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Grounding a jack plate?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mister Scott Oct 4, 2011. 10 Replies

I just bought my first real practice amp -- a 25 watt Washburn. I plugged in my latest build (which has 2 humbuckers and a Tele control plate) and it sounds great, but when I flick the amp's…Continue

Lacquer Over Tung Oil

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates Jun 30, 2011. 4 Replies

Is there any practical advantages from putting a clear coat of lacquer over layers of tung oil? Of course, I mean a tung oil finish, like Hornby's.

Routing a Neck Pocket

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mister Scott Jun 18, 2011. 15 Replies

I joined up with the city park district because they offer a program called "Open Woodshop: 18 and Over." I signed up for it, thinking I could really enhance some of my builds by getting access to…Continue

Rod Piezo + Disc Piezo on one circuit

Started this discussion. Last reply by wes carl May 20, 2011. 5 Replies

I want to wire a circuit for a guitar that uses a switch to toggle between a rod piezo (under the saddle) and a disk piezo (inside the box under the bridge). Since the two will be so close, and I…Continue


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At 2:23pm on January 23, 2012, petey twofinger said…
hello sir , i noticed your message about leaving chicago . i am in downers grove and need supplies . you can get a hold of me here or at my email where i could give you a phone # if necessary . p e t e y t w o f i n g e r at yahoo dot com . i have transportation , willing to come whenever . please let me know , thanks , pete .
At 10:58pm on June 2, 2011, Diane in Chicago said…
Hey, thanks!  It plays really well, too - a bonus!
At 1:42pm on April 7, 2011, Gary Simkins said…


Your Pearl Caddy looks great, but you are right. I am more into playing than building. What I am really looking for is a more traditional looking CB Bass made from a wooden CB with natural wood finish. I want it fretless and I think 4 strings. I am just starting to research this but am finding it difficult to find someone who is  currently building and selling this type of instrument. I can find many CBG makers but it seems basses are more rare. Maybe there is a higher degree of difficulty because of the higher string tension.   

At 1:19pm on April 7, 2011, Gary Simkins said…

Hi Scotty,

Thanks for the comment. I have considered making one myself but I am just not quite sure of how to make sure that everything is going to end up right. I have heard that it takes several builds to make enough mistakes to get to a good one. What is your take on this.

At 10:50pm on March 25, 2011, Shelley said…

Hi Scotty!

Thanks for stopping by. F-hole secrets? Well, i cut them with this: http://www.madshrimps.be/files/images/howto/Budget_Shark_Cu-jmke-384.jpg

And i took it slow and easy and tried not to cuss too much!

At 9:11am on March 17, 2011, Diane in Chicago said…

Scotty, don't know if I'll ever go for the router.  I use that $6 scraper tool from Stanley for shaping the back of the neck and that plus sandpaper is about it.  But I do have a mind to look into spoke shaves and like that.


But I'll be looking to see yours done with a router at our next gathering!

At 6:13pm on March 11, 2011, Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw said…

Hi Scotty.

Thanks for the nice comments. I do angle the neck but I don't know what the angle is.If I give you the relevant dimensions I think it will make sense. Where the neck meets the box the neck is also level with the top of the box. The fretboard is higher and is 6mm thick. The frets are medium so I think they are about 1mm high so that makes the frets about 7mm above the top surface of the box. If I site along the neck from the nut towards the box the top of the fretboard is almost level with the top of the box, so that means that they neck is angled back by about 6mm from where it comes out of the box to where the nut is. I hope this makes sense. The height of the strings above the fretboard at the nut it just under 2mm and the height at the 12th fret is just under 4.5mm between the string and the fretboard (so just under 3.5mm from string to top of the 12 fret). The string height at the bridge is about 14mm.

Sorry but that's a lot of numbers and I hope they are helpful. I am pretty much a novice builder and only just starting to learn to play the thing. Having said that I seem to be finding this one quite easy to play so maybe the action is about right. I suppose time will tell. Good luck with the making.

All the best.


At 1:57am on February 5, 2011, Skeesix said…
Yes, I have a very nice amp - Fender late 60's silverface tube amp.
At 4:51pm on January 5, 2011, Robert Bear said…
Thanks.  Appreciate it.
At 2:37pm on January 5, 2011, Robert Bear said…
All my squares are 9.75" wide by 16.75" long.  I go about it different than most.I use three pieces of lumber... Two that are 1/4" thick and one that is anywhere from 1.5 to 2 inches thick.  The thick one gets cut so that it forms the sides, neck pocket and base... then I essentially sandwich that in between the two 1/4 inch slabs.  Fairly easy process.

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