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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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Nails for frets?

Started by Mike. Last reply by Alan Robinson Aug 1, 2017. 8 Replies

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Comment by micky rooney 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 Glenn Watt on November 26, 2019 at 7:18am

Genius!

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

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

:D

Comment by Glenn Watt on November 11, 2019 at 1:23pm

Nice, BQ! 1 Dollar for four clamps? That's right in my price range, even if they aren't pro-quality ('cause neither am I.)

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 ?

 

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