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Cigar box guitar builders are a creative and resourceful bunch. Share ideas for CBG materials and supplies that are free, nearly free, or recycled.

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Nails for frets?

Started by Mike. Last reply by Alan Robinson Aug 1, 2017. 8 Replies

Flea market finds

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Not just a lolly stick

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Comment by Wade on July 24, 2017 at 6:03pm
Those buggers can be small! Glad to hear you sorted out the problem
Comment by Alan Robinson on July 24, 2017 at 4:13pm

Had not taken  it out the bag which made it hard to see. The resistor was on it lol

Comment by Where's Uranus? on July 24, 2017 at 2:09pm

I think you mean capacitor? Tone controls are generally a pot (the turny thing, it's a variable resistor) with a capacitor connected to ground.

However a piezo itself is a capacitor, so maybe they react differently, a picture or two would really help.

Comment by Alan Robinson on July 24, 2017 at 1:50pm

Bought a cheap Piezo from ebay with a tone and volume prewired. When it arrived the tone pot has no resistor on it. Not managed to try it yet but I thought a tone pot would not work without a resistor ?

Comment by Where's Uranus? on February 13, 2017 at 9:11am

Yeah, cheapest I see are these, for $18, maybe that's the way to go?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-5pcs-String-Banjo-Machine-Head-Tunin...

Comment by TN Twang on February 9, 2017 at 3:47pm

Duck already said exactly what I was gonna' say. (Great minds!)

Comment by Suspect Device on February 9, 2017 at 12:33pm

Pegheds.com But those aren't super cheap either.

Comment by Wade on February 9, 2017 at 12:12pm
https://www.ebay.com/itm/391693993552

Ukulele Lite Planetary Tuning Pegs Tuner Chrome Plated Surface 128C-UB

@ $50 bucks
Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on February 9, 2017 at 11:38am
Comment by Where's Uranus? on February 9, 2017 at 11:15am

Looking for a cheap(ish) source for planetary style tuners. Not the friction peg style, actual geared tuners that aren't 90 degrees. Need 4. Any clues?

 

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Nails for frets?

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Started by Wade. Last reply by rusty case Feb 11, 2013. 1 Reply

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Started by Wade Feb 10, 2013. 0 Replies

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Started by Wade. Last reply by Mark Lindsay Feb 3, 2013. 23 Replies

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Cheap and easy bottle neck slide polisher

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