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stephen davies replied to stephen davies's discussion How could this be? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hello Gus & Taffy! Thanks for your input/suggestions. Before arriving at the conclusion that it was my 2 little amps. that were the source of the issue, I had tried plugging them into different outlets throughout the house, to no avail. That…"
Oct 28
Taffy Evans replied to stephen davies's discussion How could this be? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi, noises like you mention can often be caused by the power outlet and what circuit it is on, and what else in the house is on that circuit. A mate of mine mentioned to me that a guitar I built for him was humming or buzzing at times. I suggested…"
Oct 28
Gus K replied to stephen davies's discussion How could this be? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"FWIW I have a cheap amp that only acts up when I plug into an outlet in my basement."
Oct 27
stephen davies replied to stephen davies's discussion How could this be? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks for your thoughts on this issue, Christopher. My soldering skills/electronics ability is very rudimentary and limited really to just changing tubes and cleaning scratchy/stiff pots., so I'll probably not tinker around the insides of…"
Jul 9
Christopher G Daniels replied to stephen davies's discussion How could this be? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I've built a couple of "mason jar" speakers for my CBGs, partly after looking at cheap "practice amps" and finding this is a fairly common problem with them. Cheap amps get buzzy. I can't address the particular brands…"
Jul 8
stephen davies added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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How could this be?

I've been struggling with some sort of grounding issue with my first 2 CBG builds and its been driving me mad. Had both to bits several times now and still haven't been able to get to the source of it until today......Was once again checking the connections inside one of those CBG's, but this time plugged into my little Orange battery/mains amp and was surprised to find that there was NO buzzing when I wasn't touching the strings and no 'clicks' when I touched any of the string contact points…See More
Jul 8
stephen davies replied to Robert M J Loftus's discussion Grounding in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks for your suggestion & photo, Robert. Just a bit confused..... So instead of grounding from the back of the vol. pot. to the bridge, your earth wire goes around a screw/washers that screws into the neck wood? How does that earth the…"
Jun 30
stephen davies replied to Robert M J Loftus's discussion Grounding in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Any thoughts on the cause of this and possible remedy anyone??"
Jun 30
stephen davies replied to Robert M J Loftus's discussion Grounding in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Robert, I'm having exactly the same experience with my first 2 builds. One of them has grounding via the ferrules on the tail-end of the neck, whilst the other build has a metal bridge/metal saddles and has a ground wire on its underside. The…"
Jun 28
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Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
Jun 28
KOOL DOG HOOCH left a comment for stephen davies
"LOL If we help the French we'll help anyone! I would suggest that you go to YouTube and search for "Del Puckett" or Shane Speal you'll find a massive amount of information. So much so your eyeballs will pop. I new to this myself,…"
Jun 27
stephen davies left a comment for KOOL DOG HOOCH
"Oh! Thank you for the warm welcome for this British CBG newbie.....or oldie to really as I've recently turned 70. Only came across the CBG phenomenon whilst visiting a guitar show back in March and my wife and I are well and truly hooked!…"
Jun 27
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"Welcome to the asylum!"
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At 1:25pm on June 27, 2019, KOOL DOG HOOCH said…

LOL If we help the French we'll help anyone! I would suggest that you go to YouTube and search for "Del Puckett" or Shane Speal you'll find a massive amount of information. So much so your eyeballs will pop. I new to this myself, but I'm making 3 at a time 1 Is mine and 2 are for a foster kids summer camp. When these are done I've been sponsored to build two more to send to the troops over seas. If you hit a snag, just ask someone will be there to help.

At 2:41pm on June 26, 2019, KOOL DOG HOOCH said…

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