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scale length to string gauge and getting proper tuning

Started this discussion. Last reply by robert jones Nov 4, 2014. 12 Replies

I couldn't figure out how to phrase that for a site search, so I'm asking here.I have a cbg that I built, 22" scale thereabouts, and I want to tune it to DGBD, but, with the thinner strings I have on…Continue

cookie/biscuit tin resonators - looking for plans

Started this discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown Oct 27, 2014. 13 Replies

Hi folks,I've been off of here for a couple of years, and cycling back to the cbg hobby.I just bought three cookie tins.  Two are round at 6", the other is rectangular at 4x6".I'm looking for plans…Continue

Tags: plans, tin, cookie, resonator

sitar sound?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Ford Dec 3, 2011. 8 Replies

So, I don't know who'll see this, whether just my friends list or what.Anyway, my latest build, has a vibrating sitar sound on one string when I play it open. I know what's causing hit. For the nut,…Continue

Removable/replaceable necks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grease Stains Nov 7, 2011. 5 Replies

As I'm still trying to sort out what is the most ergonomic for me, I'm thinking of putting a static neck mount on the one box I've done so far, and putting replaceable necks on it, i.e. primarily…Continue

 

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At 5:44am on November 12, 2011, Ron "Oily" Sprague said…

David,

 

Thanks for the Friend request. No, I haven't yet had time to make any vids / sound files of my boxes yet. Life, in the form of my children's lives, and my performance alter egos in amateur theater and chorale performances, has done it's usual seasonal rearing of it's ugly head. I can kinda describe the sound to you, though: these things DO NOT have the warm, mellow roundness of the high-end Taylor rosewood and spruce boxes that I lust after ;-). Compared to even my cheapo Yamaha acoustic six string, they sound higher pitched and somewhat "banjoey." But they compare favorably, with deeper bass resonance, to my Martin backpacker, which sounds almost like a banjolin, and are generally deeper voiced than most cigar boxes (because they have at least 50% more volume of air to push). They are louder than both of my Middle Eastern ouds, one Iraqi, one Turkish, but have roughly the same volume. Best I can say is warmer and deeper than the tinny sound of a banjo, but in the same sound "family," maybe somewhat like a larger Russian balalaika? I'll see if I can find some time over the next few weeks / month to create some sound files for you to compare to.

At 5:55pm on November 10, 2011, bemuzic said…

hiya, glad you liked the Canjo thing : -)

At 11:35am on November 5, 2011, Mark Bliss said…

Love the stomp pedal icon, gotta get me one of those!

Hey, after reading your last comment to members of the res box group I have to recommend that you NEVER read this thread! It is full of the ramblings of mad men and speaking for myself, meanderings of fools! Avoid it at all costs! Seriously!

One last tip/reminder, when you "message all members" of a group we have no way of directly responding. Works far better to "start a discussion."

Have fun and :see: ya around!

Mark

At 8:57pm on November 3, 2011, Bad Finger (Eric) said…
Thanks for the friend request. Enjoy your builds!
At 8:18pm on November 3, 2011, Richard G Caudill said…
Yews  thanks for friending me !  we'll talk a lot
At 7:47pm on November 3, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you David for your friendship. Enjoy, Keni Lee
At 7:18pm on October 31, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you David for your interest and question. CD 4 and 6 are both for 3 string CBG. My friend Bill is currently building me a Diddley Bow, so stay tuned for those videos. Please feel free to write if any questions arise as you work through the lessons. Enjoy your practice, Keni Lee
At 4:16pm on October 31, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you David for joining my group. Feel free to write if you have any questions. Please check out my instructional video CDs:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/njmikeb/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

Enjoy your practice, Keni Lee

 
 
 

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