ILL GREEN
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ILL GREEN replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Jack/Strap Combo
"Depends if its a stereo or mono jack.  The two small pins are your positive, both need to connect with a single wire if you going mono. For stereo, one is hot the other cold and ground remains as ground."
Jun 5
ILL GREEN replied to Kaelan Dreyer's discussion Hola from Albuquerque! in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Hola and bienvenidos to the nation."
May 10
ILL GREEN replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Lacquer on antique box?
"I'd use acrylic-lacquer spray. Dries in minutes, so you can layer maybe 6 or 7 coats before the can finishes in 2 hours or so. There's also acrylic-polyurethane spray, which is just as good."
May 7
ILL GREEN replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Securing screened grommets for sound hole?
"I always try make a tight fit. If the diameter is 1 inch I try to make a 15/16 hole or 7/8 and file away. Makes gluing nonexistent. "
May 4
ILL GREEN replied to Poorness Studios's discussion The new photos widget is driving me nuts
"Yeah, I think they were doing a maintenance today because the site was down for a few moments. Its back on but I see what you seeing."
May 3
ILL GREEN replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Right now, almost done with the 7 guitars I'm building. 1 is top priorty because my father's birthday is next week.  He is the reason how I got into guitar making.  He originally had a black Telecaster when he met my mother.…"
May 2
ILL GREEN replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I'm liking that black look. Its like I can hear the vibes of it just by looking at it."
May 2
ILL GREEN replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Why have a switch? in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Couple of ways to have a no-toggle-switch guitar. But all root to how the pickups were made. One should be north and the other, south. Both can be wounded the same direction. The positive becomes the ground and the negative becomes the hot of one…"
Apr 12
ILL GREEN replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Yes, and thank you because if I made a thread for every idea I came up with, this place would be avalanched. "
Apr 7
ILL GREEN replied to micky rooney's discussion aluminium bobbins
"Bobbins should be non-conductive. Wood or acrylic thin boards around 1/8" or 3/16" would be recommended. Or any  non-conductive material, even a vinyl record. Coils need to be suspended, if you used aluminum, you can fry the whole…"
Apr 7
ILL GREEN posted a status
"Building my magnificent seven solid body gits. One bass, two lefty guitars and four different style electric guitars. Never did this many"
Apr 6
ILL GREEN replied to François's discussion Using a valve headphone pre-amp
"You should be fine using it as a preamp.  I never installed a headphone preamp inside a guitar, but I have used them in recordings to boost levels I needed because I had a bare bones 4 track Tascam with just level and panning, oh and the…"
Apr 6
ILL GREEN replied to Jeffrey Blessing's discussion Fret width / depth
"Just by taste.  Also some buy their frets for the ease of nipping and installing like the low narrow frets; they are easier to nip than wide jumbo frets. I buy gold medium frets when going all gold hardware, even the nut is polished brass. Most…"
Apr 5
ILL GREEN replied to Paul Craig's discussion New Used Guitar Day x 2
"Thats a steal of a deal.  Very nice."
Apr 5
ILL GREEN replied to Mike Kinzie's discussion Bolt on necks
"I suggest to cut out neck plates from 1/4" thick wood. Or if you are a blacksmith, you can custom make your own plates because I never found metal neck plates for a cbg. I tend to make my own from wood. Also, if you have a truss rod in the…"
Apr 3
ILL GREEN replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion How to Mount Humbuckers + Sound Demo of "Toaster Bucker" pickups
"Hey Paul, I too bought these Toaster Buckers. Really underrated pickups and a nice chunky sound. Never tried Filtertrons to compare. The only mounting rings that fit perfectly for these mini humbuckers are sold at CBGitty.com as Chrome Small…"
Apr 2

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
C.B. Gitty shop
How many instruments have you built so far?
3
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I love guitars of all kinds. Its the sound and tone of them that attracts me. The thing I love more about CBGs, is the nature of building something out of nothing. Taking average, everyday material and creating an instrument that will fly you to the moon and forget about the world. I don't know if the word exists to describe the world of ingenuity CBGs are, but its dank, dirty, garage, gully and best of all, funky.

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At 10:50am on March 7, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks ILL ! Glad you liked it, Appriciate your like !

At 2:09am on November 23, 2018, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation, glad you made it :)

 
 
 

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