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On-board soft distortion circuit

Started on Tuesday 0 Replies

This is my latest guitar, which includes an idea I had for an on-board distortion module.I had previously built a soft distortion unit as a separate pedal and it worked pretty well. So I thought I…Continue

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Newbie lessons learned

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Nov 2, 2019. 11 Replies

My first post here and I thought I would give my (sometimes painful) lessons learned on building my first 3 CBGS. I will do as separate posts so this is called CBG#1. No doubt most, if not all have…Continue

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On-board distortion circuit

This is my latest guitar, which includes an idea I had for an on-board distortion module.I had previously built a soft distortion unit as a separate pedal and it worked pretty well. So I thought I would try to add one to the guitar and house the Stomp button to activate it on the soundboard. Other features of the guitar are :Unidentified hardwood neck - The wood came via a friend and it may be an African wood Homemade 'cigar' box as I still struggle to find the genuine article in the UK Box…See More
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Nov 5, 2019
Steve replied to Steve's discussion Newbie lessons learned
"I think they would be equally nice - And if not you have invented a whole new thing - WBGs! They are going on the list for scavenging for me. Thanks"
Nov 2, 2019
François replied to Steve's discussion Newbie lessons learned
"I must admit that finding cigar boxes is getting to be difficult here in Canada too. But we have plenty of wooden wine boxes at pretty much every charity sale for 1$ or less. It might not make them officially "cigar box guitars" but I…"
Nov 2, 2019
Steve replied to Steve's discussion Newbie lessons learned
"Thanks Dennis. "
Nov 2, 2019
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson replied to Steve's discussion Newbie lessons learned
"#2 is very nice, I love the headstock design! Nice one Steve :))"
Nov 2, 2019
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson replied to Steve's discussion Newbie lessons learned
"No problem Steve. I'll look for your latest build :)) ~ Regarding poplar, I go to a woodstore neaby that makes fencing & sheds. I've been so often they supply me with 4mtre by about 4" lengths, cut it into 4 X 2mtre by 2"…"
Nov 2, 2019
Steve replied to Steve's discussion Newbie lessons learned
"Hi - Thanks for the comments. I will definitely look for poplar in future. I am creating reasonable scarf joints now on a table saw with the headstock cut laid on top of the neck for extra strength ( the other way is headstock turned and laid…"
Nov 2, 2019
Steve replied to Steve's discussion Newbie lessons learned
"Thanks. Yes, Chickenbone John is an excellent font of CBG knowledge. My later ones are already benefiting!"
Nov 2, 2019
Steve replied to Steve's discussion Newbie lessons learned
"Thanks for that - Really appreciate it. I managed to acquire a couple in Spain where tobacconists still exist! But will bear in mind if I use those 2 up, many thanks"
Nov 2, 2019
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson replied to Steve's discussion Newbie lessons learned
"I'm in East Yorks, so I'm with you on the Cigar boxes. Silly prices generally in the UK. I make all my own boxes from plywood and anything I can find. I use Poplar for all my necks, It's hard enough for 3/4 strings & can handle…"
Nov 2, 2019
KOOL DOG HOOCH replied to Steve's discussion Newbie lessons learned
"Nice job! If you make the rivet holes undersized and press fit  no glue needed What do you need for cigarboxes? I get them free or a couple dollars apiece for my CBGs for Warriors project. Don't know what shipping and bribes(for…"
Nov 2, 2019
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly replied to Steve's discussion Newbie lessons learned
"Keep on keeping on mate you only learn by your mistakes remember there’s no rules in CBGs. If you in the UK look up Chicken bone John , good luck with your next build .  Regards Bones . "
Nov 1, 2019
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Newbie lessons learned

My first post here and I thought I would give my (sometimes painful) lessons learned on building my first 3 CBGS. I will do as separate posts so this is called CBG#1. No doubt most, if not all have been done to death elsewhere but the more data the better?Apart from current ( in-progress) build, all my necks are made from Oak - I am struggling to find a lighter hardwood in my area atm. Where I used wound pickup, these were a job lot from eBay ( 5 or 6 for around £10 ). I also have only just…See More
Nov 1, 2019

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