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How to not adjust a truss rod.....

Started this discussion. Last reply by herb Berwald WWW.CigarGuitar.com Jan 25, 2013. 8 Replies

Check out the attached photos.  If you keep turning the truss rod adjustment nut, you will strip it.  You will also destroy the truss rod and finger board. Do not over adjust the rod!  This was a…Continue

Reducing Piezo feedback

Started this discussion. Last reply by L.J. Oct 13, 2010. 7 Replies

I have a couple piezo-electrocuted guitars, and they tend to feed back on higher gain and volume settings. When I place my arm firmly on the box right aboot where the piezo is placed in the box it…Continue

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Home cut cherry

Started this discussion. Last reply by herb Berwald WWW.CigarGuitar.com Jul 7, 2010. 6 Replies

Hi, I had to cut down a cherry tree that had some internal damage...I have salvaged several logs and have cut one into some boards..Right now I have 2" thick by around 29" long.  I usually make necks…Continue

What to do with a too short neck...

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn Jul 8, 2010. 10 Replies

Hi, I made a nice walnut neck and cut frets and for the box at a 25.5" scale length..What I did not pay attention to was that I used extra length for the head stock...so now I have a neck cut for…Continue


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At 4:07pm on October 8, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you Herb for your comments. I was given this banjo-tam from www.banjo-tam.com as a gift. So, I made these videos to help promote their product. I simply applied my knowledge of Open G (DGDgbd) from 6 string guitar to standard Bluegrass Banjo tuning (gDgbd). As you know, this can be further reduced to 3 string CBG (GDg) and 4 string CBG (Dgbd). Very frugal. Use what you got and spread it as thin as it will go. LOL Enjoy, Keni Lee
At 9:25pm on May 19, 2011, Mike Bingham said…
Hey Herb - I saw your post on using the tip cleaner from Lowe's as a nut and bridge slot file. I got one today and used it to take a bad buzz out of the high D string on my homemade lap steel by filing the slot in the nut.  Thanks for posting that.  It sure got me out of a bind!!
At 9:38am on October 9, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you Herb for your comment. Unfortunately, I do not own this wonderful instrument. I posted the picture to inspire the builders here. Basically it is a gramophone resonator found in a Victrola record player that amplifies the sound. Google Stroh violin for more info. Enjoy.
At 11:18am on July 10, 2010, Ben said…
Hey Herb, Thanks for joining the DC/MD/VA group. It's always great to add another picker!

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