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looking for alternate tunings-

Started by Daniel Walter. Last reply by Ken Hutchinson Oct 14. 16 Replies

bass strings, either the ead, or adg.......thanksContinue

first bass build

Started by Patrick. Last reply by bemuzic May 8. 4 Replies

Hey folks.  Thinking of building a CBG bass and I have a question or 2. Does it matter what kind of magnetic pickup I put in it?  I mean is there one specific for basses?  Also, does the 3 or 4…Continue

Building my 1st Cigar Box Bass with Cerrywood box and tiger stripe maple neck

Started by Mark Wood. Last reply by Mark Wood Mar 28. 2 Replies

Just introducing myself from across the pond. Built a 4-string cigar box guitar now tackling a bass. Having great fun in learning and being able to practise skills required. Didn't realise how much…Continue

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Bass build help

Started by Ro'Nique Staley Mar 22. 0 Replies

i need the complete plan for a smaller bass build,  around maybe 30"  can anyone help me.  i need to know things like should hte bridge  be higher than the nuti am visually impaired as a program in…Continue

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Comment by Paul Craig on August 14, 2017 at 3:28am

Okay, thanks Daniel.

Comment by Daniel Walter on August 13, 2017 at 5:17pm
Comment by Paul Craig on August 13, 2017 at 4:21pm

It's just a piezo to volume and to jack so far. I have a 1meg and a 500k pot, just wanted to know what people were using for bass. Had a magnet pickup inside the tin(it's a rezo-bass cookie tin), but that made the entire box into a pickup.

I added a piezo to a guitar with 2 single coil pickups, 5-way switch, volume, tone and jack. The singles were completely quiet.

Comment by Daniel Walter on August 13, 2017 at 3:50pm

just putting this out there: adding a piezo or more (on/off switch, just join neg/pos to the jack) to any magnetic pickup system really quiets everything down, when the piezo is on. it's a mystery. just add a disc or two, no need to make it complex.

Comment by Daniel Walter on August 13, 2017 at 3:39pm

500K pot value is fine for bass or guitar. usually 500K for humbuckers and 250 K for single coil. personal preference, just 500K pots chop off some higher frequencys.

magnetic or piezo? how is it wired now?

Comment by Paul Craig on August 13, 2017 at 3:19pm

If I use a piezo, what is the best value pot to use for a volume pot?

It's a good question since you have to deal with the impedance issue.

Also, does anyone have any good schematics for adding a passive tone circuit for bass?

Comment by bigmcgiv on August 10, 2017 at 3:52pm

this is my cbb  I build a few years ago and redesign it last year. plays great.

Comment by Where's Uranus? on May 7, 2017 at 9:18am
Richard, depends how you tune it, I have 3 strings on a 1x3 neck with a 36" scale, but It's fretless and tuned to D#0
Comment by David Christian on April 27, 2017 at 4:25pm
For a bass, I'd probably go for the lower strings, basses seem to cinventionally go lower before higher. It's to your preference though.

As to strings, I generally go for just about anything by DR.
Comment by Daniel Walter on April 27, 2017 at 4:10pm

ok bass people. nobody has ever responded, but i'll give it another shot.

i'm redoing a 3-string bass i made a while ago. (on my page).

my pickup ring was just a bit crooked, can't handle it. bass sounded great as it was.....

so, it's been a while. do i use the first three strings, not the lowest? or opposite? what tuning would be good? has anyone tried the new NY-XL strings? any recommendations for other strings? i'd love to have it sound as good as when first made. thank you. (ps....on my early builds i'd fill the cigar box with hardwoods and glue them tight. mistake for wanting to make a change, but solid).

 

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looking for alternate tunings-

Started by Daniel Walter. Last reply by Ken Hutchinson Oct 14. 16 Replies

first bass build

Started by Patrick. Last reply by bemuzic May 8. 4 Replies

Bass build help

Started by Ro'Nique Staley Mar 22. 0 Replies

My first bass build

Started by Bryan Putnam. Last reply by Richard Haas Dec 2, 2016. 15 Replies

Building my first bass

Started by Henry S. Last reply by TN Twang Nov 30, 2016. 11 Replies

fingerboard question(s)

Started by Euraquilo. Last reply by Fomhorach Nov 1, 2016. 6 Replies

3 string bass questions

Started by Euraquilo. Last reply by Euraquilo Oct 31, 2016. 18 Replies

3 String Cigar Box Bass Guitar Parts

Started by Will T. Last reply by Murdoc_420 Jul 16, 2016. 3 Replies

Bass strings??

Started by jeffrey ross. Last reply by jeffrey ross Mar 25, 2016. 13 Replies

Magnetic vs Piezo pickup

Started by PhilUSAFRet. Last reply by Murdoc_420 Mar 25, 2016. 8 Replies

Weed eater strings and tuning.

Started by Poppy. Last reply by Murdoc_420 Feb 29, 2016. 7 Replies

Bass Uke string question(s)

Started by Lane Martin. Last reply by Where's Uranus? Jan 7, 2016. 6 Replies

Looking for 2 string bass plans

Started by Mike. Last reply by Mike Jan 6, 2016. 8 Replies

UBass strings

Started by Bobby Fields. Last reply by Bobby Fields Dec 11, 2015. 3 Replies

First bass build got a few questions .

Started by Piht Bull (Delta Dawg Guitars). Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted Apr 23, 2015. 23 Replies

bass frets...

Started by john mackay. Last reply by john mackay Feb 4, 2015. 4 Replies

Do's and dont's of CBB-making?

Started by Ben. Last reply by JL Jan 13, 2015. 4 Replies

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