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First time builder, getting confused with what types of boxes are best

Started by Bob Leon. Last reply by Nayeb Gofs Jun 24. 5 Replies

So I’ve got a thousand ideas, which my wife hates. The two questions that I’ve not been able to solve via google are very basic. A) What are the best types of boxes to use, I’ve just picked a 5 or 6…Continue

Looking to make a Uke for my second build

Started by Nathan Christenson. Last reply by the anonymous pick Feb 7. 6 Replies

Greetings all, I built a 3 string cbg awhile ago but never actually learned to play it.During these last months (years?) of plague I ended up following my brother, father, aunt, and niece into…Continue

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Hello from Virginia - N00B to CBG

Started by Bill Saunders. Last reply by Bill Saunders Nov 4, 2020. 2 Replies

Hello!. Name is Bill. Built my first CBG from a CB Gitty kit 2 months ago. Now working on learning to play the thing. Got interested after seeing Samantha Fish playing one in a music video.…Continue

First Build (almost) complete

Started by Grizzly Coleman. Last reply by Joe Caruso Aug 25, 2020. 1 Reply

Grizzly from VIC, AustraliaIt's been a long time coming but I've finally attempted my first build and it's probably turned out, and sounds better than expected, (although i wasn't expecting too much…Continue

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Comment by Nayeb Gofs on July 13, 2021 at 4:40am

Where is the all topic, I could not found

Comment by Paul Craig on June 23, 2021 at 6:51pm
Welcome Nayeb. There's lots of helpful information on music and how to build instruments in "The Essential Pages" at the top right of the page. Also several groups and forums in the "posts" icon at top middle in red.

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Comment by Nayeb Gofs on June 23, 2021 at 1:21am

Hello!

I'm new here from Texas!

I started to learn from friend and their cigar and I want learn more music. 

:)

Comment by Paul Craig on May 30, 2021 at 3:15pm

Welcome back Fumikazu Tajika!

Comment by FUMIKAZU TAJIKA on May 29, 2021 at 3:53am

Hello again,
I came back from 2011. 10 YEARS AFTER.:-)
I like mostly cigarbox music. I have several CGBs but they are not popular over here Japan. I write some songs and play CBG. I respect Shane Speal and many of CBG players.
Best regards,
FUMIKAZU TAJIKA

Comment by Paul Craig on April 10, 2021 at 12:52pm
Welcome here Peter.
CBGitty has a bunch of pickups to choose from and they do great customer service.

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Comment by Peter Bryenton on April 8, 2021 at 7:24am

Hello folks

I'm new here. I have retired from professional life and am now simply enjoying the freedom to make, mend and build all sorts of crazy projects which please me.

I was given an empty wine box, so I made an acoustic three-string guitar with it. A friend suggested I add a pickup to it.

My main aim is to recycle and re-purpose wherever and whenever possible. You'll see how my weird head works if you take a look at my first post.

Cheers

Peter

Comment by the anonymous pick on March 12, 2021 at 7:07pm

Paul , Lol, Sorry if i put that vision in your head too long  ;-) 

Comment by Paul Craig on March 12, 2021 at 4:06pm

Anonymous Pick hahahahahaha

Comment by Tim Pannabecker on March 12, 2021 at 11:25am

Roy,

I agree with the comments you have received.  I like both the mag PU and Piezo PU so a often install both, but I use a potentiometer (volume knob) on each PU, usually install a psycho knob (Artec QDD).  This allows me to blend the output of each PU, with overdrive and/or distortion of my “tone” knob (Artec QDD), with clean play to OD and/or distortion.  Im not much of a musician but I like to experiment with sound and tone

 

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Looking to make a Uke for my second build

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Hello from Virginia - N00B to CBG

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Glad to see I'm not the only one.

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