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Not a CBG by definition, but a bass built from trash with the Cigar Box Spirit.
Hello fellow builders!
I'm Nick, the bass player from "SAVAGE SUNDAY". I think a little background story will help here...
I've been playing bass guitar since 2000, I played a Fender P and now an Ibanez P&J. A few months ago I walked into the dive bar near my house, but something was different. The walls were lined with CBG's and I was intrigued. Needless to say, my attempt at buying a 6pack turned into an hour filled with inspiration and wonder. The bartender asked me, "Do you play"?
That was the start of a beautiful relationship. The bar was "Speal's Tavern" and that bartender was Dan Speal, Shane Speal's father. My new band started playing the open mic there every week, and that was all good and well, but the whole time I had the raw plans for a bass guitar in my head.
Now, I'm a broke musician. I didn't have any of the resources to build ANYTHING! And I knew that no Cigar Box could contain the power of a bass player! So, I went into my dad's garage with the intention of finding something, anything, that I could start building off of.
I found a few pieces of plywood, some "shims", and some metal-stud scraps. Well, GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!!! I started planing, sanding, shaping on the fly. I just went at it balls to the wall. Needless to say, I've encountered quite a few problems along the way. I had no hardware. I had no electronics. Hell, I had no headstock!
Fast forward a few months and about 7 open mics; I think I have everything to where it COULD work. I'm ordering a piezo, tuners, and strings. I have my tuning keys below the bridge. I'm planning on placing two strings, a bass G and a guitar low-E. I am ready to finish this thing, but I figured I'd post the pics on here and see if ANYONE CAN ANTICIPATE ANY MORE PROBLEMS I WILL HAVE?!?
All the pics are here:http://www.cigarboxnation.com/photo/albums/scrap-heap-junk-bass