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 Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion Piezo Secrets from Cigar Box Nation Members
"may i ask why there are two volume pots? you are feeding the output  of the first directly into the second in series.. One pot would do the same job.."
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Timothy Hunter replied to Coppa Penny's discussion Electric Upright Bass
"you do realise this is a 6 year old post? you have been grave digging a few of these...lol  BTW hows the wheelbarrow comming along?"
Oct 9
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion Am I doing this right?
"i suggested in the other post but i would put the compressor at the begining of the chain. it will bring up the softer notes and even everthing out then drive the distortions harder could give you the crunch you are looking for.  dleay and…"
Oct 9
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion A pic of build #2 completed
"try compressor at the beginning of the effects chain. will bring everything up and drive the distortions harder."
Oct 9
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"Prayers for you and Val pick..."
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Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion Advice please...
"string can go between the pole pieces. a lot of commercial bass guitars have the string going between 2 pole pieces"
Oct 6
Timothy Hunter replied to Josh Thompson's discussion Amp with built in effects or regular Amp with pedals
"i have a micro cube , the effects are ok but you can only use 1 at a time. reverb or echo not both. i had an old digitech RP50 lying around and a amp with a blown board. my plan has been to replace the amp board with a 25W kit i built and use the…"
Oct 2
Timothy Hunter replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Xacto what you call it!
"not useless.. the guy said they are not made anymore.. might get more than a few bucks for it on ebay......"
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Timothy Hunter replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Xacto what you call it!
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Timothy Hunter replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion CNC carving machine
"bet the palm router is not included... that dewalt unit probably cost $200..."
Sep 26
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion Hollow construction?
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHEb42dUqT8 heres one way to hollow out a guitat... its been posted a few years ago but i couldnt find the post here..."
Sep 21
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"well i didnt tighten the bit in my dremel enough and it came loose and destroyed the neck i was routing.. the jig worked great but a loose bit just wobbled and cut too much and went right through the neck.  leson learnt. off to get more wood…"
Sep 18
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"piezeo wont work as a transmitter. to make sound they are usually driven in the ultrasonic range.. thats why they are used as buzzers, and those misters you see in fog/vapour effects. you have to drive them hard.. you could try a small speaker like…"
Sep 18
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion Yeah, OK,...
"looks like it has a regular guitar jack and a second output for what looks like a synth/drum machine in old school analog form..  if you save the pic and turn it upside down it has switches for 16',8', 5 3/8', 4', 2…"
Sep 18
Timothy Hunter replied to James Pobog's discussion Info please.
"i would suggest around 27"scale length. you can get baritone string sets too…"
Sep 18

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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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