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Navigation Buttons on Last Page - or just me?

Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan Jul 6. 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. 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 CboxGypsy's discussion Pig Nose Amp
"for light and portable, I use the cbgitty one installed in one of my spare boxes."
7 hours ago
JL replied to Paul Cezanne's discussion Separate Fretboard, clueless...
"Compensated nuts are included in the diagram cause they are a real thing...but its quite the endeavor.  If you have mis-cut the nut slot to 1st fret, it is an option to fix it with an overlap or recess top nut.  even more work is…"
yesterday
JL replied to Angry Rooster Guitars's discussion 20" scale string gauge
"25.5" scale EADGBE capo at 5th fret gives you ADGCEA at the same tension 19.10" scale (5th fret of a 25.5" scale) same strings tightened to identical tension gives you the same ADGCEA. So I would select strings #6, #5,…"
Friday
JL replied to Joe Williams's discussion Homemade amp
"use the cb gitty pre-amp, its easy to cut its piezo and solder a jack in its place"
Friday
JL replied to Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music's discussion Buzzing... I pickup 1 volume 1 jack.
"Hard to say but a few ideas: 1) a good solder point is shiny and flares out around the edges like a fried egg, a bad solder point is dull and tucks under at the edges like a meatball. 2) usually touching the metal volume pot, grounded bridge and…"
Friday
JL replied to Br Harold F Stubbs III's discussion Stroh guitar anyone? halp?
"Neat idea, couple the bridge to a diaphragm for a victrola-type horn, like a string between 2 soup cans for the phone in the old tree-house.  First thought is an end-cap for 1/2 or 3/4 in copper might not have enough flex to act as a…"
Thursday
JL replied to Angry Rooster Guitars's discussion 20" scale string gauge
"No, a capo at the 5th fret doesn't change the string tension, it shortens the scale length, which is what the OP is looking to do. "
Thursday
JL replied to CboxGypsy's discussion Cigars
"1-5 per year, need a real good opportunity to properly enjoy it"
Thursday
JL replied to Mark's discussion c. b. gitty capacitor
"Depends on what you want to do. In series a cap filters out the low end, and a smaller cap filters more than a big cap. in parallel a cap filters out the high end and a bigger cap filters out more than a smaller cap. caps in parallel make for a…"
Dec 6
JL replied to Angry Rooster Guitars's discussion 20" scale string gauge
"Mental exercise: capo a standard scale guitar at the fret closest to 20", what are the notes for each string now...which are closest to GDg.  use those strings."
Dec 6
JL replied to Paul Cezanne's discussion Separate Fretboard, clueless...
"Unless the fretted board included info otherwise, it was probably set up for a bone/synthetic standard nut, not a threaded rod, so some modifications might have to be made.  But in you place I'd go with a standard nut, since its easier to…"
Dec 4
JL replied to Paul Cezanne's discussion First Build Newbie, box too thick mabye?
"F or C sound holes would look good and you have more options on placement around the art work. It's a right smart looking box!!"
Dec 4
JL replied to Taffy Evans's discussion CBG tailpiece tip
"this is what I mean"
Dec 1
JL replied to Taffy Evans's discussion CBG tailpiece tip
"by putting the single barrel side over the edge, the force is applied at the base of the single barrel where it's not been fatigued by shaping.  doing it the other way round puts the force in the middle of the bend that formed the…"
Nov 30
JL replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion How I Attach a Lid to a Cigar Box Guitar for Best Acoustic Response - by Shane Speal
"Shane, How do you put the screws into the edge of the sides of the box without them splitting?"
Nov 30
JL replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion How I Attach a Lid to a Cigar Box Guitar for Best Acoustic Response - by Shane Speal
"I use my bandsaw"
Nov 30

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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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