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Anyone make their own picks?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Young May 31. 33 Replies

After reading an article about the humble pick, the history, various…Continue

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Headless three string building and playing. What I learned.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Young Jun 12. 15 Replies

I'm relatively new to the whole cbg world. I caught the bug last fall, and…Continue

LMM GDG strings.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Young Apr 22. 6 Replies

Without intending to step on any toes, just thought I’d pass along a close substitution for the Blues Blaster LMM GDG nickel wound strings that Gitty has been out of for a while. I waited as long as…Continue

When you need an odd length wood screw.

Started this discussion. Last reply by François Feb 24. 2 Replies

it happens all the time. You need a screw or six to fasten the lid on the box, or want a screw to go almost but not quite through a piece, and the only ones you have are big honking screws twice as…Continue

 

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Bruce Young replied to Bruce Young's discussion Headless three string building and playing. What I learned.
"it Isn’t bad. Feed a string over the roller, straight down through the hole, grab it with hemostats, push it through the eye in the peg, and grab the end with a second hemostat or needle nose, and wind up the slack. Think of the way a doctor…"
Jun 12
Richard Murrell replied to Bruce Young's discussion Headless three string building and playing. What I learned.
"Very nicely executed!  However, I have one question: what's it like getting the strings into the hiidden away tuners?"
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Headless acoustic electric cigar box guitar

"The dog is Fleming, my guide dog. He is curious about how guitars work. I’ve held one in front of him and let him strum it. He is also really interested in the bone nut. When freshly filed he could obviously smell it, and would love to chew on…"
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Headless acoustic electric cigar box guitar

"Great sound Bruce. Big Dog approved. Did he eat the headstock?"
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Tim Pannabecker replied to Bruce Young's discussion Headless three string building and playing. What I learned.
"Wow, sexy 25”"
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Bruce Young replied to Bruce Young's discussion Headless three string building and playing. What I learned.
"Mark -bone nut Tim, 25 inch scale, CB Gitty walnut fretboard.  Strings are D’Addario .044, .034, .024 tuned  LMM GDG"
Jun 8
Tim Pannabecker replied to Bruce Young's discussion Headless three string building and playing. What I learned.
"Brilliant.  I have been conceptualizing intriguing Tuner options, but your execution is exquisite.  I didn’t see the scale size you built, cause it looks long.  Absolutely a heirloom piece of art."
Jun 8
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"Dog gone good tone and playing on that cool headless git.   I would name in Roland after Roland the headless Thomson gunner. "
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Rough Cut Tom replied to Bruce Young's discussion Headless three string building and playing. What I learned.
"Beautiful work all the way around Bruce! I never weigh in on how to build - starts too many bar fights - but you seem to want to maximize acoustic volume and mentioned you build your neck level to the body. If I read that right, I strongly suggest…"
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I like building, and learning to play. The better I build, the better I play. What’s not yo like?

Hi folks. New guy here.

inspired by a video of a bass made out of a shovel, I decided to make a slide CBG for my son, the family musician, to expand his horizons. I had enough fun building it, I decided to add a piezo pickup and build an amp. Initially I housed the amp in a small shoebox style box temporarily, then thought what would be better than a tin can amp? For a little added bling I covered the speaker grille end with a plate made out of a cork standoff and an old hard drive disc. The other end of the can features a similar set up on a pivot, allowing battery access and a different sound when left open.  On deck is a paint can three string kit, delayed when it arrived with the wrong hardware.  Though kinda basic stuff from a homemade engineering point of view, these are among my first projects attempted since losing much of my vision over the last few years. Soldering and kerfing a recess with a circular saw with the guard tied back while 90% blind are, shall we say, interesting. But I’m having fun.

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What wood is this?

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