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Dan Vines replied to Mike Huber's discussion How to mount a 6 string acoustic neck to a cigar box in the group 6 string CBG's
"Monteray, I think it would be strong enough if you build a good structure for the neck to attach to inside the box. I know this is not your set up, but it might give you an idea. This is how I connected an acoustic style neck I made to fit on a box.…"
Feb 4, 2015
Dan Vines replied to Mike Huber's discussion How to mount a 6 string acoustic neck to a cigar box in the group 6 string CBG's
"I braced my 6 string with X brace. I wanted to retain as much acoustic sound as I could. It did well."
Feb 4, 2015
Monterey replied to Mike Huber's discussion How to mount a 6 string acoustic neck to a cigar box in the group 6 string CBG's
"Would a 6 string acoustic neck be strong enough for 6 steel strings if joined this way? I am building a 6 string LPG using a factory acoustic neck"
Feb 3, 2015
David L. replied to Mike Huber's discussion How to mount a 6 string acoustic neck to a cigar box in the group 6 string CBG's
"Hi Mike, I brace the back of the lid Also I used some oak (from an old chair) at both ends This guitar had 3 large holes in the side for onboard miniamp speaker, preamp and a passive control for the piezo I was concerned that this would…"
Sep 26, 2014
Mike Huber replied to Mike Huber's discussion How to mount a 6 string acoustic neck to a cigar box in the group 6 string CBG's
"Thanks for the help David L.. :-) If i could pick your brain further how exactly did you brace the cigar box body to handle the stress from 6 strings? I tried i wine box banjo last year and the thing nearly caved in on itself due to string…"
Sep 25, 2014
David L. replied to Mike Huber's discussion How to mount a 6 string acoustic neck to a cigar box in the group 6 string CBG's
"Hi Mike, I did a acoustic neck conversion using wood to metal screws http://www.cigarboxnation.com/group/6stringcigarboxguitars/forum/topics/factory-acoustic-neck-to-box Regards, David"
Sep 22, 2014
Mike Huber replied to Mike Huber's discussion How to mount a 6 string acoustic neck to a cigar box in the group 6 string CBG's
"I should add that this is a standard design set neck acoustic 6 string guitar."
Sep 21, 2014
Mike Huber added a discussion to the group 6 string CBG's
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How to mount a 6 string acoustic neck to a cigar box

Hi all. I have a 6 string acoustic guitar carcass in my parts collection. I was wondering how difficult it would be to use the neck off of it on a CBG project? I've searched on the site here and while i did find photos of acoustic guitar necked CBG's i couldn't find any build photos. Any help would be much appreciated..   MikeSee More
Sep 21, 2014
billykissell replied to Mike Huber's discussion First CB bass build..Questions regarding neck thickness etc.. in the group Cigar Box Basses
"I find the peizo to be very "tinny" for a bass. i use a combo of piezo and mic to mix string and body sound."
Dec 9, 2013
billykissell replied to Mike Huber's discussion First CB bass build..Questions regarding neck thickness etc.. in the group Cigar Box Basses
"heat the line to tie the knot. you can heat a pan of sand and dip the line in the sand to transfer the heat without burning the string. that's how they bend eyeglass temples. i have an old set of weedwacker strings from my upright. they are…"
Dec 9, 2013
eK replied to Mike Huber's discussion First CB bass build..Questions regarding neck thickness etc.. in the group Cigar Box Basses
"I'd suggest keeping the scale length to 35" or less. Anything over that is impractical for the average human hand. :-))"
Sep 14, 2013
Mike Huber added a discussion to the group Cigar Box Basses
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First CB bass build..Questions regarding neck thickness etc..

Hi all! :-) I'm planning on building a 2 string  trimmer line strung fretless bass bass and i have a few questions:  1. What thickness/type of wood should i use for the neck? The neck on this will be un- reinforced ..Trying       to keep it simple        2. What is the ideal brands/thicknesses of trimmer line for bass building? (i plan on tuning it E,A)       3. Is there a recommended scale length?.. I was thinking of either using the scale length of 41 3/4                         inches  (3/4…See More
Sep 7, 2013
rusty case replied to Mike Huber's discussion Pickup placement on a cigar box Diddley Bow in the group Diddley Bows and Other Primitives
"Looks dandy! I would like to hear an mpeg clip, too... ...trying to learn about recording....   what's the best way to make audio files and post them?   best = the EZ way  :-) rc"
Sep 3, 2012
Arnold Kelly replied to Mike Huber's discussion Pickup placement on a cigar box Diddley Bow in the group Diddley Bows and Other Primitives
"Looks great! Would love to hear how it sounds. :)"
Aug 28, 2012
Mike Huber replied to Mike Huber's discussion Pickup placement on a cigar box Diddley Bow in the group Diddley Bows and Other Primitives
"Finished view from the back"
Aug 28, 2012
Mike Huber replied to Mike Huber's discussion Pickup placement on a cigar box Diddley Bow in the group Diddley Bows and Other Primitives
"Finished view from the front"
Aug 28, 2012

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