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Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat on Friday. 15 Replies

You can make 19 different chord sounds between open and the fifth fret. All of them by fingering one or two notes wile leaving the low string open. Even more if you start fretting the low string. But…Continue

Jim Hensons's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Uncle John Dec 16, 2018. 7 Replies

Thought ya'll would like this.CBGs are everywhere!Continue

I love auctions! their like yard sales with an MC.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Dec 16, 2018. 14 Replies

I don't always have a chance to get to them. But when I do I can usually come home with a bargain or two. Last night was a good night. Paid $3 for a Ryobi drill. Works! Paid $12 for 329 CDs. Out of…Continue

My first real work bench.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Beetlejuice! Dec 18, 2018. 18 Replies

this is most of what's in the 'What's on your work bench' thread. Decided best to have this in a thread of it's own. Instead of highjacking the other thread. Don't want to loose the content from the…Continue

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Cause the Blue rat replied to Eliah Holiday's discussion Anyone own one of the Lace CBGs?
"I've had hit and miss quality issues with CBGs I've bought. One the neck has started to twist and warp. Took another one apart. Neck is fine. Box has to be replaced. Bought my first in 2014. Still my go to CBG. To be fair a builder…"
Saturday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.
"Oops I messed up the demo. Ignore the open high string on the first chord. "
Friday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.
"OK now for something a bit more advanced. I’m calling it advanced. Because it using the fourth or pinky. The better part of what I’ll be sharing using the first three fingers. Because these are the easiest for most starting strummers to…"
Friday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Eliah Holiday's discussion Anyone own one of the Lace CBGs?
"This is AWESOME! But holy cow the prices of these things. Some time ago folks here were experimenting with making lace style pickups. Hopefully someone will chime in soon. "
Thursday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.
"Now up to the fifth and seventh fret. Three more chord sounds. For a total of 21. The second gif is a chord progression using two new chords and a few you already know. "
Wednesday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.
"Now onto the next two frets. Three more chord sounds to play with. Add this to the original set and you now have 21. The second attachment is a is a chord progression using two of the new chords and a few you already know. "
Wednesday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.
"Thanks Gerry. This is just the 1,5,8. tuning. :) That's the hole idea Blues Fog. The more you know the more fun you'll have! Mix and match these chord sounds. Try different combos with them. "
Jul 13
Cause the Blue rat replied to Fantacone Box Works's discussion Navigating this forum
"Filling in the box at the top of the page leaves the next post in the thread. Clicking on the 'Reply" within a reply will leave an offset reply to the poster.  Adding photos is a hit miss thing for me. But I'm on a Mac. The…"
Jul 13
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"It could sound VERY good. Don't let snobs tell you otherwise. I brought my $300 violin into ST Louis Violin Shop. Going to buy a good bow. The people there really liked the sound of the violin. Until they looked inside and seen "Made in…"
Jul 12
Blues Frog replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.
"Thanks Cause, this is useful information and helps me experiment with different chords and sounds with my cbg."
Jul 9
gary herget replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.
"WOW Rat, you been busy. don't have time for all this now but will definatley be back to experiment."
Jul 9
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.
"Now for the fun part. You can play all of these upside down. Play them all on your low and middle string. Leaving your high string open. Some of the chord sounds wont translate well. Because the low string will become the bass. But that's all…"
Jul 8
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.
"And finally the last chord progression. This is another one in minor. With this example I've given all nineteen chords that can be played on the first two strings between the nut and fifth fret."
Jul 8
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.
"And finally the last chord progression. This is another one in minor. With this example I've given all nineteen chords that can be played on the first two strings between the nut and fifth fret."
Jul 8
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.
"A two chord riff. "
Jul 8
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Getting more out of your fretted three string CBG.
"And finally the last chord sound. With this example I’ve shown all nineteen chords sounds that can be played on the first two strings. Sorry about having to use Attached Files. Computer not talking to the internet today."
Jul 8

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At 6:06pm on November 2, 2018, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the comment Rat

At 4:08pm on May 9, 2015, c# merle said…

i totally dig your version of 'loner' on the NY disc. if some drums and bass kicked in at 1:14 i'd be in sonic nirvana. great sounds

At 3:27pm on April 19, 2015, Low Budget Luthier said…

Not just means, it's not a cbg, is all.

At 9:51am on April 13, 2015, Gary Wiese said…

Thanks for your comment on my lap steel guitar. The color is Sea Side Blue. Tried to get that 50`s look.

At 11:07pm on July 19, 2014, gary herget said…

glad you were able to make the club meet today, everyone enjoyed your new guitar. Spoke with Russ this evening and he said he really enjoyed playing guitars with you and Clark. Hope your schedule works out next month.

Gary

At 12:24am on June 3, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, if you have a cordlees drill would you mind bringing it to the fest to use in building the kit guitars. Need #1 and#2 phillips bits if you have those as well. Be great if you can help with this. Oh yeah don't forget to charge the batteries the nite before.

Thanks Gary

At 10:38pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

The website address works just as is.

At 10:27pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, there's a website for the fest, it kinda long but you can see what last years fest looked like. www.stlcigarboxguitarfestival.com  you may need to spell out st. Louis don't remember give it a try if it doesn't work let me know.

 
 
 

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