Christopher G Daniels
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Christopher G Daniels liked Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion Build The BATFINK Cigar Box Cello - Our most insane DIY instrument plans ever!
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Christopher G Daniels replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion Build The BATFINK Cigar Box Cello - Our most insane DIY instrument plans ever!
"I was a 70s child, not old enough for Batfink, but... I remember those Saturday morning cartoons, in particular Schoolhouse Rock! with episodes like "Conjunction Junction" and "I'm Just a Bill". Those would be really fun…"
Tuesday
Christopher G Daniels replied to Lou Ellis's discussion Wooden bridges for CBG in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"It sounds like an acoustic; are you planning on ever adding a piezo and input jack so it can be plugged into a amp? I believe under the bridge is a good place for a rod piezo, especially if your soundboard is small and you don't get a good…"
Feb 12
Christopher G Daniels joined Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group
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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
Feb 12
Christopher G Daniels liked Bottleneck John's video
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Christopher G Daniels commented on Bottleneck John's video
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The Fiddle-Edge! New resophonic CBG - Demo jam..

"BACK IN BLACK by AC/DC!!!!! Great music choice for a fantastic CBG!"
Jan 15
Christopher G Daniels replied to John E Curley's discussion Neck length?
"You must be a Fender guy. Fenders and classical guitars are 25.5, but that isn't a hard and fast rule for any guitar, and certainly not CBGs!"
Jan 13
Christopher G Daniels replied to John E Curley's discussion Neck length?
"Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but, note it's reasonable, but incorrect to think that 25.5 in (648 mm) scale is necessary. Its closest to the classical guitar scale, and most Fender electric guitars use a scale length of 25.5 in., but…"
Jan 13
Christopher G Daniels replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion Fun with a 2x4 Bass - Build Your Own
"This post is over a year and a half old, but... I'd like to point out that disc piezos depend on the vibrations of whatever it's mounted to, which is usually a soundboard. The 2X4 itself is not going to vibrate sufficiently. A rod piezo…"
Jan 7
gordon barnes left a comment for Christopher G Daniels
"Iived in Marlboro, worked in Framingham GM plant.  Think I might have gone to Ahhhlington once to watch my daughter play soccer, over 40 years ago.  I bet you don't miss the traffic, I moved to south Boston Virginia, When I go back to…"
Jan 2
Christopher G Daniels replied to gordon barnes's discussion Maduro all wood box, top(thick), or bottom (thin) for sound board? Effect of short vs long scale length on tone
"There's a good possibility I could be totally wrong about diminishing returns with the soundboard. In that spirit, I found Kasha/Schneider Soundboard Bracing Theory which is being put into practice at Makaio Ukuleles, which are…"
Jan 2
Christopher G Daniels left a comment for gordon barnes
"OMG, small world! I lived for almost 40 years in Arlington, MA. Or, as I like to say, Ahhlington.  I've got pictures of yet another "cigar box" I'm working on in that theme. It still motivates me.   I have no idea how…"
Jan 2
Christopher G Daniels replied to gordon barnes's discussion Maduro all wood box, top(thick), or bottom (thin) for sound board? Effect of short vs long scale length on tone
"I left two unfinished with my luthier/guitar guy while I travelled for most of December. I've yet to see them since Nov. All are three-string. I've got a dog-bowl resonator, but I may save it for the future. One I built in a pre-amp. The…"
Jan 1
gordon barnes left a comment for Christopher G Daniels
"Gordon again, I just saw your post about the Post-apoc. theme being silly..  I don't think silly exists with these things.  Its like the musical theater of the absurd.  That's the fun I guess. I'm old, what apeals to me…"
Jan 1
Christopher G Daniels replied to gordon barnes's discussion Maduro all wood box, top(thick), or bottom (thin) for sound board? Effect of short vs long scale length on tone
";)   although sad about the magazine. :'(   My sister and her husband were snowboarders and moved to Colorado in early 2000s. They talked about it like that, so I know exactly what you mean.  I'm just starting…"
Dec 31
Christopher G Daniels replied to gordon barnes's discussion Maduro all wood box, top(thick), or bottom (thin) for sound board? Effect of short vs long scale length on tone
"You're instincts are right about thin sound boards being desirable. After all many makers use cardboard, like Hinkler's $30 kit, which gets surprisingly good sound. But, this makes for very delicate guitars. A thin lid, especially a…"
Dec 30, 2018

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Searching guitars on Amazon.com, finding CBGitty products
How many instruments have you built so far?
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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Variety of ways sound can be amplified with them. Resonators, piezos, pick-ups. Even the surprising loudness of cardboard construction by itself. It's bigger than the old traditional acoustic vs electric guitar rivalry. And the entire lute family has representation.

I'm not sure where to post this yet, but while it's on my mind; I've been struggling about making my first CBG with the conflict between making a very tradition-looking and/or sounding CBG vs. a "hot rod" with modern electronics, and I got a breakthru: science-fiction themed post-apocalyptic CBG. I imagine some people somewhere have already thought of this; why not make a CBG with the (conceptual) leftovers of future collapsed civilization, not just today's or yesteryear's junk? Mix found materials with whatever expensive components I have access to? Maybe it's silly, but if this is going to be art project, I need to have a excuse to put whatever I want into it. Dystopian Box Guitar is it! 

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At 7:21pm on January 2, 2019, gordon barnes said…

Iived in Marlboro, worked in Framingham GM plant.  Think I might have gone to Ahhhlington once to watch my daughter play soccer, over 40 years ago.  I bet you don't miss the traffic, I moved to south Boston Virginia, When I go back to Mass. it's scary.  I can say, noone has given me the one finger salute for 17 years.  Small town in old south, police wave when they pass. nobody flipping us off, my wife said, don't they like us here?  Back to work. Gordon  ( Great dismal swamp king)

At 12:26am on January 1, 2019, gordon barnes said…

Gordon again, I just saw your post about the Post-apoc. theme being silly..  I don't think silly exists with these things.  Its like the musical theater of the absurd.  That's the fun I guess. I'm old, what apeals to me is elegant and nice tone. , But what do I know.  I bought a Guitar with a dog dish resonator without a strait line or a true rt.angle on it.  Check out cbgs made by Lenny Perrot in Montreal, Pappa Mojo cbgs..  They make great cbgs, Thats off-set by the fact that as a French Canadian, he roots for Le Habs.  I'm from Boston. Guitars are great, Hockey team sucks.  Did you get so see RAY bOURQUE wHEN HE CAME FROM bOSTON AND WON THE sTANLEY cUP FOR  cO.  He is God in boston.  Him and Bobby Orr.  Talk to you later   G  (SWamp dog hog whiner)

 
 
 

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