Tim Pannabecker
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Trivia Quiz

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick May 15. 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. 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. 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. 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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Paul Craig replied to Tim Pannabecker's discussion what defines a cigar box, baritone guitar in the group Baritone Guitar (cbg)
"Depends on how far off it is on the 12th. A little compensation tuning is expected as long as the compensating doesn't ruin the open tuning, a lot means the intonation is off. ;) I always tune open and then compensate at the 12th every time I…"
Jun 11
Tim Pannabecker replied to Tim Pannabecker's discussion what defines a cigar box, baritone guitar in the group Baritone Guitar (cbg)
"Ie.  G open fret, g on 12 fret.   I’ve got the at but on the 12th fret it maybe flat or sharp, based a digital tuner. Is that considered good, though not 100% “on” ?"
Jun 10
Paul Craig replied to Tim Pannabecker's discussion what defines a cigar box, baritone guitar in the group Baritone Guitar (cbg)
"As long as the 12th fret is a octave above the nut, your in good enough territory. ;)"
Jun 10
Tim Pannabecker replied to Tim Pannabecker's discussion what defines a cigar box, baritone guitar in the group Baritone Guitar (cbg)
"It’s more than just an angle it needs to be movable and not glued I love the hard tail rollers, great flexibility.   If I can’t make art and intonation, I don’t keep it. my last two build intimated to a sharpe or flat, but the…"
Jun 8
Tim Pannabecker replied to Bruce Young's discussion Headless three string building and playing. What I learned.
"Wow, sexy 25”"
Jun 8
Tim Pannabecker replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Protect this painted box ?
"Right, it looks like unintentional ware, that’s the art"
Jun 8
Tim Pannabecker replied to Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker's discussion Cigar Box Guitar How-to Knowledgebase at CigarBoxGuitar.com
"String selection can be elusive for many beginners, myself included.   It is awesome to get an article and guide that simplifies the decision.  I think that your recommendations are valuable for most Readers of any experience level"
Jun 8
Tim Pannabecker replied to Taffy Evans's discussion I need a banjo quick......so I built one.
"That is an amazing result for a single day.  It looks like it took a good deal of forethought and the patina is really great.  Sweet banjo brother"
Jun 8
Tim Pannabecker replied to Bruce Young's discussion Headless three string building and playing. What I learned.
"Brilliant.  I have been conceptualizing intriguing Tuner options, but your execution is exquisite.  I didn’t see the scale size you built, cause it looks long.  Absolutely a heirloom piece of art."
Jun 8
Tim Pannabecker replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Protect this painted box ?
"I like the well-worn look.  It is in keeping with the roots and philosophy of use what ya got, and you don’t got much.  Someday I’d like to make a CBG with just a pocketknife or nail"
Jun 8
Tim Pannabecker replied to Michael Pounds's discussion Protect this painted box ?
"Hey Dan, would that be a half gallon of HARD cider? jus kiddin Brother. Dan is my mentor in many builds and he has a crazy amount of knowledge.  "
Jun 8
Paul Craig replied to Tim Pannabecker's discussion what defines a cigar box, baritone guitar in the group Baritone Guitar (cbg)
"Intonation is a whole other can of worms. Haha Not every string will have intonation at the same length. Ever see a guitar with the bridge at an angle? That's the right way to get intonation for every string. If your bridge is straight up and…"
Jun 8
Paul Craig replied to Tim Pannabecker's discussion what defines a cigar box, baritone guitar in the group Baritone Guitar (cbg)
"Longer/Lower scale. Think Bass. Bass is 28' to 30" for Short Scale Bass, 32" to 34" for regular scale bass. Baritone is in between Guitar and Bass, 26" to 28". Difference between Baritone Guitar and Short Scale Bass is…"
Jun 8
Paul Craig replied to Tim Pannabecker's discussion what defines a cigar box, baritone guitar in the group Baritone Guitar (cbg)
"You can use regular gauge strings up to 28" scale(if they are long enough). I use D'Addario 10's on 24.5" scale on up to 28" scale. Tuning has to be lower than what you do on a 25.5" scale though. My 28" scale is…"
Jun 8
Tim Pannabecker replied to Tim Pannabecker's discussion what defines a cigar box, baritone guitar in the group Baritone Guitar (cbg)
"Will you are right.  I think once you have built 6 different setups in CBG.and they stay in tune and intonate correctly and/or you are having fun, ITS ALL GOOD.  So I look for new and/or challenging projects.  I’m not a great…"
Jun 7
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Tim Pannabecker's discussion what defines a cigar box, baritone guitar in the group Baritone Guitar (cbg)
"LOL, someone told me "KISS" Keep It Simple Stupid! Apperantly everyone over thinks the first build. I'm doing it right now with "what ifs" which turn into wouldah, couldah, shouldahs. Just go with the flow, if you f it up…"
Jun 7

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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:
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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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