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Licence plates

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Floyd Oct 22. 15 Replies

This may be a dumb question, but are licence plates suitable soundboards for an acoustic CBG? Any tips would be gratefully accepted.Continue

Irritating noise through amp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Aug 20. 8 Replies

hi,i’ve built 4 CBGs now, all with pickups of some design, but I tend to play, and I use the term loosely, acoustically. However I plugged my latest project into the amp built with the CB Gitty kit,…Continue

String query

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Myers Apr 6. 3 Replies

Has anyone used non metallic strings in their CBGs? If so were they satisfied with results?Continue

Jack socket wiring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jan 10. 5 Replies

I’ve purchased a preamplifier which I intend to use externally for several piezo builds. I’ll eventually mount it in a wooden box but in the meantime I’m making use of a small cardboard box. I’ve…Continue

 

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Carl Floyd replied to Michael Myers's discussion Licence plates
"Ha.  I have more than few TN plates.  "
Oct 22
Michael Fred Johnson replied to Michael Myers's discussion Hard metal bridges in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Here's a home made metal bridge that has the advantage of having adjustable height"
Oct 22
Michael Fred Johnson replied to Michael Myers's discussion Licence plates
"I know it's late but for some reason the gremlins aren't getting in the way today"
Oct 22
Michael Fred Johnson replied to Michael Myers's discussion Licence plates
Oct 22
BrianQ. replied to Michael Myers's discussion Licence plates
"Found it! Actually sounds pretty good for what it is, or maybe it’s just who’s playing it? https://youtu.be/GxklTKUrqJI"
Sep 30
Taffy Evans replied to Michael Myers's discussion Licence plates
"Hi guy's, some time back I pondered the same ideas put forward here. a tin top as described here would sound bad, to my ears. Also, a tin licence plate fitted to a wood top could be a bit better but acoustically challenged as well. So, what I…"
Sep 30
Michael Myers replied to Michael Myers's discussion Licence plates
Sep 30
BrianQ. replied to Michael Myers's discussion Licence plates
"I was noticing that C.B. Gitty’s “Rodeo king” has a license plate on top of the box, rather than the plate being the soundboard? You may want to try that instead? I believe there’s a video of Shane Speal playing one acoustic…"
Sep 30
Michael Fred Johnson replied to Michael Myers's discussion Licence plates
"It did fail more than once"
Sep 30
Michael Fred Johnson replied to Michael Myers's discussion Licence plates
Sep 30
BrianQ. replied to Michael Myers's discussion Licence plates
"Flatpup pickups are ideal for license plate git’s? I would suggest a lid off a paint can, the thickness & rigidity will give you more volume? Actually, some of the thicker food cans work quite well for acoustic resonators, especially…"
Sep 30
BrianQ. replied to Michael Myers's discussion Licence plates
"Pictures/Comments Never fails…"
Sep 30
Michael Myers replied to Michael Myers's discussion Licence plates
"Thanks Tom, some very valid points."
Sep 30
Tom T replied to Michael Myers's discussion Licence plates
"License plate guitars look really great and allow for a individual look. With a proper pickup and amp they sound fine and play well. However, as an acoustic only instrument, you might be disappointed. There is little volume inside most license plate…"
Sep 30
Michael Fred Johnson left a comment for Michael Myers
"Thanks for the friend request Michael, If I can be of any help just ask."
Sep 30
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Welcome to the nation, check out the Resources tab for build plans & play info, as well as YouTube channel of Glenn Watt & Del Puckett. Join some groups too. Here’s something for you to think about? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8&t=29s

 
 
 

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