A 4-string fretless with a licesne plate as a resonator. Cedar body, maple neck, oak fret board, fretless. Tuned to B b f# b for this video (the "Seasick Steve" tuning).

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Comment by Boxy Music on November 1, 2012 at 7:28pm

Sounds fantastic, great looking guitar and brilliant playing. I've got to try that tuning and be disappointed with my weak ass playing!!

Comment by BUGGY (C) on October 30, 2012 at 7:46pm

Sounds awesome .. real nice work and playing!!

Comment by Jay Patton on October 30, 2012 at 1:35pm

well... that didn't work lol

Comment by Jay Patton on October 30, 2012 at 1:34pm

Thanks again, everyone.

Here's a pic showing the piezo placement. I think it could have been louder, but I had to use some double-sided tape between the plate and pickups. They were grounding out. I guess I could have flipped them over... but I had already glued them.


Comment by South Paw,Davey on October 30, 2012 at 1:14pm

Nice one great sound ;-)

Comment by Jay Patton on October 30, 2012 at 1:12pm
Thanks! This one is dual piezos. The distortion is just the lead channel on my Classic 30. I actually expected it to be a bit dirtier, but I like the way it sounds. Gain on the amp was about 10 (goes to 12).
Comment by Bad Finger (Eric) on October 30, 2012 at 1:06pm

Looks and sounds great.  Are you using a piezo or do you have a mag pup under the plate?  Is the distortion coming from fx, or is that just turning up the gain?

I just finished my first license plate git with a mag pup under the plate and the sound is very clean.  I tried cranking up the levels to get distortion without fx, but couldn't get it high enough.  Fairly easy to do when I pickup on the strings, but not so easy from the lid vibes.  At least with my git.

Comment by Sharecropper on October 30, 2012 at 12:50pm

 Nice build and playing !!

Comment by FatBoy CooKen on October 30, 2012 at 9:04am

Much like the home run ball nailed over the center-field wall...'Long gone' is a sweet sound! :)

Comment by Jay Patton on October 30, 2012 at 7:06am

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