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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

3 string Bass conundrums

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Jan 6. 12 Replies

Ok got the tuners on the way and ordered 2.9mm fretts.  and a pickup too ,…Continue

 

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Timothy Hunter replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Bowing necks
"i think the main clue is this "then secured inside the box with blocks" i think the side of the box was twisting under tension because he then goes on to say "Lately I have been reinforcing the neck with material that runs the inside…"
Mar 10
Timothy Hunter replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Bowing necks
"is the neck actually bowed? or is the neck just tilting up under tension? how big a block did you use inside the CBG? as Tom T said thinner strings will definitely help with the tension."
Mar 7
Timothy Hunter replied to Joe Arbour's discussion wood soundboard on metal box
"nice Mitch.. looks like this might be the next one . struggling with a 30" 3 string bass build at the moment. first scarf joint and i didnt get it quite square or level.. "
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Timothy Hunter replied to Joe Arbour's discussion wood soundboard on metal box
"when i joined here before i made my first CBG i toyed with the idea of using some thick sided plastic containers i was given. they originally had a slide on plastic lid and were used to ship jewellery internationally. without the lid there is a nice…"
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Timothy Hunter replied to Dogleg Steve's discussion accurate fretting
"plenty of online fret calculators on the interwebs.. best to use a mm rule will be more accurate http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/     you can specify inch or mm scale length and number of strings. it will give you a list…"
Feb 26
Timothy Hunter replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion HTF did you get the CBG addiction.
"built my first guitar amp for myself around 1980. made several more over the next few years. sold a few built some for family. heard my first CBG type guitar somewhere around 2000 ish, cant remember, but i remember hearing it and wanting one but…"
Feb 11
Timothy Hunter replied to Rough Cut Tom's discussion Replying to comments
"there should be a reply in red under the comment. if you click on that to reply and your reply should be directly under the comment ... "
Feb 9
darryl kernaghan replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion Guitar bits from ALDI australia.
"Went to the local Aldi today, grabbed a p/up for 10, also, yesterday I dropped my Korg tuner that I've had for 20 or so years, and it is non functional now, so I grabbed one of their clip on tuners for another 10, it seems to be exactly the…"
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Timothy Hunter replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion Guitar bits from ALDI australia.
"yeah i realise that now..lol  a pic of the inside.  "
Feb 8
Timothy Hunter replied to Michael shrader's discussion Beginner Question- different box
""no rules" Michael. give it a go and see what it sounds like..."
Feb 8
Titch the Clown replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion Guitar bits from ALDI australia.
"The Aldi website now clears historical specials so now 13 Feb is up 6 Feb is gone. "
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Timothy Hunter replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion Guitar bits from ALDI australia.
"ok where did the photos go? we having trouble with the site? also no option to edit my first post."
Feb 6
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Guitar bits from ALDI australia.

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 tuners seem already fitted and neck is fretted.Uke kit $30 AUD.almost forgot to say the pickup is very thin i didnt measure it but between 6 and 8 mm if i hazard a guess. might pick up one of the pickups payday if they have any left..See More
Feb 6

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cigar box guitar.com
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3/4 3 string , 1/4 of a Uke
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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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