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seesquare
Posted 2023-03-15 7:54 PM (#558155)
Subject: CBG- comic relief


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Given the current conundrums with bonafide & legitimate Ovation instrument repair, this is what I have accomplished while contributing to the collective conjecture. It just seems so folksy and unpretentious and it is purposely unrefined. Now, I do have a more "serious" 3-stringer in the works with a walnut neck and a maple chopping block body, 3-pole pickup & hardtail bridge. Just thought I needed a trial run to get the "gestalt".
Retuning you now to more authenic BFLG......

Edited by seesquare 2023-03-15 8:00 PM




(Proto full view- front- small.jpg)



(Proto full view- back- small.jpg)



(Proto body- small.jpg)



(Proto 12th action- small.jpg)



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Love O Fair
Posted 2023-03-15 8:53 PM (#558156 - in reply to #558155)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief



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And yet another installment of intrigue! If we could get a band together with everyone playing all of your inventions and restorations in concert it would truly create an unforgettable sight and sound for the ages.
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seesquare
Posted 2023-03-15 9:51 PM (#558157 - in reply to #558156)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief


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Would the band's moniker be "Needless Cacophony"?
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Love O Fair
Posted 2023-03-15 11:16 PM (#558158 - in reply to #558155)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief



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>>>Would the band's moniker be "Needless Cacophony"?<<<

It surely would if I were in it. Likely the reason my wife leaves the room when I walk in with a guitar; though if it were one of your originals she may actually stick around out of mere curiosity.
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seesquare
Posted 2023-03-16 9:14 AM (#558159 - in reply to #558158)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief


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Attraction by oddity.........high praise, indeed! Like not being able to look away from a car accident.
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Love O Fair
Posted 2023-03-16 5:17 PM (#558160 - in reply to #558155)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief



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>>>Attraction by oddity.........high praise, indeed!<<<

Yep! Zappa had hundreds of millions of fans. On his first major TV appearance he played a bicycle (I believe the seat springs and spokes were the highlight). Have you named this one? What is the open pitch on a three-stringer?



Edited by Love O Fair 2023-03-16 5:21 PM
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seesquare
Posted 2023-03-16 8:06 PM (#558161 - in reply to #558160)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief


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It's just "Proto". And tuned to open-E (E-b-e). Makes the blues scale real easy.
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arumako
Posted 2023-03-16 9:02 PM (#558162 - in reply to #558158)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief



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Mother Necessity must've sent some serious revelation for this invention (project), Seesquare! Is that an acoustic electric three-stringer?

Love O Fair - 2023-03-15 1:16 PM
...Likely the reason my wife leaves the room when I walk in with a guitar...

and here I thought my wife was the only one who did that, lol!
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seesquare
Posted 2023-03-17 9:01 AM (#558163 - in reply to #558162)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief


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Yep, and it works great!
My Spousal Unit turns up the volume on the TV & my dog demands to leave the house.
BTW, found your nuts yet?
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seesquare
Posted 2023-03-20 8:01 PM (#558177 - in reply to #558155)
Subject: RE: CBG- comic relief


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Added some visual interest. Maybe projects a bit more with the extra holes- dunno. Had to resolder the piezo lead in the embellishment process. Who needs finesse, anyway? Having fun watching all the CBG stuff on You-tube.



(Body epaulettes- small.jpg)



(Epaulettes- full length view- small.jpg)



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arumako
Posted 2023-03-20 11:57 PM (#558178 - in reply to #558177)
Subject: RE: CBG- comic relief



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seesquare - 2023-03-20 10:01 AM

...Who needs finesse, anyway? ...

