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London One Man Band festival with Hollowbelly

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Small box woes?

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Best Amp

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Comment by smojo on March 14, 2009 at 10:56am
Hi Ade and welcome. Never too late, it took me about 54 years! Being a Yorkshireman I can't help on any actaul locations in essex. Just seek out the old fashioned tobacconists that sell pipes and cigars. There's still a few around and Googling 'tobacconist' shoulduld give you some clues of where to look. Also look in your local Yellow Pages.
Comment by Ade on March 14, 2009 at 8:32am
hello to you all
i've just discovered the world of cigar boxes! it's only taken me 36 years.
i plan to build one as soon as possible, does anyone know a good place in essex to get cigar boxes from(other then fleabay).

cheers
Ade
Comment by Roosterman on March 12, 2009 at 3:20pm
Anyone fancy building a U.S. license plate resonator? Iv got a load of original plates that I bought for another project (decorating my motorbike shed!) - they are mainly Illinois plates from the '70s, off things like trucks, tractors, ambulances etc etc, mainly in white or yellow with black lettering - Iv got a lot of pairs too if you wanted to be flash and do a 'his n hers' set, or a matching guitar and amp? £3 each or £5 pair + postage (which should be pence as they are thin tin), or swaps? Pics available - I might even get around to building one meself...
Take it easy guys
Comment by Cigar Box George on February 28, 2009 at 6:52am
brits rule nice going
Comment by smojo on January 30, 2009 at 10:05am
Hi Bonehead. Been looking at your photos - you got some fantastic stuff man. Love the cases in particular the ones with the sheet music inside.
Comment by Low Budget Luthier on January 29, 2009 at 5:29pm
i'd like to be a part of the UK nation!
Comment by JUJU on January 8, 2009 at 10:24am
Hey Guys
Ted Crocker sent me this link for suppliers of Winding wire here in the uk
if your thinking of building your own Pup's your gonna need some !!
http://www.wires.co.uk/acatalog/SX_0100_0132.html
may be usefull to you

regards
juju.
Comment by bairfoot cajun on January 2, 2009 at 8:51pm
if you guys can have one cajun in here then why not have two, the bairfoot cajun wanted to say something but could not unless he was a member so here i are and hope you dont mind me joining the brit club, i think brian is an english name anyway ha ha ha. it means [salt] i think. stradivarious used to soak the wood of his violins/fiddles in brine water, it makes the wood more brittle for resonance. i have used salt water on some of my builds and it really does make a difference in the tonewoods. try it sometimes,you will see what i mean. i put about ten or so tablespoons of salt on a bowl of warm water and use a cotton cloth and wipe the wood with a pretty good saturated pass over the entire piece,blow dry with hairdryer and repeat the process several times and let cure for about two weeks then use that same process again untill i can tell it has results,[use a tap mallet to test the wood for a difference in the tone.] it really does make a difference in solid wood builds, especially if the wood you start with is semi-green. it helps to cure the wood faster.
Comment by smojo on January 2, 2009 at 2:55pm
No, boxing day is the after we took a break from cigar box guitars and get back to having fun. Actually it was when the tradesmen went around to the big posh houses with their boxes to get their tips. In those days they would have still been working on Christmas day.
Comment by Cajun Pilot/Darren Wayne West on January 2, 2009 at 1:40am
"LET'S RUUUMMMBBLLEEE"! LMAO Or just say, "Watch out or i'll open a Texas size can of whoop-ass on ya!" LMAO
 

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London One Man Band festival with Hollowbelly

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Best Amp

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