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Small box woes?

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FX rigs and recommendations

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London One Man Band festival with Hollowbelly

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Comment by Ade on March 16, 2009 at 3:33pm
yeah its nearly car boot season again, will be getting up nice and early.
had a look round b and q and homebase today, don't know what i expected to find in there though!lol
Comment by smojo on March 16, 2009 at 3:33pm
That didn't work for some reason - bummer.
Comment by smojo on March 16, 2009 at 3:33pm
Sorry I'll try a proper link to click on
Comment by smojo on March 16, 2009 at 3:32pm
I just searched Youtube for stomp box and found this. Not what I was looking for but pretty cool anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO8TUMitTDU
Comment by smojo on March 15, 2009 at 11:14am
Ade, I totally agree with HB about making do with whatever. I've seen a few really nice CBG types where people have made their own plywood box and decorated it with something cool. The QS tin really does have a natural resonance that is very nice. I have a cool KITKAT tin that one day I'll get around to making into a guitar. Have a look around car boot sales, lost of possible items for next to nowt.

Randy - I've come to a standstill on the stomp board. Got anice old wooden box and mounted the plate on top. Tried a piezo pup in it and it sounded crap. Need to beef up the sound somehow.
Comment by Ade on March 14, 2009 at 5:44pm
thanks randyrooster, i will pop in tommorrow and ask
Comment by Roosterman on March 14, 2009 at 3:52pm
Ade, also try your common or garden wine shops (Oddbins, Threshers etc) - they sometimes sell individual cigars and Iv had a few boxes from them. Or build a box from scratch & decorate to suit - the only limit is your imagination! I agree 100% with Hollowbelly though - it truly is about makin do with what you have - some of the best CBGs on here (in my humble opinion) are the inovative ones made out of junk :o)
Smojo - looking forward to seeing some pics of you license plate stompboard!
Comment by HOLLOWBELLY on March 14, 2009 at 3:30pm
Hi Ade-I can get a cd to your door for £4.99-thats delivered-cheaper than itunes/amazon/cdbaby and all the other places-you know how it is-all these distributors have to take their cut.
simply pay me by paypal or even send a fiver if you dont have paypal.I'll send you my email address and use that when paying-dead easy.HB
Comment by Ade on March 14, 2009 at 2:40pm
nice one smojo and hollowbelly, thanks for help.
been checking out your websites funnily enough, smojo you make some nice guitars man! and hollow belly i love your playing, where can i buy a cd, or better still are you planning on coming to essex anytime soon?
i like the quality street guitar on your site smojo, i wish my wife hadn't just chucked a tin away!! i suppose any type of box will do, or i could even make one, how about a flying v cigar box guitar!lol

cheers

ade
Comment by HOLLOWBELLY on March 14, 2009 at 11:26am
hi Ade-why not do what I did-give up! then, find a tin (much easier to find here in the UK) and make one outa that instead-sure you get a more 'reso' tone and less 'warmth', but still.I personally spent hours on Ebay trying to find decent cigarboxes the right size at a reasonable price to no avail.I think making one with whatever is at hand is true to the ethos of cbg's y'know?
just my pennies worth dude.good luck, HB.
 

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