Hey all, my name is Zach, i'm new here, and this is the start of TWO cigar box builds.... one is a bass, and one is a guitar.
i'll post pics as soon as i can but here's the materials i have so far:
1qty 1" x 2" (3/4" x 1.5") x 8' mahogany from Menard's
2qty 3/4" 1/4 round red oak from Lowe's
1 Punch cigar box 11 x 8.5 x 2.25
1 Rocky Patel cigar box 17 x 7.5 x 4.875
more to come! :)
I like the Rocky Patel boxes. They work pretty well for acoustics. Welcome. Bet you can't build just one (or two in this case).
hahaha, yeah, i've already got a couple more i'm planning. obviously i'm way too excited about this.... haha.
total cost so far btw anyone who is following is about $37 per guitar. pretty sure some people would have had a finished CBG by now. lol. meh. this is fun to me so the end price doesn't really matter as long as i'm happy with them, and it's something i enjoy playing.... i love making music.
welcome to the addiction Zach ;-)
haha, yeah, exactly....i've already figured that out. hahaha.
do bar piezos onlyyyy work with pressure on them or do they work differently depending on how much pressure you put on them?
the key phraze here is " they work better " with pressure on them.
depending on the quality of the rod .. you may get sound without pressure at all .. but you will get "better" sound with it .
cool, i got an idea for a bridge, it's kinda sorta complicated but it should work great either way, whether i get one that is good quality or not........i know CB Gitty manages this site but are his bar piezos pretty good quality?
i havent used gittys bar .. but i have heard any complaints about them .
Gitty's rods work very well....and give of a nice tone under pressure, the rod is inside the wood saddle being pressed by the bone horns....here's a good example http://www.cigarboxnation.com/video/the-longhorn-test
i'm thinking about sandwiching it in between two pieces of ebony, surrounded by wenge.
maybe something like mahogany or oak on the bottom and ebony on top, i don't know if the ebony on the bottom would be necessary, seeing how you really just want the part picking up the sound to be touching the tone wood