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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sometimes guitat pedals have been called stomp boxes because you stomp on the switch to turn them on and off.. 

i currently have too many projects on the go but one of them is to refurbish an amp i have. it was a 30W transistor amp with a 10" speaker. amp died so i built a 20W amp kit for it and i am going to build in a digitech RP50 foot pedal. current slow up is i have to relocate 13 leds and get a new metal frame built. i have a new switch pcb made but these leds are not only indicators for editing efects but also the built in tuner... one of these days i will get around to finishing it..

It's still an effect in a little box that gets activated by your stomping foot either way. LOL

I've been on that one before.

Lots of places selling kits these days too. Smallbear and Stewmac sell them. Somebody had to take up Radio Shack's slack.Haha

Try radio shack.com

yeah, we have Jaycar.com.au here in Aussie. and a couple of others. sell all types of electronics kits and premade stuff, toys, arduino etc...

Tim, watch out for those roundtoits, they have a way of bitting you in the ass! I was in my storage shed earlier this morning( I go about once a lifetime) and found a project I was supposed to do for a friend. I had completely forgotten about it. To make a long story short. He has moved and doesn't speak to me anymore. So as a warning "Roundtoits" come with side effects.

yep, havent got a round tuit. got a square one in the shed but it doesnt work..lol

spent most of my spare time lately building a set of cupboards in the back of the garage ( the missus scrapbook and craft room) to store some of here stuff!  its about 15 foot long and 3 feet deep in US speak, 4.5m by 900 mm in Aussie.the sooner i get that knocked off the sooner i can finish my 3 string bass

LOL Never had much luck with the square roundtoits either, it's just something about them!

Tim, post some pics of those cupboards on my "What's On Your Workbench" thread.

might but they aint pretty .lol

35mm x 70mm non structual timber an chipboard shelves. havent put the doors on yet or covered the carcasses . doors are just internal house doors... missus says she is going to sand them and then paint white..  will believe it when i see it..lol

she already has the shelves stuffed full before the doors are on!!will see if i can sneak a photo or two and add them later..


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