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CBG build questions.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Crocker Jun 1, 2015. 13 Replies

I'm building another cbg. Going to use a Elmer flatpup for the pickup. I've read somewhere that the position of the pickup on the sound board can make a difference in the sound. (closer to the fret…Continue

Tung oil for finish?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete "Papa Bo" Turner Sep 3, 2013. 16 Replies

Has anyone used Tung oil for the neck finish? Does it hold up well?MarkContinue

Hardwood for nut?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary T Nordby Nov 9, 2013. 26 Replies

I'm building a 3 string fretless CBG. I'd like to make the nut out of oak I have left over instead of using a bolt. Will this kill the sound? What else could I use?  Thanks,Mark  Continue

 

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"Thanks!!!"
Nov 6, 2015
Ted Crocker replied to mark koepsel's discussion CBG build questions.
"I use brass rod found in Ace Hardware."
Jun 1, 2015
Jo Fjelstrom replied to mark koepsel's discussion CBG build questions.
"What kind of metal is good - anything? I've been looking online for some kind of metal rod I could cut to size. Can't find anything. Do you have any ideas?"
May 31, 2015
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Nov 6, 2014
mark koepsel replied to mark koepsel's discussion CBG build questions.
"Thanks for the link Jim. Good info!"
May 16, 2014
Jim N. replied to mark koepsel's discussion CBG build questions.
"There'll be some difference in sound certainly, but since a piezo isn't magnetic, I'm pretty sure you can use any type of strings with one."
May 16, 2014
mark koepsel replied to mark koepsel's discussion CBG build questions.
"I have another question on the flatpup. How close should it be to the strings? I'm just now getting to the finishing steps."
May 8, 2014
Ted Crocker replied to mark koepsel's discussion CBG build questions.
"Metal bridge or tailpiece is ideal.  Or conductive tape on the tailpiece."
Feb 28, 2014
mark koepsel replied to mark koepsel's discussion CBG build questions.
"Thanks Ted!  I'm building a through neck design. The strings will be attached to the rear. How could I ground the strings? Use a metal bridge and ground it?   I've just started the build. I can change the string attachment if…"
Feb 28, 2014
Ted Crocker replied to mark koepsel's discussion CBG build questions.
"Closer to the neck is deeper and grittier.  Closer to the bridge is clearer and louder.   You won't get any handling noise with a mag pup.  Ground the strings.  Use electric strings."
Feb 28, 2014
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CBG build questions.

I'm building another cbg. Going to use a Elmer flatpup for the pickup. I've read somewhere that the position of the pickup on the sound board can make a difference in the sound. (closer to the fret board or bridge). Any comments on this? I'm trying to get away from too much sensitivity from the neck that I've had with piezos. Also the strings I have been using with piezo pickups have been acoustic. Should I use electric instead?Thanks! See More
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"nice work building this amp man"
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"yup I made it ,the tail is just an old 6 cut down to make a 3,it was a black one ,so I just added 3 gold string adjusters to it,they do work nice"
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"5F1 Fender clone. 5Y3, 6V6, 12AX7 tubes. Finally finished."
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At 2:43pm on November 6, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

At 2:28am on November 6, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

At 4:32am on February 28, 2014, railroadDon said…

yup I made it ,the tail is just an old 6 cut down to make a 3,it was a black one ,so I just added 3 gold string adjusters to it,they do work nice

At 3:14pm on November 6, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

At 10:49am on August 1, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Mark, welcome to the Clubhouse!

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Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is... and add yourself to the Member Map. There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

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