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Small box woes?

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by jabes May 6. 11 Replies

FX rigs and recommendations

Started by Alex Rigby Mar 25. 0 Replies

London One Man Band festival with Hollowbelly

Started by Blind Boy Fullers. Last reply by Blind Boy Fullers Mar 20. 4 Replies

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Comment by Alex Rigby on March 25, 2019 at 6:09pm

Had the pleasure of being the opening act for Bob Log III on Saturday evening. He was also at the One Man Band fest. While not a CBG player, he is still absolutely barking bat**** mental, and has one fantastic playing style. For a hugely entertaining evening, I can't recommend catching him enough.

Comment by Blind Boy Fullers on March 20, 2019 at 8:27am

London One Man band festival in London with Dollar Bill and Hollowbelly free at the Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch.

TONIGHT - music on at 9.30.

Comment by Sleepy John on March 18, 2019 at 1:11pm

Well,the small box ended up being a uke.

Not that easy to play with my fat arthritic fingers,but it's too good to turn for slide.

Pics in the Small box woes thread

Not doing any more of the little ones,it's full size with a big screaming humbucker next time.

Comment by bemuzic on January 17, 2019 at 5:59pm

Dave Dean, I recently got an echo. Alexa won't find "bemuzic" Once when I asked her she played BB KIng, lol! I can only get her to find it if I ask by album names...

Comment by Sleepy John on January 17, 2019 at 5:03pm

Thanks too all of you for your comments.I'll have a go,and let you know!!

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on January 17, 2019 at 2:13pm

Comment deleted. My apologies for the previous comment but seems I'm as tech savvy as you John lol. First one up on your album as I play it on shuffle on Spotify is St James Infirmary. Dude, this is beyond awesome. That's the blues through to the Bone! 

Comment by Dave Dean on January 17, 2019 at 1:09pm

I just asked Alexa to “play the album Chickenbone John” and it worked perfectly (I have Amazon Prime Music).

Sounds great John! Enjoy the royalties from me sticking it on repeat!

Comment by ChickenboneJohn on January 17, 2019 at 12:51pm

As well as releasing my "Chickenbone John" CD, I've now gone digital, so you can download and listen  online via the steam-powered Interweb (I still haven't worked out where to put in the coal)..check out iTunes, Spotify, Deezer Amazon and a host of other online stuff that I don't really understand...

Comment by ChickenboneJohn on January 17, 2019 at 12:41pm

Just use regular auto rattlecan spray lacquer. The key thing is to use several very fine mist coats. Don't be tempted to spray too much in one go, otherwise it will soak in and cause spots and darker patches. Anything that you brush on is likely to  flood the paper and soak in - that's usually not what you want unless you are deliberately going for the discolored antiqued look.

Comment by Dave Dean on January 17, 2019 at 7:46am

Mod Podge (essentially diluted PVA) works as a glue and a finishing medium. You can get matt or gloss versions.

I've made a couple of custom boxes recently, with printed paper designs. I used mod podge as the adhesive to apply the paper designs to the box, but after some testing I went with a Liquitex gloss varnish for the finishing coats. Liquitex is more expensive but the finish is amazing. Hard to describe but there's something really tactile about it. Kind of like a polyurethane domed label.

I was varnishing over designs that were printed on a laser printer. Laser toner is water-fast. I know standard desktop inkjet prints are not water-fast and the printed inks are likely to bleed if you varnish them.

I'm not sure the print process used on paper covered cigar boxes so you may want to run some tests!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Liquitex-Professional-High-Gloss-Varnish/d...

 

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Small box woes?

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by jabes May 6. 11 Replies

FX rigs and recommendations

Started by Alex Rigby Mar 25. 0 Replies

London One Man Band festival with Hollowbelly

Started by Blind Boy Fullers. Last reply by Blind Boy Fullers Mar 20. 4 Replies

Best Amp

Started by micky rooney. Last reply by micky rooney Mar 13. 18 Replies

Looking to play some festivals next year

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Alex Rigby Jan 13. 3 Replies

New Site goes live!!

Started by John Pilling. Last reply by t-belly johnson Oct 30, 2018. 14 Replies

Demise of Gibson

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by Sleepy John May 3, 2018. 3 Replies

boxes for sale

Started by Rick D. Last reply by Tony Dec 14, 2017. 5 Replies

My latest build - hubcap resonator

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Oct 10, 2017. 4 Replies

My CBG

Started by Steve. Last reply by Steve Sep 13, 2017. 2 Replies

Some of my songs

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Alex Rigby Jun 7, 2017. 2 Replies

School project

Started by Keith 66. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson Feb 5, 2017. 8 Replies

Old Timers

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by David L. Oct 13, 2016. 2 Replies

Looking to get started

Started by Hubert Knight. Last reply by Hubert Knight Oct 11, 2016. 6 Replies

I Could Really Do With A Jig !

Started by Philip Hale. Last reply by Philip Hale Aug 6, 2016. 19 Replies

Help with parts please

Started by Toofy Peg. Last reply by Fomhorach Jun 14, 2016. 19 Replies

Brass Eyelets - big ones - where to get?

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Fomhorach Apr 27, 2016. 16 Replies

Saw for cutting fret slots

Started by David L.. Last reply by Simon Cartlidge Apr 16, 2016. 22 Replies

instruction

Started by Nigel Robinson. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn Apr 6, 2016. 5 Replies

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