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Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box

Started this discussion. Last reply by Art Prior Sep 8. 11 Replies

I'm trying to work up a very short scale (prob. 19.5") CBG that should be able to fly on most airlines without them batting an eye at the case as a carry-on. In my quest to reduce length while…Continue

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John Mark Perchalski replied to James Pobog's discussion About neck thru.... in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I haven't used the kit, you'll want to think about the fit and how much clearance you'll have for your fretboard. Remember that the action (the distance between the strings and the frets) becomes quite important, so consider that…"
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John Mark Perchalski replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"A really lovely instrument, Chris. I look forward to seeing your next!"
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John Mark Perchalski replied to FoldedSoup's discussion Single U-Bass String on 4-String Git
"I started to answer this, then realized that I'd never empirically tested what I was about to say, and that I'd never heard of anyone who knew anyone who it actually happened to. The common hearsay I was taught amounts to 'bass amps…"
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John Mark Perchalski replied to FoldedSoup's discussion Single U-Bass String on 4-String Git
"There're a few types of metal-wound strings made for the uBass; the Pyramids sound particularly nice. Those would work just dandy for a magnetic pickup. You assumed he'd use a rubber string...I didn't want to assume he'd be using…"
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John Mark Perchalski replied to FoldedSoup's discussion Single U-Bass String on 4-String Git
"Soup, if it was me (and darn it, you're giving me THAT ITCH) I think I'd probably rig my strings, nut and bridge on a fretless neckboard before going and building the box, and get an idea for the realities of how trying to play the string…"
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John Mark Perchalski replied to FoldedSoup's discussion Single U-Bass String on 4-String Git
"This sounds interesting and I'd love to know how your build turns out!"
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John Mark Perchalski replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Awesome. I'm still in the process of figuring out 'how is this box going to sound different?' using whatever I get my mitts on."
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John Mark Perchalski commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"One other thing to add, Rich, that I guess we all sorta know but maybe don't like to say out loud (at least not where the box on our workbench can hear us), focus on/remember or possibly that we all just take for granted: There are gonna be…"
Nov 7
John Mark Perchalski replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Just touching bass again here a moment. When I introduced the word 'overkill' to the discussion, what I was trying to imply was that it was much stronger than was physically necessary for the rigors that I'd expect an average cigar…"
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John Mark Perchalski replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Very pretty indeed! I notice you've not only adjusted your bridge for intonation, but you've also placed your string anchors so that the higher strings have successively longer placement. Might I ask where you found the information on…"
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John Mark Perchalski commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Rich,I'd strongly suggest that you watch a few (dozen) videos on cigar box building, with a focus on scale, intonation, and neck fitting. As every cigar box is a bit different, the understanding you will gain from watching others build…"
Nov 6
John Mark Perchalski replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I haven't deliberately put together a bad box to experiment with it, but it seems to me that so long as your corners aren't weak and don't rattle (resonate together as one unit, like the frame of a drum) you should have no issue, nor…"
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