Tim Pannabecker
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Trivia Quiz

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick May 15. 9 Replies

Any one know who made Jimi’s CBG?Continue

Tags: Hendrix, Jimi

Amp builds on my workbench

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker May 13. 6 Replies

Im working on some amp builds.  6” speakers, 9v, 5 watt, effects, mp3, headphone jack, effectsi am fortunate to have a friend in Dan as he is mentoring me in this art formContinue

Do I need a nut ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Walter Mar 31. 22 Replies

i am finishing a build and the nut is tough to use.  Can I use a zero fret and screws for string alignment?ihave included a couple pics.thanks for your adviceTimContinue

Tags: Nutless, fret., zero

Distance from soundboard to string height

Started this discussion. Last reply by François Feb 5. 8 Replies

I am having a challenge in my builds, with knowing the levels of string to soundboard.  Neck/fretboard height compared to the soundboard.Does anyone know of a good primer on this topic?Here are some…Continue

 

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Tim Pannabecker replied to Jim Codog's discussion Fretted.... in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Jim,  most videos and articles teach how to play or build a GDG three string tuning, chrono if building a guitar (typically). btw many cbg use 1x2”, plus fretboard, maybe even some layers of hardwood in the neck.  Where as the…"
Wednesday
Tim Pannabecker commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Introduce Yourself!
"Randy.  You have great skills for this addiction.  I wish I could draw or paint, and I’m slowing learning more about the woodworking.  It will be great to see your stuff"
Sunday
Tim Pannabecker replied to rick schoen's discussion Adjusting the action on a cbg 3 string. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Madgomer, would the sound be better If the plate were connected in a rigid way to the  bracing (glue or screw)? Or the contact between the plate and bracing have a flexible connection (rubbery glue or a rubber a rubber washer)? Or would the…"
Nov 11
Tim Pannabecker replied to rick schoen's discussion Adjusting the action on a cbg 3 string. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thank you Taff, I see what you are saying in each case.  Thank you for that knowledge, I know that comes for years of experience and I appreciate it. tim"
Nov 11
Tim Pannabecker replied to rick schoen's discussion Adjusting the action on a cbg 3 string. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Taff i know they have fancy luthier ways of handling that fret.  Do you hit it with a file or is that not cool? thanks"
Nov 10
Tim Pannabecker replied to rick schoen's discussion Adjusting the action on a cbg 3 string. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"First, do the internal bracing that BrianQ recommended.  If you still more clearance you can build up your bridge with a piece of hardwood as a foundation and or change the nut."
Nov 10
Tim Pannabecker commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"the section on this site called, Free Plans and How to Build, is an unmatched resource for how to build. my early mistakes?  Neck/fretboard height from the soundboard/box.  Paying attention to scale length (distance from nut to bridge) and…"
Nov 6
Tim Pannabecker replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"TrueType a beautiful job.  You odiously have craftsman skills, that is darn right purty."
Nov 5
Tim Pannabecker commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I have straight necks that I add a “tension bar”.   I can’t say it is superior, but it works really great and since I make one offs, never duplicating my builds, it is a great way to get your angle.   Btw I use it at the…"
Nov 5
Tim Pannabecker replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Pickup query in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Kevin, thanks for the heads up on the parts replacement, that seems like gold to me"
Nov 5
Tim Pannabecker commented on Richey Kay's blog post 4 tips to make a CBG play and sound better
"Richey, ive done 2 back angle guts and am rebuilding a few others.  I like to screw my necks in so level adjustments can be achieved.  Thanks for helping me be better builder.  Wish you could help me with playing it, at least there…"
Nov 5
Tim Pannabecker replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Pickup query in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Art, the quest for a particular sound or something unique and unexpected, is what fascinates me.  What I have learned and experienced here, from these great and innovative builders and players has been a blessing. most recently I have used the…"
Nov 5
Tim Pannabecker replied to Bill's discussion Newbie question about marking frets. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Btw Brian Q’s idea.  "
Nov 4
Tim Pannabecker replied to Bill's discussion Newbie question about marking frets. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Bill, I just finished neck fret markings with a sharpie.  I used a walnut neck and used a silver sharpie.  These metallic Shapies are awesome.  I actually changed the color of metal tuners with them and I mark the side of the neck…"
Nov 4
Paul Craig replied to Tim Pannabecker's discussion what defines a cigar box, baritone guitar in the group Baritone Guitar (cbg)
"A standard Bass is tuned with the same notes as the guitar except they are one octave lower than what is tuned on the guitar. So people that wanted darker tones on their guitar's would "drop" the tuning of their guitars to a lower…"
Nov 1
John Mark Perchalski replied to Tim Pannabecker's discussion what defines a cigar box, baritone guitar in the group Baritone Guitar (cbg)
"Pardon me for resurrecting a four month old post, but what's drop C or drop B tuning going to be? I'm imagining that drop C is going from DAD to CAD...But I haven't a clue on what 'drop C-drop B' means, nor am I quite sure…"
Oct 31

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At 5:32am on March 18, 2019, Bob "Ambrose" Negus said…

Hi Tim, a pleasure to be your friend.

At 8:41am on March 15, 2019, Uncle John said…

Hi, Tim.  I like your gutiars, especially the dog and the eye-bolt tuner builds.

At 6:07pm on March 8, 2019, Korrigan said…

Thanks Tim, I appreciate the kind words. There are definitely great folks here and a vast amount of knowledge archived in the forums... but it's not as active as it used to be. If you're a Facebook user you should check out some of the cigar box guitar groups there, it's a lot more lively. 

A few I belong to are:
Cigar Box Guitar
Fretless Cigar Box Guitars - Builders & Players Group
Cigar box guitar Builders owners and players

At 1:19pm on February 15, 2019, John Bennett said…

Many thanks for your comment, Tim. I decided that good old steel braces, steel bolts and plenty of steel screws were the way forward to getting a solid build with less chance of vibration and buzzing. Seems to have worked out OK and gives the option of taking it all apart again for future modifications - although I'd rather not!

At 7:29pm on January 28, 2019, Daniel Walter said…

thank you Tim, talk soon, wood, wood, wood. love the amp, "speaker grill" never grows old.

At 6:18pm on January 23, 2019, Grandpa said…

Hi Tim, and welcome to the obsession. This is Grandpa, here in La Habra, CA (N. Orange County). Been buildin' about 4 1/2 years, have made a bunch of gits. Give me a call if you want to talk about gits and building. I don't know about any local cbg fests, but I have a couple of "show and sell" events I'm attending over the next couple of months if you're interested.

Reach out--(562) 458-2881.

Later.

At 2:08pm on January 23, 2019, Jeff 'Bones' Reilly said…

That’s looking good Tim I’m sure it will sound great every one you build has it own voice to be found looking forward to a sound check . 

At 2:20am on January 23, 2019, Jeff 'Bones' Reilly said…

Gday TIM glad to have you onboard enjoy the fun and best of all no rules . Regards Jeff . 

At 11:42pm on January 21, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Tim check out the profile pages of Jeff “Bones” Reilly & Rev. Todd Hansen, if you’re looking for cbgs with offset necks?

 
 
 

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