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Gispet Boxs have great acoustics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 11, 2015. 8 Replies

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2string Diddly

Started this discussion. Last reply by Uncle John Jun 15, 2015. 6 Replies

Not pleased with sound. Going to add piezo.Continue

Cigar Box Builders Decree

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Nov 26, 2014. 33 Replies

The Cigar Box Guitar Builders Decree(Well, mine anyway)1. The finish does not have to be mirror quality.If it is basically the same color all over, thats good enough.Why do you think they call it…Continue

Magnetic Pick Ups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder May 30, 2014. 6 Replies

Being a newbie (at 76) I was wanting to build a Piezo and a Magnetic P/U  to see the difference.With spare parts available, I was wondering if one had to use a 3 pole P/U for a 3 string and a4 pole…Continue

 

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Future of box availability

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 5:14pm 5 Comments

This may be old news to some of you, but I was told something by a Cigar shop owner that surprised me.  His shop almost always has 50 -100 empty boxes available but most are on the small size. A little small for a CBG but ok for amp, speaker, etc. I picked out 3 boxes and commented on not seeing some of the big names in the pile. He told me the companies with the nicer, larger boxes were buying them back from the stores or giving the store credit for them.  I can see this having quite an…

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At 11:04am on May 10, 2016, Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans said…

Bill - I thought I remembered that you were in Norman.  Not too far from Edmond!  About 5-6 months ago, a place called "Joe's Work Shop" opened up near my office near Memorial Road and Santa Fe in North OKC/Edmond.  It offers memberships with access to lots of power woodworking tools.  The folks there really like my CBG's and would like me to offer a class; in fact I've been showing one of the guys there how to build them.  He's certainly caught the bug, and it's all I can do to try and keep him from going off the deep end!  Would be cool to meet someday!   Gary

At 7:27pm on December 3, 2014, Kent Wilkinson said…

I didn't really know about this site. But I love it.

At 3:17pm on November 13, 2014, Randy S. Bretz said…

Just some of my in house stock....looking for something in particular let me now

At 7:31pm on September 16, 2014, Dave Lynas said…

Hi Bill, just message me your address and the ones you'd like (or give me some measurements to select from). I'll mail a packet with my return address and you can send a check. All the slides are the same price. 10$ post paid. Thanks for the interest. I'll be happy to send some your way. .... Dave

At 10:09pm on September 15, 2014, Dave Lynas said…

Thanks for the friends request Bill. Glad to be a friend. .... Dave

At 6:59pm on August 4, 2014, Gregory E. Payne said…
At 6:36pm on August 4, 2014, Gregory E. Payne said…

Bill Capacitors are our friends. Might go a long ways to clear that up. I have both those tubes in abundance. I have two SB-1000's to the left and right of me. I am a old 160 hand on 1.880 LSB. I have not been active for a while. But ready to go his Winter. Using a Double Extended Zepp, my favorite for 160. I have been repairing and restoring Hethkits for years. My other passion. Some Health problems had me down for a couple years, but on the mend. I would have expected maybe a 6EA8 in there somewhere. I have a lot to learn. I have been tossing this around in my mind. The standard SB line audio board with a bit more amplification on the back end? Your thoughts? I can replicate the board easily.

At 2:01am on August 4, 2014, Gregory E. Payne said…

Curious is the Amp from a print or Home brew? Very interested in Amps.

At 2:00am on August 4, 2014, Gregory E. Payne said…

Very nice Bill!

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