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Started this discussion. Last reply by JL May 22, 2017. 5 Replies 1 Like
Well, I had a serious brain fart today. I'm making the Mini Taser Teddley Bow. I made the one string humbucker and cut the mounting holes for it and made the rear cavity to access the pup. Next…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Crocker May 16, 2017. 2 Replies 0 Likes
There's a few more instruments on my page here built using 2X4s over the years. Here's a couple more in progress now (coincidence the 2X4 challenge). 6 string headless travel guitar, one 2X4, razor…Continue
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Does anyone know what happened to Bairfoot Cajun (Brian Romero). He cut off all contact with a lot of folks about a year ago. Just wondering if anything happened???Continue
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Hi Ted, Happy New Year . Took your advice and visited Harbor Freight .Apologies if I slowed their computer system down! For fun I entered my partial UK postcode into the Zipcode .... Hey Presto I'm now aware that I'm only 200 miles away from 41 USA stores LOL! mmmm, how about visiting the Des Moines ,Iowa store... just enter my UK address for driving directions....35 minutes later .... asked me to re-enter my home address :-D
hi ted. thank you for your previous advice. i have a new question. i bought some old switches from ebay, from a jeep, just on/off. i'd like to use them for pickups, two electric, two piezo. can i run the grounds to all four switches, with a master going to the jack, and the four hots to the switches? will this create a ground loop or any other problems? i'd like to create a unique way of mixing the pickups. the switches are perfect for a cbg, with nice threaded collars. thank you for any feedback. dan.
Ted, I have a question.
I recently received a 4x4 rafter that was hand hewn by my great great grandfather and used in his log house. I'd like to use some of it for a CBG neck. It's made of loblolly pine. Is there any reason I shouldn't use it?
I'm planning to laminate either a purpleheart or lacewood fretboard to it.
this is a great video ted! i'm still having an issue with the solder taking to the piezo! Not sure i have the right solder. Also the piezo i have is out of a new smoke detector, it had a green film over the ceramic centre and the outside is bare metal. I'm not sure if its the piezo or the solder. any in put as rookie as it may be, i am all ears.
HI TED PIC SAID U MAY HAVE SOME LINKS FOR WIREING DIAGRAMS
I BEEN USING PIEZOS BUT I WANT TO STEP IT UP TO MAGNETIC........
Thanx for the friend request!
Thanks for the friend add Ted :-)
thanx Ted, looking forward to learning from you , you build superb stuff, pal, and you like Ben Prestage , who I think is just plain badass
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Here we go, a harp mic for Tennessee Toddy.
It starts with an old slab…Continue