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Regarding fingerboards or lack there of

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bristol Blue Apr 9, 2016. 25 Replies

Long story skip below if impatient ;) I've got a production run going to cut costs and hopefully make better gits. Hardwood is getting hard to source, especially small pieces. So I visited the one…Continue

soldering 1/4 input jack ground - which is ground?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Mar 28, 2016. 7 Replies

First: sorry about the image quality. I need to ground my jack to my bridge so I went and…Continue

Tags: jack, piezo, ground, solder

Sourcing hardwoods

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar Mar 14, 2016. 15 Replies

 So the first couple g's I have made I used poplar I got from Home Depot. That worked fine but now I have basically cleaned up the 3 straight pieces they have left. Sutherland's nearby also has some…Continue

Cigar Box BASS - pick up questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 2, 2016. 21 Replies

 OK, so I'm finishing up my 2nd CBG and it's time to move on to a bass. I've got a great Box and some strings (electric). I'm doing a 2 string. But I need to figure out pickups (and tuners).I'm…Continue

 

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Murdoc_420 replied to Josh Thompson's discussion Need Help for a beer theme cigar box guitar.
" ehhemm... budlight isn't beer ;) lol anyway. Now about making the headstock look like a can. cbgitty has can tops I think, might be able to remove one from existing can.  I saw a bottle opener attached under a strap button before."
Sep 1, 2016
Murdoc_420 commented on Werner van Ettinger's photo
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Dutch cheese guitar

" How long is that cheese gonna last? I guess you can always re-use the parts on another piece of cheese when the time comes :D"
Aug 4, 2016
Murdoc_420 replied to Euraquilo's discussion 3 string bass questions in the group Cigar Box Basses
" Find the bottle cap piezo tut if you can (you tube has it) maybe here too.  Basically you put some hot glue in bottle cap, push piezo down in it. Top it off with glue. The metal cap can rest on the lid (I put mine on the neck and the lid…"
Aug 2, 2016
Murdoc_420 replied to Euraquilo's discussion 3 string bass questions in the group Cigar Box Basses
"You can also do the bridge like a U shape so only two parts touch the lid. That'll take away mass."
Aug 2, 2016
Murdoc_420 commented on Lloyd Atterson's photo
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Please Help

"Which bands can it select? Does it have like Van Halen backing tracks?"
Aug 1, 2016
Murdoc_420 commented on Bluesheart's photo
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Looper

"Happy b day happy b day happy b day happ...."
Jul 26, 2016
Murdoc_420 replied to Will T's discussion 3 String Cigar Box Bass Guitar Parts in the group Cigar Box Basses
" I used a old piece of copper tube, filed in some slots. (one broken string atm :) )"
Jul 16, 2016
Murdoc_420 replied to Murdoc_420's discussion Bass Cabinet project in the group Home Made Guitar Amps
" Not yet, have some new strings on the way, well new to me strings.  I have used my 35" scale tuned Bead thru it and it does pretty well. When playing the B the cone moves quite a bit if I lean in some. But sounds good.This bass is…"
Jul 16, 2016
Murdoc_420 replied to Murdoc_420's discussion Bass Cabinet project in the group Home Made Guitar Amps
"Thanks ;)"
Jul 16, 2016
Paul Craig replied to Murdoc_420's discussion Bass Cabinet project in the group Home Made Guitar Amps
"I like it."
Jul 15, 2016
Blind Lemon Cello replied to Murdoc_420's discussion Bass Cabinet project in the group Home Made Guitar Amps
"Got a video sound track of it?"
Jul 15, 2016
Murdoc_420 replied to Murdoc_420's discussion Bass Cabinet project in the group Home Made Guitar Amps
"Yeah and my vision is getting worse, I can barely see that small anymore :("
Jul 15, 2016
Murdoc_420 replied to Murdoc_420's discussion Bass Cabinet project in the group Home Made Guitar Amps
" Alright! Thanks for your help guys. It's all finished up and working great! I do want to make a wood cover to hide the battery and I might find some wicker to cover the speaker and make it look more rustic.  The official Bass…"
Jul 15, 2016
Murdoc_420 replied to Paul Craig's discussion Ceramic Guitar
" That's really cool.  Having done ceramic work myself makes it all the more impressive. He'd have to account for probably 10% shrinkage during firing (like they discussed with drilling the holes). Slumping of the body, glaze…"
Jul 15, 2016
Paul Craig replied to Murdoc_420's discussion Bass Cabinet project in the group Home Made Guitar Amps
"Those small wires can be a big PITA."
Jul 15, 2016
Murdoc_420 replied to Murdoc_420's discussion Bass Cabinet project in the group Home Made Guitar Amps
"Sorry to leave you guys hanging...  I have just replaced the 3 piezos with a single bottle capped piezo. Haven't strung it up yet but tapping on the lid is loud and clear. Just needed to reinforce this box a bit first.  -----  I…"
Jul 14, 2016

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
talkbass.com
How many instruments have you built so far?
3 - 2 g's and a bass
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It's a cigar box, and a guitar! How cool is that?

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Zenstrument #5.

Posted on April 28, 2016 at 12:06am 3 Comments

Zenstrument #5.

 Honduran Box. Inside was dark pink colored wood,mahogany maybe?

 Neck is Walnut/RedMaple. Rosewood Nut and Bridge. GDG Gitty strings. 24" scale. 

 

Murdoc_420's Progress

Posted on February 12, 2016 at 2:45pm 13 Comments

 Guess this is the best place to start a progress thread so here we go.

 I've been wanting to build a CBG for quite awhile now, past attempts to find boxes were futile but I now have found a box supplier near me :D

 I found this selection of boxes, found  this site of course and started watching tutorials on You Tube.

(I was hoping to find one cool box and walked out with 7, yikes!)…

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At 6:53pm on March 27, 2016, AGP # said…

"Yup" Murdoc_420, the CBG addiction has seen me make a quite a few instruments, (and haven't finished yet!) most of which I still possess as I can't bear to with part them.

 
 
 

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