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Advice on a picking out a pickup?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Holladay Dec 15, 2016. 4 Replies

I built a hub cap banjo.  It is a bit short on volume.  I was thinking about adding a disk piezo under the bridge.  Big disk, little disk?  Multiples?  I'm not sure what sound I'm even looking for.…Continue

 

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Jim Morris commented on Steve Holladay's blog post New cherry walnut hollow body 5 string banjo
"Cool, thanks for the info."
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Steve Holladay commented on Steve Holladay's blog post New cherry walnut hollow body 5 string banjo
"Thanks!  Yes the 5th is in a copper tube (salvaged from a scrap hvac unit) under the fretboard."
Jun 13
Jim Morris commented on Steve Holladay's blog post New cherry walnut hollow body 5 string banjo
"Is the 5th string tunneled up to the head or channeled in some other way?"
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Jim Morris commented on Steve Holladay's blog post New cherry walnut hollow body 5 string banjo
"Very nice!"
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New cherry walnut hollow body 5 string banjo

Internal Remo toy hand drum from thrift store.  (not adjustable)I had the wood. $25 to $30 project.    See More
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2x4 four string guitar

"Yes it does sound great. Very bright."
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"LOL, Erasmo.   Yup.  Sounds, looks and plays well.  Good job.  Good playing tod."
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"Sounds and looks good. Not a Martin Backpacker.It 's Holladay Packer.(-:"
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2x4 four string guitar

All all the wood is from one construction grade 8 ft. stud. It was laying outside on the ground for a while, maybe a year. The other materials are: a "1/2 sq...
May 30
Steve Holladay replied to Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)'s discussion CONTEST: The 2x4 Challenge!!! May 2017
"2x4,  4 string acoustic guitar. Built for the challenge in a little over a week.   I spent way too much time when I should have been mowing grass and keeping up with the "honey do's".  Anyway, all the wood is from one…"
May 15

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Youtube / Reddit
How many instruments have you built so far?
20-30
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I'm not so much a builder of guitars as banjo like folk instruments. I've never used a cigar box, but cans, hubcaps, and junk I find at thrift stores. I joined a subreddit (gitfiddle) a while back started by Shane Speal, and posted some of my projects. I spoke with him in the comments some. I have ordered some parts from CB Gitty for projects with my Son. (Pickups). I'm more of a acoustic guy myself.
This morning I was checking YouTube for a video I posted last night of a washtub guitar my son built with my help. One of the suggested videos caught my eye was of a washtub bass on cigar box nation TV. I have one similar I built myself. Decided to check out the site and then decided make an account.
Washtub guitar: https://youtu.be/AInqpICBCYA

My blog: http://sycamorecreekmusic.blogspot.com

Steve

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New cherry walnut hollow body 5 string banjo

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 11:55am 4 Comments

Internal Remo toy hand drum from thrift store.  (not adjustable)

I had the wood. $25 to $30 project.  …

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Electric Hubcap test piloted

Posted on April 16, 2017 at 10:23am 1 Comment

Billy Wise test piloting the electric banjola, Joan Kirkham on the guitar, and Myself on the Washtub.

It's electric.

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 10:22pm 3 Comments

New hub cap banjo....banjola thing.

Posted on December 11, 2016 at 7:56pm 3 Comments

Finished it over the weekend.

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