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String breakage...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom T Aug 24, 2021. 9 Replies

I've got several three stringers. 24" scale, tuned D3, A3, D4I'm using Nickel wound strings for the D3 and A3 with a plain wound string for the D4.String diameters are 0.026, 0.018 and 0.012…Continue

Use of Guitar Backing Tracks...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southern Ray Apr 12, 2020. 3 Replies

Something I have never seen discussed on this forum (maybe I'm in the wrong place) is the use of guitar backing tracks to accompany your CBG playing.I don't have any other players near me and after…Continue

Sounding Good Fast...

Started Mar 4, 2020 0 Replies

I've built forty or so box guitars both 3 and 4 stringers fretted and un-fretted, Mag and piezo piclups. Over time I settled on a three stringer with no frets and a mag pickup. After playing for…Continue

Merry Christmas and Thanks......

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rough Cut Guitars Dec 25, 2019. 2 Replies

Merry Christmas to all.Been a great year with a number of new builds that came out better than expected. Also met a ton of new builders here on the forum. Some amazing talent out there. Keep me…Continue

 

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Tom T replied to ILL GREEN's discussion Truss Rods. Needed?
"Popular isn't necessarily a bad wood for necks, but is more apt to bow than the harder woods I mentioned. It yours is holding up, don't worry about it. Just keep building."
Jan 17
Tom T replied to TC DeVeau's discussion Question
"A lot of the 3 and 4 stringers you'll here and on other sites have boxes built by the builder. Either because they want a better quality wood in the box or because suitable cigar boxes are not readily available to them. Most of the folks I know…"
Jan 9
Tom T replied to ILL GREEN's discussion Truss Rods. Needed?
"The need for a truss rod (adjustable or not) really depends on the build. If you build three and four stringers with Maple or Mahogany necks, the strength of the wood pretty much exceeds the ability of the stings to pull a bow in the neck.…"
Jan 9
Tom T replied to Nicholas Finn's discussion Neck slot mistake
"Been there, done that... BrianQ's solution fixes the problem and adds a bit of style at the same time. It's how I fix my over-aggressive cuts."
Jan 4
Tom T replied to Mike P's discussion Minimum Required Tools?
"Tools is a pretty personal thing. Some folks like to have a shop full of the latest power tools (saws, sanders, routers, etc.) while others really enjoy taking a lot of time with a build and try to stay exclusively with manual tools. Both have their…"
Oct 12, 2021
Tom T replied to Taffy Evans's discussion My Latest CBG Reso Build
"Odd the range of things we get into for fun over the years. You're correct that a mag pickup doesn't do a good job of picking up the sound of a resonator. I know from trying it. Like I said, I am still learning about hidden mag pickups.…"
Oct 9, 2021
Tom T replied to Taffy Evans's discussion My Latest CBG Reso Build
"Hi Taffy, I hung up my pair of Full Bores years ago. Got them after having a competitor's foot peg go through my ankle. Switched from MX to road racing a few years after that. Different mindset, but still great fun (except for the road…"
Oct 8, 2021
Tom T replied to Taffy Evans's discussion My Latest CBG Reso Build
"Super nice design (I like the boots too). Do you have any sound clips yet? Keep us posted as you get it "geared up""
Oct 7, 2021
Tom T replied to Michael Myers's discussion Licence plates
"License plate guitars look really great and allow for a individual look. With a proper pickup and amp they sound fine and play well. However, as an acoustic only instrument, you might be disappointed. There is little volume inside most license plate…"
Sep 30, 2021
Tom T replied to Luke Jalbert's discussion Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts
"There seem to be plenty of good suggestions for your team's project. Slightly off target might be some suggestions for how they explain their instruments. Notably, why frets or fret marks are where they are... It's easy to pick up a…"
Sep 25, 2021
Tom T replied to James Pobog's discussion Fret recommendation plz...
"Yea, it's home made. Something I came up with when working with the zero-fret idea. Just a tinkerers blunder. I've used it on every guitar build since the firs one. The white nut-like piece was cut from a piece of white Corian that I…"
Sep 13, 2021
Tom T replied to James Pobog's discussion Fret recommendation plz...
"Use the HTML Editor tab instead of the Visual Mode tab and your input will be visible"
Sep 13, 2021
Tom T replied to James Pobog's discussion Fret recommendation plz...
"You have a lot of options (and you can always change your mind at any time). If fingering chord shape is difficult or painful, then explore alternative styles of play. I mean, of course, slide play. You use of a zero fret is a great idea. However…"
Sep 13, 2021
Tom T replied to Tom T's discussion String breakage...
"Hi Taffy, I must admit that I had not considered installing the broken string in the manner you suggest. I'll give it a go with the next breakage. Let you know. T"
Aug 24, 2021
Taffy Evans replied to Tom T's discussion String breakage...
"Hi again, another test would be to get a broken string and tie a knot on the other end to replicate a ball end and install it. See if it breaks at that end also. That may or may not eliminate a sting problem. Taff"
Aug 23, 2021
Tom T replied to Tom T's discussion String breakage...
"Hi Taffy. I'm not sure if I've tried an alternate source for the 0.018. I'll look into it today. Thanks T"
Aug 23, 2021

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