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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

Flea market finds

Started by Mike Jul 24, 2017. 0 Replies

Not just a lolly stick

Started by Wade Jan 2, 2015. 0 Replies

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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!)

Comment by Suspect Device on February 9, 2017 at 12:33pm

Pegheds.com But those aren't super cheap either.

Comment by Wade on February 9, 2017 at 12:12pm
https://www.ebay.com/itm/391693993552

Ukulele Lite Planetary Tuning Pegs Tuner Chrome Plated Surface 128C-UB

@ $50 bucks
Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on February 9, 2017 at 11:38am
Comment by Where's Uranus? on February 9, 2017 at 11:15am

Looking for a cheap(ish) source for planetary style tuners. Not the friction peg style, actual geared tuners that aren't 90 degrees. Need 4. Any clues?

 

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Discussion Forum

Nails for frets?

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

Flea market finds

Started by Mike Jul 24, 2017. 0 Replies

Not just a lolly stick

Started by Wade Jan 2, 2015. 0 Replies

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

Recycled stuff

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

Joining Lumber

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

Fretboard radius

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

Free grounding foil

Started by Wade Feb 10, 2013. 0 Replies

Free Fret dot markers

Started by Wade. Last reply by Mark Lindsay Feb 3, 2013. 23 Replies

Recycled tonewood

Started by rusty case. Last reply by rusty case Nov 21, 2012. 13 Replies

Low $ substitute for banjo face?

Started by rusty case. Last reply by rusty case Nov 18, 2012. 6 Replies

Cheapo strings

Started by Karl G. Siewert. Last reply by rusty case Aug 27, 2012. 4 Replies

Hand saw.

Started by Wade. Last reply by rusty case Aug 27, 2012. 2 Replies

Tennis, anyone?

Started by Order99. Last reply by Order99 Aug 18, 2012. 4 Replies

1/2 Priced Nuts and Saddles

Started by Claude. Last reply by Order99 Apr 8, 2012. 10 Replies

Sources of bone for nuts/etc...

Started by BT Cohosh. Last reply by Karl G. Siewert Mar 15, 2012. 13 Replies

Cheap and easy bottle neck slide polisher

Started by Steve Becker. Last reply by Jeff Powers Jan 29, 2012. 7 Replies

Tuner preference

Started by Earl William Birth III. Last reply by Wichita Sam Mar 25, 2011. 3 Replies

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