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Do's and dont's of CBB-making?

Hello Lads, I'm about to finish my first CBG and am looking to build a CBB next. While there is a wealth of information about CBG's there…

Started by Ben

4 Jan 13, 2015
Reply by JL

Need parts for CB Bass

My nephew plays a mean bass. He wants me to build him a cigar box piccolo bass. I found a big box in near perfect condition and installed a…

Started by Larry Epstein

3 Aug 26, 2014
Reply by eK

Two String Slide Bass—Neck Material?

Hi all, Have been lurking with fascination for a few weeks... and don't know diddley squat about making or playing stringed instruments. I'…

Started by Jon Witsell

3 Aug 6, 2014
Reply by Jon Witsell

Bass string action ?

Hello folks, I have a question for the best group of people to ask.  First question - I'm building my first 30 " scale , 2 string bass. And…

Started by Jonathan Clark

7 Jul 31, 2014
Reply by Jack Bo

Fretless from fretted? Or should I even bother...?

Here's an interesting question... I am not much of a Bass player, play more electric/acoustic guitar than anything, but I do enjoy playing…

Started by Brian Revels

8 Jul 11, 2014
Reply by Wichita Sam

some general issues

Hi dear cbg-bass addicts! Iwant to add some ideas and experience I got AS a cbg builder. The strings: after some googling around, I decided…

Started by Jack Bo

3 Jul 7, 2014
Reply by the anonymous pick

CB Bass help

Trying my first bass. Has anyone used a piezo in the box for a pickup with a bass? It works well on my guitars but need info. Going with a…

Started by jeffrey ross

4 Jul 3, 2014
Reply by JL

2 string bass tab.

Hi All,     can someone help me please,I need the tab for 'Summer Wine'   by Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra, for two string bass. Thankyou…

Started by Graham Alibone

5 Jul 1, 2014
Reply by Graham Alibone

tips on reusing a neck off an electric bass?

the title says it. I want to make a resophonic bass. I have an unused bass that I can use the neck and pickup from. What are some tips on a…

Started by colin mcgrath

9 Apr 1, 2014
Reply by colin mcgrath

For my 21st build, a 2 string fret less bass.

The box is built from mahogany plywood. The neck is maple, with a lacewood fretboard. It extends through the box, and is doubled up going t…

Started by Greg Potts

11 Mar 3, 2014
Reply by PhilUSAFRet


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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

Bass build help

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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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