Tim Pannabecker
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Trivia Quiz

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick May 15, 2019. 9 Replies

Any one know who made Jimi’s CBG?Continue

Tags: Hendrix, Jimi

Amp builds on my workbench

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker May 13, 2019. 6 Replies

Im working on some amp builds.  6” speakers, 9v, 5 watt, effects, mp3, headphone jack, effectsi am fortunate to have a friend in Dan as he is mentoring me in this art formContinue

Do I need a nut ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Walter Mar 31, 2019. 22 Replies

i am finishing a build and the nut is tough to use.  Can I use a zero fret and screws for string alignment?ihave included a couple pics.thanks for your adviceTimContinue

Tags: Nutless, fret., zero

Distance from soundboard to string height

Started this discussion. Last reply by François Feb 5, 2019. 8 Replies

I am having a challenge in my builds, with knowing the levels of string to soundboard.  Neck/fretboard height compared to the soundboard.Does anyone know of a good primer on this topic?Here are some…Continue

 

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Tim Pannabecker replied to Adam Jellison's discussion Wickedbucker + Piezo +Volume Jack in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"hey Paul,   I couldn’t agree more with your J Bass recommendation.  Two volumes and a psycho knob for me. This is way better than a three way, as a 50% X 50% middle spot may not be the sound someone is looking for."
Jan 13
Tim Pannabecker commented on Jeff's group California CBGs
"I’m in Cali, Rancho Cucamonga.  HMU if you want to"
Dec 25, 2019
Tim Pannabecker replied to Jim Codog's discussion Magnetic Pickups - What's good in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Btw the blend of mag and piezo fills in where one or the other alone, my not give you the tone you are looking for. I have found the the flat/mag pups deliver a deep low tone contribution. The piezos beast out the high notes. It is my favorite and…"
Dec 12, 2019
Tim Pannabecker replied to Jim Codog's discussion Magnetic Pickups - What's good in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I like the delta blues pup, I love the flat-pups that are flat mounts (both of the suppliers you mention are great). I agree, I am typically building piezo and mag pups. I usually put the mag at the bridge, especially if you are using the bridge…"
Dec 12, 2019
Tim Pannabecker replied to Jim Codog's discussion Magnetic Pickups - What's good in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"with piezos I always use a pre amp.  There are harnesses for mag/peizo setups. I line my box with aluminum shielding, some use copper, and there are shielded wiring products. 3 way switches are one way to manage the two pickups.  I like…"
Dec 12, 2019
Tim Pannabecker replied to Terry's discussion Kiwi Guitarist in the group Introduce Yourself!
"this is my current build.  A reso, 6 string, P90 pup, rod bridge piezo, internal piezos"
Dec 7, 2019
Tim Pannabecker replied to Terry's discussion Kiwi Guitarist in the group Introduce Yourself!
"I don’t play well, but I play and build 3 string, GDg tuning, piezo and/or mag pups. im starting in on 4 string and several Ukuleles.  Building that for $8 is a sweet deal.   i really like the tone from Padron boxes.  I’m…"
Dec 7, 2019
Tim Pannabecker replied to Terry's discussion Kiwi Guitarist in the group Introduce Yourself!
" Ilike the simple Old School look.   How do you like the sound?"
Dec 7, 2019
Tim Pannabecker replied to Terry's discussion Kiwi Guitarist in the group Introduce Yourself!
"they a very rewarding to build and play"
Dec 7, 2019
Tim Pannabecker replied to Tyler Garrett's discussion How did I get here? in the group Introduce Yourself!
"First if the title is a reference to the Talk Heads song, well played, brought back great memories. and second you have a sweet diddle bow.   Sounds like you may have some knowledge to share yourself welcome"
Dec 6, 2019
Tim Pannabecker replied to Harvey Bernstein's discussion Hola Desde Mexico in the group Introduce Yourself!
"It is contagious, enjoy"
Dec 6, 2019
Tim Pannabecker replied to Terry's discussion Kiwi Guitarist in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Someday they may thank you for learning.  If you catch the building bug, that may test the marriage vows"
Dec 6, 2019
Tim Pannabecker replied to John Bartlette's discussion New to CBG in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Awesome share John, I’m glad you are musical, it feeds the soul"
Dec 6, 2019
Tim Pannabecker replied to Paul scofield's discussion New boy in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Welcome, you are a player, do you want to build also? Tim"
Dec 6, 2019
Tim Pannabecker replied to James Pobog's discussion Building my first CBG.... in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"the flush mount mag pups are nice and easy.  Otherwise you will need to cut into the neck for the drop in pup distance.  This usually requires beefing up the neck from the sides or under the neck, as the neck cutoff for the pup clearance…"
Dec 4, 2019
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Internet search
How many instruments have you built so far?
2
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 the sound, the history and the humble yet bad ass provenance

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At 5:32am on March 18, 2019, Bob "Ambrose" Negus said…

Hi Tim, a pleasure to be your friend.

At 8:41am on March 15, 2019, Uncle John said…

Hi, Tim.  I like your gutiars, especially the dog and the eye-bolt tuner builds.

At 6:07pm on March 8, 2019, Korrigan said…

Thanks Tim, I appreciate the kind words. There are definitely great folks here and a vast amount of knowledge archived in the forums... but it's not as active as it used to be. If you're a Facebook user you should check out some of the cigar box guitar groups there, it's a lot more lively. 

A few I belong to are:
Cigar Box Guitar
Fretless Cigar Box Guitars - Builders & Players Group
Cigar box guitar Builders owners and players

At 1:19pm on February 15, 2019, John Bennett said…

Many thanks for your comment, Tim. I decided that good old steel braces, steel bolts and plenty of steel screws were the way forward to getting a solid build with less chance of vibration and buzzing. Seems to have worked out OK and gives the option of taking it all apart again for future modifications - although I'd rather not!

At 7:29pm on January 28, 2019, Daniel Walter said…

thank you Tim, talk soon, wood, wood, wood. love the amp, "speaker grill" never grows old.

At 6:18pm on January 23, 2019, Grandpa said…

Hi Tim, and welcome to the obsession. This is Grandpa, here in La Habra, CA (N. Orange County). Been buildin' about 4 1/2 years, have made a bunch of gits. Give me a call if you want to talk about gits and building. I don't know about any local cbg fests, but I have a couple of "show and sell" events I'm attending over the next couple of months if you're interested.

Reach out--(562) 458-2881.

Later.

At 2:08pm on January 23, 2019, Jeff 'Bones' Reilly said…

That’s looking good Tim I’m sure it will sound great every one you build has it own voice to be found looking forward to a sound check . 

At 2:20am on January 23, 2019, Jeff 'Bones' Reilly said…

Gday TIM glad to have you onboard enjoy the fun and best of all no rules . Regards Jeff . 

At 11:42pm on January 21, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Tim check out the profile pages of Jeff “Bones” Reilly & Rev. Todd Hansen, if you’re looking for cbgs with offset necks?

 
 
 

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