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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 Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion 30.5" scale lay-out help needed please!
"whats wrong? if the nut to 12th fret doesnt measure 15 1/4" then find out what it is for example say it measures 15",then 15.25/15 x100  means you need to print at 101.6% size you would need to pick either 101 or 102.. i would go for…"
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Timothy Hunter replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Day 1: Whiskey Tin Diddley Bass
"either can is too thin or he is trying to tune too high, too much tension. try a thinner string.."
Jul 16
Timothy Hunter replied to Fantacone Box Works's discussion Break angle for bridge
"no, still need a bridge. tail piece is just a different way of holding the end of the string. you still need a bridge to define the scale length."
Jul 16
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"of course it will work.. just remember to wash in fresh water before drying if you use it in salt water..."
Jul 9
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"bass one end and gdg the other...lol"
Jul 8
Timothy Hunter replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.
"there are a few other fingerings i use. they are movable too like bar chords...  and here is a trick. play open strings. GDg.  then press the 5th fret of the middle string you get GGg . chuck a few in and it just adds something a bit…"
Jul 8
Timothy Hunter replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion 30.5" scale lay-out help needed please!
"make sure that "fit to page"is turned off. if not the printer will shrink the image to fit the margins of your printer..  try looking in the properties of the printer when you go to print and turn the margins to 0 and check that it is…"
Jul 6
Timothy Hunter replied to Bryan Pieper's discussion Piezo active preamp question
"here is a good example. this is stereo but just ignore one channel..lol the tone controls are inside the feedback look that controls gain. its been a few years so i am not sure if this has both cut and boost at the desired frequency . here is a…"
Jul 6
Timothy Hunter replied to Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker's discussion Cigar Box Guitar How-to Knowledgebase at CigarBoxGuitar.com
"so thats where i went wrong! i thought it was either smoke on the water deep purple or la grange zz top.."
Jul 5
Timothy Hunter replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion 30.5" scale lay-out help needed please!
"too smart for its own good.. if you want to it can calculate a fan fret for you... ( runs away ducking...lol)"
Jul 5
Timothy Hunter replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Vertically challenged? Can't drill a 90 degree hole!
"i have seen some drills that have a bubble like on a spirit level. keep the bubble in the little circle and you are drilling a vertical hole..."
Jul 5
Timothy Hunter replied to Bryan Pieper's discussion Piezo active preamp question
"its not that simple when you are designing an active preamp. the pot values will depend on the capacitors used and the center frequency of the frequency band you want to affect. it depends on the type of circuit you are using. will the preamp be op…"
Jul 5
Timothy Hunter replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion 30.5" scale lay-out help needed please!
"i meant to check the print out against the calculated fret positions.  ie it is easier to check the 12 th fret as it should be 15 1/4" from the nut for a 30 1/2" scale length"
Jul 4
Timothy Hunter replied to Bryan Pieper's discussion Piezo active preamp question
"just make sure the blend pot is a linear pot and NOT an audio taper (log) pot. otherwise it will be difficult to get a blend you like.."
Jul 4
Timothy Hunter replied to Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker's discussion Free Cigar Box Tablature Library
"https://www.cigarboxguitar.com/knowledge-base/twelve-bar-blues-in-g-open-g-gdg-cigar-box-guitar-tablature/ ; this is a good place to start. also Glen Watt has a flot of 1 finger song lessons also on this site"
Jul 4
Timothy Hunter replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion 30.5" scale lay-out help needed please!
"http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/ you need to enable flash to see the save buttons but this will calculate any scale inches or mm and if you save the pdf you can print it out , glue it to the neck and cut on the…"
Jul 3

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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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