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A man after our own hearts!

Started this discussion. Last reply by gary herget Sep 26, 2013. 5 Replies

CBG contagion spreads throughout the military!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Sleep Jul 29, 2013. 9 Replies

Anyone ever built a dual 3 string, tuned Gg-Bb-Ee?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David McQueen Apr 29, 2013. 8 Replies

Servicemembers overseas continue to catch the CBG bug!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Mar 15, 2013. 4 Replies

Active Servicemember Needs a Guitar!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Dec 16, 2012. 3 Replies

 

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Building small instruments in my small basement.

Queue:
FRONT BURNER
*instruments for folks serving overseas

*setting up a custom octave violin - no more cigar boxes for a while!

 

BACK BURNER
* upright 4-string washtub bass
* a pentatonic dulcimer which means split frets
* jumbo bass marimbula

* klez-cimer (klezmer scale -  more split frets!)

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The simplest little resonator instrument of all. Please add links to plans, photos of your canjos and ideas you've found that make the most of this diminutive instrument.(The image is a temporary placeholder, I'll replace it any day now!)See More
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BrianQ. commented on Diane in Chicago's group Can Jo Consortium
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Glenn Kaiser commented on Diane in Chicago's group Can Jo Consortium
"Oh, Adam Jellison- sorry but I neither read nor write tab, but hope you get good connections here in CBN! -Glenn"
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Glenn Kaiser commented on Diane in Chicago's group Can Jo Consortium
"Thx Brian Q. Appreciate your comments, makes sense. I have one really old slightly larger can at the moment... -Glenn"
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BrianQ. commented on Diane in Chicago's group Can Jo Consortium
"Glenn, it seems to me, that older/vintage cans have louder sound. I think it has something to do with either the thickness or the hardness of the steel? The old half pound coffee cans are pretty loud, although  a little bulky? Anything 32 oz.…"
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Glenn Kaiser commented on Diane in Chicago's group Can Jo Consortium
"So what is the LOUDEST resonator can, string, building model ya'll have found for a canjo? Thx for any replies! And Blessed Thanksgiving, -Glenn"
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The simplest little resonator instrument of all. Please add links to plans, photos of your canjos and ideas you've found that make the most of this diminutive instrument.(The image is a temporary placeholder, I'll replace it any day now!)See More
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Adam Jellison commented on Diane in Chicago's group Can Jo Consortium
"Don't know if the group is still active, but I was wondering if anyone had a Canjo Tab for How Great Thou Art?"
Nov 19
BrianQ. commented on Diane in Chicago's group Can Jo Consortium
"Off work early, had some time to leisurely shape a neck. Poplar, 18.5” scale, shaped with one file & a handful of different sandpaper. Ebay says my tins should arrive at the end of the week, just in time?"
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At 2:10am on January 31, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

Just like to send you this for your colledtion Greeetings A.D.

At 5:28pm on April 26, 2014, Muddy Creek Guitars said…
Happy Birthday, Diane!
At 6:29am on April 26, 2014, The Phrygian Kid said…
Have a great birthday Chicago :)
At 11:20am on April 6, 2014, Wichita Sam said…

Hey Diane,

 

Long time since I've talked with you.  hope that all is well.  As I close in on retirement (finally, I'm 65 this month), I'm building and playing more.  Maybe I'll have enough time to get to the Chicago fest.  Are you coming down to St. Louis fest this June?  It would be great to see you.

 

the best,

 

Sam

At 12:58pm on October 19, 2013, King Harvest said…

hello Diane and thank you. i wish i could help you but those are the only pics i've got left (beside the other ones in my page). i never held a real cello in my hands so it is propably very far from the right sizes and scales altought it sounds quite good to me.. 

 
 
 

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