Diddley Bows and Other Primitives

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Diddley Bows and Other Primitives

A place to discuss one-string diddley bows, washtub basses, washboards and any other primitive instrument that may fall outside the Cigar Box realm.

Members: 330
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Diddley Bow Tabs #5

Started by BrianQ. Apr 22. 0 Replies

Diddley Bow Tabs #4

Started by BrianQ. Jan 25. 0 Replies

Diddley Bow Tabs #3

Started by BrianQ. Nov 28, 2018. 0 Replies

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Comment by Clint Spotts on August 6, 2019 at 11:01pm

Plans for a “Doodle Bass”. Credit goes to Dennis Havlena ( www.dennishavlena.com ). Cool site - may inspire a new build!

Comment by Poorness Studios on February 1, 2019 at 6:24am

My first diddley...

Comment by Tim Pannabecker on January 18, 2019 at 10:22pm

Mickey and Brian,   I agree and have a more clear understanding .

Thank you and Juston Johnson who redefined my understanding of Amazing Grace, with only one string.  So I have to make one.

thanks again

Comment by BrianQ. on January 18, 2019 at 7:54pm

Plenty of tabs in this group as well as the cbg tabs group? But stick with the blues scale Mickey suggested & you can’t go wrong? Cheers 

Comment by micky rooney on January 18, 2019 at 7:21pm

Tim Pannabecker….Put on the blues fret notes 3 5 6 7 10 and 12.You can't go wrong with those...

Comment by Andy Dobbs on August 25, 2018 at 5:36am
Very nice !!
Comment by Vern Hallett on March 12, 2018 at 12:35pm

My latest diddley bow inspired by Ben Baker's "Hobo Fiddle".

Comment by Barry Weaver on June 6, 2017 at 1:16pm

My 2nd graders made Diddly Bows in our school Makerspace!

Comment by Will King on March 11, 2017 at 11:35am

20 Deluxe Diddley Bows for young music students at the Strum Shop in Roseville, CA.  They are 17 & 19 inch scale lengths with blue & red stain, tooth pick frets and fret numbers on the side of the neck for 'play by the numbers tabs'.

Comment by A.C.E on December 16, 2016 at 8:36pm

OK, just finished this as a Christmas gift.  What do you all think?

Hid a trigger from an electronic drum kit inside as a pickup (piezo & jack). See photos

Diatonic 25" tuned to A

 

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Diddley Bow Tabs #5

Started by BrianQ. Apr 22. 0 Replies

Diddley Bow Tabs #4

Started by BrianQ. Jan 25. 0 Replies

Diddley Bow Tabs #3

Started by BrianQ. Nov 28, 2018. 0 Replies

1 String Tab

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 15, 2018. 1 Reply

Diddley Bow Tabs #2

Started by BrianQ. Nov 8, 2018. 0 Replies

Diddley Bow Tabs

Started by BrianQ. Nov 5, 2018. 0 Replies

Dead Flowers Diatonic Tab for Rolling Stones fans

Started by Jeff Powers. Last reply by Jeff Powers Oct 5, 2017. 2 Replies

Cookie Tin Diddley Bow

Started by Jeffrey Greene May 12, 2017. 0 Replies

First stringed instrument build!

Started by Bob. Last reply by Bob Apr 30, 2017. 3 Replies

My first Diddley-Bow!

Started by Boris Timofeenko. Last reply by Dano Schultz Apr 23, 2017. 2 Replies

String For My First Diddley Bow

Started by Jeffrey Greene Apr 11, 2017. 0 Replies

Showing off my first Diddley Bow.

Started by Andrew Cooper. Last reply by Andrew Cooper Mar 11, 2017. 2 Replies

Harmonica tab to Diddley bow/Canjo

Started by James Conder. Last reply by Gordon Cooper Dec 6, 2016. 1 Reply

My double stringer

Started by Craig Simpson Nov 14, 2016. 0 Replies

One Thumb

Started by Gordon Cooper Jan 30, 2016. 0 Replies

Where to mark the Neck?

Started by Keith Stanford. Last reply by Bob Taylor Jan 27, 2016. 5 Replies

Diddley Bows from art students

Started by Wade. Last reply by Wade Jun 4, 2015. 2 Replies

First built

Started by Scruggy. Last reply by Scruggy Mar 26, 2015. 4 Replies

Build questions

Started by Mike. Last reply by Phil Thomas Mar 11, 2015. 6 Replies

First build

Started by Scruggy Oct 9, 2014. 0 Replies

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