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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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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

Comment by smilingdog1 on February 25, 2013 at 3:29pm

Out of a thousand posted diagrams/schematics on how to do, I'd say five are descent and one superb in any category. Everybody has a different method of receiving information. I've heard and seen many great ideas, and understood very few in detail. I'm working on some how to videos that will be ready and up by summer. I'll post them with the invite to criticize and hopefully promote revised methods of sharing shop techniques I've picked up. Anyway it would be nice to have a how to video library on site that you type in your search and pull up what you're looking for. As it is, you type in search and get dozens of unrelated topics. Any feedback to this?


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