Christopher G Daniels
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Bento Box peek

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. May 22, 2019. 2 Replies

I'm building a couple of Bento Box ukes from C.B.Gitty. I have not glued the box, so my pictures have it held together in some painter's tape. But I wanted to show it off as is, partly to help people…Continue

Tags: ukulele, uke, Bento

 

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Christopher G Daniels replied to Ken Hope's discussion CB Gitty Country Roads Banjo kit in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Christopher G Daniels replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Making flat pup/cat style pickups.
Oct 11, 2021
Christopher G Daniels replied to andrew payton-smith's discussion whaaaaaa? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"The strings and the lid are not tuned to each other, not even close. The lid needs to fit a little loosely. Maybe that's obvious to you and there's other problems, I'm assuming you are a beginner. How much experience do you have with…"
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Christopher G Daniels replied to T-Gripped's discussion License Plates for LPGs in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Christopher G Daniels replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Christopher G Daniels replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Christopher G Daniels replied to Jim Codog's discussion Yardstick Fretboards in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I got a little obsessed with this. The only one I ever completed ended up being a diddley bow, although a 2 sting (guitar or bass) would work well- I'm a complete beginner player and don't like leaving the outer strings so close to the…"
Dec 11, 2019
Christopher G Daniels replied to James Pobog's discussion Help with first tuning procedure. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I'm not entirely, 100% sure what you're asking. Firstly, I'd get out the battery powered tuner right away. I'm not much a musician, but I've found no reason not to let myself be entirely dependent on $10 tuners. You can…"
Oct 4, 2019
Christopher G Daniels liked Warren Williams's discussion A simple tuning peg question
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Christopher G Daniels replied to stephen davies's discussion How could this be? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I've built a couple of "mason jar" speakers for my CBGs, partly after looking at cheap "practice amps" and finding this is a fairly common problem with them. Cheap amps get buzzy. I can't address the particular brands…"
Jul 8, 2019
Christopher G Daniels replied to Chris Sturhann's discussion Pickup Placement on High G Ukulele in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Sorry I'm going to be wet blanket here, but the disc piezos are just not sensitive for the positioning to that degree to be much difference. If you're not using a rod piezo placed directly under the bridge... disc piezos, not matter how…"
Jun 19, 2019
Keith Rearick liked Christopher G Daniels's discussion Bento Box peek
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BrianQ. replied to Christopher G Daniels's discussion Bento Box peek
"Kool, thanx for sharing. Ben really delivered on this kit! I’m getting ready to pop on a few myself. Looks like a good project for me n my daughter this summer? Keep us posted?"
May 22, 2019
Christopher G Daniels replied to Christopher G Daniels's discussion Bento Box peek
"I don't want to skimp on photos so here's some more raw pieces. The headpiece on the right is from a second build which doesn't include a "Bento Box" logo. I stained the back "Colonial Maple" already, I sanded one…"
May 22, 2019

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Searching guitars on Amazon.com, finding CBGitty products
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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Variety of ways sound can be amplified with them. Resonators, piezos, pick-ups. Even the surprising loudness of cardboard construction by itself. It's bigger than the old traditional acoustic vs electric guitar rivalry. And the entire lute family has representation.

I'm not sure where to post this yet, but while it's on my mind; I've been struggling about making my first CBG with the conflict between making a very tradition-looking and/or sounding CBG vs. a "hot rod" with modern electronics, and I got a breakthru: science-fiction themed post-apocalyptic CBG. I imagine some people somewhere have already thought of this; why not make a CBG with the (conceptual) leftovers of future collapsed civilization, not just today's or yesteryear's junk? Mix found materials with whatever expensive components I have access to? Maybe it's silly, but if this is going to be art project, I need to have a excuse to put whatever I want into it. Dystopian Box Guitar is it! 

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At 1:21pm on January 2, 2019, gordon barnes said…

Iived in Marlboro, worked in Framingham GM plant.  Think I might have gone to Ahhhlington once to watch my daughter play soccer, over 40 years ago.  I bet you don't miss the traffic, I moved to south Boston Virginia, When I go back to Mass. it's scary.  I can say, noone has given me the one finger salute for 17 years.  Small town in old south, police wave when they pass. nobody flipping us off, my wife said, don't they like us here?  Back to work. Gordon  ( Great dismal swamp king)

At 6:26pm on December 31, 2018, gordon barnes said…

Gordon again, I just saw your post about the Post-apoc. theme being silly..  I don't think silly exists with these things.  Its like the musical theater of the absurd.  That's the fun I guess. I'm old, what apeals to me is elegant and nice tone. , But what do I know.  I bought a Guitar with a dog dish resonator without a strait line or a true rt.angle on it.  Check out cbgs made by Lenny Perrot in Montreal, Pappa Mojo cbgs..  They make great cbgs, Thats off-set by the fact that as a French Canadian, he roots for Le Habs.  I'm from Boston. Guitars are great, Hockey team sucks.  Did you get so see RAY bOURQUE wHEN HE CAME FROM bOSTON AND WON THE sTANLEY cUP FOR  cO.  He is God in boston.  Him and Bobby Orr.  Talk to you later   G  (SWamp dog hog whiner)

 
 
 

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