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Official Cigar Box Bass Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mc900ftj, Jan 24, 2014.


  1. mc900ftj

    mc900ftj

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    Haven't seen a "club" for us owners of cigar box basses...so here goes!

    Post a photo of yours and I'll register you!

    Here's mine....

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  2. Neener

    Neener Grumpy Old Dog Supporting Member

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    If you plug your electric instruments directly into a 110 volt outlet, you're doing it wrong.
     
  3. mc900ftj

    mc900ftj

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    Depends on the effect you're going for. ;)
     
  4. zackthompson

    zackthompson Supporting Member

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    Here's mine. Paid for the whole thing with pocket change. Built with Chinese wholesale hardware and P pup. Frets are made out of nail gun nails glued in the (somewhat) correct fret spots. It's more of a conversation piece then anything. I have played it live though.

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  6. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    What are those strings?
     
  7. Hues

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    see Burn Notice
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  9. mc900ftj

    mc900ftj

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  10. mc900ftj

    mc900ftj

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    Various guages of weed trimmer line. The weed trimmer line, piezo pickups and fretless-ness give it a thumpy, upright bass sound.
     
  11. EoganDubh

    EoganDubh Supporting Member

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  12. mc900ftj

    mc900ftj

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  13. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

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    I've been wanting to make one for quite a while. In my junk parts I have an old DIY bass kit neck, tuners, cheap P-bass pickups, bridges, pots, etc. I mocked one up the other day and the scale isn't 34'' without having an extension. I would like to have the bridge positioned at the edge of the box rather than hanging out in space. Should I just not worry about scale lenght and rock it?

    Also, even though I could make a (3) P bass pickup bass if I wanted I am considering using a piezo (s) without any controls. Would the piezo setup have any low end to it?
     
  14. JustForSport

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    You'll most likely need a buffer/preamp for the piezo, and I'm pretty sure the ones made for basses are designed for the different frequency spread of a bass as opposed to guitar. There are some DIY buffer/preamps mentioned in other threads, and used Fishman controls can be found sometimes.

    This thread has me looking at a couple of large cigar boxes I have, and all the parts I need to do something constructive with...
     
  15. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

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    Since I have the electronics I'll just stick a P pickup in it. I haven't had time to try it, but I am going to try using the bridge (with saddles and screws removed) as a tail piece mounted on the end of the cigar box (the short side) with a wooden bridge.
     

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