When I started out making pickups, I had just bought a bigger lathe and had one of those mini one that I was just going to sell. I instead turned it into a winder. I added a counter and made a platen to mount the bobbins to. Has served me well but it is heavy. So perhaps it is time to revisit the winder.
This is going to be a simple design consisting of just a DC motor, a PWM motor control (courtesy of Dan Sleep) and a counter.
Still picking out a motor but have ordered the…Continue
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The sides of the box are 1x3 clear pine. I have learned to build the box about 1/2" larger than the license plate s that when you are playing it your hand doesn't rest on the metal edge of the plate, it's too uncomfortable.
The neck is an oak 1x2. Its fretted on a 25" scale. In order to accommodate the resonator the neck is cut down before going fully through the…Continue
just finished watching Miller custom cbg make a fret beveling file. Can do but my table saw will not tilt to a 35 degree angle. What is the trick? Just make a 45 degree angle?
So, I kind of stumbled into the world of the CBG by floating about on YouTube - You know how it is, one video leads to another until you come across something really worth watching!
So I decided to make my very own CBG as cheaply as I possibly could. Asked about for cigar boxes and a friend came up with a small box that had been used to send salmon (of all things!). Not a cigar box, but the right dimentions and hey, it had a pretty cool logo on it.
So I needed…Continue
I want to Thank all you for the comments about my site.
It gives me reason to keep posting more.
Hey everyone, Im doing a show on an internet radio station called, www.backstreetradio.com I'm featuring singer/songwriters who play the cbg. If you would like me to play your songs, send them to me at email@example.com the next show airs april 1st.
December 5, 2012 I crossed the yellow line and sideswiped a service truck. Problem is I did not realize I had done it. Some things in life really shake you up. I did realize someone had hit my drver's side mirror and shattered it. Looking in the inside mirror I did not see anyone stop, slow or any other indication anyone was concerned, so figuring it was a hit and run went home. Later I went out and saw paint on the driver's side fender. So I called the police to report an accident and was…Continue
The Cigar City Brewery event in Tampa was fantastic success!! Over 1,000 people in attendance. Police advised that the show can't be at the Brewery next year as the crowds were jamming up the traffic. We'll have to move it to a new location next year.
I sold 10 CBG's .....Great day !!!!! Gave out at least 200 business cards.
The Cottin Pickin Blues Brothers Steve Arvey, Ed Wright, Aaron Fowler put on a great performance using our builds.…Continue
Added by Steve Cinnamon on March 11, 2013 at 9:56pm — No Comments
A friend showed me his Cigar Box Guitar, it was very interesting to me. When I went to th web page, it showed several pictures of ones not on the "shop" page. I am interested in all that are available. I also noticed the plans for a fiddle, are any of those for sale or just the plans.
So, I was thinking about playing guitar, and how difficult it is to practice without giving up. It is hard, mainly because most folks learn a few chords then struggle to put together a few simple tunes to make them feel like they are making progress.
There is also a lot of confusuion for people who have no knowledge at all about music theory, it goes right over my head!
I,III,V,VII, doesn`t mean a lot, especially when you look for simple tunes you know that are written down in…Continue
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Started learning Guitar in about 1956 when based in Malta. Played in various types of bands. Jazz with the " Crescent City Jazzmen "..., a backup group to Aker Bilk and his Paramount Jazzmen, A session with Lonnie Donegan. Various Bands you will never have heard of. Toured the Far East with "The Ravens" and "The Dogstars" etc etc. Last few years just with local groups as ones finger dexterity declines.
Last year I bought a couple of Mountain Dulcimers but cannot seem to get much…Continue
I need help on 2 points, please.
1. I am having trouble with getting the right size slot for the frets. i have tried a number of different saws which type is best?
2. Not sure on the tuning.
The annual Cigar City Brewery event in Tampa, Florida is just around the corner...Saturday March 9th. Beer tasting, brewery tours, food, souvenirs, continuous bandstand entertainment, and more. Cottin Pickinin Blues will be on hand displaying and selling our newest builds.
The Cottin Pickin Blues Brothers will be on stage at 11am Steve Arvey and Ed Wright....
Doors open at 7:30am due to the large crowds that form at the gate.
I have posted some of my assembling of a…Continue
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Updated 6/23/2013 Here is another playlist of unshared SH!+…
WEDU show "ARTS PLUS has aired and (so they say) will soon be distributed nationally. These are excerpts of the last show on The Gulf Coast Journal. Hopefully the national distribution will help the credibility of all of us in the industry.