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3 string cbg

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jun 20. 5 Replies

Hiya folksI have one cbg that when I use the g b and e strings the high g string always breaks when I try to tune it to gdg so I tried using the a d and g strings the a string breaks. This is the…Continue

potentiometer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erasmo Coco Mar 16. 5 Replies

Hey guysI was wondering what value pot to use for volume on a 1/2 watt cigar box amplifier Continue

c. b. gitty capacitor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Dec 6, 2017. 7 Replies

Does anyone know where to find cb's video on how to use a capacitor on a speaker? Continue

fret boards

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar Sep 13, 2017. 4 Replies

Hello all. I want to put fretboard on my cbg. My question is that if I put a 1/4 inch fret board on a 3/4 inch neck that makes the neck pretty beefy at one inch. Am I missing something about fret…Continue

 

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Hector Arturo Chavez liked Mark's discussion 3 string cbg
Jun 22
Taffy Evans replied to Mark's discussion 3 string cbg
"Hi Mark, keep in mind that the lighter the string the less energy it produces when plucked so less volume from your guitar.  I normally run 13 or 16 gauge as my 1st string tuned dad, I just strung up my latest CBG to open A it has a 10g first.…"
Jun 20
JL replied to Mark's discussion 3 string cbg
"Is your tuner in chromatic mode or guitar mode? in guitar mode it will give you the wrong octave for some notes and you'll over-tighten the string and break it..."
Jun 20
Mark replied to Mark's discussion 3 string cbg
"Sometimes it breaks at the nut and sometimes at the bridge and I have used the same set up on other cbgs"
Jun 20
Taffy Evans replied to Mark's discussion 3 string cbg
"If its breaking in the same place every time, eg, saddle, nut or tuner post, there could lie the problem. Taff"
Jun 19
Darryl Tuttle replied to Mark's discussion 3 string cbg
"Not sure what you are using for a nut....I had trouble tuning up my e string to a g so I bought a set of extra slinky strings with .008 gauge e string....read that going from .009 to .008 would help this....only been a few days so can't really…"
Jun 19
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3 string cbg

Hiya folksI have one cbg that when I use the g b and e strings the high g string always breaks when I try to tune it to gdg so I tried using the a d and g strings the a string breaks. This is the only cbg that I have made that does this. All the others I use g b and e strings and it works fine. Am I  missing something? ?????????????See More
Jun 19
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Mark replied to Mark's discussion potentiometer
"I'm working on an amp"
Mar 16
Paul Craig replied to Mark's discussion potentiometer
"For the amp or for the guitar? Most  small amps use a 10k to 50k for volume. Ruby amps, Smokey amps, Little Gem and Noisy Cricket amps all use a 10k pot for volume. Guitars will use 250k for most single coil pickups, 500k for double coil…"
Mar 15
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potentiometer

Hey guysI was wondering what value pot to use for volume on a 1/2 watt cigar box amplifier See More
Mar 15
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"Hey guys I was wondering what value pot you are using for volume on a 1/2 watt cigar box amplifiers"
Mar 15
Timothy Hunter replied to Mark's discussion c. b. gitty capacitor
"sound advice.... unless you use a huge capacitor all should be good. you are basically making a first order low pass filter by bridging the speaker with a cap or a high pass filter putting it inline with the positive speaker lead. dont use…"
Dec 6, 2017
JL replied to Mark's discussion c. b. gitty capacitor
"Depends on what you want to do. In series a cap filters out the low end, and a smaller cap filters more than a big cap. in parallel a cap filters out the high end and a bigger cap filters out more than a smaller cap. caps in parallel make for a…"
Dec 6, 2017

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