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Tone Pot Issue - master luthier electricians needed - WY

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates Oct 13, 2011. 18 Replies

Interesting thought here... CBN as an historic influence

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard G Caudill Sep 9, 2011. 7 Replies

CBG Stand for festival sellers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates Aug 3, 2011. 6 Replies

 

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CBG Tabs

So you built your CBG and now you need something to play on it, right? Well, if you're not completely musically inclined or can't read traditional music, tabs are your answer. If you're like me, you read tabs and sometimes make them. Paste'em here.
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CBG Tabs

So you built your CBG and now you need something to play on it, right? Well, if you're not completely musically inclined or can't read traditional music, tabs are your answer. If you're like me, you read tabs and sometimes make them. Paste'em here.
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CBG Tabs

So you built your CBG and now you need something to play on it, right? Well, if you're not completely musically inclined or can't read traditional music, tabs are your answer. If you're like me, you read tabs and sometimes make them. Paste'em here.
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CBG Tabs

So you built your CBG and now you need something to play on it, right? Well, if you're not completely musically inclined or can't read traditional music, tabs are your answer. If you're like me, you read tabs and sometimes make them. Paste'em here.
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If you have one of those colossal, bonehead, 'DOH' moments building, tell us about it here. Aw come on, admit it. You've done something completely inept. We wanna here about it.See More
Jun 21, 2019
Ken Vickerson commented on Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates's group CBG Tabs
"Thanks Al that's a very useful bit of kit, probably the most comprehensive open G chord chart that I have ever seen...exquisitely organized as well. Nice work!"
Jun 8, 2019
Al Parsons commented on Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates's group CBG Tabs
"Frank Scott, is this what you are looking for?Basic%20Chord%20Shapes%20-%20Cigar%20Box%20Guitar%204G.pdf"
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Al Parsons commented on Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates's group CBG Tabs
"@Frank Scott are the G strings on your 4 string the same pitch or is one lower that the other?Al"
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So you built your CBG and now you need something to play on it, right? Well, if you're not completely musically inclined or can't read traditional music, tabs are your answer. If you're like me, you read tabs and sometimes make them. Paste'em here.
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So you built your CBG and now you need something to play on it, right? Well, if you're not completely musically inclined or can't read traditional music, tabs are your answer. If you're like me, you read tabs and sometimes make them. Paste'em here.
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So you built your CBG and now you need something to play on it, right? Well, if you're not completely musically inclined or can't read traditional music, tabs are your answer. If you're like me, you read tabs and sometimes make them. Paste'em here.
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BrianQ. commented on Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates's group CBG Tabs
"Way at the top of the page, there’s a box that says “Search cigar box nation”, this is the key to a wealth of information & the answer to your questions? :D"
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Frank Scott commented on Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates's group CBG Tabs
"Can you direct me to your blank tab sheets? Also, do you have any chord shapes for 4 string CBG? Thank you for any help.."
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Frank Scott commented on Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates's group CBG Tabs
"Does anyone have any 4 string tabs or chord shapes with tuning in GDGB?  Thanks for any info."
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Yet Another Fret Calc (Spreadsheet) - SAE and Metric

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 10:00am 3 Comments

Fret Calculator with compensation - SAE and Metric

Here is a simple spreadsheet I made. Again, there are MANY online and this is but one more. I did include a 1/32" nut-to-first compensation as many of us use this trick. Keeps the 1-3 frets from being sharp. Also lower the strings at the nut so the notes don't go sharp.

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Festival CBG stand plans

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 2:30pm 5 Comments

Ya'll

 

I had a great idea to make a stand for CBGs when you take to festivals. These fold flat, and tho only hold 3 CBGs, are very effective and will be quite handy. I will post a picture of the plans and the Google SketchUp (you can download the viewer or the app -- its free).

 

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New Ink

Posted on July 3, 2011 at 9:00pm 6 Comments

Gots some new ink this weekend.

 

No matter what happens to it, I'll always have it with me.

-WY

String Spacing Calculator

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 2:28pm 0 Comments

Recently I came across this article online where this guy uses a caliper and calculations to measure the optimum, equidistant string spacing using the neck/nut width, the string gauges and number of strings, the 'margin' on either side of the first and last string and then does a specific calculation to arrive at the spacing.

 

Its not complicated but I made a spreadsheet and have an example of what to do and how to use:…

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CBG Kit templates

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 8:30am 4 Comments

Below are all the templates I have created for the Cigar Box Guitar kit: Download all of them. There is also a Quick Start guide if you want to make a simple CBG from the kit.

 

Main Kit Instructions - KitInstructions.pdf

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At 8:10pm on December 7, 2013, Wayho said…

Hey Wes,

I haven't started on one yet. Just reading up, getting prepared, and looking for material sources. Currently I'm thinking of trying something simple to begin with, see how it turns out, and go from there.

Thanks, 

Wayho

At 12:39pm on October 10, 2011, John Sims said…
Been busy man! More to come soon! Hope all is well...
At 12:23am on September 22, 2011, StarrCBGs(Donovan) said…

Hello from Starr SC thanks

At 11:35pm on September 20, 2011, Henry Strat-o-varius Lowman said…
Hey, Wes! I reposted the "AUGUST" video on the site, and here is the You Tube link.
At 11:32pm on September 20, 2011, Henry Strat-o-varius Lowman said…
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At 4:54pm on September 19, 2011, Gabe Beilfuss said…
Pauls is still there and busy as ever.
At 2:00pm on September 14, 2011, Skeet said…
Yea, I made em all myself.  I'm from North Augusta by the way.  I mostly just play in my man cave.  Sometimes I'll get with a band and play harp at their jam sessions.
At 12:48pm on September 11, 2011, Jerry L. Fields said…
If I should decide to take on another project I'll definetly get in touch. Thanks for the offer of help. My maiJn interest comes from watching a friend who lives in Easley who has built several they really look interesting and who can resist the quality of a handbuilt instrument even if it ends up as a display piece. I would give you his web address but he is not connected to the net Thanks Again Jerry
At 12:45pm on August 20, 2011, hikingonthru said…
Thank-you!  Would love to know a source for a good set of plans to make a cardboard dulcimer.  My oldest son (in elem school) would like that to be our next project together.
 
 
 

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