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Alternative Fretting Methods

Started Jun 5 0 Replies

ALTERNATIVE FRETTING METHODS for HAND-MADE GUITARSOne of the hurdles new guitar makers face is fretting a neck. It seems at first glance a technical, very specific, difficult task… and that’s not an…Continue

How to Build an Induction Pickup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Crocker May 6. 10 Replies

    On another board I had posted an article summarizing and detailing the amazing work of about a dozen people in creating a unique guitar pickup.  That article was removed along with dozens of…Continue

Tags: pickup, induction

Very Easy CBG First Build Plans

Started Nov 11, 2015 0 Replies

It's your first CBG build.  You have a cigar box and your tools are pretty much limited to a saw, drill, file and sandpaper.  How can you build a CBG with such limited tools?Actually... it's easier…Continue

Hazardous Voltage: My Latest Git

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Nov 5, 2015. 4 Replies

https://Etsy.com/shop/WishbringerHere are some photos of my latest CBG.  Was a lot of fun making this one.  (Yup, it lights up.)YouTube…Continue

 

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Wayfinder posted a discussion

Alternative Fretting Methods

ALTERNATIVE FRETTING METHODS for HAND-MADE GUITARSOne of the hurdles new guitar makers face is fretting a neck. It seems at first glance a technical, very specific, difficult task… and that’s not an invalid first-impression. It is technical and specific; you do have to put the frets in exactly the right spot, at exactly identical height. However it’s like most other fields of endeavor: it’s a lot easier if you know the tricks. USING “REAL” FRETSMost experienced git builders will tell you it’s…See More
Jun 5
Rose Ericson left a comment for Wayfinder
"I have a brother with a 2000 sq foot shop, and another brother who works for the smithsonian. He has a forge in his back yard and he makes his own hand tools. His shop is located in a 150 year old pole barn......its big. When he is not working he…"
May 7
Rose Ericson left a comment for Wayfinder
"Hey Wayfinder I used my horizontal boaring machine to drill the perfect hole in my guitar for the golf club. Fits like a glove and light as air. That was a great idea. That is what I miss is your outside the box thinkin. Happy to see you."
May 7
Ted Crocker replied to Wayfinder's discussion How to Build an Induction Pickup
"Darryl, that only happens when you have a magnet near the nut, it picks up both sides of the string when fretted or with slide. Some interesting sounds..."
May 6
darryl.kernaghan replied to Wayfinder's discussion How to Build an Induction Pickup
"I  tried  that Ted a few years ago when you 1st told me, it works ok but it is hard to make music, as your slide or fret reads in both directions to the nut and bridge, resulting in 2 tones, but it definitely works as a pick up"
May 1
Ted Crocker replied to Wayfinder's discussion How to Build an Induction Pickup
"Sorry WAY, no pics.  But the concept couldn't be simpler.  Each end of the string is attached to the jack, a magnet is placed nearby and the output sounds like the guitar string(s).  The simple way to explain it is that "
Apr 30
Ted Crocker replied to Wayfinder's discussion How to Build an Induction Pickup
"WOW Wayfinder, lots of cool info to consider here.  Thanks! About a decade ago when I was doing a lot of experiments with pickups I came up with a very simple idea which worked as a proof of concept.  I didn't pursue it much because…"
Apr 27
Jim N. replied to Wayfinder's discussion How to Build an Induction Pickup
"Thanks for sharing."
Apr 26
Wayfinder posted a discussion

