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The 3 String Bridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Thompson Jul 24, 2016. 11 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought about these 3 string bridges? Do you like to use them? If not, what do you like to use as a bridge? ThanksContinue

I need some help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 31, 2016. 17 Replies

I've built four cbgs. Three of them are completely built by me, while the fourth has a neck from delta groove. Two of them have a fender strat scale length, while the other two have a 24.5 inch scale…Continue

 

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The MGB 5 Dollar Pickup Demo Are they good?

"If any of you all post a video using one of these pickups, please post the link here. I'm really into these...and I'm also exploring different ways to use them. Thanks! "
14 hours ago
John left a comment for Michael F. Copado
"Michael F Copado - Yep... That is exactly what I did here. I didn't want to change up the outside of the box, so I just placed the pickup itself (i didn't use the wood covering for anything) right underneath the top of the cigar box. When…"
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The MGB 5 Dollar Pickup Demo Are they good?

"Michael F Copado - Yep... That is exactly what I did here. I didn't want to change up the outside of the box, so I just placed the pickup itself (i didn't use the wood covering for anything) right underneath the top of the cigar box. When…"
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The MGB 5 Dollar Pickup Demo Are they good?

"Cool! I've been happy with other stuff from MGB I'll have to check these out."
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The MGB 5 Dollar Pickup Demo Are they good?

"Michael, my current build I just mounted it under the lid (I drilled some holes) because the clearance between where the strings are isn't all that much (and it comes with a wooden cover that probably isn't any thicker that a cigar box…"
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The MGB 5 Dollar Pickup Demo Are they good?

"I was wondering if I could just mount in on the underside of the box. I just installed one on a customer's build outside the box, and liked the sound and thought about adding one to my distressed/antiqued gitty, but I didn't want to cut…"
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Mike Willmouth commented on John's video
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The MGB 5 Dollar Pickup Demo Are they good?

"MGB Guitars has a video sample of this pickup on their website (just above the "Price: $5.00"): http://www.mgbguitars.com/guitar-parts-pickups-five-p/20638.htm"
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My 23rd Build in Progress

"Hey, Mike.... were you able to make a video with the 5 dollar pickup in action? I'd love to hear it. Thanks for the comment. "
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The MGB 5 Dollar Pickup Demo Are they good?

"I bought several too. They work and sound good. I'm currently working on a build where I glued one of these coils under the box lid. Thanks for posting the video."
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The MGB 5 Dollar Pickup Demo Are they good?

I picked up several of these 5 dollar pickups, and I really like them. Here is some information on the pickups... 4.5K Pickup Rosewood Cover Included Black H...
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2 String Demo of CIgar Box Guitar September Wind Blues

"Yup, nice haunting acoustic bluesy sound.   Oh, bad for your friend, but neat to use a piece from his burned house."
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7-8
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Honestly...they've given me life again. It's hard to explain, but I hit a real low point in life. I was really down...but I rediscovered the blues, and soon after, "roots-music", and from that Cigar Box Guitars. I just found something real...and my life, needed some real stuff in it again. This stuff really means a lot to me. I don't know where I would be with out it.

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At 10:09pm on January 25, 2017, Derek Rose said…

You are welcome, John. Keep up the good work!

At 7:42am on November 10, 2016, Muddy Creek Guitars said…
Thanks for the friend request.
I like what you build!
At 8:51am on July 11, 2016, Graham Alibone said…

Thanks John.

At 5:17pm on July 10, 2016, Graham Alibone said…

Thanks John, will try (harder) and see what happens.

At 6:07pm on July 2, 2016, Graham Alibone said…

Hi John, just watch your 2 string base vid, which 2 strings did you use and what tuning?

At 4:24am on May 3, 2016, wes carl said…

Thanks for the invite John

At 11:53am on December 27, 2013, Wichita Sam said…

Things are good, 2 days after Christmas.  Too much food, too much work, too little sleep.  Feels like someone got me down and polished their boots on me... ;-).... hope your Christmas was at least as much fun!!!!

At 11:26am on December 20, 2013, Wichita Sam said…

where are you in Missouri.  I'm now located in Springfield, MO

At 11:26am on March 8, 2013, Uncle John said…

I like that vintage looking amp!

At 3:13pm on February 15, 2013, Andrew Charman-Williams said…

Cool. I made my first one last weekend. Hope you are really happy with how yours turns out.

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I could use some advice, wisdom, two cents, and several experience stories!

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 6:30pm 8 Comments

Howdy, folks! 

I have some interesting news. After chatting with the fine folks who run local annual Comic Book Convention, I've decided to go ahead and rent a table/booth selling my CBG's, handmade old-school instruments, and other blues related stuff. The surroundings might be unusual, but the folks who run it are really wanting me to bring my stuff...and something different...to their show. In fact, when we talked about it, they were already sold out of vendor space, but told me…

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