I seriously thought that this would be a more active group. After all there is so much "treasure" thrown out everyday! Anyway I recently found boxes of old brass plumbing fixtures in a storage unit I decided to rent. With so many uses for these parts that I already know, how many of you have used these parts and what for?

Views: 278

Replies to This Discussion

I use the 1/4 inch copper T's for slides. I'm actually amazed more folks don't know about them for this use. You can use 'em as a slide the normal way (not so much on pinky cuz of their weight but on ring finger) or with your index (pointer) in teh top section with a slide in your lap. Either way they work GREAT. Just check for burls inside. Of course you can always cut and de-burr 'em for straight slides, full or smaller one's. Also small copper pipe can work great for bridges. Too thick for a nut but... And then there are steampunk concepts with copper, etc. on the body and so forth. By the way, I'm nearly 61 and I dumpster dive for elements to build found-object gits all the time. -Glenn

Oh- the same goes for brass... heh! -Glenn

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

saved from landfill

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by Ron Lutz Mar 14, 2017. 10 Replies

Plumbing Parts

Started by David E Bowen. Last reply by Wayfinder Oct 21, 2015. 3 Replies

Mini washboard pick guard?

Started by Bear Peterson. Last reply by Wayfinder Oct 21, 2015. 2 Replies

dog walk treasure hunts

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by Dianne Woods Dec 8, 2010. 4 Replies

Started new job and payed off first night

Started by Shawn. Last reply by Dirty Dan Peel Nov 1, 2010. 3 Replies

dumpster divin.

Started by mike anderson Blues Box Guitars Jan 3, 2010. 0 Replies

Latest Activity

AGP # commented on Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson's photo
Thumbnail

Finally, an actual CBG

"Nice Basic CBG Denbo, Cigar Box Builds are what it's supposed to be all about, but I know…"
9 minutes ago
Michael Fred Johnson left a comment for Uncle John
"Thanks for your comments on the tenor Uncle John"
14 minutes ago
AGP # liked Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson's photo
15 minutes ago
AGP # commented on Maddog's photo
Thumbnail

Junkstock Gas Can Guitar

"Yep!, love the look of this one MrDog,  :-)"
17 minutes ago
AGP # liked Maddog's photo
18 minutes ago
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear liked Calim's video
19 minutes ago
AGP # liked Ken Vickerson's photo
20 minutes ago
AGP # commented on Clarky's video
Thumbnail

How to play Electric Worry by Clutch on Cigar Box Guitar

"Well Done Clarky, don't recall ever hearing of the band "Clutch", just had look on…"
22 minutes ago
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear commented on Matthew Borczon's video
Thumbnail

go tell aunt rhody

"Old time epic! I imagine as close to the birth of cigar box instruments as I’ve heard so far.…"
22 minutes ago
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear liked Matthew Borczon's video
23 minutes ago
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear commented on Poorness Studios's video
Thumbnail

Cigar Box Foot Stomper

"Sounds good. Great use of a preamp and neat idea with that mouse mat. Thinking outside the box…"
26 minutes ago
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear liked Poorness Studios's video
27 minutes ago

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 -->