If you like please post a SHORT explanation of how you got the CBG building, playing addiction.

I had many guitar parts, maybe enough to build 5 or 6 guitars. While in a smoke shop that had a walk in humidor and I saw my first cohiba red dot box and bought it not for a guitar but a just a stash box.

Few days later at a large garage sale bought a guitar body with neck for $6. When I laid the guitar on the bench next to the box the light came on RTZ#1 . First guy to play it like it so I gave it to him.

Then I found this site while trying to put a Smoky Amp in a Acid box and learned about the 386chip.  In 8 years I have built about 34 sting instruments with the help of ya'll thanks.   RTZ

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thanks for the post Will, if you get them in front of people who already play they sell easy. just another way too get hooked.

In the mid-90's I stumbled across a dulcimer and learned how to play it (no musical talent at all up till then) and became addicted to them. Over the years I built several but always had a hard time finding parts for them. A friend gave me some cigar boxes she picked up at a flea market as a trade for building her a "canjimer" and the old brain started churning out ideas.In doing some research I came across C B Gitty and the parts problem was solved! I built a 2 box dulcimer with some leftovers and some Gitty parts and I was hooked (not too difficult as I have sort of a compulsive personality anyways). I ordered the 3 string guitar kit and it turned into a beautiful guitar that I am now learning the blues on and I just ordered the amp kit. Uh-oh, I feel another addiction coming on----I gotta go make some sawdust.  Art      PS, Can't say too much about C B Gittys parts and service, they're great.

thanks Art,   dulci was a bit of my finding the cbg world still have not built one

   The amp bug is another one of my problems. always looking for better sound. as your playing  progresses look at getting a small factory amp with effects you just cant build a amp cheap as they can with all the great sounds modeling can give you.

Good to know I'm not the only one. This and DIY effects pedals... Lets just say this one is a D-E-E-P rabbit hole.

Runoffgroove.com?

Good grief Tim! Thanks a lot! LOL I could have gone the rest of my life not knowing this, I haven't finished my cbc or the revamped amp projects and you just had to dangle this carrot in front of me! Already I'm eyeballing the amp enclosure, thinking to myself "Do I have room for the electronics in there, hard wired in?" I was better off thinking this kind of thing was for the "smart" kids, but Nooo you just had to pull back the curtain on OZ! LOL Thanks for the link, I'll have to wear my "special" jacket a little while longer.

I think I can help a bit more ;-)

http://freestompboxes.org/

https://www.electrosmash.com/

Electrosmash is particularly worth a visit as they reverse-engineered a bunch of commercial pedals. Some of them are quite simple when you actually look at the inside (especially the fuzz face).

LOL Just have to go there! Man you're all brutal. I feel like a kid in an ice cream shop. I felt the same way when I found 'Diesel place.com, the only difference is, I can afford this! I'll never ever build a stompbox though, the wife is already to kick my ass to the curb for the noise I make now! Thanks for the links. 

You're very welcome.

You know how we always want to be "helpful" around here ;-D

Your thoughtfulness is overwhelming! LOL

On a serious note, how hard is it to build a channel loop( have no idea what it called) Where a few chords are recorded and played back in a loop,  the something else is added and so on!

Guess I misunderstood what a stompbox was. I thought it was a wood box with a Piezo, switches and a cable to stomp your foot on for rhythm like in one of Puckett' videos.

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