How To Tune A Cigar Box Guitar (CBG)
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How To Tune A Cigar Box Guitar (CBG)

Introduction To the Tuning a Cigar Box Guitar The cigar box guitar (CBG), with its rustic charm and portability, is a delightful instrument for both beginners and seasoned players. But unlike its six-string cousin, cigar box guitars often sport unique tunings. Fear not, though! Tuning a cigar box guitar is a breeze. This guide will…

An easy way to make a pickup from a transformer. Part 2: Use
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An easy way to make a pickup from a transformer. Part 2: Use

Introduction Prerequisites. This is the continuation of the other post, “Happiness Does Exist! An Easy Way to Make a Magnetic Pickup“. Now it’s about the implementation of the idea of the DIY pickup from the transformer. Charger In the previous post, I said “spare transformer” to use, but I forgot to say where you can…

Cigar Box Guitar: Aesthetics Vs Functionality: Make a Choice

Cigar Box Guitar: Aesthetics Vs Functionality: Make a Choice

Debate on Using Expensive Guitar Parts in Cigar Box Guitar. Few weeks ago there was some interesting discussion in the FB group “Cigar Box Guitar Builders“. Someone started it with the statement, kind of: “I don’t like the idea of using any expensive guitar parts on cigar box guitars.Because there were no expensive parts at…

How To Build Your DIY Magnetic Pickup For Diddley Bow: Part 1
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How To Build Your DIY Magnetic Pickup For Diddley Bow: Part 1

Introduction: Did you know you can build a DIY magnetic pickup for your CBG or Diddley Bow for next to nothing? Magnetic pickups offer a warmer tone and higher output compared to piezo pickups, which are commonly used in these instruments. Materials: Broken headphones (free from friends or electronics stores) Magnet (from the headphones) Copper…

Cigar Box Guitar Neck: which sort of the wood?
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Cigar Box Guitar Neck: which sort of the wood?

Why Cigar Box Guitar (CBG)? Tired of churning out endless Fender clones? You’re not alone.Hi there. I’m starting another project. This time it will be CBG – Cigar Box guitar.Building a cigar box guitar is a fantastic way to unleash your creativity and craft a truly unique instrument. But when it comes to the neck,…

Pbass Stomp Box?!
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Pbass Stomp Box?!

And again about stomp boxes AKA foot drums. This time about Pbass Stomp Box. In my previous article, I shared my experience of making the stomp box. The one in this article was made from the Cohiba small cigar box and the piezo transducer. Of course, there are a lot of different types of stomp…