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by G.S. Monroe
Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Bridge Grounding question.
Replies: 3
Views: 3170

Bridge Grounding question.

I have been asked if my bridges are grounded, and my answer is "to what?". I sometimes will use single coil mag pickups in my guitar builds, and I have not run across any grounding issues that I can attribute to the strings. But, I just had a heated discussion with a potential buyer so just in case ...
by G.S. Monroe
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Salvaged pine and cypress
Replies: 11
Views: 5945

Re: Salvaged pine and cypress

Warren, I buy rough cut planks from a local private sawmill. And I use the entire plank. The heartwood (Red Heart) makes for good sturdy necks, tails, and small parts like the outriders (wings) on the peghead, or for use making bridges. Out closer to the bark is the lighter straight grain, and I use...
by G.S. Monroe
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Salvaged pine and cypress
Replies: 11
Views: 5945

Re: Salvaged pine and cypress

My apologies, I did not mean to offend, only to validate my claims about a rather remarkable but little know tone wood.
by G.S. Monroe
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Salvaged pine and cypress
Replies: 11
Views: 5945

Re: Salvaged pine and cypress

I'm in Central Florida...

I do most of my stick dulcimer sales on eBay, and the local crafts market.
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by G.S. Monroe
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Salvaged pine and cypress
Replies: 11
Views: 5945

Re: Salvaged pine and cypress

I have been building with recovered bald cypress for nearly a year now. The Red Heart Cypress in the core makes wonderful necks for Stick Dulcimers and Cigar Box Guitars. It is rather stable wood and provides a clear bright tone. The straight grained cuts are very nice for soundboards. I thickness p...