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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

Tags: bench, work, DIY

Bob Dylan's 'Knocking on Heaven's Door'.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hans Sep 24, 2018. 3 Replies

Standard G,D.G tuning.Four chord song. Same progression for both verse and…Continue

 

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Cause the Blue rat replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Potentiometer graphic design
"With a little practice in Microsoft Publisher or Paint you could make costume ones for yourself. Really not that hard to do.  "
Jun 9
Cause the Blue rat replied to Bill's discussion Why Not A Major Triad?
"The 1, 5, 8 tuning is a starting point. With every different open tuning there's different music to be had. Even tuning three or four stings in standard tuning works. "
Jun 3
Cause the Blue rat commented on Cpt. Nemoff's video
May 26
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Everything looks so much easier on the net. People who know what they're doing make everything look easy. I've come to the conclusion the only way to get a fretboard and a fretboard sander to line up is to buy them. :) I can get 12 in…"
Apr 28
Cause the Blue rat replied to Larry Barber's discussion Bolt on necks. Pros and cons.
"Biggest pro. It's a cigar box. The neck will outlast the box. Got a good neck. Boult it on a box. When that box goes wanky toss and replace. Still have a good neck. Now with a good box. "
Apr 28
Cause the Blue rat replied to Poorness Studios's discussion 2019 Huntsville CBG Festival???
"There are three CBG fests here in Missouri. Not a single post about any of them here in the fests and concerts area. It's easier to find info on facebook. You would think people would be proud enough about their local fests to post something…"
Apr 28
Cause the Blue rat replied to Derek Sucharda's discussion Neck radius & 3vs 4 string instrument.
"My goal is to make radius fretboards on all my CBGs. Not having a good go at it at the moment. A radius between 12 and 14 matches the curve of your fingers. So it would make chording  easier. Even on a 1.5 inch neck. "
Apr 28
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"They had to. People kept taking the speakers and turning them into guitar amps. : )  Nice looking build and amp John. SWEAT! "
Feb 2
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Joshua Amy's discussion Neat and professional
"Photo shop. :) just kidding. Like anything else worth doing it takes time and practice. Besides you shouldn't judge a CBG on how it looks. How it sounds is so much more important. "
Jan 23
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Yo can get pine teles right from Fender.  But totally agree pine is not the best choice for a neck. Still to cold in the shop. So I've been spending a lot of time with Logic Pro X. There's a lot of free stuff I've added to this…"
Jan 18
Cause the Blue rat replied to Jack Johnson's discussion bitten by the CBG bug - learning to play advice ? first post
"Yes you can! It's really easy to turn a six string into a three or four. I go with the 5th, 4th and 3rd string positions when doing it to my guitars. You also have the added bonus of being able to set the intonation right with your bridge. It…"
Jan 18
Cause the Blue rat replied to Taffy Evans's discussion hELP! am I going crazy?
"Swinging speaker? Try switching over to classical music the next time. The geist might get board and leave before you do. :) Not knowing the history or physical layout of your shop I approached this from a physical and psychological stand point. By…"
Jan 6
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Jan 6
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Outside the Cigar Box

"Awesome video Dave. Be cool to hear the guitar. Jeff, like all youtube vids most of the channels opening comment is cut off. Click on the youtube link to get the full comment and all Dave's links."
Jan 5
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I'm not the only one!!!! Took a bit to figure out that if I clicked on the latest entry I'd go to the end of a thread. "
Dec 31, 2018

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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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