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Meet "Deplorable"

Started this discussion. Last reply by MadGomer Nov 7. 7 Replies

This is my 11th build, but the first one I've actually sold (sort of).  I offered to build one as part of a fundraiser for St Judes Children's Hospital, and this is what the auction winner settled…Continue

What affects tone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 21. 22 Replies

I found this YouTube video to be pretty interesting. Thought I'd share.https://youtu.be/n02tImce3AEContinue

Any thoughts on Peavey Rage 158?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Mar 31, 2020. 1 Reply

I found this locally via Facebook marketplace, $20. Plugged it in for a few minutes and tinkered around with my 3 string with a rod piezo, seems like a decent little amp. Anyone have experience with…Continue

 

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MadGomer commented on Cigar Box Nation's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Agree with Taffy's points below. The only thing I'd add is if you can build the guitar with some neck angle built in, it makes the action height and intonation job a little easier. I put about two degrees in my last build and really liked…"
Nov 15
MadGomer commented on Cigar Box Nation's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"My understanding is that the scale length is theoretically the vibrating string length between the nut and the peak of the saddle as Taffy states, but that actual distance is generally greater because in reality the vibrating string length is less…"
Nov 13
Keith Rearick liked MadGomer's discussion Meet "Deplorable"
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MadGomer replied to MadGomer's discussion Meet "Deplorable"
"Thanks guys. We held the auction on Facebook, including some pictures of my past builds and some pics of my available boxes and tins, and just left it open that I'd build whatever the winner wanted, even potentially using materials they had. A…"
Nov 7
Blues Frog replied to MadGomer's discussion Meet "Deplorable"
"Nice looking git. I have donated builds for charity before, but it was an auction so they got what was already built. That's one lucky winner right there."
Nov 7
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BrianQ. replied to MadGomer's discussion Meet "Deplorable"
"Always a great feeling, a good looker too! Praise the lord & pass the ammunition! :)"
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RTZGUITARS replied to MadGomer's discussion Meet "Deplorable"
"Awesome the whole story and git"
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MadGomer replied to MadGomer's discussion Meet "Deplorable"
"Thanks Taff!"
Nov 5
Taffy Evans replied to MadGomer's discussion Meet "Deplorable"
"Hi MadGomer, that's a nice tidy-looking build and a very nice prize for the lucky winner, well done. Taff"
Nov 4
MadGomer replied to MadGomer's discussion Meet "Deplorable"
Nov 4
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Meet "Deplorable"

This is my 11th build, but the first one I've actually sold (sort of).  I offered to build one as part of a fundraiser for St Judes Children's Hospital, and this is what the auction winner settled on.  He wanted a 3 stringer with a humbucker, tuned EBE.  I went with a 24.5" scale length, and parts from my stash.  The only thing I bought for this was a set of strings.  The neck and box are made from leftover materials after I cut down and refurbished a 100+ year old church pew, and the top is…See More
Nov 4
MadGomer replied to Michael Myers's discussion High G problem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Michael, I agree with Taffy's feedback. One other quick troubleshooting check is to use something metallic (like the edge of a metal ruler, a nail, etc) and place it on the string just ahead of the saddle, then pluck the string. If the buzz is…"
Nov 3
MadGomer commented on Cigar Box Nation's blog post Rest In Peace, Anonymous Pick. We Lost a Legend.
"Dang it, very sorry to hear this news.  Never met the man but he was clearly a generous person, always willing to share his knowledge with others."
Oct 26
MadGomer replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Unfortunately just the box!"
Aug 7

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