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Uncle Fred's Discussions

String size calculator

Started this discussion. Last reply by Uncle Fred Aug 27, 2016. 2 Replies

I've been using the Acoustic Guitar String Size Calculator at wahiduddin.net to calculate string sizes for various…Continue

Tags: calculator., size, string, tension, String

Wax pot Teisco Del Ray pickup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fomhorach Aug 3, 2016. 15 Replies

Has anyone wax potted a Teisco Del Ray pickup?I have wax potted a Mini Humbucker with good results.  I didn't have to take the cover off.  The air bubbled out for 10 or 15 minutes.  After potting, I…Continue

Location, Location, Location: Positioning Magnetic Pickups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jun 16, 2015. 38 Replies

Magnetic pickups, both single-wound and humbucker, are becoming a more and more popular addition to a CBG build. Both are now inexpensive and offer several advantages in terms of tone and absence of…Continue

Tags: humbucker, locate, coil, single, pickup

Battery power for the Roland Cube 10GX Amplifier

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mungo Park Feb 19, 2015. 12 Replies

I wanted to run the Roland Cube 10GX amplifier by a battery for my cigar box guitar.As with most Roland stuff, this amp has some great tones, will get very loud and costs $129. The Roland Cube 10GX…Continue

Tags: powered, battery, Amp

 

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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #46 at Scoggins Farm

November 2, 2019 from 10am to 2pm
The next Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting, #46, will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00+ pm in the horse barn at Scoggins Farm, 7209 Concord Rd Hwy, Monroe, NC.  On 601, the Farm is about 0.4 mile south of the intersection of Hiway 601 and 218 and is about 7 miles from I485 on 218.  It's very easy to find with a big "Scoggins Farm" sign beside 601.  Everyone will need to bring their own lunch and drinks.We will continue having our monthly meeting at least on the first Saturday…See More
Oct 17, 2019
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #44 at Scoggins Farm

October 5, 2019 from 10am to 2pm
The next Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting, #45, will be Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00+ pm in the horse barn at Scoggins Farm, 7209 Concord Rd Hwy, Monroe, NC.  On 601, the Farm is about 0.4 mile south of the intersection of Hiway 601 and 218 and is about 7 miles from I485 on 218.  218 has construction between I485 and hiway 601, there is a detour.  Check your GPS and use the most convenient other route.  It's very easy to find with a big "Scoggins Farm" sign beside 601. …See More
Oct 3, 2019
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #43 at Scoggins Farm

August 3, 2019 from 10am to 2pm
At our meeting on July 6, we had 3 guests all with CBG builds.  We had a show and tell of all the guitars.  There is some very nice work.  Fred brought several jigs used to build guitar body boxes and examples of several stages of construction.  We talked about many construction details.  We played several 12-bar blues along with the bass and drums of the Trio+ pedal.  Paul Scoggins talked with us about our Club activities.  It was warm, but we had plenty of big fans.The next Carolinas Box…See More
Jul 19, 2019
Uncle Fred and Larry Wayne McKinney are now friends
Jul 5, 2019
Larry Wayne McKinney joined Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker's group
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club

We have been meeting the 1st Saturday of each month at 11am at the Taxco Mexican Restaurant, Mint Hill, North Carolina, USA.We are a cigar box guitar building and slide Blues playing club.See More
Jul 5, 2019
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #42 at Scoggins Farm

July 6, 2019 from 10am to 2pm
New Venue and New Time and bring your lunch The next Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting, #42, will be Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00+ pm in the horse barn at Scoggins Farm, 7209 Concord Rd Hwy, Monroe, NC. On 601, the Farm is about 0.4 mile south of the intersection of Hiway 601 and 218 and is about 7 miles from I485 on 218. It's very easy to find with a big "Scoggins Farm" sign beside 601. Everyone will need to bring their own lunch and drinks. We will continue having our…See More
Jun 15, 2019
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #41 at Scoggins Farm

June 1, 2019 from 10am to 3pm
New VenuThe next Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting, #41, will be Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00+ pm in the horse barn at Scoggins Farm, 7209 Concord Rd Hwy, Monroe, NC.  On 601, the Farm is about 0.4 mile south of the intersection of Hiway 601 and 218 and is about 7 miles from I485 on 218.  It's very easy to find with a big "Scoggins Farm" sign beside 601.  Everyone will need to bring their own lunch and drinks.   We will continue having our monthly meeting at least on the first…See More
May 15, 2019
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #40 at Big Al's Pub and Grubberia

May 4, 2019 from 10am to 2pm
The next Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting, #40, will be Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:00+ pm in the back room at Big Al's Pub & Grubberia, 9306 Albemarle Road Charlotte, NC 28227, 704-567-2333.  It's behind the empty drugstore at the corner of Harrisburg and Albemarle Roads, across Albemarle Rd. from the Good Will store and about 200 feet back from Albemarle Rd. Big Al's informed me they have another larger all day group scheduled for our June 1st meeting date.  Therefore, our…See More
May 2, 2019
Artist Formerly Known as Matt and Uncle Fred are now friends
Apr 24, 2019

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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I have been building slide, 3-string, electric, Box guitars and studying CBG Blues music for 2 years. The flexibility of the box instruments continually impresses me.
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At 8:05pm on February 20, 2017, Hollis Fenn said…

Will this be held again April 2017? I'm already comitted for something else first Saturday of March.

At 9:48am on July 6, 2016, Brian Revels said…

Hey Uncle Fred, Sorry I am so late getting back to you.  It would be cool to get together some time to compare notes and jam.  I only know of one other in the Charlotte area (and have only seen him on Facebook).  At any rate, see you around and good luck on your builds. 

At 11:26am on April 30, 2015, Jim Morris said…

Thanks for friending. I agree with you about placement. I'm behind on this stuff since most of my builds have been acoustic instruments. I'm slowly catching up!

At 6:50pm on February 26, 2014, bemuzic said…

Hi, thanks for the friend add, the neck was just a random bit of wood I had. Just measured it and it's 2.4cm X 3.4cm. The scale length is 30"

 Good luck with yours!

 
 
 

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