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Resonator baritone uke?

Started Jun 29, 2014 0 Replies

Someone just told me he wanted a baritone resonator uke.I said no problem...I'll find you a link...That was harder than I thought...I found a couple $1500 ones...not in budget.I told him he might…Continue

WTT, barter, whatevah: Need airplane-related CB or label

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Nicholas Apr 7, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi:I need some help - looking for an airplane-, or aviation-, themed cigar box or label...hopefully they are not rare, collectible and requiring a 2nd mortgage.I would like to swap, trade, barter,…Continue

building a 5-string electric bass - request for reference

Started Jan 21, 2014 0 Replies

I am interested in building a bass that is a hybrid of inexpensive parts and decent wood.I have a large cherry slab that isn't quite big enough for full-sized bodies, so I'm thinking a Klein-style…Continue

bass pickups sanity check

Started this discussion. Last reply by murrayatuptown Jan 2, 2016. 11 Replies

Hi:I got a gift card for Amazon and decided to shop for some instrument project odds & ends I might not want to waste the money on otherwise.I bought some cheap pickups for a primitive 5 string…Continue


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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Reading Cigar Box Nation newsletter email; saw sidebar reference.
What instruments are you building or playing?
Baritone uke converted to tenor guitar - resolving intonation problems when I have time.

Other 4-string ideas/projects making little progress.

Occasionally I try tuning another aluminum carcass from an old hard drive case. I have 5 tuned so far chromatically...a lot of work, and it's based on suspending them from a node or dead spot to measure them. I think I need to start mounting them & recheck the tuning before I assume they are 'done'. I can tune the primary pitch that lasts the longest and loudest, but can do very little about other pitches that accompany those, or different ones excited by hitting a different side. I hope to get a full chromatic octave. Originally I wanted more, but it's getting frustrating.

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At 11:44am on December 1, 2018, murrayatuptown said…
Thank again, Ted.
You’ve really got the cake design perfected...each batch looks as perfect as the previous!

I think my neighbor goes to Stuart for a month in the winter, and parrot-sat for someone. The parrot rode places in the car with them and said whatever was on it’s mind...
At 11:05am on December 1, 2018, Ted Crocker said…

At 11:13am on December 1, 2017, murrayatuptown said…
Thanks, Chef Ted!

Same cake recipe as last year!

Still tasty,..not complaining...
At 10:56am on December 1, 2017, Ted Crocker said…

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At 10:16pm on May 14, 2013, Harrison Withers said…

hey Murray, i'm up in Muskegon and have been at this for a while. feel free to reach out if you want to visit the shop.

At 4:33pm on May 14, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Murray, 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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