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4 String 'bass' CBG build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon Read Sep 17, 2018. 4 Replies

Hello, I am currently working on building a 4 string 'bass' box guitar.  I'm not using a cigar box, as I am building my own.I've attached the neck as it currently exists.  I will be putting a…Continue

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Gordon Read replied to Gordon Read's discussion Hello from Alberta, Canada in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Thank you.  I will. :)"
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the anonymous pick replied to Gordon Read's discussion Hello from Alberta, Canada in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Welcome  Gordon ,  Enjoy  ,  Join the Canadian group too https://cigarboxnation.com/group/canadian-cbg"
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Paul Craig replied to Gordon Read's discussion Hello from Alberta, Canada in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Welcome to CBN. You can play for your own enjoyment/amusement or others amusement. LOL Guitar building gets more complicated, but cigar box instruments are a wonderful place to start. Have fun."
Sep 19, 2018
Gordon Read replied to Gordon Read's discussion 4 String 'bass' CBG build
"That's great.  Thank you.  I will definitely check it out."
Sep 17, 2018
Korrigan replied to Gordon Read's discussion 4 String 'bass' CBG build
"This is the best tool I've found. Just fill in the blanks and it will tell you what diameter strings to use. The tension I was going for was 15lbs. You might prefer more, probably not less. "
Sep 17, 2018
Gordon Read replied to Gordon Read's discussion 4 String 'bass' CBG build
"I have no particular reason for going higher octave.  I made an assumption that a smaller instrument would have better sound at a high pitch.  I think (I don't know) that trying to get a 'bass' sound out of a smaller chamber…"
Sep 17, 2018
Korrigan replied to Gordon Read's discussion 4 String 'bass' CBG build
"I'm curious why you are going a couple octaves above a regular bass. I did a three string bass at 25.5", EAD using bass strings (and bass tuners) with no problem. It's just a matter of finding the right gauges for your scale length,…"
Sep 16, 2018
Gordon Read replied to Gordon Read's discussion Hello from Alberta, Canada in the group Introduce Yourself!
"lol"
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Wal Callaby replied to Gordon Read's discussion Hello from Alberta, Canada in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Duck has it absolutely right- they don't put "Build, Play, Repeat" on t-shirts for no reason..."
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Gordon Read replied to Gordon Read's discussion Hello from Alberta, Canada in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Thanks Duck. Looking forward to the adventure."
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Thomas "Duck" Petry replied to Gordon Read's discussion Hello from Alberta, Canada in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Not really a "Player" myself, but after 6 years of building I enjoy making somewhat pretty noises from them.  Welcome to the addiction, adventures of building Cigar Box Guitars.  Don't worry, you can quit any time you want,…"
Sep 16, 2018
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4 String 'bass' CBG build

Hello, I am currently working on building a 4 string 'bass' box guitar.  I'm not using a cigar box, as I am building my own.I've attached the neck as it currently exists.  I will be putting a fretboard on.Here is the plan I have for the fretboard (ekips.org):  …See More
Sep 16, 2018
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Hello from Alberta, Canada

Thank you for letting me join the group.I have been a woodworker for about 15 years.  (self-taught amateur)  Recently I've taken an interest in building cigar box guitars.  I've built one fretless and gave it to a friend who will be playing it, I'm not a player myself.I am currently working on a second guitar a 4 string fretted version that I would like to tune as a 'bass'.See More
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We wanna know who you are! Where ya from? What'cha buildin'? This is a place for new members to introduce themselves and old 'uns to show 'em around.I'm Shane & I run the Nation. I'm glad you're here. Come on in and tune up!See More
Sep 16, 2018

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1 1/2
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I'm slowing teaching myself how to build a complete guitar, and CB Guitars seemed like a great way to start.

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