Ron Lutz
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piezo pick ups on cbg amps - no sound

Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan Jul 23, 2017. 1 Reply

Hi all:I have several cigar box amps, some I've made using Gitty parts and some purchased from them.  I test the guitars I make with them, some piezo and some mag pu.  The magnetic pickups work great…Continue

 

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Ron Lutz replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Fret Sides Dressing
"here in Arkansas with humidity changes, the fret tangs are what had been giving me trouble.  What I have been doing lately and seems to work great is to cut the frets to length and then nip the ends of the tang at an angle, then install the…"
Jul 19
Ron Lutz replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"these are nice boxes.  A friend gave me one which I made into a 4 string fretted.  The box had seen a few better days so I gave it a golden oak stain which complemented the aging beat up look.  the top on mine was about 1/4"…"
Jul 19
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"My photos will not upload to the page now, has something changed? Is everyone else still able to upload images?"
Jan 30
Ron Lutz commented on Braille's group Lap Steel World
"What I meant by acoustic is simply to get a little more volume without having to rely on the pick up when just picking in a quiet room without amplification. In my experience, lap steels built on solid bodies  really need amplification to be…"
Jan 23
Ron Lutz commented on Braille's group Lap Steel World
"Answer for Slo Blues Dani Y Ol' Grey Bear.   I am in the process of a double neck lap also.  Your 1 1/2" oak should do just fine.  The several I have built  are of 1' Ash, some with an added sound box.…"
Jan 23
Ron Lutz commented on Braille's group Lap Steel World
"this is my 90th guitar, 8 of them have been lap steels, still experimenting for acoustic effects.  this one is getting closer to my vision.  Hollow body ash with top sound holes.  It is similar to an earlier build for a client but…"
Jan 23
Ron Lutz replied to OldNick's discussion My first Lap Steel Build in the group Lap Steel World
"Great job. looks very nice"
Jan 23
Ron Lutz replied to Gary Williams's discussion Second build in the group Lap Steel World
"Now that is "Gnarly" in other words,VERY COOL, AWESOME."
Jan 23
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"Hi Uncle John;  I used a straight edge, a square and black sharpie.  the ink is permanent and it works fine for me on the lap steels."
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"I agree, it’s a good wood, most of my strats are Ash. We have lots of ash trees here also, mine always seem to get taken over by termites tho,cheers "
Nov 19, 2018
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"I like ash.  I have a thick hall tree I made from it.  How did you make the nice and precise fret and border markings?"
Nov 19, 2018
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"It is Ash, we have a lot of it here.  Local tree services call it "pain in the ash" probably cause it's so hard.  I disagree with them, it is a nice solid hardwood and I love the grain structure.  A lot of picture frame…"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
various sources over the years
How many instruments have you built so far?
92
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
They are instruments that pretty much anyone can build and enjoy with very little expense and they can produce very unique sounds. I'm amazed at the vast range of creativity in the builds I have seen so far and they look like they will be great fun to play once I learn how.

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At 2:24am on March 16, 2017, Darryl Tuttle said…

Any species of wood that you definitely should not make cbgs out of

 
 
 

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