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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 #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
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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
Artist Formerly Known as Matt and Uncle Fred are now friends
Apr 24
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #39 at Big Al's Pub and Grubberia

April 6, 2019 from 11am to 2pm
In the notes about our last meeting, I forgot to mention that Greg brought his new music endeavor, a Rogue RM-100A A-Style mandolin, adding an interesting twist to our Jam.Let me know, if anyone knows a place we can meet half way through the month on a week day evening, like the 20th or 21 of this month.The next Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting, #39, will be Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:00+ pm at Big Al's Pub & Grubberia, 9306 Albemarle Road Charlotte, NC 28227, 704-567-2333.…See More
Mar 15
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #37 at Big Al's Pub and Grubberia

March 2, 2019 from 11am to 2pm
The next Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting, #38, will be Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:00+ pm 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.If the Big Al's doesn't have a prior reservation, we will continue having our monthly meeting on the first Saturday of each month. Our…See More
Feb 19
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #37 at Big Al's Pub and Grubberia

February 2, 2019 from 11am to 2pm
The next Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting, #37, will be Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:00+ pm 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.If the Big Al's doesn't have a prior reservation, we will continue having our monthly meeting on the first Saturday of each month.…See More
Jan 16
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #36 at Big Al's Pub & Grubberia, 9306 Albemarle Road Charlotte, NC 28227

January 5, 2019 from 11am to 2pm
The next Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting, #36, will be Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:00+ pm at Big Al's Pub & Grubberia, 9306 Albemarle Road Charlotte, NC 28227, 704-567-2333. It's behind Rite Aid At The Corner Of Harrisburg and Albemarle Roads, across Albemarle Rd. from the Good Will store and about 200 feet back from Albemarle Rd.If the Big Al's doesn't have a prior reservation, we will continue having our monthly meeting on the first Saturday of each month. Our purpose…See More
Dec 24, 2018
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #35 at Big Al's Pub and Grubberia

December 1, 2018 from 11am to 2pm
The next Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting, #35, will be Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00+ pm at Big Al's Pub & Grubberia, 9306 Albemarle Road Charlotte, NC 28227, 704-567-2333. It's behind Rite Aid At The Corner Of Harrisburg and Albemarle Roads, across Albemarle Rd. from the Good Will store and about 200 feet back from Albemarle Rd. If the Big Al's doesn't have a prior reservation, we will continue having our monthly meeting on the first Saturday of each month. Our…See More
Nov 18, 2018
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #34 at Big Al's Pub and Grubberia

November 3, 2018 from 11am to 2pm
At our last meeting on Oct. 6, 2018 we had a new guest, Bradley, interested in building and playing a CBG.  We started our meeting talking about some of the guitars the members brought.  Our discussion topic was, What music theory do we need to know to play 12-bar Blues with others?  And, in what order do we need to learn it?  The disccussion lasted longer than normal so we didn't have as long to jam.  We talked about identifying a major scale in any key and determining the I, IV and V chords…See More
Oct 24, 2018
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #33 at Big Al's Pub and Grubberia

October 6, 2018 from 11am to 2pm
We started out discussing the various Cigar Box Guitar builds.  The jam was casual and covered our songs and 4 keys.  We are sounding better.The next Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting, #33, will be Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00+ pm at Big Al's Pub & Grubberia, 9306 Albemarle Road Charlotte, NC 28227, 704-567-2333. It's behind Rite Aid At The Corner Of Harrisburg and Albemarle Roads, across Albemarle Rd. from the Good Will store and about 200 feet back from Albemarle Rd.…See More
Sep 29, 2018
Uncle Fred replied to Scott's discussion 4 string neck width
"I might be able to train myself to finger pick with strings narrower than 1/2" spacing.  But, I'm building the guitars from scratch, why not make it what works comfortably.  There are enough playing basics and music theory…"
Aug 26, 2018
Uncle Fred replied to Scott's discussion 4 string neck width
"None of my guitars have frets.  It's slide only for me.  I too have trouble finger picking on narrow string spacings.  So I make all my strings 1/2" apart where the neck meets the neck.  I like the neck about 1/4"…"
Aug 25, 2018
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting for 9/1/18 at Big Al's Pub and Grubberia

September 1, 2018 from 11am to 2pm
As per our usual practice, we will be meeting the 1st Saturday, Sep. 1, 2018 even though it is Labor Day weekend.Our last meeting on Aug. 4, 2018 attracted 10 builder/musicians and several patrons/spectators.  We started out discussing the various Cigar Box Guitar builds.  The jam was casual and covered our 4 songs and 3 keys.  Susan and Hollis took video and we hope to send out video links soon.We had a special musician guest, Gary Walbrun, the head of the Guitars for Vets program in…See More
Aug 21, 2018
Uncle Fred left a comment for EricF
"Hi Eric,  Where are you with building and playing?  Are you keeping up with our Carolinas Box Guitar Club?  Send me your email and I'll add you to the Club list.  -- Fred"
Aug 7, 2018
Uncle Fred and EricF are now friends
Aug 7, 2018
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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting for 8/4/18 at 9306 Albemarle Road Charlotte, NC 28227, USA

August 4, 2018 from 11am to 2pm
Hollis brought his most recent build to our last meeting.  Included a photo for your enjoyment.The next Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting, #31, will be Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00+ pm at Big Al's Pub & Grubberia, 9306 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28227, USA, 704-567-2333. It's behind Rite Aid At The…See More
Jul 19, 2018

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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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