Hello All,I have been building CBGs for several years now, mostly acoustic. I have seen a few videos of people playing CBGs that have a small amplifier board, battery and speaker built in to the CBG.…Continue
It looks like this place has lots of potential and also looks like you know how to make it all happen!
I live across the State in Bradenton from your new place and travel the State a lot with my work. I'll have to look you up when…"
I'm certainly no expert on Bass but I just built my first Cigar Box UBass last month and it is quite different from any other "regular" builds I have done. The strings are so fat you have to keep that in mind when laying…"
I have been using Dominos for the nut and and bridge with success. They don't sound any different than bone to me. I bought a set of dominos (the white ones) a year or so ago. They are long enough but they are also a little thicker than…"
Learn how to convert old radios into cool Retro guitar amplifiers. It is really fun and easy, with just a few wires you can hack into and spice in a guitar imput, you can turn that radio into a guitar amp!There is lots of info at the websitehttp://radio-guitar-amps.blogspot.com/ This video will show you how, it really is a "must try" if you enjoy playing cigar box guitars and homemade music...perfect for the 3 string guitar too! See More
Been looking through my wiring diagram and found this I've attached. You can substitue the out jack with a speaker, it does have on/off switch and vol control.
Probably a better option that the first I sent you.
I built a very simple amp using just 3 componenets, an LM386 chip and 2 x 47uf electrotype caps.
Hooked up with an 8ohm speaker, 9 volt battery and a 1/4" jack socket.
I built this so I could easily test piezo pickups I make, I…"
Hello All,I have been building CBGs for several years now, mostly acoustic. I have seen a few videos of people playing CBGs that have a small amplifier board, battery and speaker built in to the CBG. I would like to build one of those, Does anyone have any experience with this? I bought a couple of cheap LM386 (…See More
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