bucky
  • Male
  • Temple, TX
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Bucky's Friends

  • Mama Mojo
  • Jacob Henry
  • JUJU
  • Wade
  • joe cerroni
  • Jawbone
  • surffrogg
  • bairfoot cajun
  • Shane Gordon (Po'Man)
  • Ted Crocker
 

bucky's Page

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
found it while web-surfing

bucky's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (12 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 9:46am on May 10, 2011, David L. said…

Hi Bucky,

Real quick delivery on the BC Rich bridge - I now have to try and figure out how to attach the wires as there is no lugs to solder to just a tiny hole.  I am not sure it was such a great buy - still that's part of the fun of ebay.

David

At 6:25am on May 7, 2011, David L. said…

Hi Bucky,

I have been having a look around for electric guitar bridges with piezos built in (really expensive) good old Bezbez has some in but again they are a bit costly.

The cheapest I have found one was for $13.30 plus $11.00 shipping to the UK (same as  to the USA) - I lost the bid but was given a second chance offer to buy at this price.  It will now take about a month to get here and the piezos have to be wired yourself but for the price I thought it worth getting one to have a look. It is a "BC Rich" 5 string bass bridge and they have another up for bidding. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260780019588&category=41407&_trksid=p5197.c0.m619

I haven't bought from these sellers before but thought you also might be interested.

 

I hope the CBG making is going well,

David

At 2:51pm on April 22, 2011, David L. said…

Hi Bucky,

 

Thank you for the interest.  I have used piezo discs (the cheap ones) with hardtails on several CBGs as I like the way you can easily lower the action.  I tend to use 2 or 3 discs wired parallel (as you probably know this reduces the impedance of the discs which then makes for a "better sound" though on a lazy afternoon I tried wiring several discs parallel and in series and couldn't hear any difference. Also if one disc fails the others still work if wired in parallel).  In the video I wired these to one lug of a 5 way switch and two minihumbuckers to the other 2 lugs and then sent the output from these to the preamp using a 2.5mm jack.

The sound is Ok but as I tried to show in the video you do get the extra noise from the box rubbing against you (this can be a plus point if you like to add percussion as you play). 

 

If I was planning to just add a piezo then I would do as you suggest and just solder 2 or 3 discs to a 2.5mm jack and glue them to the underside of the box around the position of the hardtail.  Though as a first choice I would also add a magnetic pickup  as it is cheap to do and adds extra tonal options.

 

Nice CBGs you are making - you probably already have a good supplier of parts but if you like hardtails check out Bezdez on ebay - the hardtails are top quality and a great price http://stores.ebay.co.uk/bezdez

 

Regards,

David

At 5:36pm on December 3, 2009, JUJU said…
Hey Bucky , congrats on the Featured Build , very nice build mate
juju.
At 2:21pm on December 3, 2009, Rob said…
Nice builds!!!
At 1:10pm on December 3, 2009, Eric "psychoboy" Henderson said…
Great work, I'm still buildin my first. Love your handiwork. Keep postin nice pictures of your builds.
At 10:45am on December 3, 2009, Paul Doug said…
Congrats on the featured guitar. It is a nice one as all of yours are.
At 11:51am on August 24, 2009, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Hello,
I have started a CBN group entitled, "How to Play CBG" It is my hope and intention to encourage the "Wealth of Talent" here on the Nation to share their knowledge and skill to further the CBG movement. Please consider contributing an instructional "video" link to this group. If you are a viewer seeking instruction, please feel free to write. If you have any suggestions or know other players who you think may want to post instructional "video" links, please contact me. Thank you for your interest and support, Keni Lee
At 7:57pm on December 29, 2008, Wade said…
Thanks Bucky,
It is a slick guitar, I had a lot of interest in that guitar, so I sold it to purchase some more tools. It was'nt easy letting it go, but I'm getting a band saw in return!
At 5:43pm on December 29, 2008, Wade said…
Hey bucky,

Are those homemade tuners on that second photo? How does it work?
Thanks - Wade
 
 
 

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Forum

Music Theory

Started by John Derrett in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Sam Blessing 13 hours ago. 8 Replies

Help

Started by Raymond Grimmitt in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Korrigan on Sunday. 4 Replies

6 pole PU

Started by Tim Pannabecker in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Carl Floyd Jan 10. 9 Replies

Greetings

Started by Taffy Evans in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Nayeb Gofs Dec 28, 2021. 1 Reply

Blog Posts

How to add photos?

Posted by Stephen Sell on January 13, 2022 at 1:19pm 2 Comments

My first 3 string cigar box guitar

Posted by Stephen Sell on January 13, 2022 at 1:16pm 1 Comment

Shedding a Tear for Dave Lynas

Posted by Poorness Studios on December 20, 2021 at 8:30pm 4 Comments

Latest Activity

Cigar Box Nation posted a discussion
20 minutes ago
Uncle John posted a photo

Meatloaf has died.

Can you name a song he did?
2 hours ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

Roll & Tumble Blues

"Thanks, Doug. I DO have the black and white moves!"
2 hours ago
BrianQ. left a comment for GARAGE HERMIT
"Haven’t seen ya around for awhile, good to see ya back :) this is a formula I have used on…"
9 hours ago
BUGGY (C) commented on BUGGY (C)'s video
Thumbnail

Whenthemoneyrunsout

"Thanks guys, life is a bit manic at the moment"
10 hours ago
Order99 liked GARAGE HERMIT's discussion making my first dulcimer/strumstick/ kind of thing,
10 hours ago
the anonymous pick commented on Doug Thorsvik's photo
Thumbnail

Surf Chugger

"well.. there's something i have never done .. lol. good stuff ;-)"
13 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

Roll & Tumble Blues

"You are the bluesman Uncle John! You’ve got the groove and the black & white moves. In…"
13 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Poorness Studios's video
Thumbnail

My Cajon Cocktail Kit: Part II

"I got tired watching you hustle through the set-up Kale! I thought everything sounded pretty good…"
13 hours ago
Matt Shively joined Cigar Box Nation's group
Thumbnail

Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what…See More
13 hours ago
Sam Blessing replied to John Derrett's discussion Music Theory
13 hours ago
Arnold Kelly updated their profile
15 hours ago

Music

© 2022   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->