A while back i picked up an old 6" jointer for a good price,it's a solid cast iron bed machine,i've fiddled with it to the nth degree,blades are set to within a couple of thou,checked and repeated.I…Continue
"I tried that Ted a few years ago when you 1st told me, it works ok but it is hard to make music, as your slide or fret reads in both directions to the nut and bridge, resulting in 2 tones, but it definitely works as a pick up"
"You can get around that a bit by just making a positive latch at the tail so the top is anchored down, even a tail block top and bottom and a screw from underneath, or if the son doesn't want a screw, you could make 2 overlapping pieces [wood…"
"Re the hardtail Hal, if you are using a cigar box, you might need to add a bit of wood thickening the underside of the lid at the bridge to take the screws with more purchase, and remember, all the string tension will now be placed on the…"
"Hal, i know your question is for Ted, but i'll give you my take. Except for appearance, a scarf joint is really only used to make getting a decent string break angle at the nut easier, any method to get the string lower at the tuner post than…"
"As poor player i've always struggled to get any real progress, a bit to do with a damaged left hand, but mostly a mental block to playing within a workable structure, watched all the videos, copied them [to a degree] , but it still never…"
I have built a cigar box resonator guitar 3 stringer years ago, a tack head banjo,cookie tin banjo, and currently starting to get back into it again with an electric 4 string cbg. I have to sit down and find some time to post pics of the tack head banjo. Its the only one I have pics of. I will definately post pics of my 4 stringer though.
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