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Navigation Buttons on Last Page - or just me?

Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan Jul 6, 2017. 2 Replies

Maybe its just me, when I get to the last page of a discussion, the navigation buttons at the bottom of the last messages to go to a page# or first/last/etc are missing.  Even in a forum section, if…Continue

What and How? Bridge for the Gitty Vibrato/Tremelo tailpiece...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 30, 2017. 1 Reply

I want to try Gitty's Vibrato tail piece…Continue

Key Fob button fix

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Aug 22, 2016. 9 Replies

The buttons on my car's remote entry key fob were not working right, some worked fine, some kinda worked if you hit it and rubbed around, some didn't work at all.FIX:1. Make sure the battery is…Continue

Twisting the wires

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 5, 2016. 22 Replies

I had a thought about twisting the wires inside the git.  I was delivering a gift build to my friend, we played it a bit with a portable amp, and there was a LOT of hum from the multiple overhead…Continue

 

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JL replied to Kigar's discussion Quick wood finishing ideas
Sep 12
JL liked Titch the Clown's discussion Tuner grommet fitting tip
Sep 12
JL replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Bonding metal to the wood headstock, how would you do it?
"Epoxy Putty from the plumbing section.  It's like Play-Doh, you tear off what you need, kneed and work it to mix the 2 parts, hardens like a resin casting."
Aug 28
JL replied to David Hill's discussion 2 string CBG to use as a bass in a uke band?
"Scale Length? Neck thickness? bass or guitar tuners? we need pics!"
Aug 28
JL replied to sasquatcher's discussion Save 1850's piano from the dump
"If you don't find a buyer, start contacting local churches to donate it to, or a local stage/play group..."
Aug 28
JL replied to Dean-O Rochester's discussion Flat wound bass strings for acoustic microbass
Aug 28
JL replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion New used amp. I never thought I'd own one of these/
"Proof that amps does not equal decibels.  My 100w Markbass  combo amp is loud enough by itself to make even the drummer tell me to turn it down, Bwahahah"
Aug 28
JL replied to Colin's discussion basics of electrifying a cbg?
"My 2 cents, get the red dot pickup from gitty. https://www.cbgitty.com/cigar-box-guitar-parts/the-red-dot-stick-on-pickup-button-for-cigar-box-guitars-more/ a piezo crystal makes electricity when it's vibrated, and you can plug that right…"
Aug 10
JL replied to Eliah Holiday's discussion Fix for low string slipping off fretboard?
"I'm not inclined to speak poorly of other builders...but from this git pic it appears the builder doesn't play.  The string slots for the nut are too close to the edges, and the bridge as well, and seems to be off the centerline line…"
Aug 10
JL replied to Eliah Holiday's discussion A DIY Kit for stompboxes?
"Any box you find that you can tap your foot on is your DIY kit.  solder a piezo to a jack and glue the disk to the inside and you're done.  you can even get the pre-made piezo with jack from…"
Aug 9
JL replied to Joe Williams's discussion speaker connection
"I'll jump on the other side of the wall, polarity on a speaker is an arbitrary convention you set and stick with to make sure they are in phase with each other when sing more than one. That kick drum 'thump' is about 25 push and pull…"
Aug 9
JL replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Nuts
"don't overthink it. if the slot is too deep the string buzzes on the first fret, if the slot is not deep enough your fingers will ache trying to press the string down to the first and second frets. press the string down between the second and…"
Aug 9
JL replied to harley's discussion ADF#
"F#/Gb G G#/Ab A A#/Bb B C C#/Db D D#/Eb E F F#/Gb D D#/Eb E F F#/Gb G G#/Ab A A#/Bb B C C#/Db D A A#/Bb B C C#/Db D D#/Eb E F F#/Gb G G#/Ab A make yourself a chart (see above) and work through it."
Aug 9
JL replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion Build ideas needed
"use a really long stick of wood for the bridge, that goes from rim edge to rim edge, slightly arched to let the plastic vibrate freely like the resonator head on a drum..."
Aug 3
JL replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion 9Volt Distribution Question
"check the RC car store/sites, there are a lot of toys that run on 9.6v which ought to be close enough, and you can get a recharger that matches..."
Jul 16
JL replied to Fergus Lester's discussion What do the 2.5W CBGITTY amp modules sound like?
"objectively I'd say they sound like a 9v transistor radio (similar electronics and speaker) subjectively  I like the sound in clean and overdrive."
Jul 16

