I wonder what people think about putting the volume knob on the top side of the box rather than through the lid. Seems like the knob can get in the way when strumming, especially with a smaller box. Most people seem to put the knobs on the lid, in the corner near the bridge.

related question: if the side or the lid is too thick for the potentiometer shaft length, is it better to remove some material to thin the wood, or just buy a pot with a longer shaft?

Views: 245

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Hi, you would not want to be fiddling with that volume on the peghead as you play, as some player do, I can see one getting RSI. Ha ha.

In this photo the volume is operated by the grill on the top right.

Taff

I like that design.

Thanks Michael. Might be a case of design before functionality though, not really enough soundhole area me thinks. Never mind.

Taff

Hi. I put it on the side, right next to the jack input.
if the material is too thick, use forstner drill to thine it from the inner side obviously

I did one where the knobs are near the strap lug, but just out of the way.

What I liked is that there is less wire movement when I need to open the lid.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

r.e. testbed...

Started by James Pobog in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by James Pobog 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

new bridge

Started by James Pobog in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig yesterday. 22 Replies

Make a Lo-Fi Telephone Microphone! EASY 5 Minute Project

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Shane Speal shanespeal.com yesterday. 5 Replies

Salt when clamping!

Started by KOOL DOG HOOCH in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown on Sunday. 15 Replies

Homemade Fretless Bass Schematic

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by BrianQ. on Sunday. 2 Replies

Latest Activity

3 String Guitars posted photos
18 minutes ago
Morgan L. Scoggins posted a status
"I am in the process of relearning all of my old songs( Gospel, Hank Sr and Western Swing) for CBG."
21 minutes ago
FoldedSoup replied to FoldedSoup's discussion Single U-Bass String on 4-String Git
"Excellent advice, thank you.  A no-fret neck with a quick, low-tech minimal setup is decidedly…"
44 minutes ago
Daniel Walter commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

Did I Kill That Man? ~ original by me.

"Your song. My vote goes to your original, "Pistol in my Hand". Makes me more curious as…"
56 minutes ago
David Bowes commented on Dave Lynas's photo
1 hour ago
David Bowes commented on Barry Leavitt's photo
Thumbnail

Sampling of my work in progress

"Stairway to heaven!"
1 hour ago
BUGGY (C) commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
Thumbnail

How long ? - The Buggy Big band

"Thanks Dave, Poorness studio, and Uncle John"
2 hours ago
Poorness Studios updated an event
Thumbnail

New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival at Frenchman Theater

January 15, 2020 at 6pm to January 18, 2020 at 7pm
This is New Orleans annual CBG festival featuring a builders' forum, CBG contest, and 4 days of…See More
2 hours ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Ohiopicker
"Welcome to the nation, the Resources tab is highly recommended, as is the YouTube channels of Glenn…"
2 hours ago
Bart Desmet commented on Bart Desmet's video
Thumbnail

ACDB7323-D0CE-44D3-81C0-9BA756D72E7E

"Sorry Uncle John and Dave Lynas, I am new to the group. This is actually not a real video but an…"
2 hours ago
John MacKay replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion VIDEO: Beginner Cigar Box Guitar Lesson - the 0-3-5 Blues Scale Secret
"I love the blues and this is GREAT for me to try on my guitar! Thanks!"
3 hours ago
john w commented on Bruce Young's video
Thumbnail

May 17, 2019

"Impressive piece of engineering and nice to look at.  I feel your pain re the playing...like…"
3 hours ago

Events

Music

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->