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Sideways-Mounted Cigar Box

Started this discussion. Last reply by Art Prior Sep 8, 2019. 11 Replies

I'm trying to work up a very short scale (prob. 19.5") CBG that should be able to fly on most airlines without them batting an eye at the case as a carry-on. In my quest to reduce length while…Continue

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John Mark Perchalski commented on Cigar Box Nation's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"James Pobog...I mean, you technically probably COULD but I surely wouldn't advise anyone to do so. The Russ used something during the early part of the 20th to pack rifles that was the equivalent of our cosmoline and was reputedly a mixture of…"
Nov 17, 2021
John Mark Perchalski replied to andrew payton-smith's discussion whaaaaaa? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I never remember that whole silly thing with the HTML tab. :) Anyhow. Andrew, it's just about impossible for anybody to diagnose without a bit more information, sorry. I could guess that something is snubbing against the strings and muting…"
Mar 6, 2021
John Mark Perchalski replied to Warren McLennan's discussion Box style - acoustic or electric in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
Aug 6, 2020
John Mark Perchalski commented on 3 String Blues's group Homemade Guitars
"That's a little beauty, Brett! Pickup wired straight into plug?"
Jun 5, 2020
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Jun 5, 2020
John Mark Perchalski commented on Cigar Box Nation's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Ben, on that 5-stringer, are you having to put any sort of bracing on the lid of the cigar box? I'm just curious about the tension involved as it doesn't look like you've got the neck running through the box."
Feb 24, 2020
John Mark Perchalski commented on Cigar Box Nation's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Beautiful stuff there, Ben!"
Feb 22, 2020
Paul Craig replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Splitting P-Bass pickups? in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"I split a set of PBass pickups that I got from C.B.Gitty and placed them in neck and bridge positions. I wired them to a 4-way switch I got from Stewmac.com that gives me each pickup separate, both in parallel and both in series. These pickups work…"
Jan 30, 2020
John Mark Perchalski replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Splitting P-Bass pickups? in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"DavidL, thank you very much for that detailed response! That gave me everything I needed to know and helped me to understand PUPs a little better, too. I remembered vaguely that humbuckers were paired singles that were modified to cancel each other,…"
Jan 30, 2020
David L. replied to John Mark Perchalski's discussion Splitting P-Bass pickups? in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Hi John, The PBass pickups are two single coiled 4 pole pickups where one is reverse wound and the magnet flipped so together they make a humbucking pickup that cancels out the electric hum that single coil pickups get. So to answer your question if…"
Jan 29, 2020
John Mark Perchalski added a discussion to the group CBG wiring & electronics.
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Splitting P-Bass pickups?

I vaguely remember mention of this on some youtube video, somewhere, in order to provide a 4-pole pickup for a 4-stringer, but I can't find the video in question and may even be misremembering who it was (likely!).I remember it sounded good.Has anyone tried this? Does anyone have any thoughts/suggestions/recommendations? I can follow a plan and can avoid making a huge mess with a soldering iron but I'm hardly an electrician!See More
Jan 29, 2020
John Mark Perchalski joined Andy Stone's group
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CBG wiring & electronics.

Want to plug that thing in? Here's a place to share ideas about pickups (Both magnetic and piezo) and wiring in volume and tone control, the best options in output jacks, and more!Remember that C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply is the one-stop shop for all of your CBG Electronics needs!See More
Jan 29, 2020
John Mark Perchalski replied to Michael shrader's discussion Questions on a first time electric build. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Some very nice build pics there, Taffy."
Jan 27, 2020
John Mark Perchalski replied to Michael shrader's discussion Questions on a first time electric build. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"The answer to the first question depends on whether you're planning to do a piezo (senses vibration of the box) build or a magnetic pickup (senses vibration of the strings) build. The former benefits from the nice resonance of good acoustic…"
Jan 26, 2020
John Mark Perchalski commented on Bernie Edwards's photo
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"Amazing! Two centuries old and still playing? Talk about living history... What an incredible project!"
Jan 15, 2020
John Mark Perchalski commented on Bernie Edwards's photo
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"A beautiful and intriguing machine! What era was it built in? ...I couldn't help in the back of my head expecting the caption to be "This started out as a Macanudo box...""
Jan 15, 2020

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At 1:13am on July 12, 2019, KOOL DOG HOOCH said…

I would like to personally welcome you into the asylum. You will find valuable resources, tips and secrets whether you are building for the first time or an old pro at it. Don't  be shy about posting a question or a comment. We are all here to help each other! So once again welcome! BTW I'm a newbie myself and let me say everyone is a friend!

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