Timothy Hunter
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Truss rod placement ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ILL GREEN Mar 28. 6 Replies

so, i did a bit of a search but couldnt find anything definite . How / where do i layout the truss rod channel? neck is scarf joint and will have a fretboard . i find lots of pictures of channels and…Continue

Guitar bits from ALDI australia.

Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan Feb 8. 5 Replies

for the Aussies in the group. found these at Aldi todaythe pickups are meant for an acoustic guitar but they are prewired with a 6.5mm/ 1/4" jack . $10 AUD.the uke kit is a cardboard box neck and…Continue

first attempt at a scarf joint. repair ideas needed.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jan 14. 6 Replies

ok well i made the job harder than it needed to be. i didnt quite cut straight and the joint was twisted.so i double sided taped the two parts together and spent a lot of time sanding it square and…Continue

 

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Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"awesome sounds... "
yesterday
Timothy Hunter replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Volume/Tone Pots
"been a few mods to direct output on electric guitars using pickups. some factory too.  for Piezeos some do just direct wire it out, some have added a cap to the output jack to tame the treble a bit.  thats what tone controls on the amp are…"
yesterday
Timothy Hunter replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion 7 way strat mod. Three volumes one master tone. Where to go with output of SPDT switch?
"good luck. need a sound bite of the mod working.."
Dec 1
Timothy Hunter replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion 7 way strat mod. Three volumes one master tone. Where to go with output of SPDT switch?
"just watched the video a couple of times. the output of the switch goes to the same place as the output of lug 4 so in the modded circuit you have made the switch goes to the output jack."
Nov 30
Timothy Hunter replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion 7 way strat mod. Three volumes one master tone. Where to go with output of SPDT switch?
"what is the SPDT switch doing? or more importantly what do you want it to do? is it a kill switch? a phase reversal switch?"
Nov 30
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion About that fret burner...
"doesnty matter how its built hand held or a rig like the video you showed. for a 2" bit of nichrome wire to burn a fret line on a neck all you need is a 9V battery. all very safe except for the wire itself that gets very hot. use an old car…"
Nov 30
Timothy Hunter replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Resonator guitar build....the Journey
"true that. he makes it look so easy... tempted to have a go but i know i havent got the patience or tallent for a propper guitar.."
Nov 29
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion question about Variac use
"im with Cause here. not a safe way at all. if you want to use nichrome wire to burn fret markers there are safe ways. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzaHd-BmROA this video shows using a 9V battery. notice how hot, glowing red the wire gets!…"
Nov 27
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion Question about pre-amps
"yes the rest are in the RF detector circuit and the IF curcuits, all part of the radio side."
Nov 23
Timothy Hunter liked Taffy Evans's discussion Resonator guitar build....the Journey
Nov 23
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion Question about pre-amps
"from schematic, phono/radio switch selects between the output of the radio or the input from the RCA phono input. good news id the phono input goes to the preamp tube . Either input goes to the 1Mohm volume pot then to ist audio tube 19T8 then…"
Nov 22
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion Question about pre-amps
"firstly, does the radio work? if you get no sound from radio then the amp might be faulty. if you are going in through the record player inputs then the guitar should be more than enough i would expect nasty distortion. the record player also has…"
Nov 21
Timothy Hunter replied to KOOL DOG HOOCH's discussion Tuner screws (screwed)
"shovel and a sieve??  might find them..lol  but seriously after a bit of searching the googles i found this in a forum post "For vintage (Kluson type) tuners they are #2 x 3/8", round head Philips sheet metal…"
Nov 20
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"advantage of the Arduino is he can now add new cycles of his own..lol well the washing machine hasnt missed a beat since i resoldered it, wasnt too confidant but the proof is in the using..."
Nov 19
Timothy Hunter replied to sid's discussion fret scale measurement?
"i find this online one the best.. http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/ you can save a PDF of the scale and print it out..  only problem is you have to enable flash for this site as it needs it to show the save buttons..  you…"
Nov 15
Timothy Hunter replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Visitors to the workshop
"did ya buy them a round??  buggers look thirsty...lol"
Nov 13

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
cigar box guitar.com
How many instruments have you built so far?
3/4 3 string , 1/4 of a Uke
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The simplicity, and the freedom to build it any way you desire. There are no rules!

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neck fretted and how not to do it!

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 8:23am 5 Comments

finally got the nerve to fret the neck and ran out of glue half way through. so i got some more glue today i am using Loctite Gel Control in a silver bottle with blue side grips. worth the $5.80 AUD it cost. the other glues i tried either took too long to set or soaked into the wood and didnt stick to the frets.

The frets are made from a Champion branded…

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first build part 2

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 7:22am 13 Comments

Design parameters

600mm scale length, 20 frets. cigar box is 270 x170x50 mm

threaded rod as nut and bridge

string through on 35 mm overhang

neck%20layout.pdf 

600mm%20scale%20length%20fret%20guide.txt

thanks Jhono for the tips on getting…

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first build log.

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 12:30am 3 Comments

Hi everyone, my name is tim.

I have been playing guitar on and off ( mostly off tune) since i was about 13 when my step father found a handmade guitar under someones house when he was installing telephones back in 1973.

 I have seen Cigar Box Guitars around over the years and always wanted to have a go with one. So i figure now is the time to start and after reading through the forums here and a intensive 3 week google self education binge it time!

I am going to start…

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At 3:46pm on April 20, 2017, Moritz Voegeli said…

Timothy hi, any idea how we could handle the induction pickup stuff in its rather impractical form it still exists?

 
 
 

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