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My latest build - hubcap resonator

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Oct 10. 4 Replies

boxes for sale

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My CBG

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Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear 34 minutes ago
I ended up getting one of these in the end.

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/photo/img-20171123-164041

Thanks to all who helped with advice this morning. Much appreciated.
Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear 11 hours ago
It's an Orange Crush 50watt bass amp Chickenbone John. I probably wouldn't make much if I resold it (I don't usually have much fortune on resale values) but it's £250 new and he only wants £80. It's in as new condition too.
Comment by ChickenboneJohn 11 hours ago

Amps are plentiful and cheap, so personally I wouldn't bother unless it was an absolute bargain that I could turn around and make some money on. It will work, but the speaker and amp circuitry will be biased towards a relatively clean sound and very little in the way of treble response. There are exceptions of course -  the Fender Bassman was a favourite for guitarists and harp players, but I can't think of one other bass amp that has that sort of reputation. Out of interest, what sort of amp is it?

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear 11 hours ago
Thanks Denis. I don't think I need the 50 watt power of the amp but I'm thinking the price might be too good to pass on. I've been doing a bit of the old Google since asking the question and found a couple of posts from CBN saying it shouldn't be a problem too. Looked on YouTube and saw Scott Grove talking about 6, 7, 8 and 10 string electric guitars through a bass amp but wasn't sure if the same applied to threes and fours. Now I know!

Thanks again. I really, really appreciate it. Might have to buy myself an early Christmas present now haha.

Have a great day Denis.
Comment by Denis U 11 hours ago

I can't think of any reason why you can't play a CBG through a bass amp. In my (very) long ago youth, we plugged guitars bass and vocals through the same amp.

Two things you might want to think are size and volume. It'll be a heavy thing to cart around, and do you want something that loud. I had a fantasy of getting a 100w Marshall with 2 4x12 cabinets. I made the fantasy come true and I played it for a couple of months, with my wife out of the house and after warning the neighbours. For me, it was overkill.

I have put together a couple of really easy to build, cheap amps based on the LMM386 chip, and it's plenty loud enough for home use at less than a single watt of power

Denis

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear 12 hours ago
Hi all. Got a quick question here. Can I play a CBG (3,4 & 6 string) through a 50watt bass amp? I've just been offered a gorgeous condition one for a bargain price and wondering if I should get it as I don't play, nor do I fancy learning, bass guitar.

Help greatly appreciated.
Comment by Mike "Honeyboy" Edwards on Monday
Heads up, Samantha fish tour this weekend, think Derby and London dates are sold out but Edinburgh tickets stil available.
Comment by ChickenboneJohn on October 9, 2017 at 7:06am

Boxstock "Early Bird" tickets are on sale. Save £2.00 - £12.00 instead of the regular price of £14.00 .https://www.chickenbonejohn.com/collections/frontpage/products/boxs...

Comment by Eric Molyneux on October 7, 2017 at 9:27am

There is a build a CGB workshop running in London later this month. Details here

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cigar-box-guitar-build-and-play-worksh...

Comment by Eric Molyneux on October 7, 2017 at 7:09am

@Chickenbone John - how do I get info about the trade stands at BoxStock?

 

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