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Navigation Buttons on Last Page - or just me?

Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan Jul 6, 2017. 2 Replies

Maybe its just me, when I get to the last page of a discussion, the navigation buttons at the bottom of the last messages to go to a page# or first/last/etc are missing.  Even in a forum section, if…Continue

What and How? Bridge for the Gitty Vibrato/Tremelo tailpiece...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 30, 2017. 1 Reply

I want to try Gitty's Vibrato tail piece…Continue

Key Fob button fix

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Aug 22, 2016. 9 Replies

The buttons on my car's remote entry key fob were not working right, some worked fine, some kinda worked if you hit it and rubbed around, some didn't work at all.FIX:1. Make sure the battery is…Continue

Twisting the wires

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 5, 2016. 22 Replies

I had a thought about twisting the wires inside the git.  I was delivering a gift build to my friend, we played it a bit with a portable amp, and there was a LOT of hum from the multiple overhead…Continue

 

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JL replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Building a through neck and fitting it.
"Interesting idea to put the blocks on the outside of the box ...."
58 minutes ago
JL replied to Don Stachovak's discussion Funny thing about Seasick Steve...
"too funny!"
1 hour ago
JL liked Don Stachovak's discussion Funny thing about Seasick Steve...
1 hour ago
JL replied to Mark's discussion 3 string cbg
"Is your tuner in chromatic mode or guitar mode? in guitar mode it will give you the wrong octave for some notes and you'll over-tighten the string and break it..."
1 hour ago
JL replied to Mike Moreau's discussion Single string electric bass advice needed
"A rod piezo under the saddle or a disk piezo sandwiched between the bridge and the solid body will work just as well for an acoustic as a solid body."
Jun 11
JL replied to Christopher's discussion Input jacks
Jun 11
JL replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Wiring dual speaker amp
"I did 2 of them as weekend projects, 1 with stepson, and 1 with stepgrandson, and we did the 2 speakers in series on both, turned out great.  And you can hear a difference in timber with the box open or closed."
Jun 7
JL replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Wiring dual speaker amp
"I assume it is an amp board like in the gitty kit? it can handle a speaker load of 4-8 ohms, 1 or 2 of the gitty speakers in series.  wired in parallel and the speakers present a 2 ohm load and the board might cook with too small of a…"
Jun 6
JL replied to rob bryon's discussion Fret spacing template
"Wal where did you find a steel rule marked in decimal inches?  I usually translate to metric because steel metric rules are easy to find."
Jun 6
JL replied to Joe Williams's discussion More power
"Probably not much, I had a 6 C cell (9v) radio & tape player that I wired directly to the car's electric system (12+v) and it didn't fry"
Jun 6
JL replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Found a link to making a balanced Piezo mic. Has anyone tried this? DEAD in the water.....
"'Balanced' signals send a + (PIN 2)  to ground signal on one wire and a matching - (pin3) to ground signal on the other wire. This lets you use a much longer mic cable since the mixing board can read the delta between them. If you…"
Jun 4
JL replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Wiring dual speaker amp
"wire them in series and treat the pair like a single speaker."
Jun 4
JL replied to Hubert's discussion I need ideas and pro tips
"just from the photos of the ebay 2007 box posted by Korrigan it looks like the lid's skirt is thick enough for the through-neck to cut into the lid and not the bottom.... but also 2nd that same post, practice on something else to work out the…"
Jun 4
JL replied to rodger moore's discussion Does anyone use GBE tuning?
"EGB is an Eminor chord, GBE is the first inversion, meaning the root note is thrown to the other end one octave up, GBE.  That means that the minor third note that makes it a minor chord is on the string next to your thumb, and easy to make a…"
Jun 1
JL replied to Joe Williams's discussion tone control
"Just like on a git, a pot and capaciter across the input jack/leads..."
Jun 1
JL replied to Hans's discussion iRig HD2 - any experiences with CBGs?
May 17

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Teaching moment

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 7:51am 4 Comments

I guided my grown step-son through building his own Cigar Box Amp, his first experience with soldering and some basic woodworking.  We had a great time and he really likes the sound.…

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3-string punch-box for violist

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 9:09am 0 Comments

This one was a gift for a violist.  I 'finished' at 9 PM and it was gifted at 9 AM the next day.