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Teaching moment

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 7:51am 4 Comments

I guided my grown step-son through building his own Cigar Box Amp, his first experience with soldering and some basic woodworking.  We had a great time and he really likes the sound.…

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3-string punch-box for violist

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 9:09am 0 Comments

This one was a gift for a violist.  I 'finished' at 9 PM and it was gifted at 9 AM the next day.

The sound hole is a  "f" hole, the tail…

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First Build

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 6:39am 3 Comments

Well my first build went well, a pair of Diddly Bo's. (pictures to come soon).

I got the tuner's for free from a lutier who didn't mind thinning out his junk drawer for a good cause, and I got the cigar boxes for free from the owner of the tobacco store I patronize frequently.

They are face mount necks (similar to Uncle Crow's design) which makes it easy to open the box while still strung and staying in tune (I keep my slides inside when not playing).

The first time I…

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At 7:01am on May 23, 2017, Moritz Voegeli said…

JL hi, I liked your comment about style and tact, «from the timid to the tactful to the brutally frank»: you could add: from eloquent to foreigners who only with difficulties write a comment with all ten fingers in a dictionary: the last you learn in a foreign language is ease and humor...

At 3:20pm on February 14, 2017, Amy O'Donnell said…
P.S. I made you my friend, but I have no idea how to send a private message.
At 3:19pm on February 14, 2017, Amy O'Donnell said…
Hi JL,

I am going to visit the shop this week and ask him about pricing. I have no interest in becoming a middle man, but Dan Sleep emailed me from his sick bed expressing interest, so he has first dibs. I want a few myself, but not the whole lot.

Once I get pricing, I will let both of you know how he wants to proceed. I asked him via email about bulk versus single sales. I don't want to give his contact info to the Nation and have him have to answer the same questions repeatedly, if you get my drift. I will send the shop contact info to you after I've given him a heads up. I'm also hoping to get a pix of the stack of chests, but because of his other inventory, he may not feel comfortable with that. There are friggin cameras everywhere.

Also, as you can imagine, this is not a one-time deal. He gets these every month.

Amy
At 3:49am on July 22, 2014, Cpt. Nemoff said…


Album Notes
Cigar Box Guitar and classical music met again after 150 years!

In the middle of XIX century there were musicians who classical pieces performed on homemade instruments such as Cigar Box Guitar. But, unfortunately, there are no records of these unique 
performances did not survive. How do sounds classical music of the Renaissance on cigar box guitar? 

"Das Wohltemperirte Cigar Box Guitar" Album ( translation: Well-Tempered sigar box guitar ) was recorded in a home studio by Eugene Nemov. 

The list of works you will see all the familiar songs and names of composers such as Franz Shubert, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Albinoni and names of familiar music lovers Renaissance: Pascal Bouquet and Francesco da Milano.

Pascal Bouquet - French lutenist, he lived in XV-th century. Pascal Bouquet composed many excellent works for lute and baroque guitar. Musical notations this musician survived to this day. "Brande des Hermites" and "Volte Praetorius" - it's two works from the collection of popular dances of France, Pascal Bouquet written specifically for learning to play the lute. 

Francesco Canova da Milano (Italian Francesco Canova da Milano) - Italian Renaissance lute, one of the major European composers XVI veka.Franchesko Canova da Milano is one of the best composers of lute music, and possibly greatest lute virtuoso of all time. His work, and the amazing beauty of a consistently high level, and are often performed today. 

Just the album includes two copyright works Eugene Nemov - "French dance" and "English dance". They are written in a popular style of lute music of the Renaissance .

All works have been performed at 3-string classic guitars from cigar boxes, made by Eugene Nemov. Description and images of these instruments You can see on the site www.cigarboxguitars.ru and personal Evgeny Nemov page on the www.cigarboxnation.com ;

Enjoy!
 



 
 
 

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