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Dick Mott
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Dick Mott's Discussions

Can I use a six-string coil Pick-up?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike S Dec 21, 2013. 3 Replies

I have a collection of single coil pickups and pots from several electric gits (six-strings) that I picked up for salvage.  How would I go about using them on 3 or 4-string CBGs?  Also, can they be…Continue

String Separation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Chapman Jan 26, 2013. 5 Replies

I see quite a few builds with the high and low strings spaced out to the edge of the neck (3-string).  I've been using a 1/2 inch from center which leaves a 1/4" space in from the edge.  What is the…Continue

My Newest "Experiment"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dick Mott Dec 26, 2012. 1 Reply

Im New toall of this and I can't stop trying to learn all I can.  A lot is done through experimentation, and here are a few pics of my latest that I am currently working on.This is my current build…Continue

Neck raw material

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dick Mott Dec 19, 2012. 5 Replies

I was perusing the photo section and noticed necks that were being made with what appears to be2" x 2"  raw stock.  what besides the extra strength this provided would be the advantage?  I've thought…Continue


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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
What instruments are you building or playing?
3- stringer gits

My first build - June 2012. Sounded really sweet, 26" scale. Really regret selling it! This Photo was right after it was finished. The tone just wasn't there, so I changed out the bridge and nut with nuts and bolts. That made it!

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At 5:03am on December 17, 2012, Julian Fitton said…

Hi Dick...She Oak...Allocasuarina look it up on wiki, too long an explanation to go on here. but it is a dark hard wood that is very easy to carve.


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