Bob Herget
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  • Saint Peters, MO
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Bob Herget replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Springs in an acoustic cbg in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"My wife's last worn out pressure cooker is currently in my "To Be Built Someday" pile. Lol."
Jun 1
Bob Herget replied to Bob Herget's discussion Intentionally Introduced Neck Backbow in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Taff, Thank you for a thoughtful reply, germane to my question. I've built two, 3 string CBGs so far, one with an unfretted red oak neck with heavy, "Blues Blaster" strings, and the other has a fretted yardstick tacked to an alder…"
Jun 1
Tim Pannabecker replied to Bob Herget's discussion Intentionally Introduced Neck Backbow in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"So are you saying that the lamination of a couple different woods plus fretboard, gave you the best result?  It makes sense, but I have my builds as you mention in the last paragraph. "
Jun 1
Taffy Evans replied to Bob Herget's discussion Intentionally Introduced Neck Backbow in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi, good question, and there will be many answers and claims that they all worked, and they probably did work, so I will just mention my thoughts on the subject. To overcome any neck problems down the track a bit of forethought can go a long…"
Jun 1
Thomas "Duck" Petry replied to Bob Herget's discussion Intentionally Introduced Neck Backbow in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Wouldn't a "hollow steel rod" be a tube?"
Jun 1
Chuck Groves replied to Bob Herget's discussion Intentionally Introduced Neck Backbow in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I just get low profile two way truss rods from Stewmac for $10.90 apiece.  They are relatively easy to rout in and are adjustable, as opposed to putting a stiff rod in and hoping it works out"
Jun 1
Tim Pannabecker replied to Bob Herget's discussion Intentionally Introduced Neck Backbow in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"If you use a high bridge, it is similar to several stringed instruments.  If your neck has a back lean, the bridge and nut should place the strings parallel to the fretboard.  At least that is how I would do it"
Jun 1
Bob Herget replied to Bob Herget's discussion Intentionally Introduced Neck Backbow in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi David, Thanks for the input. Cheers, Bob"
Jun 1
David Clewell replied to Bob Herget's discussion Intentionally Introduced Neck Backbow in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yes. I reinforce my four string necks with a 1/4 inch hollow steel rod. When I epoxy the rod in place I clamp the neck to my workbench with one or two credit cards under the twelfth fret area. I don't know how much backbow that introduces, but…"
Jun 1
Bob Herget replied to Bob Herget's discussion Intentionally Introduced Neck Backbow in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I don't know. There aren't many Hergets in the U.S. There's a Gary Herget here in CBN who is big in the CBG world who lives close to me. We're pretty sure that we're not related, unless there a connection before records can…"
Jun 1
PhilUSAFRet replied to Bob Herget's discussion Intentionally Introduced Neck Backbow in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Any relation to the Herget's of the Pittsburgh PA area? Bridgeville?"
Jun 1
Bob Herget replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"My experience with just spraying over loose labeling is that it will still be loose when you're done. I do use spray lacquer on my gits, but first I take the time to very carefully glue down every last bit of loose labeling. I use Elmer's…"
May 11
Amir Sagi and Bob Herget are now friends
May 1
Bob Herget replied to Nick Burchett's discussion Cleaning Cigar Boxes
"I sit and stare at my dirty, vintage boxes before I do anything to them, then I approach them with the least invasive technique that I think might work and go from there until I'm happy. I have a couple of vintage solid wood Muriel Babies boxes…"
Apr 28
Bob Herget replied to Amir Sagi's discussion My Version for the CBG - The CBGR
"Wow, very nice! Welcome to CBN! A very ambitious build. You mentioned that it is your "latest" build. The quality of your work makes me wonder how many others you have under your belt.  I'd like to try a 6 string someday, but…"
Apr 28

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Surfin' on the old interwebs for CBG info!
How many instruments have you built so far?
Zero. I just started accumulating supplies.
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
As soon as I first thought about making CBGs, I immediately started to think about all the crazy recycled components I could use to enhance the quality or singularity of the sound produced from a CBG, or 2 of them, or 6, or 12, or..., well, you get the idea.

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At 3:02pm on March 27, 2018, Donkey said…

Hello, Bob.

Thank you for leaving a kind comment and warm welcome for me. From a picture you've posted, I see you've got several beautiful cigar boxes to start your building. Seems you've got plenty of opportunities to learn, and build upon, cigar box guitar-building skills. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Thanks again, Bob. 

At 10:38am on February 23, 2018, David L. said…

Hi Bob,  

Thank you for the friend request.  Regarding your question they are geared closed tuners.  I buy them from eBay and from which seller has the cheapest price at the time.  Typically this means a seller from China and a delivery time that varies between 2 to 6 weeks.  I have never had a problem and if I did PayPal would refund the price.  If you prefer a USA seller CB Gitty had an excellent reputation and a large choice with quick delivery.

https://www.cbgitty.com/search.php?search_query=Tuners&section=product

The only reason I don't buy from him is because I live in the UK.

If you are looking for ideas for your guitar build please feel free to have a look through my photos and ask any questions.

Kind regards,

David L

 
 
 

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