Timothy Hunter
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Andertons and oil can guitars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 5, 2017. 8 Replies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybPKBglBVrEi think some of our UK guys need to educate these gentlemen...lolContinue

Folding Guitar stand found on youtube...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lane Martin Oct 27, 2017. 1 Reply

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKEmb6OUH3ghe also made a guitar hard case a few episodes earlier...…Continue

a good Robert Johnson style blues lesson for 6 string acoustic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kirk Oct 6, 2017. 1 Reply

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z41ekoH3gZMthis guy is quite good and has tutorials in various stylesContinue

time for a little precussion....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dano Schultz Aug 5, 2017. 1 Reply

here is something that showed up on facebook tonight.... quite a simple device but some quite complex rythms  easily achieved... the guy does 2 differen timings in each hand !!…Continue

 

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Timothy Hunter replied to Joe Williams's discussion Amp building question.
"according to the LM386 datasheet it can drive a load from 4 to 32 ohms. so either way would work. you will get more power with the 4 ohm load ."
8 hours ago
Timothy Hunter replied to Titch the Clown's discussion Bending a backing plate
"looking good!"
Wednesday
Timothy Hunter replied to Steve Walther Jr's discussion Bass scale length with weedwackers?
"you could set up a test rig. run the string over 2 "bridges" you just need the contact points to have a bit of a break angle dont need to worry about action. start with a 36" scale length. tune it up till you think its not too loose.…"
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Timothy Hunter replied to Andreas Fischer's discussion Need Resources, Book, DVD, Tabs, How to play frettless 3 String
"http://www.cigarboxnation.com/forum/topics/uncle-mark-my-new-favorite-cbg-lessons try this guy out. doea lessons and songs. both slide and fretted.. Also Shane Speal has quite a few lessons on this site..."
Tuesday
Timothy Hunter commented on Andreas Fischer's blog post Riffstation PRO for FREE - Playing Chord and or Solos
"thank you! just downloaded it and put a couple of songs through it. works great. i can see a bit of time using this tool. @Korrigan. thanks for the chordify link. this seems to be web based, do you need to be online to use it?"
Monday
Timothy Hunter replied to Titch the Clown's discussion Bending a backing plate
"me too but i think he is trying to use what he already has."
May 17
Timothy Hunter replied to Hans's discussion iRig HD2 - any experiences with CBGs?
"dont bother with the cheap clones of the iRig. i bought one and it didnt work. contacted the seller and he sent me another it didnt work either..  there are other interfaces around from behringer and others they work and are less expensive…"
May 17
Timothy Hunter replied to Titch the Clown's discussion Bending a backing plate
"you could have cut the backing plate through the middle of the mounting hole then filed the inside to allow for the curve and still used the mounting holes ...."
May 16
Timothy Hunter replied to Taffy Evans's discussion latest build a bass.
"so, might not need it but it couldn't hurt...safest to put some in i think."
May 12
Timothy Hunter replied to Taffy Evans's discussion latest build a bass.
"very nice!! now i want to make one...  almost got enough room in the shed to get in it..lol   fret wire turned up in the mail, got some Tassie oak for a neck and a separate 8mm fingerboard..  would i need to reinforce the neck…"
May 11
Timothy Hunter replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion AUSTRALIA CIGAR BOX GUITAR FEST - Sat. 12th May, 2018
"Im in QLD  too Taffy, yeah a 20 hour drive one way is a bit much, plus it is Mothers Day on the Sunday..."
May 10
Timothy Hunter replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion AUSTRALIA CIGAR BOX GUITAR FEST - Sat. 12th May, 2018
"would be fun but a bit short notice and a 19 1/2 Hr drive 1,862 Km drive.... thats 1157 Miles.... :-)"
May 9
Timothy Hunter replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Chord sheets for DGB tuning?
May 7
Timothy Hunter replied to Wal Callaby's discussion Humbuckers- a question for the house
"no rules...lol.  give it a trywould be interesting to see what happens. with 12 mm to the magnets it may not dampen the string as much. most guitars are set up with the pickups much closer than that."
Apr 28
Timothy Hunter replied to Joe Williams's discussion tunings
Apr 28
Timothy Hunter replied to Robert Bryan's discussion la flor dominicana box ever seen one?
"put a stick through neck in that box and it will look like an AXE..lol could be an idea for a theme build?? "
Apr 15

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
cigar box guitar.com
How many instruments have you built so far?
3/4 3 string , 1/4 of a Uke
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The simplicity, and the freedom to build it any way you desire. There are no rules!

Timothy Hunter's Blog

neck fretted and how not to do it!

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 8:23am 5 Comments

finally got the nerve to fret the neck and ran out of glue half way through. so i got some more glue today i am using Loctite Gel Control in a silver bottle with blue side grips. worth the $5.80 AUD it cost. the other glues i tried either took too long to set or soaked into the wood and didnt…

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first build part 2

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 7:22am 13 Comments

Design parameters

600mm scale length, 20 frets. cigar box is 270 x170x50 mm

threaded rod as nut and bridge

string through on 35 mm overhang

neck%20layout.pdf …

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first build log.

Posted on September 3, 2016 at 12:30am 3 Comments

Hi everyone, my name is tim.

I have been playing guitar on and off ( mostly off tune) since i was about 13 when my step father found a handmade guitar under someones house when he was installing telephones back in 1973.

 I have seen Cigar Box Guitars around over the years and always wanted to have a go with one. So i figure now is the time to start and after reading through the forums here and a intensive 3 week google self education binge it time!

I am going to start…

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At 3:46pm on April 20, 2017, Moritz Voegeli said…

Timothy hi, any idea how we could handle the induction pickup stuff in its rather impractical form it still exists?

 
 
 

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