BrianQ.
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  • Stockton, CA
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Shane Speal
How many instruments have you built so far?
Lost count?
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
How many famous musicians have started on them

BrianQ.'s Friends

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  • william gregory davis
  • Stephen A Aquila
  • Bernie Edwards
  • Washboard Jo
  • Ted Lybbert
  • Ben Spencer

BrianQ.'s Discussions

I like Spam, just not on Cigar Box Nation!

Started this discussion. Last reply by François Feb 5. 7 Replies

 

Welcome! Jive Turkey Muthasucka!

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BrianQ. commented on Will Carter's group Cigar Box Basses
"Wade, that link’s not working?"
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BrianQ. liked Uncle John's photo
23 hours ago
BrianQ. liked Doug Thorsvik's video
23 hours ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Thierry Haudiquet
"Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes? Site has a glitch, here’s the trick:"
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BrianQ. left a comment for David Bohlman
"Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes? Site has a glitch, here’s the trick:"
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BrianQ. left a comment for Fergal
"Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes? Site has a glitch, here’s the trick:"
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BrianQ. liked Dale Armstrong's photo
yesterday

Slide on my good people!!!

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At 7:47am on December 1, 2021, Chuck H. said…

I had some extra material on my  neck, I was going to cut it off, but thought I could do something ornate with it, I'm going  to make a peg wall hanger for It, and try a strap with it also. Thanks for taking an interest in it. Its my first fretted instrument, I learned a lot along the way,

At 10:15pm on November 30, 2021, Chuck H. said…

Thanks, it has 2 springs in it for reverb and it sounds just like a banjo

At 2:35pm on November 24, 2021, Danny Boy Davidson said…

Thank you Sir BrianQ

At 11:41am on November 23, 2021, Tom Lederle said…

thanks much, glad to be here. site has amazing amount of content and very active/up to date. I plan on spending a fair bit of time just learning what's available.

At 4:47pm on November 22, 2021, SmokingNotesCBG said…

Thanks BrianQ!

At 5:47pm on October 26, 2021, Wayne Anderson said…

Thanks for letting me know.

At 12:23am on October 5, 2021, Paul Jarrett said…

Thank you. tHERE BE ALOT GOIN ON HERE!

At 12:38pm on October 4, 2021, Tony Thomas MFA said…

thanks

At 4:20pm on September 16, 2021, BUGGSY said…

Thank you for your comment, looking forward to being part of a community that I share the same interest in 

At 6:53pm on September 7, 2021, Brent McNabb said…

Brian,

   Thanks for the welcome.  The website is great!  I love all the resources.  I've already learned quite a bit without building a thing.  The 2x4 lap steel appears easy.  I'll have to try it first.  - Brent McNabb BME

BrianQ.'s Blog

One String Wonder- A Major journey

Posted on April 21, 2021 at 5:00am 4 Comments

Here’s a little skill builder exercise for beginners, based on the Major scale. It starts with a simple Scale, then progressively builds on it, adding one note at a time. You only need one string for this, so Diddley Bow’s are perfect for this exercise.

 

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Let’s talk LM386... Part 4 W/ True Bypass & Ext. Power for Dirt box Layout

Posted on October 23, 2020 at 3:54pm 0 Comments

Here’s the conclusion to the Dead Easy Dirt, for now...

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Let’s talk LM386... Part 3 W/ Stripboard Dirt box Layout

Posted on August 31, 2020 at 4:52pm 10 Comments

Let’s talk LM386, The continuing saga...

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Let’s talk LM386... Part 2 W/ Perfboard/Stripboard Amp Layouts

Posted on August 17, 2020 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Here’s the conclusion of the Smokey amp & Amp head, this is a continuing saga, so there’s more to come? This time we’re adding an External Power Adapter. This will give us freedom from dying batteries & a steady 9 volts at all times? And it’s super EZ! Rock on, my good people...

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Let’s talk LM386... W/ Perfboard/Stripboard Amp Layouts

Posted on June 17, 2020 at 9:03pm 3 Comments

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Shovel with GDG tuning. Great for sliding and rocking!
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"Thanks, Belinda.   It is the tale end of building season for me due to cold coming on…"
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CB Gitty Throwback Holiday Build Contest Entry.

"nicely done video and beautiful build John"
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1940's Kamaka Cigar Box Ukulele - Hawaii uke history

"Nice find! I bet Bill Jehle could help you get some more info on this beauty!"
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BrianQ. commented on Will Carter's group Cigar Box Basses
"Wade, that link’s not working?"
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Wade commented on Will Carter's group Cigar Box Basses
"Not cigar box basses, but thought I would leave a link for a page with cool washtub bass…"
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Skiffle cigar box guitar

"Just bought the Garcia & Garcia beveled top box the other day. I was wondering about the neck…"
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