Anyone have a good suggestion on what to use for a bridge on a 3 string cigar box bass guitar? Looking for ideas / suggestions / pics / any info you can share. Thanks! Chaplain Will

Views: 414

Replies to This Discussion

I don't have pictures... but I took two pieces of wood from the inside of an all wood cigar box... I glued them together... I then took a forstner bit and drill out two spaces for piezo discs... I wire the piezo discs in series and drilled a hole in the box for the wires to connect to the jack.  I cut a small slot and put a piece of fret wire in it.  My strings went across the fretwire as my bridge.  It sounded great.

Thanks very much! Sounds like good info.

 I used a old piece of copper tube, filed in some slots. (one broken string atm :) )

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


Discussion Forum

Cigar box a little different

Started by Phil Farabough. Last reply by Phil Farabough Nov 10, 2018. 10 Replies

first bass build

Started by Patrick. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 8, 2018. 6 Replies

looking for alternate tunings-

Started by Daniel Walter. Last reply by Ken Hutchinson Oct 14, 2017. 16 Replies

Bass build help

Started by Ro'Nique Staley Mar 22, 2017. 0 Replies

My first bass build

Started by Bryan Putnam. Last reply by Richard Haas Dec 2, 2016. 15 Replies

Building my first bass

Started by Henry S. Last reply by TN Twang Nov 30, 2016. 11 Replies

fingerboard question(s)

Started by Euraquilo. Last reply by Fomhorach Nov 1, 2016. 6 Replies

3 string bass questions

Started by Euraquilo. Last reply by Euraquilo Oct 31, 2016. 18 Replies

3 String Cigar Box Bass Guitar Parts

Started by Will T. Last reply by Murdoc_420 Jul 16, 2016. 3 Replies

Bass strings??

Started by jeffrey ross. Last reply by jeffrey ross Mar 25, 2016. 13 Replies

Magnetic vs Piezo pickup

Started by PhilUSAFRet. Last reply by Murdoc_420 Mar 25, 2016. 8 Replies

Weed eater strings and tuning.

Started by Poppy. Last reply by Murdoc_420 Feb 29, 2016. 7 Replies

Bass Uke string question(s)

Started by Lane Martin. Last reply by Where's Uranus? Jan 7, 2016. 6 Replies

Looking for 2 string bass plans

Started by Mike. Last reply by Mike Jan 6, 2016. 8 Replies

UBass strings

Started by Bobby Fields. Last reply by Bobby Fields Dec 11, 2015. 3 Replies

First bass build got a few questions .

Started by Piht Bull (Delta Dawg Guitars). Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted Apr 23, 2015. 23 Replies

bass frets...

Started by john mackay. Last reply by john mackay Feb 4, 2015. 4 Replies

Blog Posts

Leonard Cohen Life

Posted by Keith Rearick on October 7, 2021 at 11:18am 0 Comments

CBGer’s Lament

Posted by Ghostbuttons on October 3, 2021 at 12:11am 0 Comments

Sasquatch!

Posted by Mark E. Martinsen on September 29, 2021 at 8:39pm 3 Comments

Prototyping with a big ol' wine box

Posted by Ben on September 23, 2021 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Mr. Bells

Posted by Stephen Cohen on September 4, 2021 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Latest Activity

BrianQ. commented on the anonymous pick's photo
Thumbnail

smokable swamp witch guitar

"Puff, puff,play…."
1 hour ago
BrianQ. liked AGP #'s photo
1 hour ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Jurgs
"Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts…"
1 hour ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Bob Doyle
"Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts…"
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Chuck Hunsinger's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_20211026_192544

"Thanks, Chuck.   "
2 hours ago
Chuck Hunsinger commented on Chuck Hunsinger's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_20211026_192544

"I used a Dremel tool with a regular cutoff wheel and went around and around, it took a long time to…"
3 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Doug Thorsvik's video
Thumbnail

Chicken Fried: Surf n' Turf 3-String Cigar Box Guitar

"I take it you like your chicken fried! Me too Uncle John."
3 hours ago
the anonymous pick commented on Lee Custom Shop's photo
Thumbnail

6

"Great craftsmanship.!!!"
3 hours ago
the anonymous pick commented on the anonymous pick's photo
Thumbnail

smokable swamp witch guitar

"""I used to do drugs ,,,,,, well,,, i still do ,,,,, but i used to too"  -Mitch…"
4 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Chuck Hunsinger's photo
Thumbnail

IMG_20211026_192544

"Nice slide and git. How did you cut the slide? My easiest and pretty good home made slides are to…"
4 hours ago
Uncle John commented on the anonymous pick's photo
Thumbnail

smokable swamp witch guitar

"Pretty.  This one would suit a lot of folks.  Hey, it might slow down my too fast playing."
4 hours ago
Uncle John commented on AGP #'s photo
Thumbnail

AGP #446 - ''Jolly Jumbuck''

"Pro looking work, components and build. You are starting to get the hang of this."
4 hours ago

Music

© 2021   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 -->