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slightly different pizeo found on ebay.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Oct 10, 2020. 10 Replies

this unit has a under bridge piezo as well as a microphone..…Continue

chrome doesnt likr CBN.......

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Jul 6, 2020. 9 Replies

not sure whats up but for a while now i get chrome refusing to allow cigarboxnation.com .  I have to click advanced and tell it to go to the site anyway... anyone else have this problem?Continue

The Mystery of the missing posts........

Started this discussion. Last reply by william gregory davis Apr 21, 2020. 4 Replies

found a workaround for the missing post issue that is easier than the cut and paste method.when you type your post the tab in the top left is highlighted as "Visual Mode"All we have to do when you…Continue

 

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Timothy Hunter replied to Cigar Box Nation's discussion Free Download: Experimental Musical Instruments Magazine - an essential builder's resource
"you can get it all in one go for PDF i havent checked if the option is there for other formats. be warned it is 1 GB zip file. to the right of where it says back there is a download arrow and "78 files" click on that.  it is slow to…"
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Timothy Hunter replied to Cigar Box Nation's discussion An update from Shane: I’m home, God is good
"Luke 18:27  But He said, “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.”"
Jun 26
Timothy Hunter liked Cigar Box Nation's discussion An update from Shane: I’m home, God is good
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Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"yep it is my 3 rd Yamaha now..lol electric Pacifica, a C40 classical and now this one it is a FG-412 VS .  apparently its a ply side and back which i can confirm after cutting bits out...  not a solid top and the VS stands for Violin…"
May 2
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"sure as soon as i get strings..  will have to do a fret job on it in the near future but it can wait.."
May 2
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"here is the piezo and mic.."
May 1
Timothy Hunter replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"experiment with an Ebay Piezo preamp and under saddle pickup. preamp box also has a microphone to pick up the acoustic sound. mic and piezo can be blended.  replaced the missing nut. just needs the saddle to be filed down and some new…"
May 1
Timothy Hunter replied to Hans Coppens's discussion Planning my first box guitar - Please review and advice!
"plans look great. dual piezo and neck pick is nice.  is that a 3 way switch ?  As a first build this will be very good. you do know that there is no such thing as 1, they are addictive.  my first guitar box wa the same as these…"
Mar 31
Southern Ray commented on Timothy Hunter's blog post neck fretted and how not to do it!
" How'd your "CBG Nation Collaborative Induction Pickup" turn out? I made one a couple of years ago, it was pretty cool, but I drifted off to building wall-wart wired, low-z wood bobbin, hardwood sheathed scatterwounds.instead.…"
Mar 27
Southern Ray liked Timothy Hunter's blog post neck fretted and how not to do it!
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Timothy Hunter replied to Ozz989's discussion Can you build effects into a guitar?
"all i have now is work in progress shots...  my main issue now is the 13 LED indicator lights....and the 2 ,  7 segment displays.   will take a photo if you are still interested"
Mar 27
Timothy Hunter replied to Ozz989's discussion Can you build effects into a guitar?
"im surprised no one mentioned the psycho knob..... built in effect right there... If i can get it to work i am trying to build a Digitech RP-50 into an amp...."
Mar 18
Timothy Hunter liked Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
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Jan 19
Timothy Hunter liked Taffy Evans's discussion Back on the bench, after 30 years.
Jan 17

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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 6 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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