How to Build an Induction Pickup

    On another board I had posted an article summarizing and detailing the amazing work of about a dozen people in creating a unique guitar pickup.  That article was removed along with dozens of other valuable articles because of a severe misunderstanding on the part of several people, tempers flaring, and knee-jerk reactions rather than calm, friendly solutions to problems.     I can't do anything about that situation or the causes behind it... but I can restore this bit of knowledge to the…See More
Apr 26
Wade left a comment for Wayfinder
"Hi Wayfinder - sorry for the late acceptance here - it's been awhile!!!"
Feb 28, 2016
Gustavo Casado replied to Wayfinder's discussion USEFUL* Tips for Making a CBG
"Ahhh! Ok Ok!. I don´t see the emoticon; I only see :D Regards"
Nov 23, 2015
Gustavo Casado replied to Wayfinder's discussion USEFUL* Tips for Making a CBG
":D ?????????...What´s the meaning of : D ????."
Nov 22, 2015
Gustavo Casado replied to Wayfinder's discussion USEFUL* Tips for Making a CBG
"Thanks for the tips!. After read its probably I´ll make a 2 strings in the nearly future. Regards from Argentina."
Nov 22, 2015
Wayfinder posted a discussion

Very Easy CBG First Build Plans

It's your first CBG build.  You have a cigar box and your tools are pretty much limited to a saw, drill, file and sandpaper.  How can you build a CBG with such limited tools?Actually... it's easier than you might think.  Here are the plans for building a nice-playing, nice-sounding CBG with very little tool work.  Here are the supplies you'll need: PARTS & EQUIPMENT LISTTOOLS:* Saw* Drill and set of bits* A file and sandpaper* Some kind of pressure devices... either clamps or several heavy…See More
Nov 11, 2015
Ted Crocker replied to Wayfinder's discussion Hazardous Voltage: My Latest Git
"Very cool, got a closeup of the bridge and what's the pup?"
Nov 5, 2015
john mackay replied to Wayfinder's discussion Hazardous Voltage: My Latest Git
"nice one wayfinder. how come there is no nut(not me you've already claimed that title LOL.)"
Nov 4, 2015

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Internet browsing.
What instruments are you building or playing?
3 & 4 string CBGs, handmade amps out of odd materials, acoustic guitar modification, solidbody electrics... and whatever else strikes my fancy. I own WISHBRINGER, an online music store.

Website: https://Etsy.com/shop/Wishbringer

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Missing Children -- The Alienation Process

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

This is totally off-subject of handmade instruments.   However, it has much to do with how our skills are handed down and how our children are educated.

We are all aware of today's situation.  We get up in the morning, rush through breakfast (if we eat at all), the dad pecks his wife on the cheek, says bye to the children (if they're awake yet... he may have to get up early to commute to work).  Mother rushes off to work, leaving children in the hands of the sitter, who rushes…

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At 7:21pm on May 7, 2017, Rose Ericson said…
I have a brother with a 2000 sq foot shop, and another brother who works for the smithsonian. He has a forge in his back yard and he makes his own hand tools. His shop is located in a 150 year old pole barn......its big. When he is not working he hangs out with the Hill Billy's and they make guitars. Sadly he does not think cigar box guitars are much more than a toy. I am working really hard to show him they are real instruments. For about 3 years I worked with him in his shop as the draft person. I am a girl with a woodshop. My shop is only 12x16, but it is organized and I can do a ton of stuff in it. Sometimes I have to roll my equipment outside to work on a project.
At 6:45pm on May 7, 2017, Rose Ericson said…
Hey Wayfinder I used my horizontal boaring machine to drill the perfect hole in my guitar for the golf club. Fits like a glove and light as air. That was a great idea. That is what I miss is your outside the box thinkin. Happy to see you.
At 9:10pm on February 28, 2016, Wade said…

Hi Wayfinder - sorry for the late acceptance here - it's been awhile!!!

At 6:40pm on September 1, 2015, Jim N. said…
At 1:41pm on June 9, 2015, Jim N. said…

At 5:59pm on May 31, 2015, Bama Hound said…

Wayfinder, it was like my dog died when you left CBN. I very much missed your insight and comments. I found out you were here. I joined for that reason and this also offers more opportunities to builders to enjoy like minded folks.

At 12:21am on October 3, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Wayfinder, 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.

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is... and add yourself to the Member Map. There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

Most of all Have Fun!

 
 
 

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