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Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bryan Pieper May 16. 63 Replies

Just need a good confidence boost here chaps.This is my project, I have put a maple centre block in a cut my neck joint which I am worried it too shallow? I have a cone to put in place and a gibson…Continue

Tags: blue, pelham, box, cigar, Resonator

Paint Job - Opinions wanted!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly Feb 26. 10 Replies

Guys,Ill upload a photo tomorrow....But I have a maple neck with rosewood fretboard... 6 string big thick box but no real nice cigar box detail.I am thinking about keeping the bottom half of the box…Continue

Setting out to make sure scale length is perfect

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Feb 11. 3 Replies

Hi All,I am about to start a 6 string resonator.How do I lay it all out so the scale length is perfect? I guess its even harder with a cone as you can adjust the intonation?Do I chop and fit the neck…Continue

Tags: resonator, length, Scale

Setting out from the beginning - Resonator 6 String

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Apr 26, 2017. 8 Replies

Hey all,So I have decided what I am going to build, a resonator 6 string :)I have bought my neck and cone... And I am ready to get started.Silly question.... where do I start?!I guess I need to fit…Continue

 

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Bryan Pieper replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Thanks, Taffy. That is helpful."
May 16
Paul Craig replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"I wired a piezo and magnetic pickup to a switch and got a popping noise when switching to the piezo due to the impedance mismatch. So a blender knob or just a separate volume for each pickup would eliminate that noise problem of switching back and…"
May 14
Taffy Evans replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Hi, I find that a mismatch of the two pickups could be attributed to number of factors, such as quality and placement of the pickups. I also find that a piezo fitted in the "sweet spot" position on the top can as be loud as, if not louder,…"
May 13
Bryan Pieper replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"I have never blended a mag pickup with a piezo, because I was concerned they are so mismatched the mag will overwhelm the piezo (without a preamp on the piezo or turning the mag pickup waaay down in the blend). I realize this may be different in a…"
May 13
Rob replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Thanks both of you, I will let you know how I get on... Im concerned at the moment I have something wrong as I get a hum until I touch a metal piece and then it stops ( I think..... Too may beers to remmeber right now!) I will try and get it all…"
May 4
Taffy Evans replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Hi Rob, you might try mounting a piezo in/or under the biscuit bridge. If it was me I would mount a few piezo,s in a few pre made biscuits and try them once the guitar assembled. There are a variety of ways to mount to get different tones, that I…"
May 4
Richard Dean replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Was going to take off for a while, having so much work to do on my house, plus a lot of guitar resto's, currently doing a total rebuild on a Stella H912 12 String, but couldn't keep away, too many nice people, a nice community. Hmmm,…"
May 4
Rob replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Richard, Good to hear from you! I thought you were off for a while... I have mounted a P90 which also looks awesome... I will update the pictures online so you can see what I have created... I love it!! Yes I was planning on doing the earthing for…"
May 4
Richard Dean replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Was wondering where you went, glad to see you back. Besides the piezo's, did you mount a mag pickup like you originally planned? You'll need to earth ground your strings if you did, on my Reso, I even ran a ground wire(soldered) to the…"
May 4
Rob replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Hey Taff and everyone else, I have pretty much finished now, pictures to come! Im struggling a little with Piezo placement... I have two wired in and dont know how to mount/where... Also, I am getting a lot of poor earth noise through the amp. I…"
May 4
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Taffy Evans replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Hi Rob, this my third attempt to reply, cant get my post to go through. I'll try again with  a shortened version, just in case. Standard guitar set up can and is used for slide, but I find it hard to get clean notes across all the…"
Mar 26
Rob replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Cheers Taff, So still groove the bridge and radius the bridge?  It might end up being a slide guitar as the sound is really intriguing.... Its loud which I was amazed at and that is before cutting the F holes which I now have planned. I will…"
Mar 26
Taffy Evans replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Ok Rob, sorry mate when I see a reso guitar I think of "slide playing", so I based my comments on that. The way I play I find it harder to get a clean slide sound with a low string action and a radiused nut and saddle. Looks like…"
Mar 25
Rob replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Hey Taff, Thanks for all your help. The action seems OK to me, pretty playable... no fret buzz at all and feels nice (ish, its not fender). However, I feel that it will be nicer once the strings are set in place a bit better, so slots will help and…"
Mar 25
Taffy Evans replied to Rob's discussion Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics
"Hi,you my not have enough downward pressure on the saddle/cone, but in any case you will nead grooves in the saddle top edge, which should be about 1/8" wide on top at most.  Slots are best if they are a size that suits each string. String…"
Mar 24

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