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cigarbox bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by matt_mcgivney, Mar 5, 2013.


  1. matt_mcgivney

    matt_mcgivney

    May 21, 2012
    columbia,sc
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  2. matt_mcgivney

    matt_mcgivney

    May 21, 2012
    columbia,sc
  3. jbossolo

    jbossolo

    Sep 22, 2011
    "This content is curently unavailable" message.
    Post some pics.
     
  4. spufman

    spufman

    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    Recently finished my first cigar box guitar, came out very nice. So much fun to play! At some point when I find the right box, I'll probably try a 30" scale jobber.
     
  5. matt_mcgivney

    matt_mcgivney

    May 21, 2012
    columbia,sc
    Mine a full scale. I'll post a pic later that works.I can't from my phone
     
  6. matt_mcgivney

    matt_mcgivney

    May 21, 2012
    columbia,sc
    here it is
     

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  7. jbossolo

    jbossolo

    Sep 22, 2011
    Very cool! How's it sound?
     
  8. Way fun - but unless bracing has been added to the box I would 'think' it might break pretty easy? How does it sound and does it have a pickup inside?
     
  9. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Do you have to wear a diving mask with that?
     
  10. matt_mcgivney

    matt_mcgivney

    May 21, 2012
    columbia,sc
    its braced inside with oak for weight. it T braced to support the neck and the bridge and routered for percise thickness. i was going to channel it to add lead weight in it but its very well balanced.
     
  11. matt_mcgivney

    matt_mcgivney

    May 21, 2012
    columbia,sc
    it sounds unique kinda hollowbodish. esp with abg strings on it. i have d,s phosperous bronzes on it. hate the string noise. i just ordered galli coated strings for it.i built it because i want to get a abg but i didnt have the funds for the one i wanted. so i got some spare parts and may have 100. into this.i will dig up more pics
     
  12. matt_mcgivney

    matt_mcgivney

    May 21, 2012
    columbia,sc
    here is a few more
     

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  13. matt_mcgivney

    matt_mcgivney

    May 21, 2012
    columbia,sc
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  14. matt_mcgivney

    matt_mcgivney

    May 21, 2012
    columbia,sc
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  15. matt_mcgivney

    matt_mcgivney

    May 21, 2012
    columbia,sc
    Well I put on galli nylon tapewounds on. It sounds amazing.
     

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  16. matt_mcgivney

    matt_mcgivney

    May 21, 2012
    columbia,sc
    So what does everyone think.
     
  17. jbossolo

    jbossolo

    Sep 22, 2011
    I want one. Very cool.
     
  18. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Suffolk County, NY
    From one box bassist to another, I salute you. Nice work!
     
  19. jbossolo

    jbossolo

    Sep 22, 2011
    Your "art/craft box" one is the best Ronald!
     

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