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Cigar Box Amp Power

i bought a 9volt battery Cigar Box amp from CB Gitty.  Is there a way I can solder in something so it can be powered by a guitar pedal powe…

Started by Paul W. McGuire

9 on Thursday
Reply by Jerry Jordan

Best way to get fretboard over box top

First build and first post so bear with me as I’ll probably have  few questions along the way. I’m using a CBGitty box, burnt laser marking…


43 on Wednesday

Selling CBG's

At around 40% cut between ebay, paypal and shipping companies all together doesn't leave much of a deal for the customer or profit for the…

Started by Moedecker

0 on Tuesday

Sourcing cans, Biz-to-biz stuff... How best to approach...

I've no clue if this is even the best spot to post this or even where to start.. So there's a tiny lil shop in the next town from me that s…

Started by Br Harold F Stubbs III

4 on Tuesday
Reply by Br Harold F Stubbs III

Hardtail Bridge Screws

I am using one of those hardtail bridges where a pair of tiny screws raise and lower the action of the string. Mine keep vibrating out. How…

Started by Tim Mooset

9 on Tuesday
Reply by Korrigan


I have a lack of sustain on my 3 string guitars: using A-D-G strings tuned G-D-G, my lowest string (the A tuned to G) has a noticeable lack…

Started by Swamp Dawg Primal Music

20 on Monday
Reply by JL

Paint Job - Opinions wanted!

Guys, Ill upload a photo tomorrow.... But I have a maple neck with rosewood fretboard... 6 string big thick box but no real nice cigar box…

Started by Rob

4 on Monday
Reply by Rob

Most recent build

Not entirely finished with this one yet, but it is playable. Two of my motorcycling friends conspired to give a slab of maple from a 150-y…

Started by J Cramer

2 Feb 18
Reply by John Sawyer

Can’t find wiring for odd pickup

I have a humbucker. It has only two wires. White and bare wire. im pretty sure the white is hot and the bare is earth. I’ve tested it with…

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music

30 Feb 16
Reply by Korrigan

Truss rod without power tools

Hello all of you knowledgeable instrument builders, After building three four string guitars, a three string guitar, an eight string mandol…

Started by Hans

27 Feb 16
Reply by Jerry Jordan


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