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hacking honeytone amp into a cigar box

Started this discussion. Last reply by lawntrout guitars Feb 9, 2018. 7 Replies

Has anyone had any experience taking the guts out of a honeytone amp and puting it into a cigarbox. I like the sound and connections of these amps and can get them for less than $20. But I took one…Continue

Pre amp wiring problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Nov 15, 2016. 6 Replies

I am building a guitar with a pre amp built in. I found that the jack was too short to go through the box so I decided to replace it with a cb gitty jack which is longer . So I just sniped off the…Continue

Location of rod Piezo

Started this discussion. Last reply by lawntrout guitars Oct 10, 2016. 24 Replies

I have looked all over this site and can't find an answer.... I bought a bunch of pre-amps with a rod piezo and started to convert them to disk piezos because I use a bolt for my bridges. I thought…Continue

help with vibration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott McGilliard Jun 7, 2016. 5 Replies

Just made this lunch box guitar . It sounds great but the handle vibrates a lot . I have it…Continue

 

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lawntrout guitars replied to Jack Brady's discussion Join the Discussion: To Put Finish on a Paper Covered Cigar Box... or Not?
"I found regular modpodge will get sticky in hot humid weather. I now use the modpodge for furniture and it holds up much better. For those of us who live in the Midwest it’s tough to use urathane in closed quarters during the winter."
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