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Boxes for Australian members

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Hammond Dec 31, 2017. 14 Replies

Hi to the Aussie members. I built 38 for a lot of talented and famous musicians, but I've hung up the boots. I have a LOT of really great boxes I collected over the years. Give me a shout of you are…Continue

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4 string Celtic tunings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Penny Nelson Mar 30, 2013. 13 Replies

I've been playing a round with tunings a bit. Personally I prefer modal tunings to triad tunings, so I usually tune a 4 string to GDGD. That tuning has a lot of possibilities, and for someone like me…Continue

Passive tone control for piezo - solved.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Oct 6, 2016. 29 Replies

OK, so a day of frigging around with different stuff has lead me to a passive tone control for piezo.Some background: If you ever tried a normal guitar volume and tone setup on a passive piezo,…Continue

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Twin T notch filter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Walter Cengia May 1, 2012. 2 Replies

If you want to build a Twin T to this spec:…Continue


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slide and frets compromise?

Posted on March 27, 2010 at 1:32pm 2 Comments

Hi. I'm new to this so please forgive the stoopid question. My first build is pretty cool BUT tends to play sharp when I am fretting a string. I don't want to bring the action down too far cos then it will be too low for slide. What's a good compromise. Any actual measurements of string height at nut and bridge? Thanks guys!

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At 12:24pm on July 11, 2013, Mr.melo said…

thanks for the advice:)

At 11:04pm on May 25, 2012, Penny Nelson said…

re liver - it probably indicates that you are a replicant...  or like me have good sturdy Scottish genes that metabolise alcohol as any other food group...

At 2:19pm on May 24, 2012, Andy Eight Spades CBG said…

Thanks man!

At 10:13am on May 24, 2012, Penny Nelson said…

wow I thought you broke everyone else... I'm sure  you have recovered your composure by now tho amd the hideous food thing that looked like a sombrero that someone threw up on... I'm sure that has settle your tum..... Hey Jef are you really going to Furrys party?? and  smarty and dummy is better than being messed yer pants... ; )

At 3:09am on May 22, 2012, The Phrygian Kid said…
Happy birthday dummy pants
At 5:36pm on May 21, 2012, Penny Nelson said…

Happy Birthday smarty pants... 

At 10:04am on April 5, 2012, Dan Sleep said…

You should be able to go to my page, and click on Videos on the left side of the page. I have several beginner videos.

At 10:02am on April 5, 2012, Dan Sleep said…
At 9:32am on April 5, 2012, Dan Sleep said…

I made a few beginners videos and posted them on my page here, one of them is how to fret, or at least the way I do it anyway.

At 11:27am on October 26, 2011, Old Lowe said…

If you look way back in my pics theres some in progress pics of that huitar you can see the steps on painting the gun and some others too like the aligator one/

Thanks a lot!



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