Especially when tightening TR nuts (mine are ordered for a May ETA)! This thing is getting the treatment! Love the epi's - figured maple? Eventually gonna need some MOP purfling and wood binding! Dying to hear what she sounds like! Nice!
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seesquare
Posted 2023-03-21 7:12 AM (#558181 - in reply to #558178)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief


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Thanks, Mr. A. I'm working on my chops, so I might post something (eventually). So, homecoming is in May, eh? Well, patience is certainly a virtue. Not one I seem to have acquired.
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Love O Fair
Posted 2023-03-21 6:37 PM (#558189 - in reply to #558155)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief



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Nice move on the eppi addition! And how did that black gloss eventually cure up on the GCDB bowl?
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seesquare
Posted 2023-03-21 8:35 PM (#558191 - in reply to #558189)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief


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Thanks for the approbation, Al!
The finish is still mirror-like on the DBGC. All that time with the micromesh pads appears to have achieved the desired (and lasting) outcome.
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seesquare
Posted 2023-03-27 11:44 AM (#558197 - in reply to #558155)
Subject: RE: CBG- comic relief


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Forgot about this other activity. Been clowning around with basic electronics, too. Fits right in with the spirit & intent of bottomfeeding, doncha think?!



(CBG & amp 2- medium.jpg)



(CBG & amp 1- medium.jpg)



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Love O Fair
Posted 2023-03-27 3:53 PM (#558198 - in reply to #558155)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief



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Does my crystal ball see a busking tour in your future?
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seesquare
Posted 2023-03-27 7:36 PM (#558199 - in reply to #558198)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief


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Maybe..........to the end of my driveway!
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seesquare
Posted 2023-03-29 10:16 AM (#558206 - in reply to #558155)
Subject: RE: CBG- comic relief


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Next project- a solid-body CBG! Should be much improved over "Proto".



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MWoody
Posted 2023-03-29 10:27 AM (#558208 - in reply to #558155)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief



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Looking good buddy!
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Love O Fair
Posted 2023-03-30 5:54 PM (#558214 - in reply to #558155)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief



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I swear.. we can't leave you alone for even a few days.
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seesquare
Posted 2023-03-30 9:55 PM (#558218 - in reply to #558214)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief


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"Idle hands are The Devil's workshop."
Routed out the 3-pole pickup pocket & plotting out where I want the volume pot to be located. Had to order a long-shaft 250K full-sized pot since the body is 1-1/4" deep. I think I will forego a tone pot, for now. The tricky part may be boring the recess for the pot close enough to the pickup cable channel.

Edited by seesquare 2023-03-30 10:03 PM




(3-pole pickup- medium.jpg)



(output jack- medium.jpg)



(pickup & proposed volume pot site- medium.jpg)



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Love O Fair
Posted 2023-03-31 12:13 AM (#558219 - in reply to #558155)
Subject: Re: CBG- comic relief



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The photo title says "proposed" pot site. Where would that be in relation to the pickup? You looking at a solid bridge.. or perhaps a trapeze combo?





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seesquare
Posted 2023-03-31 8:41 AM (#558222 - in reply to #558155)
Subject: RE: CBG- comic relief


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More stuff. As it's said, "One picture is worth......."



(hardtail & pot placement- medium.jpg)



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seesquare
Posted 2023-04-06 12:42 PM (#558244 - in reply to #558155)
Subject: RE: CBG- comic relief


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More progress. Actually applied the 1st coat of satin finish on the critter this AM. I think it's coming together. My fretting (actual and metaphorical) is improving. The neck & frets are dead-straight with no variations between frets with my Fret Rocker!
Got the long-neck 250K pot fitted to the body. The tricky issue will be soldering the pickup, pot & jack in that confined space, virtually as the last task of assembly. Have to install the hardtail after I get the wood finishing done.



(body bored backside fullview- medium.jpg)



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seesquare
Posted 2023-04-16 2:39 PM (#558262 - in reply to #558155)
Subject: RE: CBG- comic relief


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"The Breadboard" CBG is alive. Tuned to G-D-g. Action is great, but the neck is too deep. It will get some further weight reduction & slimming procedures. Works well with the slide, though. In keeping with the BFLG, the strap was a low-cost & materials-on-hand accoutrement. I think the "Chinese woven knot" on the peghead-end was an inspired touch. The webbing is my actual belt from my Uncle Sam's Flying Club uniform- never throw anything away! It's only 3 weeks-shy of 45 years since it was last worn, and high time it was repurposed. Trying to commit to memory the chord charts for this open tuning. My memory is not as agile as it once was.
So, submitted for perusal & mirth. Cheers!



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