Carl Laman
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  • Harwich, MA
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Strings for an acoustic/electric build

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Oct 5, 2015. 2 Replies

What are you guys using for strings (acoustic or electric) when making a guitar that could be used as an  acoustic, but also has a magnetic pickup (no piezo) ?I have built guitars with a piezo and a…Continue

Strings for acoustic/electric build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richey Kay Oct 9, 2015. 4 Replies

What are you guys using for strings (acoustic or electric) when making a guitar that could be used as an  acoustic, but also has a magnetic pickup (no piezo) ?I have built guitars with a piezo and a…Continue

 

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Dale's full view

"This great Carl!  I love how you did the sound hole that looks like snow capped Rockies.  The beer can headstock is awesome too.   The whole instrument is awesome.  Your Father-in-law should live it!"
Dec 29, 2020
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Jerry Jordan commented on Carl Laman's photo
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Dale's box closeup

"Nice job.,., the new owner will love it,.."
Dec 28, 2020
Glenn Kaiser commented on Carl Laman's photo
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Dale's inside

"It's a fun thing to do. I suspect someone/s here can tell us if somehow connecting a spring to the pickup in a more direct way would give (via an amp) more reverb? I've done several and acoustically it took 4-5 of 'em to give a louder…"
Dec 27, 2020
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Dale's inside

"nice, I enjoy the effect of a spring. "
Dec 27, 2020
Carl Laman commented on Uncle John's photo
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Lucky 13

"Had to check this out after I saw the video. What a great gift. I too enjoy giving them away and maybe inspiring someone. Neat trick with the Gitty bucker. Is it flush with the rest of the fretboard?"
Dec 26, 2020
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Dale's fret markers

"Thanks Unc, The precision is due to the pre Christmas gift to myself. A bench top drill press.Good idea for a slider!"
Dec 26, 2020
Carl Laman commented on Carl Laman's photo
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Dale's back headstock

"Thank you Unc."
Dec 26, 2020
Carl Laman commented on Carl Laman's video
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Another beer inspired Cigar Box Guitar

"Thanks Guys, Unc, First time using the box bottom. Some challenges but I like the advantages. Dave, Yeah the Vox is a cool machine, lots of tones and drums too. Poorness, So right! I am a home brewer as well as this CBG thing. Derek, Thanks I…"
Dec 26, 2020
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Winter Wonderland (on cigar box guitar)

"Thanks  for adding to the festivities! Very enjoyable version"
Dec 26, 2020
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Silent Night

"Love all the improvisation on this!"
Dec 26, 2020
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Carl Laman commented on Derek Rose's video
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That Ending Time of Year

"Wow! Fantastic sound! Great song, and performance."
Dec 26, 2020
Carl Laman commented on Glenn Kaiser's video
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Christmas Day 2020 Diddley Bow Tune

"Wow! So simple yet involved."
Dec 26, 2020

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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How many instruments have you built so far?
11
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
That magic moment when it is first strung and tuned up.
The first chord that is strummed and you say" Damn, I made a guitar!"

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At 5:35pm on October 29, 2020, A.D.EKER said…

Hi carl ! im using a Boss 01s Drum Partner ,its great for minimal percusion,

thanks for asking ! Greeeetsszz A.D.

At 9:19am on September 3, 2014, John McNair said…

Hi and thanks for the kind words! the pickups have there own website this address,

thanks again http://acme-guitar-pickups.blogspot.com/

At 9:58pm on July 25, 2014, Dave Lynas said…
Hi Carl, thanks for the friends request. I'll be glad to be friends. It took me a while to realize that it worked. Seemed like i couldn't accept the request. I haven't figured out how to make friends. Somethings wrong with my connection. Anyhow, :^) .... Dave
At 6:20pm on December 11, 2012, Lowatter said…

Hey Carl. I'd really like to know what your using for your battery powered amps. Are they repurposed from something else. Thanks for any info and great looking builds you have going there.

 
 
 

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