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Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building


Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building

Here's where the freaks hang out. Get the inside scoop on wild cigar box guitar designs, advancements and experiments. Not for the timid builder!

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An idea that I haven't seen - any thoughts?

Started by Habanera Hal. Last reply by the anonymous pick Mar 20. 6 Replies

Braces and bars.

Started by Brian Lemin. Last reply by Monterey Mar 20. 8 Replies

Signing your work

Started by Chuck Dubman. Last reply by Skip Beighley Aug 9, 2014. 15 Replies

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Comment by G.S.Monroe on December 22, 2014 at 7:53am

It's about time I step up from the beginners forums to the advanced builders, so here I am. Over the holidays I built some sub woofer boxes for my neighbor's truck. I did a fair amount of research into the methods of improving sound quality the audiophiles are using (ported, Ducted & T-Line boxes) and it occurred to me that our cigar boxes are simple speaker boxes with the soundboard/bridge acting like a speaker. So this week I'm diving into methods of internal baffling to enhance the sound quality of my instruments using the principles employed in building advanced speaker boxes. Has anyone else gone in this direction?

Comment by Cameron Brown on December 7, 2014 at 9:32pm

Took smilingdog1's advice on the PB100. It came today and made a HUGE difference with my 2.5 watt cigar box amp. Thanks for the advice, I'll find a good pot for my next build. What size capacitor should I use for the tone?

Comment by Cameron Brown on December 5, 2014 at 1:00am

Cool, thanks, Smilingdog1

Comment by smilingdog1 on December 4, 2014 at 10:07pm

The results I get between the smaller to large diaphragm is slight tone using exact same harness for comparisons. I find the positioning of the disc to be #1 importance in volume & tone and try a 500K pot. I recommend trying out a 25 buck BEHRINGER PREAMP/BOOSTER PB100.

This little preamp gets amazing results and you can adjust bass/treble/gain.

Comment by Cameron Brown on December 4, 2014 at 9:30pm

Is there any advantage/disadvantage to using a 27 mm piezo vs a 20 mm disc?

Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on November 11, 2013 at 12:57am

Looks like tree wood. :)>

Comment by Ryan Russell on November 10, 2013 at 9:36pm
Very Nice. Used The Same Box For A Diddley Bow A Couple Months Ago.
Comment by Habanera Hal on July 11, 2013 at 11:40am

Randy -

What kind of wood is that fingerboard?

Comment by Bruce Trappes on July 11, 2013 at 6:45am

That fret board matches the box beautifully. There's something very refreshing about nice clean lines.

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on July 11, 2013 at 5:13am

In the works...mag rail / flush fret


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