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Long time guitar player here, but I'm mostly an electric bass player these days.  Anyway, someone posted a link to a Samatha Fish video on…

Started by Lark Leazar

33 Aug 20
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Irritating noise through amp

hi, i’ve built 4 CBGs now, all with pickups of some design, but I tend to play, and I use the term loosely, acoustically. However I plugged…

Started by Michael Myers

8 Aug 20
Reply by Taffy Evans

Minty Amp Clone

I’ve just finished breadboarding the amp and the funniest thing, not only did it ‘work’ but I got 2 radio stations to boot! Yep on the same…

Started by Trevor Stephenson

14 Aug 16
Reply by BrianQ.

Bass pickup

I've been asked to build a short scale 2 string bass which in it self is no biggie even though I haven't done one before.. What I'm wonderi…

Started by Eric Shepherd

7 Aug 11
Reply by Taffy Evans

Fret calculations

I made a spreadsheet to calculate frets offline. Features Up to 24 frets unlimited scale length in inches Decimal and fractional inches Mi…

Started by Graham Wedepohl

6 Jul 30
Reply by Tom T

What would you do?

What would you do with this 'vanilla' gallon can? Paint it? Leave it as is? Add a mod-podge image[s]? I want to make a 3-string git but no…

Started by T-Gripped

3 Jul 30
Reply by Cigar Box Nation

New build with Tabak box

Just thought I would share a couple of pics of the build I'm currently working on.  I'm really liking this Tabak box.  I like how deep it i…

Started by Webster Miller

3 Jul 20
Reply by Pete

Guitar photos, builds from the past.

Hi, I thought I had better post something before I forget how to do it. I hope the members I don't see here much anymore are well and just…

Started by Taffy Evans

3 Jul 14
Reply by Taffy Evans

CBGitty lipstick Tube Pickups

I bought some of these pickups for a project guitar. These pickups are close to the same output as the original Danelectro pickups. They do…

Started by Paul Craig

27 Jul 1
Reply by Paul Craig

To ground or not to ground?

I have a 3pole delta blues pick up from cbgitty. Comes wired with a plug in. Do I need to ground this unit?

Started by Karen Pal

8 Jun 29
Reply by JL

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