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ukecantdothat
04-27-2010, 12:15 PM
Here's quick update on the project. Since the last one, I've added some bracing inside, installed closed gear tuners, and put a satin finish on it. Still no sound hole - I may leave it that way. The inside is accessible for future pickup installation. Right now it's strung low G. I've been waiting for a good excuse to go down there - great for blues!

Here's a vid (Sorry Mr Petty for mangling "Free Fallin" - don't know why that came out in the demonstration, just picked a random verse/chorus and quit while I was in free-fall...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sWxwGMpYRo

WhenDogsSing
04-28-2010, 02:43 AM
That's a real nice CBU you've made. It's a very rewarding experience to be able to play an instrument that you made. The box is unusual for sure. You might consider using a transducer p/u that you can attach on the inside in lieu of of an under saddle piezo p/u if you add that feature. Congratulations and keep on building. Here is a link to a web site dedicated to hand made instruments: http://handmademusic.ning.com/

ukecantdothat
04-28-2010, 05:24 AM
That's a real nice CBU you've made. It's a very rewarding experience to be able to play an instrument that you made. The box is unusual for sure. You might consider using a transducer p/u that you can attach on the inside in lieu of of an under saddle piezo p/u if you add that feature. Congratulations and keep on building. Here is a link to a web site dedicated to hand made instruments: http://handmademusic.ning.com/
Good idea about the transducer, and thanks for the cool link!

Rzr
04-28-2010, 05:37 AM
Awesome!!!