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Cigar box guitar builders are a creative and resourceful bunch. Share ideas for CBG materials and supplies that are free, nearly free, or recycled.

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The Effects of Coffee, in a good way, folks........

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by Wilda Connell Aug 5, 2020. 7 Replies

Low Budget Sanding Tool

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Comment by Seasick Mick on November 26, 2019 at 12:06pm

I just clamp things with my fingers and stay there for a day or two...No expense at all.

Comment by BrianQ. on November 26, 2019 at 3:43am

Comment by BrianQ. on November 11, 2019 at 2:46pm

:D

Comment by BrianQ. on October 30, 2019 at 7:18pm

Dollar Store find, 4” Clamps, 4 of em’, a dollar plus tax?

One in action, they’re not Pro quality, but they hold tight enough to do the job, so a good low budget buy?

Comment by Wade on July 24, 2017 at 6:03pm
Those buggers can be small! Glad to hear you sorted out the problem
Comment by Alan Robinson on July 24, 2017 at 4:13pm

Had not taken  it out the bag which made it hard to see. The resistor was on it lol

Comment by Where's Uranus? on July 24, 2017 at 2:09pm

I think you mean capacitor? Tone controls are generally a pot (the turny thing, it's a variable resistor) with a capacitor connected to ground.

However a piezo itself is a capacitor, so maybe they react differently, a picture or two would really help.

Comment by Alan Robinson on July 24, 2017 at 1:50pm

Bought a cheap Piezo from ebay with a tone and volume prewired. When it arrived the tone pot has no resistor on it. Not managed to try it yet but I thought a tone pot would not work without a resistor ?

Comment by Where's Uranus? on February 13, 2017 at 9:11am

Yeah, cheapest I see are these, for $18, maybe that's the way to go?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-5pcs-String-Banjo-Machine-Head-Tunin...

Comment by TN Twang on February 9, 2017 at 3:47pm

Duck already said exactly what I was gonna' say. (Great minds!)

 

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Save that box screw up!

Started by Wade. Last reply by Thomas "Duck" Petry Dec 4, 2014. 2 Replies

CB string height gauge

Started by Wade. Last reply by Wade Jul 9, 2014. 2 Replies

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Started by Keith 66 Jun 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Free recycled Piezo pickups

Started by Wade. Last reply by Rob Brighton Jul 3, 2013. 19 Replies

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Started by Where's Uranus?. Last reply by Mark Lindsay Jun 4, 2013. 8 Replies

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Started by Wade. Last reply by rusty case Feb 11, 2013. 1 Reply

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