BrianQ.
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Shane Speal
How many instruments have you built so far?
Lost count?
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
How many famous musicians have started on them

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I like Spam, just not on Cigar Box Nation!

Started this discussion. Last reply by François Feb 5. 7 Replies

 

Welcome! Jive Turkey Muthasucka!

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"Thank you so much!! Shaun"
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Tahitian Ukulele

"This is way kool Rob, I had a traditional Tahitian uke at one time that was carved out from one piece of wood tho? Kukui I believe? I kick myself every time I think about having sold it, next time I go to Tahiti I’ll buy two!! "
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"Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build info & join some groups located in the Posts tab?Build one: https://youtu.be/pmzvfyOizV8"
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BrianQ. left a comment for Nicholas Miezio
"Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/ play info & join some groups located in the Posts tab?Build one: https://youtu.be/pmzvfyOizV8"
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Why are we here?

  Because we wanna build handmade instruments, that’s why? And we don’t want our wives saying anything about it, see! So look here, you get yer dirty sawdusty hands out there in the shop & build somethin’, why don’t ya!!!

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At 10:22pm on May 3, 2021, Shaun said…

Thank you so much!!

Shaun

At 11:46am on April 28, 2021, Bear said…
Thank you so much. Good to be part of this
At 4:06am on April 8, 2021, Peter Bryenton said…

Thanks for your welcome Brian.

I'll beat a couple of my Chromebook's IT gremlins into submission, then I'll have a look around.

Cheers

Peter

At 8:03pm on March 16, 2021, James Taze Bennett said…

true enough.

At 2:06am on February 19, 2021, Lorenzojose said…

Hi. Thanks for the,howdy.

when I click on the Essentials links I get notices of expired security certificates and that the site may be trying to steal my personal info.

maybe a site moderator should look into that.

thanks, Lorenzo.

At 3:11pm on February 12, 2021, A.D.EKER said…

Thank you for your Kind comments on the Mutant Guitar gif,  see where your coming from, it is verry much inspired by art , and all the stuf on the nation is mostly catagorised as folk-art anyway so i dont see the special disticktion, but  i will probebly not fall in the catagory anyway's  ,after reading the rules again in a nations mail from Gitty it has to bee a mutant between two instruments, and allthow the paint brush is a instrument in a way , its one for painting and not for sound allthow that is produced aswell when rolling the paint but my intensions are from a diverend Nature anyway ! but i see you like it and i thank you for your kind words on the subject ! greeeeetsszz A.D.

At 6:08pm on February 11, 2021, Kevin Whalen said…

Thank you

At 12:23am on February 4, 2021, BriceM said…

Thank you Brian !

At 4:00pm on February 2, 2021, JeffreyFB said…

An Apprehension Engine is a horror movie sound effects instrument. It features a three string guitar, a hurdy gurdy wheel, and other sound effects devices. I've included a YouTube video of the original machine played by its creator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzk-l8Gm0MY

At 2:06pm on January 27, 2021, ILL GREEN said…

Thanks BrianQ! Yes, I've been trying for a few weeks already to no avail.  Every time I post, it disappears.  And when I go into edit, my original post is gone as well.

If you can read this, let me know, I can notify the mods about it.  

Thanks again brother,

Ralph

BrianQ.'s Blog

One String Wonder- A Major journey

Posted on April 21, 2021 at 5:00am 2 Comments

Here’s a little skill builder exercise for beginners, based on the Major scale. It starts with a simple Scale, then progressively builds on it, adding one note at a time. You only need one string for this, so Diddley Bow’s are perfect for this exercise.

 

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Let’s talk LM386... Part 4 W/ True Bypass & Ext. Power for Dirt box Layout

Posted on October 23, 2020 at 3:54pm 0 Comments

Here’s the conclusion to the Dead Easy Dirt, for now...

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Let’s talk LM386... Part 3 W/ Stripboard Dirt box Layout

Posted on August 31, 2020 at 4:52pm 10 Comments

Let’s talk LM386, The continuing saga...

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Let’s talk LM386... Part 2 W/ Perfboard/Stripboard Amp Layouts

Posted on August 17, 2020 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Here’s the conclusion of the Smokey amp & Amp head, this is a continuing saga, so there’s more to come? This time we’re adding an External Power Adapter. This will give us freedom from dying batteries & a steady 9 volts at all times? And it’s super EZ! Rock on, my good people...

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Let’s talk LM386... W/ Perfboard/Stripboard Amp Layouts

Posted on June 17, 2020 at 9:03pm 3 Comments

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