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suitcase amps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig 23 hours ago. 10 Replies

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premade 3 string necks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blues Frog Aug 7. 4 Replies

im looking for a premade oak neck with applied fingerboard in a darker wood with frets and tuners. who makes them.Continue

oujia cigar box

Started this discussion. Last reply by bigmcgiv Aug 7. 5 Replies

where can I get one?Continue

stomp boxes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Aug 4. 9 Replies

if you only were able to get one what would it be?Continue

 

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bigmcgiv replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I never came across a dud. but im sure its possible. the box walls are 3/8 and lid and bottom is 3/16."
26 minutes ago
bigmcgiv replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I picked this one up 2 days ago"
1 hour ago
bigmcgiv replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Nice"
1 hour ago
bigmcgiv replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"started a six string box yesterday. it has been awhile."
2 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to bigmcgiv's discussion suitcase amps
"Thanks for that. That tape will work too."
23 hours ago
bigmcgiv replied to bigmcgiv's discussion suitcase amps
"500k. And I used painters tape"
yesterday
Paul Craig replied to bigmcgiv's discussion suitcase amps
"What value pot did you use? I've been putting my piezo on top a piece of double sided tape to mute some of the noise, works well. Sometimes requires 2 pieces of tape. I always put a piece over the top to stop feedback too."
yesterday
bigmcgiv replied to bigmcgiv's discussion suitcase amps
"Yes 2 under under the lid under the bridge. They are so hot. I first strung it with roundwound strings had way too much string noise so I went to a nylon which muted all the noise. I had no volume when I first did it and added a volume pot and about…"
Tuesday
Paul Craig replied to bigmcgiv's discussion suitcase amps
"Are you using a piezo in your bass?"
Tuesday
Grandpa replied to bigmcgiv's discussion suitcase amps
"Yeah Buddy. I just looked again and saw your awesome cigar box bass. I got tunnel vision checkin' out yer amp! Some of us old guys get locked in on the tree and miss the forest."
Tuesday
bigmcgiv replied to Mark Werner's discussion Thin a top
"I agree with taff. Every one has a cabinet plane in their shop to work on their Stradivarius. Just a little humor."
Saturday
bigmcgiv replied to bigmcgiv's discussion suitcase amps
"Thanks"
Saturday
Paul Craig replied to bigmcgiv's discussion suitcase amps
"Nice looking amp."
Saturday
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"beautiful. what were you looking to get for it?"
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