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Modifying Piezo 3 disc pickup

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Sep 5, 2015. 1 Reply

Am looking at a 3 disc piezo pickup.  Can I safely cut and seal the end of one of the wires leaving just two discs?Continue

Guitarfetish has lots of bodies and necks at great prices

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Dec 17, 2014. 5 Replies

In case anyone not aware of the clearance salehttp://www.guitarfetish.com/Factory-Buyout-Clearance-Sale_c_410.htmlContinue

CBG Pickup - Active or Passive

Started this discussion. Last reply by John van der Valk Oct 19, 2014. 3 Replies

I am converting a small child's guitar to a bass.  Using a passive internal piezo disc is simple and cheap.  How well does this work?  Adding controls/eq a lot more work, a little more expense.  If I…Continue

cigar box guitar neck with tele/strat/lp style headstock

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Sleep Feb 8, 2012. 3 Replies

Was a guy selling these necks on ebay....not there now.  Very nice neck for the money.  Anyone know who?Continue

 

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PhilUSAFRet commented on Diane in Chicago's group Cigar Box Fiddles - Plans, ideas, tips & more
"Thanks, planning on a 2 string anyway, so not worried about standard "fingering." Wondering how gCEA tuning would work, have it on my mando, tenor banjo, and of course my ukes."
Nov 7, 2017
PhilUSAFRet commented on Diane in Chicago's group Cigar Box Fiddles - Plans, ideas, tips & more
"Thanks Mark."
Nov 7, 2017
PhilUSAFRet commented on Diane in Chicago's group Cigar Box Fiddles - Plans, ideas, tips & more
"If I use a regular unfinished violin neck, what size works best, full size? 3/4?"
Nov 6, 2017
PhilUSAFRet replied to allen vanstory's discussion fiddles
"What size necks work best?  4/4?  3/4? 2/4?"
Nov 6, 2017
PhilUSAFRet replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion VIDEO: Blues legend, Mac Arnold scorches the blues on his gas can guitar
"I think the strap clip is blocking the view a little."
Jun 13, 2017
PhilUSAFRet added a discussion to the group Percussion Anyone?
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Amplifying a porchboard/foot-bass/stomp box - How Large Should the "Chamber" be.

After listening to many such critters on you tube and the Logarhythm I have, I have come to the conclusion that most if not all  have the same problem.  Without added "special effects", they do not sound like basses to me but a foot tapping a hard piece of wood.  So, here's my question for you percussion "Experts".  My idea is to place piezo pickups, likely the jacks that come with 3 disc, on a thinner "soundboard" a certain distance below the thicker top that the food stomps on. Just my…See More
May 19, 2017
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Percussion Anyone?

Cigar box guitar players can lay down the rythm, but who lays down the groove? This groups is for the percussion player in all of us, lets see/hear/and feel your homemade percussion instruments.
May 11, 2017
PhilUSAFRet replied to Andy Busch's discussion What can I build with this? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"GEt them all, sell at a salvage center, and use the money for more CBG supplies."
Apr 17, 2017
PhilUSAFRet replied to Mark Wood's discussion Building my 1st Cigar Box Bass with Cerrywood box and tiger stripe maple neck in the group Cigar Box Basses
"Wow, can't wait to see the finished instrument.  Going to be a stunner."
Mar 25, 2017
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Cigar Box Fiddles - Plans, ideas, tips & more

Idea trading post for bowed instruments. Share photos and tips of fiddles and whatnot that you've built, acquired or seen.See More
Mar 6, 2017
PhilUSAFRet replied to Butty One String's discussion British Army Veteran in the group CBGs for Service Members
Oct 17, 2016
PhilUSAFRet replied to T-Gripped's discussion Making new metal look vintage in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
Oct 3, 2016
Rod Lindsey replied to PhilUSAFRet's discussion Sound Hole Inserts in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
""I guess I want to put myself into my builds and if I can do that then I will be happy.." I totally agree with you. My first build is VERY generic, and i haven't been overly happy with it, even though I have have gotten several…"
Sep 23, 2016
PhilUSAFRet commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yes, I am attaching to the cone.  Thinking of using both piezo and humbucker pickups but haven't decided on that yet."
Aug 24, 2016
PhilUSAFRet commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
" Only reason I asked is that "gaskets", often felt, have sometimes been used to get a uniform "seal" between the lip of the reso and the soundboard to pevent air from escaping. Not sure that logic would apply to…"
Aug 24, 2016
PhilUSAFRet commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Just got a nice pet dish for my reso build.  It has rubber around the edge.  I'm wondering if anyone has tried leaving it on for a better "seal" ?"
Aug 24, 2016

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At 6:04am on October 29, 2014, wes carl said…

Phil  If you look at my page you will see I use a lot of car speakers on amp builds  Old Ford Truck speakers work great  Hope that helps

WC

At 3:12pm on August 27, 2012, Old Lowe said…

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