September 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Harp G minor in the second position


I recently bought a new harp and its a G minor as I have heard minor scale can sound great

It says its in the second position tuning.

Can anyone advise me how that works and what chords or notes I can play to it on my CBG

as I normally play in open D,AEA or G..

Does anyone know what are the minor chords for 3 and 4 string CBG?

Your help is appreciated

Mr Bug

Added by BUGGY (C) on September 27, 2014 at 9:18am — 8 Comments

P-Bass Cigar Box Stomp Box Wiring.

All of a sudden the article "P-Bass Stomp Box" had appeared most popular on my "DIY Guitar" website.

Many questions in comments.

So I decided to publish the most simple and clear wiring plan which I used for myself.

Here you go: Cigar Box Stomp Box Wiring

Added by Serge Ploujnikov on September 26, 2014 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

Guitar jig!

I was in the need of having some kind of jig not only where I could do some fret work, but that I could also use to do other operations, or just lay down the guitars.  The inspiration is from Stewart-MacDonald fretting jig. But since its price is way too much for those…


Added by Paulo Renato de Jesus Gonçalves on September 18, 2014 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

A Visit to Matty Baratto's Guitar Shop - Hollywood's Cigar Box Guitar Builder to the Stars

A Visit to Matty Baratto's Guitar Shop

Hollywood's Cigar Box Guitar Builder to the Stars

by Shane Speal…


Added by Shane Speal on September 17, 2014 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

How do I get that 1960-70 rock amp sound?


I'm looking for tips to sort out my live sound

and get a great rocking sound from my amp and CBG

Has anyone got any tips?

I think valves is the only way to go

but what's the best amp pedal combo for some

great rocking sounds?

Or do I just need to add an overdrive?

As I need a fatter sound.

(AC/DC, 70's rock kinda thing with some 60's

Cleaner songs too)

All help or fun is appreciated

Keep… Continue

Added by BUGGY (C) on September 10, 2014 at 4:50am — 80 Comments

Retro Amp in a Davidoff Cigar box!

Mathias and I build a small Amp today and were practising a new
Tune!"I got my Mojo Working" lol! Luv to the Nation!!
God bless y'all !!

Added by Paul Taylor Odiase on September 6, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Cuban Cigar Boxes

eBay just removed 2 of my CBG's that were supposedly made from Cuban Cigar Boxes due to a trade embargo. I purchased the boxes on EBay. I don't see any made in Cuba on the boxes. Anyone else have this problem? My description says nothing about Cuba in it, just Used Cigar Boxes!

Added by John Dill on September 3, 2014 at 2:44pm — 11 Comments

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