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Cigar box guitar builders are a creative and resourceful bunch. Share ideas for CBG materials and supplies that are free, nearly free, or recycled.

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The Effects of Coffee, in a good way, folks........

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by Wilda Connell Aug 5, 2020. 7 Replies

Low Budget Sanding Tool

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Comment by Seasick Mick on November 26, 2019 at 12:06pm

I just clamp things with my fingers and stay there for a day or two...No expense at all.

Comment by BrianQ. on November 26, 2019 at 3:43am

Comment by BrianQ. on November 11, 2019 at 2:46pm

:D

Comment by BrianQ. on October 30, 2019 at 7:18pm

Dollar Store find, 4” Clamps, 4 of em’, a dollar plus tax?

One in action, they’re not Pro quality, but they hold tight enough to do the job, so a good low budget buy?

Comment by Wade on July 24, 2017 at 6:03pm
Those buggers can be small! Glad to hear you sorted out the problem
Comment by Alan Robinson on July 24, 2017 at 4:13pm

Had not taken  it out the bag which made it hard to see. The resistor was on it lol

Comment by Where's Uranus? on July 24, 2017 at 2:09pm

I think you mean capacitor? Tone controls are generally a pot (the turny thing, it's a variable resistor) with a capacitor connected to ground.

However a piezo itself is a capacitor, so maybe they react differently, a picture or two would really help.

Comment by Alan Robinson on July 24, 2017 at 1:50pm

Bought a cheap Piezo from ebay with a tone and volume prewired. When it arrived the tone pot has no resistor on it. Not managed to try it yet but I thought a tone pot would not work without a resistor ?

Comment by Where's Uranus? on February 13, 2017 at 9:11am

Yeah, cheapest I see are these, for $18, maybe that's the way to go?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-5pcs-String-Banjo-Machine-Head-Tunin...

Comment by TN Twang on February 9, 2017 at 3:47pm

Duck already said exactly what I was gonna' say. (Great minds!)

 

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The Effects of Coffee, in a good way, folks........

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by Wilda Connell Aug 5, 2020. 7 Replies

Low Budget Sanding Tool

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Save that box screw up!

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CB string height gauge

Started by Wade. Last reply by Wade Jul 9, 2014. 2 Replies

Recycled stuff

Started by Keith 66 Jun 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Free recycled Piezo pickups

Started by Wade. Last reply by Rob Brighton Jul 3, 2013. 19 Replies

Joining Lumber

Started by Where's Uranus?. Last reply by Mark Lindsay Jun 4, 2013. 8 Replies

Fretboard radius

Started by Wade. Last reply by rusty case Feb 11, 2013. 1 Reply

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Low $ substitute for banjo face?

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