François
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  • South of Montreal, Québec
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Richard W. Smith left a comment for François
"Hi Francois  They were a real time consuming job that's for sure. Rich"
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François commented on Richard W. Smith's photo
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"These probably were a nightmare to fit..."
Saturday
François replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion Build The BATFINK Cigar Box Cello - Our most insane DIY instrument plans ever!
"I just did a stupid google search for the average height of an American man in the 1960's. The average was 5'8"... So I was right, according to the instrument's size in the plan, the professor was short :-) (Yeah, I know...…"
Saturday
François replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion Build The BATFINK Cigar Box Cello - Our most insane DIY instrument plans ever!
"I so miss those... it seems the world was better just knowing that every Saturday the airwaves were saturated with some hand drawn animation goodness... and a coyote that never learns..."
Saturday
François commented on the anonymous pick's photo
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"Does it have a tilt feature for when you get overly excited while playing? ;-)"
Friday
François replied to White Raven's discussion Peizo's and capacitors.
"Also putting it in series will still be different. You should make a wire with a piezo, a jack and some alligator clips to do some tests. You'll be surprised at how much a small or larger cap can change the sound."
Friday
François replied to White Raven's discussion Peizo's and capacitors.
"Definitely will. A capacitor is just an electrical spring. The higher the value, the more "springy" it is. Think of the voltage produced by the piezo as a rough road. A spring is a shock absorber, same as the cap. So what cones out at the…"
Thursday
François replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion Build The BATFINK Cigar Box Cello - Our most insane DIY instrument plans ever!
"Well... that's one cartoon series I've never seen before! Looking at the total measurements I believe that the professor was quite short ;-)"
Thursday
François commented on Steebos Kalist's photo
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"Probably scratching on an old 6 string and sounding terrible... at least that would be my case (though I can play a few things pretty good, like Johnny Be Goode and Ça Plane Pour Moi)... The more I look at this, the more I want to build my…"
Feb 12
François commented on Daniel Walter's photo
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"That's bound to give you some subsonic goodness!"
Feb 12
François replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion HTF did you get the CBG addiction.
"Yeah... talk about cold weather... I spent two hours picking a thick 1½ inch slab of ice from the sidewalk and I'm only half way done. We're at the beginning of the first of two major snow storms that will hit us this week. My car…"
Feb 12
François replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion HTF did you get the CBG addiction.
"Well... there is a sticker on those boxes that says that "this product can be addictive". ;-) I must say that being addicted to empty boxes is better for anybody's health than being addicted to tobacco :-)"
Feb 12
François commented on Steebos Kalist's photo
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"Pretty good idea to put the pre-amp and the EQ in a box. Makes everything cheaper to build and make those piezos sound a lot better. All it's missing is a bypass switch in case you miss the crappy sound ;-)"
Feb 11
François replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion HTF did you get the CBG addiction.
"Started building some to keep my mind busy while I was unemployed. And being pretty cheap, I just thought it was the perfect thing to do. But not having much place in the house, I tend to recycle the bad builds for parts. I also work a lot to try…"
Feb 11
François replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Definitely. It's actually my mom who asked me first if it would be a good idea to use them for that. I thought it was just genius. So when I go garage sale hopping, I stay on the lookout for cheap Lego copies (like MegaBlocks). They're…"
Feb 10
François commented on François's photo
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"I guess I'll have to raid the kitchen for some aluminum foil and try and insulate the wiring as much as I can... Thanks!"
Feb 7

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Used to be a member and am coming back
How many instruments have you built so far?
3, two of them really bad
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I actually like the building of stuff that can have a life of their own afterwards.

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At 6:20pm on February 18, 2019, Richard W. Smith said…

Hi Francois  They were a real time consuming job that's for sure. Rich

 
 
 

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