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  • Statesville, NC
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It seems like I need another answer.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bobby Fields Dec 2, 2015. 9 Replies

So I took an onboard EQ and made it stand alone by mounting it in a cigar box. It had a 1/8 rod piezo pick which I replaced with a 1/4 inch jack. It should work like this,Plug pickup into new jack…Continue

Questions???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bobby Fields Oct 24, 2015. 3 Replies

Hello to all.I have not bothered any body today so it must be your turn. I have built two travel ukes, I can't post pix but it kinda looks like the one on Youtube. I put the china rod pickups in…Continue

 

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Banjo Jamboree

Banjos: History, Building and Playing
Feb 9, 2016
Bobby Fields replied to Bobby Fields's discussion Corkscrew ubass in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"Thanks Ted for the reply. I have some Thunderguts on the way,well see how those work. I'm banging away on the three I have in tune till I can get help on the E string.(Small social circle) Help don't come around much. Hope you have a good…"
Dec 31, 2015
Ted Crocker replied to Bobby Fields's discussion Corkscrew ubass in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"I'm not familiar with any of those strings.  Some folks have had great success using weedwhacker line.  Good luck!"
Dec 31, 2015
Bobby Fields added a discussion to the group Homemade Bass Builders
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Corkscrew ubass

So I made my self a ubass of sorts.My wife bought a cork screw in a real nice box at Goodwill. I got the box to make my bass with.Any how the only stings I could find only a hour away was Road Toad. I put them on and they don't even come up half way on the neck.As time went on I find that you have to streach the string all most to tune and then put in into the tuner.This is not too bad on the bottom three strings but that E string has kicked my butt. I am going to have some help.Anyone got a…See More
Dec 30, 2015
Ted Crocker replied to Bobby Fields's discussion Bass uke? in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"Just saw this Bobby.  I would still do a neck thru but cut a relief so it doesn't touch the box.  Have it contact the top only under the bridge.  Gut strings and short scale will be less tension than normal scale and…"
Dec 24, 2015
Bobby Fields replied to Bobby Fields's discussion Bass uke? in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"Thanks for all the great replies.It good to have a place to get an answer when you need it.Without good knowledge one could work really hard on something just to have it fail.We would not want that. Bobby"
Dec 24, 2015
Bobby Fields commented on Ted Crocker's group Ted's Mad Scientist Lab
"Hello, I read where it said to ask anything so here goes,I am making a box ubass. Now I am at the place where I need to make a place for the bottom end of the strings.I ask this over at the Nation and did not get so far. I see on Youtube where folks…"
Dec 11, 2015
Bobby Fields added a discussion to the group Homemade Bass Builders
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Bass uke?

I am sure this has been covered some where. I want to make a uke style bass with 20 inch scale. I got my self some real nice boxes. My question is If the box is kinda stout should I still do neck through. I want it to be loud as possible.Will the tension be great with the Thunder gut strings.I made myself an upright bass that plays good but It is not that handy to lug around.I play a little uke in my other life so a little bass uke will be great to have.Thanks BobbySee More
Dec 6, 2015
Bobby Fields replied to Bobby Fields's discussion I need a favor please. in the group Dulcimer Village
"Ted  Thank you for the help.I read all the info I could find and tried the calculators and the results where not like this pdf at all. I feel sure that you are right. There is so much knowladge here I'm just wowed. Bobby "
Dec 2, 2015
Ted Crocker replied to Bobby Fields's discussion I need a favor please. in the group Dulcimer Village
"Attached is a PDF file of 25.5 to print out.  I made it at http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/ It prints on 2 pages.  I cut the width, tape it together and use spray adhesive to position on the fretboard. Other fret…"
Dec 2, 2015
Bobby Fields added a discussion to the group Dulcimer Village
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I need a favor please.

I get confused real easy when it comes to fact and figures . I am making two stick type dulcimers.I am nearing the time when I need to fret the things. So I get on the computer ,go to this site and start studying. After a lot of reading I am still tore up. I have went to Stewmac and Wfret and some more like it and the numbers don't not seem to hold up. I have a 28 inch scale lap dulcimer that I tried the numbers to and they are not even close. I know that the fault is on my end but I don't know…See More
Dec 2, 2015
Bobby Fields joined Ted Crocker's group
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Dulcimer Village

Building and playing dulcimers
Dec 2, 2015
Bobby Fields replied to Bobby Fields's discussion It seems like I need another answer.
"I can tell I'm getting smarter cause I ask better questions. It works like this;I ask a question. I never ask for help till it is the last option. I get an answer.I act upon the answer.That opens a whole new world.Then I start back at the…"
Dec 2, 2015
Ted Crocker replied to Bobby Fields's discussion It seems like I need another answer.
"Guitar building could also be called 'creative problem solving'.  Always a mistake to learn from."
Dec 1, 2015
Bobby Fields replied to Bobby Fields's discussion It seems like I need another answer.
"Hello Wayfinder. I was not lucky enough for it to be the battery.I had the wires in the wrong place. It is however working fine now. One must turn the gain down on the amp in order to use a preamp. It was fun to make and it works well. I got less…"
Nov 29, 2015
Bobby Fields replied to Bobby Fields's discussion It seems like I need another answer.
Nov 29, 2015

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At 12:45pm on April 11, 2016, Ted Crocker said…

At 9:26am on September 10, 2015, John (Lame Eagle) Holloman said…

Welcome to the Clubhouse.

Are you the same Bobby Fields from Opa-Locka, Fl?

Cigar Box Guitars are just getting going in Florida.

Native American Flutes are a rage here.

John

At 2:20pm on September 4, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Bobby, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)!

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.

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Most of all Have Fun!

 
 
 

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