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My dad was an electronics engineer. I've been soldering  since about I was 12...but never on pots. I think I cooked 1 or 2.  Tricks in the…

Started by James Pobog

11 Nov 3
Reply by Paul Craig

How to deal with a upset client?

Ok, I've been building for almost 7 years just finishing building my 75 cbg, this is the first client I have had that has complained on my…

Started by Josh Thompson

2 Nov 2
Reply by Taffy Evans

Newbie lessons learned

My first post here and I thought I would give my (sometimes painful) lessons learned on building my first 3 CBGS. I will do as separate pos…

Started by Steve

11 Nov 2
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Diving in the deep end of the pool again...

Taking on wiring. I am trying to understand broad concepts about pickups. I am going to make a list (in no particular order) as statements…

Started by James Pobog

10 Nov 1
Reply by Cause the Blue rat

Tone and volume pot stems too short

I have just noticed that my tone and volume pot stems that come through the wood lid are too short to install the secure nut onto.(Not enou…

Started by Robbie

9 Oct 27
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CNC carving machine

Came across this and thought I'd share. $99 cnn carving machine


21 Oct 26
Reply by Rich Butters

Wiring question

Is 30 ga. wire OK for wiring pickups?

Started by James Pobog

21 Oct 25
Reply by Paul Craig

Pickup question?

I'm kicking around the idea of winding a pickup on my unimat lathe, where is a good source for information? Also can a long solid bar be us…


7 Oct 25

Cigar Box Dimentions and Wood Thickness

Hi All, I am living in Thailand so I cant get genuine cigar box's here and to import would be a 'nightmare' to get through customs.  I plan…

Started by Rich Butters

11 Oct 24
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First time using the Gitty Amp Kit

Here is my first time building an amp using the kit from CBGitty. I think it turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. lol IMG_20191020…

Started by Steve Register

7 Oct 24
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