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London One Man Band festival with Hollowbelly

Started by Blind Boy Fullers. Last reply by Blind Boy Fullers yesterday. 4 Replies

Small box woes?

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by Sleepy John on Friday. 10 Replies

Best Amp

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Comment by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on November 25, 2018 at 3:09pm

 I find Facebook helpful, I put a local post up wanted any condition electric guitar for parts & salvaged a humbucker, tone, volume pots, jack, 6 qualty tuners & a neck for £20 from a wreck. All now in different cbg's.  

Comment by David L. on November 25, 2018 at 9:34am

For amps I find eBay is great for picking up second hand amps cheaply - too big to post so the limited "local pick up" interest results in low prices.

I have found some great buys from Facebook marketplace -

Guitar books unused and a quarter of the new price.

Hard case good used condition would have happily paid more.

Schecter guitar paid half the used prices this model sells for on eBay.

You can set the distance you want searched from your location.  The only small issue is the the location of the seller is approximate (and sometimes miles out) so you need to check when you contact the seller.

Comment by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on November 23, 2018 at 8:24am

I'll check it out Martin, in fact I'll check their whole range out it's a while since I did :)

Comment by Martin Owen on November 23, 2018 at 7:18am

I bought a VOX mini5 a couple of months ago, and it's brilliant.

Plenty loud enough for smallish gigs, busking etc with a great range of beats, rhythms and effects. You can also switch between 0.1w, 1.5w and 5w outputs so plenty of flexibility.

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on November 23, 2018 at 6:29am

No worries Dennis. When I did my radio cassette amp I just unscrewed and removed the wires from the the tape head and wired an output jack to these now bare wires. The benefits I found from doing it this way is I still had a working selector switch which meant I had a portable radio to take on picnics etc and when I wanted to play guitar I just press play on the tape deck and stop to turn the power off.

All the best with doing yours and I hope you do a video demo when you're done? 

Bear :0)

Comment by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on November 22, 2018 at 7:04pm

Bear that's so kind of you thanks so much for the offer, however my son has a cassette/radio player for me so I should be fixed up. I hope you get your tube amp you'll be blown away by the sound & be experimenting with tones forever, that'll keep you busy :))

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on November 22, 2018 at 4:14pm

You can have my radio cassette amp for free if you want it, Dennis. I can post it Saturday to you. I've got my small Vox one anyway and my sister-in-law, brother-in-law and my family are putting together to buy me a tube amp for Christmas too. No strings or catches and I'll pay postage too. I've been the recipient of extreme generosity on CBN in the past and these good acts should be passed along.

Just message me any address you'd like it sent to if you want it. Doesn't need to be your address either, just an address you can get it from. 

Bear

Comment by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on November 22, 2018 at 4:00pm

Yeah I think I've blown my radio I'll have to find another or I might try a cassette/radio. Those Pignose amps are ideal from what I've seen & they've been around a long time. Always reminds me of the film Crossroads :)

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on November 22, 2018 at 2:57pm

I have a hacked radio cassette player, Dennis. Really easy to just wire up a jack to the tape head wires. You're right though, those radios can sound epic and I love mine. 

Hey Reg. Those Pignose amps are great. I had a Hog 20 and loved the thing. Gnarly! For those interested in the Pignose amps, ChickenboneJohn has them on his website, I believe. Save money on import duty and buy from the man hisself! 

Comment by Reg Seward on November 22, 2018 at 2:46pm

I tend to use a small Pignose myself. It seems to thrive with the right amount of distortion to make any CBG sound excellent..... lord knows what size it is wattage wise...!!!!

 

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London One Man Band festival with Hollowbelly

Started by Blind Boy Fullers. Last reply by Blind Boy Fullers yesterday. 4 Replies

Small box woes?

Started by Sleepy John. Last reply by Sleepy John on Friday. 10 Replies

Best Amp

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Looking to play some festivals next year

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New Site goes live!!

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Demise of Gibson

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boxes for sale

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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

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Some of my songs

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Looking to get started

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I Could Really Do With A Jig !

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Help with parts please

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Brass Eyelets - big ones - where to get?

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Saw for cutting fret slots

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instruction

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where to get timber for a neck?

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