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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  • George Hurtado
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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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BrianQ. liked Dave Lynas's video
5 hours ago
BrianQ. replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Speaking of “on the bench” I got these old pedals on the bench for true bypass & modification. The Ross is from Dec. 79’ In addition to true bypass, I’m replacing the obsolete power jack to a modern barrel style one. The…"
16 hours ago
BrianQ. replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"The SD pickup I was talking about was the Distortion pickup , he had been making those since 70’s, it got cut out of my original comment for some reason? I worked on 3 tours with VH as a stagehand and I mostly saw Di-marzios & SD…"
20 hours ago
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Gib and Willy in Duck’s Store

"A memorable 1st for the young Willy!"
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BrianQ. commented on Dave Lynas's photo
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Gib gets wired

"Got himself a De Armond, things are looking up for the lad!!"
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BrianQ. liked Dave Lynas's photo
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Time: 2-String Chugger Cigar Box Guitar

"That’s a good question, where the heck did time go & can it take this arthritis with it?  :)  great song selection as usual!"
yesterday

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 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

At 1:59pm on December 3, 2020, Michael O'Reilly said…

OMG...this is all too much (trying to catch up) & participate on a digital level.  I'll mess around with it more - but what I really WANT to do is build more Guitars.  This is really encouraging to see all the people doing this Retro Art Form. 

At 11:07am on September 19, 2020, Lappy said…

Thanks Brian!

BrianQ.'s Blog

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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DIY Rubber bands or How to Recycle a Bicycle Tube...

Posted on May 19, 2020 at 6:53pm 3 Comments

Here’s something that might be useful to some folks. I learned this from a veteran Handyman some decades ago, so I won’t claim it to be my idea? Something he didn’t notice? If you use as much of the tube as possible, only a 1 1/2” by 3/8” piece (Valve Stem) of it will be thrown in the trash. That’s good for the environment! Which is always a plus. The Tools used were: Razor Knife & Sharp Scissors/Shears. I ended up cutting over 200+ different size bands from 1 Bicycle Tube? Get your…

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