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Cigar box a little different

This is a proto type cigar box bass full scale with removable / interchangeable body "wings " Features a piezo with hi mid and low adjust w…

Started by Phil Farabough

10 Nov 10, 2018
Reply by Phil Farabough

first bass build

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 i…

Started by Patrick

6 Nov 8, 2018
Reply by BrianQ.

looking for alternate tunings-

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

Started by Daniel Walter

16 Oct 14, 2017
Reply by Ken Hutchinson

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

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…

Started by Mark Wood

2 Mar 28, 2017
Reply by Mark Wood

Bass build help

i need the complete plan for a smaller bass build,  around maybe 30"  can anyone help me.  i need to know things like should hte bridge  be…

Started by Ro'Nique Staley

0 Mar 22, 2017

My first bass build

Brand new to the site, wanted to show my latest build, a long scale fretless 2 string bass. Started with a Tabak box, fully braced, then cu…

Started by Bryan Putnam

15 Dec 2, 2016
Reply by Richard Haas

Building my first bass

Hi All - Been a long time since I posted as I've been busy just building CBGs and having a good time. These are all your basic 3/4 x 1 1/2…

Started by Henry S

11 Nov 30, 2016
Reply by TN Twang

fingerboard question(s)

My next bass project (and electric upright fretless bass), like my first one, is primarily red oak  it's just easy to find the pieces I nee…

Started by Euraquilo

6 Nov 1, 2016
Reply by Fomhorach

3 string bass questions

Hey folks, new to the group and to cigar box instrument making, but not to creative homemade instrument making. I'm building my first ciga…

Started by Euraquilo

18 Oct 31, 2016
Reply by Euraquilo

3 String Cigar Box Bass Guitar Parts

Anyone have a good suggestion on what to use for a bridge on a 3 string cigar box bass guitar? Looking for ideas / suggestions / pics / any…

Started by Will T

3 Jul 16, 2016
Reply by Murdoc_420

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Discussion Forum

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

Bass build help

Started by Ro'Nique Staley Mar 22, 2017. 0 Replies

My first bass build

Started by Bryan Putnam. Last reply by Richard Haas Dec 2, 2016. 15 Replies

Building my first bass

Started by Henry S. Last reply by TN Twang Nov 30, 2016. 11 Replies

fingerboard question(s)

Started by Euraquilo. Last reply by Fomhorach Nov 1, 2016. 6 Replies

3 string bass questions

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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Skiffle cigar box guitar

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