The sound hole is a  "f" hole, the tail…

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First Build

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 6:39am 3 Comments

Well my first build went well, a pair of Diddly Bo's. (pictures to come soon).

I got the tuner's for free from a lutier who didn't mind thinning out his junk drawer for a good cause, and I got the cigar boxes for free from the owner of the tobacco store I patronize frequently.

They are face mount necks (similar to Uncle Crow's design) which makes it easy to open the box while still strung and staying in tune (I keep my slides inside when not playing).

The first time I…

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At 7:01am on May 23, 2017, Moritz Voegeli said…

JL hi, I liked your comment about style and tact, «from the timid to the tactful to the brutally frank»: you could add: from eloquent to foreigners who only with difficulties write a comment with all ten fingers in a dictionary: the last you learn in a foreign language is ease and humor...

At 3:20pm on February 14, 2017, Amy O'Donnell said…
P.S. I made you my friend, but I have no idea how to send a private message.
At 3:19pm on February 14, 2017, Amy O'Donnell said…
Hi JL,

I am going to visit the shop this week and ask him about pricing. I have no interest in becoming a middle man, but Dan Sleep emailed me from his sick bed expressing interest, so he has first dibs. I want a few myself, but not the whole lot.

Once I get pricing, I will let both of you know how he wants to proceed. I asked him via email about bulk versus single sales. I don't want to give his contact info to the Nation and have him have to answer the same questions repeatedly, if you get my drift. I will send the shop contact info to you after I've given him a heads up. I'm also hoping to get a pix of the stack of chests, but because of his other inventory, he may not feel comfortable with that. There are friggin cameras everywhere.

Also, as you can imagine, this is not a one-time deal. He gets these every month.

Amy
At 3:49am on July 22, 2014, Cpt. Nemoff said…


Album Notes
Cigar Box Guitar and classical music met again after 150 years!

In the middle of XIX century there were musicians who classical pieces performed on homemade instruments such as Cigar Box Guitar. But, unfortunately, there are no records of these unique 
performances did not survive. How do sounds classical music of the Renaissance on cigar box guitar? 

"Das Wohltemperirte Cigar Box Guitar" Album ( translation: Well-Tempered sigar box guitar ) was recorded in a home studio by Eugene Nemov. 

The list of works you will see all the familiar songs and names of composers such as Franz Shubert, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Albinoni and names of familiar music lovers Renaissance: Pascal Bouquet and Francesco da Milano.

Pascal Bouquet - French lutenist, he lived in XV-th century. Pascal Bouquet composed many excellent works for lute and baroque guitar. Musical notations this musician survived to this day. "Brande des Hermites" and "Volte Praetorius" - it's two works from the collection of popular dances of France, Pascal Bouquet written specifically for learning to play the lute. 

Francesco Canova da Milano (Italian Francesco Canova da Milano) - Italian Renaissance lute, one of the major European composers XVI veka.Franchesko Canova da Milano is one of the best composers of lute music, and possibly greatest lute virtuoso of all time. His work, and the amazing beauty of a consistently high level, and are often performed today. 

Just the album includes two copyright works Eugene Nemov - "French dance" and "English dance". They are written in a popular style of lute music of the Renaissance .

All works have been performed at 3-string classic guitars from cigar boxes, made by Eugene Nemov. Description and images of these instruments You can see on the site www.cigarboxguitars.ru and personal Evgeny Nemov page on the www.cigarboxnation.com ;

Enjoy!
 



 
 
 

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"too funny!"
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