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first bass build

Started by Patrick. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 8, 2018. 6 Replies

Hey folks.  Thinking of building a CBG bass and I have a question or 2. Does it matter what kind of magnetic pickup I put in it?  I mean is there one specific for basses?  Also, does the 3 or 4…Continue

looking for alternate tunings-

Started by Daniel Walter. Last reply by Ken Hutchinson Oct 14, 2017. 16 Replies

bass strings, either the ead, or adg.......thanksContinue

Building my 1st Cigar Box Bass with Cerrywood box and tiger stripe maple neck

Started by Mark Wood. Last reply by Mark Wood Mar 27, 2017. 2 Replies

Just introducing myself from across the pond. Built a 4-string cigar box guitar now tackling a bass. Having great fun in learning and being able to practise skills required. Didn't realise how much…Continue

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Comment by Gutbucketeer (Jim Bunch) on December 3, 2021 at 6:21pm
Comment by BrianQ. on December 3, 2021 at 5:56pm

Wade, that link’s not working?

Comment by Wade on December 3, 2021 at 4:52pm

Not cigar box basses, but thought I would leave a link for a page with cool washtub bass plans!http://https://www.danielharper.org/yauu/2019/07/washtub-bass/

Comment by Rick Ganey on March 5, 2019 at 9:06am

iMy own imitation 1960 Gibson EB-O bass

Comment by Ray Moore on February 18, 2019 at 5:23pm

Evening, from Chloride AZ.  Plans to build cherry wood neck on Bushmills box are on the bench.  Looking for ideas on strings, neck reinforcement .

Comment by Paul Craig on November 9, 2018 at 7:30pm

That's really nice Phil. I like the idea of interchangeable "wings" to make it different when you feel like it.

The wiring and pickup choices sound interesting.

Comment by Phil Farabough on November 8, 2018 at 7:41am

This proto type is a hollow body cigat box bass with removable body " wings "that can be interchanged with other styles and its a tone monster! The piezo controls have bass mid and high eq plus choirs reverb phase and delay.
And the mag pu has a 5 band filter / boost.
And the blend pot mixes both signals. ...crazy !

Comment by BrianQ. on September 9, 2018 at 12:04pm

Welcome back, we’re here for ya’

Comment by Wendell Low on September 7, 2018 at 11:53am

Thanks for the add.
I've been very inactive for over a year in regards to building CBGs and I've decided to try my hand at building a bass.  I'll be lurking around trying to find some helpful info and ideas, and if I run into any problems I'm hoping you guys will help bail me out!

Comment by Paul Craig on August 13, 2017 at 8:28pm

Okay, thanks Daniel.

 

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Cigar box a little different

Started by Phil Farabough. Last reply by Phil Farabough Nov 10, 2018. 10 Replies

first bass build

Started by Patrick. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 8, 2018. 6 Replies

looking for alternate tunings-

Started by Daniel Walter. Last reply by Ken Hutchinson Oct 14, 2017. 16 Replies

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Started by Euraquilo. Last reply by Euraquilo Oct 31, 2016. 18 Replies

3 String Cigar Box Bass Guitar Parts

Started by Will T. Last reply by Murdoc_420 Jul 16, 2016. 3 Replies

Bass strings??

Started by jeffrey ross. Last reply by jeffrey ross Mar 25, 2016. 13 Replies

Magnetic vs Piezo pickup

Started by PhilUSAFRet. Last reply by Murdoc_420 Mar 25, 2016. 8 Replies

Weed eater strings and tuning.

Started by Poppy. Last reply by Murdoc_420 Feb 29, 2016. 7 Replies

Bass Uke string question(s)

Started by Lane Martin. Last reply by Where's Uranus? Jan 7, 2016. 6 Replies

Looking for 2 string bass plans

Started by Mike. Last reply by Mike Jan 6, 2016. 8 Replies

UBass strings

Started by Bobby Fields. Last reply by Bobby Fields Dec 11, 2015. 3 Replies

First bass build got a few questions .

Started by Piht Bull (Delta Dawg Guitars). Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted Apr 23, 2015. 23 Replies

bass frets...

Started by john mackay. Last reply by john mackay Feb 4, 2015. 4 Replies

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