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stephen davies replied to Robert M J Loftus's discussion Grounding in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks for your suggestion & photo, Robert. Just a bit confused..... So instead of grounding from the back of the vol. pot. to the bridge, your earth wire goes around a screw/washers that screws into the neck wood? How does that earth the…"
Jun 30
Robert M J Loftus replied to Robert M J Loftus's discussion Grounding in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi Stephen, I usually ground my earth at the tail, I use a furniture connector to attach the neck to the back of the box with two washers between the neck and back of the box. This does not always work for me , so to attach the bridge through the…"
Jun 30
stephen davies replied to Robert M J Loftus's discussion Grounding in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Any thoughts on the cause of this and possible remedy anyone??"
Jun 30
stephen davies replied to Robert M J Loftus's discussion Grounding in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Robert, I'm having exactly the same experience with my first 2 builds. One of them has grounding via the ferrules on the tail-end of the neck, whilst the other build has a metal bridge/metal saddles and has a ground wire on its underside. The…"
Jun 28
Robert M J Loftus replied to Robert M J Loftus's discussion Grounding in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I already sent the explanation and pictures, not used to this method, thanks anyway, I will send pictures "
Jun 10
Gus K replied to Robert M J Loftus's discussion Grounding in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You need to provide more details of what you are using,  A pic would also help."
Jun 9
Robert M J Loftus added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Grounding

I am using a 250 k pot volume and tone, I ground an earth to my tail, but still get a buzz. Anyone have a solution.? Thanks, Robert See More
Jun 9
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Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
Jun 9

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Internet
How many instruments have you built so far?
Twelve
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The variety of boxes you can use, scale length , pickups and that I can make a unique piece of art that is an instrument, plus the sound, I am still learning to play.

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Taffy Evans replied to Sincerely, Iris's discussion License Plate Buzzing
"Hi, try increasing the downward pressure of the strings on the bridge. One way I can see of doing…"
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License Plate Buzzing

Hi Folks,It's been a too damned long since I posted on here. I was wondering if you all knew any…See More
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Casey (Porkpie) Hazelman replied to Andries D. EKER's discussion What Neck Shape do u use or like?
"I like the chunky shapes. The soft chunky V is very comfortable and guides the thumb into the…"
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