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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 replied to L.J.'s discussion Florida CBG Builders/Players
"When homeowners and handymen tear out old kitchens in this area, the wood ends up on the curb for a special trash pickup. I always see old cedar (ooold bedroom chests, etc.) mahogany, mostly pine."
Jun 25
PhilUSAFRet replied to L.J.'s discussion Florida CBG Builders/Players
"If you will be near the Satellite Beach area, there is a nice pile of old, seasoned wood from old cabinets that looks awesome for making cigar box inspired instruments at the West end of Roosevelt near S. Patrick Drive."
Jun 24
PhilUSAFRet replied to Bob Herget's discussion Intentionally Introduced Neck Backbow in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Any relation to the Herget's of the Pittsburgh PA area? Bridgeville?"
Jun 1
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
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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

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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

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

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