Cigar Box Bass Strings (DIY Project Download)

I’ve played his cigar box guitars and they absolutely rock. 6 String Cigar Box Guitars. NEW! Seriously, you can tune it like a traditional guitar but with three or four strings or you can tune it to an open chord similar to a banjo (but without the banjo 5th string). Here are some common tunings for a 4 string cigar box guitar. When tuning as a Bass Guitar use the 6th, 5th, 4th, and 3rd strings. Click Here to see all of our available Cigar Box Guitar string sets! 1.

cigar box bass strings 2A sound clip of the completed bass is now available in post 42! Then I picked up a couple of Jay Turser necks for really, really cheap, so I decided to use one to make a cigar box bass. Its actual measurement is 3/4 x 2 1/2, which is the perfect width for most 4-string necks. The cigar box guitar is a primitive chordophone that uses an empty cigar box as a resonator. Using these, along with the washtub bass (similar to the cigar box guitar), jug, washboard, and harmonica, black musicians performed blues during socializations. Frank Turner plays a four-string cigar box guitar built by Adam Holmes, of Dust Box Guitars. I assume it’s similar to a CBG, but I need to know if there are cigar boxes out there that can withstand the tension of bass strings. I want to build a 4 string model, And will be using a piece of wood for the neck, instead of an actual bass neck.

The neck is a piece of curly maple, the cigar box is a cohiba box of ten cigars, imported from the Dominican Republic, store-bought tuners (I’m lame), left over strings, and a piezo for the pick-up. If I get 4 bass strings and a long enough neck would that be a cigar bass? Open G is a great setup for slide (fretless) playing, and these thicker, heavier wound strings give you a much deeper, bass-heavy sound that can really be great for grinding out the blues. So you have a 3 string cigar box guitar, to play the songs on this site and get the most from the training courses you’ll want to tune them in the traditional way. Tune Up – Once you’ve settled on the pitch you want for your bass note then go ahead and tune your lightest string an octave higher than that.

Cigar Box Bass Build

Feeling a little lost on string material for my CBB. Seen a lot of folks using trimmer line or weed wacker line for strings. How does that sound? This is a two string cigar box bass guitar.The box is a Romeo Y Julieta box approximately 8 x 8 x 3. The neck scale is 30 1/2. The whole length of the. One will be the classic CBG (cigar box guitar); with the other one, we will show you some of the possible upgrades. He has a pretty cool guitar setup on this; it has one bass string and two guitar strings tuned to DAD. This is a 4 string Cigar Box Bass. It sounds amazing, if I do say so myself, a bit like an upright bass. It was a custom order and not for sale but.

My Home-made Cigar Box Guitar