Taffy Evans
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Making my biscuit tin CBG sound better

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig 13 hours ago. 18 Replies

Hi, when I was building a…Continue

Portable CBG display Rig

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My third first time

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Oct 24. 6 Replies

This first time is a long over due. I have actually used  a real cigar box to build a CBG.Some time ago I mentioned that I had never heard a real cigar box guitar, well now I have, I built one.My…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Making my biscuit tin CBG sound better
"Agree with the many picking styles that can add to the git's sound along with sympathetic tones and the springs add a sympathetic toned reverb effect. The springs needed would be small diameter and long like a screen door return spring, but…"
13 hours ago
Taffy Evans replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Making my biscuit tin CBG sound better
"Ok, thanks for that Craig. No I have not tried that spring thing. Springs are a bit expensive in this neck of the wood, so finding the correct spring that would work in sympathy with the top, might might be a bit costly for me. But I could be…"
17 hours ago
JP Lace Master replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Making my biscuit tin CBG sound better
"I like your story, a tissue box guitar, that's where I started and then went into my grandfathers work shop to build with him, he is gone from me now, but I honour him by keep building."
22 hours ago
Taffy Evans replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Making my biscuit tin CBG sound better
"Hi JP, thanks for nice comment. What you point out is true of all guitars and Stringed instruments, no matter what they are made of. The top (soundboard) is the most important part of the sound production chain. It's what moves the air in the…"
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JP Lace Master replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Making my biscuit tin CBG sound better
"I'm inclined to agree that the Tin lid is an important part of the sound, much in the same manner as a license plate guitar, it is the sound board, but the tin that makes up the body is equally important to the sound as the metal of the tin…"
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Paul Craig replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Making my biscuit tin CBG sound better
"Shane did a video about mounting springs inside the box(usually stretching from neck side to bridge area) to add some natural reverb to the sound and help with sustain. You can find the video in the "Featured Articles" section."
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Poor_Richard replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Making my biscuit tin CBG sound better
"Great job"
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Taffy Evans replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Making my biscuit tin CBG sound better
"Hi, thanks Paul. Pickup placement: I try to put the pickups in the most benifitial area, normally close to the vibrating source, or the most responsive area of the top. Springs: sorry what do you refer to here? Cheers Taff"
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Paul Craig replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Making my biscuit tin CBG sound better
"Great looking git Taffy as also the one you submitted for the "Kick The Can" contest. I usually use 2 piezo in parallel like you did, but mount them close to the neck for a more mellow sound. Also like the springs on the inside. Have you…"
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Taffy Evans replied to Sean Albany's discussion Advice
"Hi, when playing though my pig nose l use a reverb pedal. I can use the eq part and add a host of reverb effects. Cheers Taff"
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Taffy Evans replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"Oops I did not see that......l also did not write a paragraph, send a video or or enter more than once. Like I said I'm not a competition guy. Thanks for the heads up and good luck to all the others. Tafff"
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Taffy Evans replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Making my biscuit tin CBG sound better
"Thanks Titch, I staggered the joints when gluing the boards togethe, so they ain't going nowhere. They were my fence paylings for fifteen years prior. Yes top is a bit thick but I found it works well with this size box with minimal…"
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Titch the Clown replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Making my biscuit tin CBG sound better
"Looks great. I hope that finger jointed pine doesn't let go on you. You should be pretty right as it looks about 4 or 5 mm thick. I like the idea even if I do wonder why.  Why not I guess. "
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Taffy Evans replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Making my biscuit tin CBG sound better
"Hi Jawbone, these pickups sound awesome when played though my small Vox amp and Blues Screamer pedal.  If you was not looking you would swear it was a Humbucker.  And that's without a pre amp. The low impedance pickups I have fitted…"
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Taffy Evans replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"Well I'm not a competition guy normally, but what the heck. My contribution is this Anzac biscuit tin CBG. Pretty self explanatory I think. I pictured it on a big "tin can" to make it eligible. A tribute to those who died fighting…"
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My latest and best Six stringer

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 8:45pm 6 Comments

Hi Guy's just thought I'd share my latest build.

I think I posted this in the wrong place earlier, so I'll go again. Its…

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A Dulcimer from Way Waaaay Back

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 7:57pm 1 Comment

Hi, This dulcimer was my first build ever [apart from a mandolin built without plans or one to copy, but from photos]. Anyway built in…

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Dulcimer from way back

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 7:25pm 0 Comments

Hi, I hear its Dulcimer week. Here's a photo of one I built some time ago being played by my young granddaughter. She's a young kid there but the manager of a jewellery shop now, phew! how time fly's.

I walked in the room and found that she had picked up the stick dulcimer and found one of my slides and…

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Violin with a difference.

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 8:21pm 4 Comments

I thought I would add these photos of a violin I built, as I've just seen mention of CB violins. Must have built it about 25 years…

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