I use a straightedge to get an idea of where…"
Jun 17
BrianQ. replied to Michael Myers's discussion Setting the action
"Do you tune high or maybe you need reinforcement? Really the moment you cut out the section that goes under the lid, you create an opportunity for bowing. If you reinforce this area from the bottom, you won’t have so much bowing? "
Jun 17
Michael Myers posted a discussion

Setting the action

I’ve seen several videos where builders have set up the action, on their cbgs using a long straight metal edge resting on the nut, several thicknesses of coins, low down the neck, to determine the height of the bridge. However this is done before the strings are added. I’m left wondering how do they take into account the bending of the neck when the string tension is applied? I’ve built 4 instruments and they’ve all bowed, under tension, and the thickest neck is 35mm.See More
Jun 17
Taffy Evans replied to Michael Myers's discussion Clarification on pick ups in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi, It's hard to beat anonymous pick's desription, spot on. Just to add that strip or UST, or under saddle transducers are made to sense the vibrations of the string, so mounting as close to the string as possible, [under the saddle} gets…"
May 6
the anonymous pick replied to Michael Myers's discussion Clarification on pick ups in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Alot of factors at play here . Not all piezos are equal .  or the same quality .  Vibration of the lid and build design can factor in as well . and/or if the  neck is hard attached to lid etc etc .  Rule of thumb is to test…"
May 6
Tim Pannabecker replied to Michael Myers's discussion Clarification on pick ups in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Piezo in the neck is very interesting.  With the traditional placement under the bridge, when there is neck contact, it really projects through the amp.  The difference in location and output is intriguing.  I’m sure you will…"
May 6
Michael Myers replied to Michael Myers's discussion Clarification on pick ups in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"When I’ve used a disc piezo I’ve fixed them to the inside of the lid, with hot glue, directly under the bridge position. I would have removed material from the neck so that the lid, and/or pickup, doesn’t come into contact with any…"
May 6

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