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 Steven Adler's discussion 2nd Build Electronics Questions in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
Apr 20
Tim Pannabecker replied to Steven Adler's discussion 2nd Build Electronics Questions in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I like using the mag pup, piezo and psycho knob.  I control the amount of piezo vs Mag pup with volume pots and the psycho knob as the tone.  This was a good way for me to get a very versatile git.  There are some very talented…"
Apr 20
Tim Pannabecker commented on Cigar Box Nation's group Introduce Yourself!
"Roy, I agree with the comments you have received.  I like both the mag PU and Piezo PU so a often install both, but I use a potentiometer (volume knob) on each PU, usually install a psycho knob (Artec QDD).  This allows me to blend the…"
Mar 12
Tim Pannabecker replied to Cigar Box Nation Official's discussion WEIRD INSTRUMENT ALERT! MIKU'S Hurdy Gurdy Kalimba Mechanical Sequencer
"Thanks Brian !!! Miku is a true craftsman and his work is art.  I have loved watching his creations for years "
Mar 9
Tim Pannabecker replied to Cigar Box Nation Official's discussion WEIRD INSTRUMENT ALERT! MIKU'S Hurdy Gurdy Kalimba Mechanical Sequencer
Mar 9
Tim Pannabecker replied to andrew payton-smith's discussion whaaaaaa? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"where did you put the piezo rod?  Between the bridge and paint can lid? You could always add a disc piezo and wire it in.  But the paint can lids I have done have a banjo sound, heavy twang."
Mar 6
Tim Pannabecker replied to Bob Leon's discussion First time builder, getting confused with what types of boxes are best in the group Introduce Yourself!
Nov 27, 2020
Tim Pannabecker replied to T-Gripped's discussion License Plates for LPGs in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Sorry BrianQ I didn’t read your excellent reply"
Nov 13, 2020
Tim Pannabecker replied to T-Gripped's discussion License Plates for LPGs in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Christopher, you can use Flat Pup that screw onto the top of the plate and will not have the interference that you mention.  Mississippi, the delta blues is considered the birth place of Blues.  The CBG is rooted in that history and many…"
Nov 13, 2020
Tim Pannabecker replied to Dave's discussion New guy, new build
"Hey Dave, you are creative and I can’t wait to see your sweet bass.   BTW ask as you go through the process if you have a questions, there are many brilliant builders on this site and we like helping the newly addicted.  I am…"
Sep 2, 2020
Tim Pannabecker replied to Cigar Box Nation Official's discussion How to Play Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" on 4-string Cigar Box Guitar
Sep 2, 2020
Tim Pannabecker replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Warren,  Brian is the big dog around here.  I love the flat pups, I use them almost exclusively.  It will make a great electric, but please paint tape the areas you are working on cause those tops are very easy to scratch.…"
Aug 7, 2020
Tim Pannabecker replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Tim Pannabecker replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Welcome Warren, MadGomer is a 100% correct.  Thick tops (sound boards) are best used as electric guitar.  The great acousticals Have a much thinner sound board, think a standard Dreadlock acousti, the sound board is very thin.…"
Aug 6, 2020
Tim Pannabecker commented on Andy Stone's group CBG wiring & electronics.
"I have used the surface mount flat pup (wickedbucker) it’s about $30.  Now there is the Gittybucker for $13.  Has anyone tried the Gittybucker?  If so what has your experience been?"
May 2, 2020
Tim Pannabecker replied to Jim Codog's discussion Yardstick Fretboards in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Splitting the neck lengthwise is called “ripping” the board.  A Depot or Lowe’s or lumberyard will do this for free when buying their product."
Feb 17, 2020

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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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