Hey ya’ll, My understanding, in the 6 string electric guitar world, is that aligning strings with PU magnetic poles is ideal. If I use a 6 pole PU on my 3 strings, would I attempt to align the…Continue
"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…"
"Sounds great, I want to try and may double the bass GGdg. How are you and/or others measuring the distance on nut and bridge for the two strings opposed to the other single strings. I know there are no rules, but I figured you might use…"
"Everything Taffy said and if you are going acoustic, I try to keep the sound soundboard thin. I’ll even belt sand the top for better vibration. Scale length - nut to 12th fret and 12th fret to bridge equidistant.
the first builds…"
"I agree with anonymous. It doesn't really matter.
The whole Fender spacing vs Gibson spacing is overblown. When you bend a string, do you hear the volume change as it passes between the pickup poles? I have a Strat with…"
"Taffy, I pulled 2 poles with success, once. Maybe I just got lucky. The git hasn't come back for repair....but I'm going to advise others to NOT use this method. Fixing a git over a failed pickup problem that I caused would be a huge fail.…"
"Hi, I think pulling those two poles may cause the windings to collapse, but obviously the pickup still works, if you have used that idea. When I tried it the coil went slack and I junked the pickup.
"Thanks, Taffy. I haven't posted for a while, I forgot about the glitch. Anyway, I was agreeing with AnonPick. I've slanted 6 pole p'ups so that the 1 and 6 poles are just outside the 1 and 3 strings, results have always been fine. I…"
Thanks Tim, I appreciate the kind words. There are definitely great folks here and a vast amount of knowledge archived in the forums... but it's not as active as it used to be. If you're a Facebook user you should check out some of the cigar box guitar groups there, it's a lot more lively.
Many thanks for your comment, Tim. I decided that good old steel braces, steel bolts and plenty of steel screws were the way forward to getting a solid build with less chance of vibration and buzzing. Seems to have worked out OK and gives the option of taking it all apart again for future modifications - although I'd rather not!
Hi Tim, and welcome to the obsession. This is Grandpa, here in La Habra, CA (N. Orange County). Been buildin' about 4 1/2 years, have made a bunch of gits. Give me a call if you want to talk about gits and building. I don't know about any local cbg fests, but I have a couple of "show and sell" events I'm attending over the next couple of months if you're interested.