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

Started this discussion. Last reply by SlowHound Nov 5. 2 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 Nov 10. 6 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 Cause the Blue rat Nov 11. 15 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. 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 Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Ya, that's a bit hot Taffy. I'm on the other end of the spectrum. Right now my workshop is at 4 c. Or 40 fahrenheit.  I'm not a big fan of wearing bulky clothing wile running power tools. "
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Cheating??? If it works it's good! Totally AWESOME looking guitar Michael! I think I see an output jack. Piezo or internal pickup?  Ya, you have to be cautious about getting wood these days. I have a guitar that was advertised as…"
Thursday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Just ordered more from Gitty. If he doesn't have the parts I need I'll go to Ebay or pay more for them through Stewmac. "
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Bruce Young's discussion Melody or chords first for a beginner?
"If you have the idea of playing melodies down try this. Learn a few you know by ear. Simple songs. happy Birthday, Jingle Bells, songs you know by heart. Once you get the hang of it try melodies form songs you like. Wile learning the simple bar…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Everything i've seen on line talked about only swapping the pole mags out of cheap pickups. They usually have plastic bobbins the mags slip into. The idea is if it's easy to move the magnet then it's safe to take it out. All the cheap…"
Nov 12
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"Sweet! Dig the sparkle finish. "
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"You might try vintage wiring. It's brighter in sound than modern. Best is you don't have to change any parts you already have. It's just a different style of wiring the parts together."
Nov 11
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Hope tone knob swap works for ya. Easier than swapping mags. I watch an experiment using a brass plate under a pickup to 'twang' the sound. The guy used physics to explained the effect. I got my mags from Tone Kraft ToneKraft.com.…"
Nov 11
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion My first real work bench.
"Computer drawing is easy. All I do is use rectangles and squares to represent the idea. Because I'm on a mac I have to jump through hoops to get it here. First I make the drawing. Then export just the selected drawing. Then use another program…"
Nov 11
Taffy Evans replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion My first real work bench.
"Hi, I was investigating the fitting of a vice using pipe clamps and wooden jaws as you show here ratty, and decided I could make a few modifications to better suit my needs. Firstly I thought that the handle and thread part of the vise protruded too…"
Nov 10
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion I love auctions! their like yard sales with an MC.
"I'll be going back to the same auction house tonight. They got some tools up for bid. If I can get em cheap I'll bid. There's also one item I'm hoping to come home with as well. I've collected old and antique Christmas stuff…"
Nov 10
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Had a few good 250K audio taper pots so i rebuilt the electronics in this guitar. What a wonderful difference. Single coils definitely need good volume and tone pots to make them sound good. "
Nov 10
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion My first real work bench.
"That's why it's 3/4 ply and not expensive or nice looking wood. It's a work bench. Not a show piece to impress anyone. I'm looking forward to making this look just as beat up as that old 4x4 piece on the saw horses did. That took…"
Nov 10
Taffy Evans replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion My first real work bench.
"Hi, ratty, that looks very serviceable and will be a joy to wok on. When will you be adding penciled notes, phone numbers, measurements and coffee mug stains to the bench top? Not to mention some saw marks and drill holes. Well done. Taff"
Nov 9
Cause the Blue rat replied to Hilo Greg's discussion Roger Daltrey - DIY guitars
"It takes real spirit to want something bad enough to make it yourself. Thanks for the link. "
Nov 9

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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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