Josh Thompson
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Buy Pickups or Make My Own?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig May 16, 2020. 9 Replies

For all those out there that make there own pickups, I have a questions on cost etc.Do you find it cheaper to buy pickups or build your own?  What is the rough estimate cost to make a 3 string…Continue

Damaged During Shipping To Client

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southern Ray Apr 21, 2020. 4 Replies

I had a client buy one of my gittys, I shipped it to them and when they got it the neck was broken at the top where it angles.  I build now over 100 gittys and shipped all over the US, this is the…Continue

Filming Your CBG, questions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Lynas Jan 31, 2020. 6 Replies

OK, the more and more I sell the more and more I have people ask me if I have any videos on how to play or some songs they can learn and I keep telling them no I don't but there are numerous people…Continue

My 75th CBG and somthing new!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Poorness Studios Nov 5, 2019. 4 Replies

I've been making cbg for almost 7 years, I just finished my 75th one, I have sold all but 8, it's been a fun journey, learning experience and I keep learning something new.So for my 75th I wanted to…Continue

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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How many instruments have you built so far?
100+ cigar box guitars, 2 pre amps, 2 cigar box amp, canjos, cigar box ukuleles
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 all the different sounds and looks they have. Every single box is unique.

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At 8:36pm on January 31, 2020, Dave Lynas said…

I looked at your photos Josh. Wow ! You do well crafted beautiful Work. I’ve seen your work over time. Excellent work !

At 11:53pm on August 13, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

Good evening Josh,

We will be at Handle Gallery in North Park Mall for one more week through the 20th of August.  If you come down on the 20th let me know what time so Gary and I can be at the gallery - would like to see your work up close.

At 11:00am on July 17, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

Josh - got your e mail this morning - just got home from church and headed to the shop to work on some builds - if you would send me your direct e mail so i can get in touch rather than through here - I know I had it at one time but am unable to come up with it at present - will be glad to answer your questions and give you some thoughts and input 

At 3:21pm on May 16, 2013, darren brown said…

thanks agn josh

At 7:48pm on April 15, 2013, darren brown said…

thanks for the comment .

At 2:56pm on January 24, 2013, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

Hey Josh, I saw your comment about the LM386 amp circuit...I've built a number of them, and so I added a pic of the schematic here. One tip, it's a good idea to use an 8-pin IC socket and solder it to the perfboard to keep the heat of soldering from damaging the IC. Just pop the 386 into the socket afterwards.

Voltage ratings on the 10uF and 220uF capacitors can either be 16v or 25v (or whichever you prefer).

Happy building.

At 7:04pm on October 12, 2012, darren brown said…

thanks josh its layers with an airbrush takes a bit of tryin on scraps first .

At 5:48am on August 28, 2012, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Hi Josh

The corners were cut from the sheet shownon this photo.If you anneal the brass it makes it easier to bend (heat it up until it is dull red and allow to cool slowly)

They were bent over a hardwood block held in a vice. I used thin gauge brass so it could be bent with just finger pressure then dressed with a hammer to sharpen up the folds.(polish the hammer face first to reduce marking)

 
 
 

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