Christopher G Daniels
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Bento Box peek

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. May 22. 2 Replies

I'm building a couple of Bento Box ukes from C.B.Gitty. I have not glued the box, so my pictures have it held together in some painter's tape. But I wanted to show it off as is, partly to help people…Continue

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Christopher G Daniels replied to stephen davies's discussion How could this be? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I've built a couple of "mason jar" speakers for my CBGs, partly after looking at cheap "practice amps" and finding this is a fairly common problem with them. Cheap amps get buzzy. I can't address the particular brands…"
Jul 8
Christopher G Daniels replied to Chris Sturhann's discussion Pickup Placement on High G Ukulele in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Sorry I'm going to be wet blanket here, but the disc piezos are just not sensitive for the positioning to that degree to be much difference. If you're not using a rod piezo placed directly under the bridge... disc piezos, not matter how…"
Jun 19
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BrianQ. replied to Christopher G Daniels's discussion Bento Box peek
"Kool, thanx for sharing. Ben really delivered on this kit! I’m getting ready to pop on a few myself. Looks like a good project for me n my daughter this summer? Keep us posted?"
May 22
Christopher G Daniels replied to Christopher G Daniels's discussion Bento Box peek
"I don't want to skimp on photos so here's some more raw pieces. The headpiece on the right is from a second build which doesn't include a "Bento Box" logo. I stained the back "Colonial Maple" already, I sanded one…"
May 22
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Bento Box peek

I'm building a couple of Bento Box ukes from C.B.Gitty. I have not glued the box, so my pictures have it held together in some painter's tape. But I wanted to show it off as is, partly to help people decide if they want to stain or paint before buying. The pale white poplar pieces have good enough grain for water-based stain, but the pieces are laser cut, which results in some not very sandable scorch marks. Any dark mark is indeed very visible on the natural white color although they are…See More
May 22
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May 22
Christopher G Daniels replied to Bluesheart's discussion Uke saddle which way?
"I'm sorry for resurrecting this old thread. But I think they got it wrong here and since I've only just learned of how compensation works on a uke (I thought it might be a factory defect on the saddle at first). I want to set this…"
Apr 28
Christopher G Daniels commented on Daniel Hulbert's video
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Building a Solid Body Baritone Ukulele

"Sorry, I don't like the concept. I think you should call it a "Practice Uke" because it's not going to be loud enough for performance (I'm sure cranking an amp with it would cause problems). Even calling this "solid…"
Apr 27
Christopher G Daniels commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Art Prior: I'm still, newish, but I coat clear poly, now I do it before anything else to protect the paper a bit, and cut down on minor ripping, tearing, or otherwise surface marring. I'd rather touch up if necessary afterwards than be…"
Apr 23
Christopher G Daniels replied to Holly Hodson's discussion Output method in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Hi Holly!  In honor of our sponsor, I'll first suggest a (now) $37 speaker kit from CBGitty. "Great 2.5-watt Parts-Only Cigar Box Guitar Amplifier Kit". They also have 2 "cigar box" speaker kits for about $50 Maybe you…"
Apr 21
Christopher G Daniels joined Andy Stone's group
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CBG wiring & electronics.

Want to plug that thing in? Here's a place to share ideas about pickups (Both magnetic and piezo) and wiring in volume and tone control, the best options in output jacks, and more!Remember that C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply is the one-stop shop for all of your CBG Electronics needs!See More
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Apr 21
Christopher G Daniels replied to Ramson's discussion pressure on peizo electrics is it a bad thing, im not getting much sound. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Check this out for explanations: ehomerecordingstudio.com/best-acoustic-guitar-pickups/ Pre-amp are necessary, if, for example, you're playing with other instruments. I'd suggest trying just adding a round piezo on the body. If the box is…"
Apr 4
Christopher G Daniels replied to Ramson's discussion Fretboard radius, is it to late? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Let's step back, why do you want it to be "more professional"? At times like this I remind myself I didn't spend $650 on a Stewmac kit to build an "actual" guitar. It's a Cigar Box Guitar and not necessarily meant…"
Mar 25

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Searching guitars on Amazon.com, finding CBGitty products
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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Variety of ways sound can be amplified with them. Resonators, piezos, pick-ups. Even the surprising loudness of cardboard construction by itself. It's bigger than the old traditional acoustic vs electric guitar rivalry. And the entire lute family has representation.

I'm not sure where to post this yet, but while it's on my mind; I've been struggling about making my first CBG with the conflict between making a very tradition-looking and/or sounding CBG vs. a "hot rod" with modern electronics, and I got a breakthru: science-fiction themed post-apocalyptic CBG. I imagine some people somewhere have already thought of this; why not make a CBG with the (conceptual) leftovers of future collapsed civilization, not just today's or yesteryear's junk? Mix found materials with whatever expensive components I have access to? Maybe it's silly, but if this is going to be art project, I need to have a excuse to put whatever I want into it. Dystopian Box Guitar is it! 

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At 7:21pm on January 2, 2019, gordon barnes said…

Iived in Marlboro, worked in Framingham GM plant.  Think I might have gone to Ahhhlington once to watch my daughter play soccer, over 40 years ago.  I bet you don't miss the traffic, I moved to south Boston Virginia, When I go back to Mass. it's scary.  I can say, noone has given me the one finger salute for 17 years.  Small town in old south, police wave when they pass. nobody flipping us off, my wife said, don't they like us here?  Back to work. Gordon  ( Great dismal swamp king)

At 12:26am on January 1, 2019, gordon barnes said…

Gordon again, I just saw your post about the Post-apoc. theme being silly..  I don't think silly exists with these things.  Its like the musical theater of the absurd.  That's the fun I guess. I'm old, what apeals to me is elegant and nice tone. , But what do I know.  I bought a Guitar with a dog dish resonator without a strait line or a true rt.angle on it.  Check out cbgs made by Lenny Perrot in Montreal, Pappa Mojo cbgs..  They make great cbgs, Thats off-set by the fact that as a French Canadian, he roots for Le Habs.  I'm from Boston. Guitars are great, Hockey team sucks.  Did you get so see RAY bOURQUE wHEN HE CAME FROM bOSTON AND WON THE sTANLEY cUP FOR  cO.  He is God in boston.  Him and Bobby Orr.  Talk to you later   G  (SWamp dog hog whiner)

 
 
 

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