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Roger Daltrey - DIY guitars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Nov 9. 1 Reply

On a recent episode of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, Roger Daltrey discusses growing up in post-WWII England, Elvis, skiffle groups and building his first two guitars. He doesn’t go into a huge amount of…Continue

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Where can I find this part?

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Jug band Concert + DIY workshop in Ann Arbor MI (Sun 8/23)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hilo Greg Sep 10, 2015. 2 Replies

Has anyone ever heard of this group, the Deep Fried Pickle Project? They're coming to The Ark in Ann Arbor for a concert and DIY instrument workshop. If anyone wants to catch the show drop me a note…Continue

2-String Canjo Tuning question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 27, 2015. 6 Replies

Although I've built a handful of canjos and CBGs, I'm now working on a 2-string canjo and wondering if there is a rule of thumb for tunings, theory-wise. In other words, if I tune the high-pitched…Continue

 

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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. "
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Roger Daltrey - DIY guitars

On a recent episode of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, Roger Daltrey discusses growing up in post-WWII England, Elvis, skiffle groups and building his first two guitars. He doesn’t go into a huge amount of detail, but it was interesting to hear his determination to make music without the money to buy a “real” instrument.  Anyway, interesting show, especially for Who fans. If you’re not a regular, this podcast is NSFW and also not very friendly toward the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.…See More
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"Bass amp = good tip. Thanks for sharing! "
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Hilo Greg replied to Slowpaw Steve T's discussion 2017 CIGAR BOX NATION CHRISTMAS ALBUM DOWNLOAD PAGE
"Hey Peter, I'm giving this album another play now and wanted to say I liked your tune a lot. It has an early Zeppelin vibe! Awesome quality too. - Greg"
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Fretless Cigar Box U Bass

"Hi Janis, If I may suggest something. The Kala U-bass page sells Ubass nuts for a fairly reasonable $6. That might save you the trouble of measuring and/or filing.  https://kalabrand.com/collections/u-bass-parts?page=2 Also, when I did my…"
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Hilo Greg replied to Slowpaw Steve T's discussion CIGAR BOX NATION 2017 CHRISTMAS ALBUM SUBMISSIONS PAGE
"Hi Steven, Thanks for organizing and Merry Christmas to all the builders out there!  Greg"
Dec 24, 2017
MadGomer replied to Hilo Greg's discussion Where can I find this part?
"Garage sales and thrift stores often have old camera tripods for sale cheap, you could buy one and have enough legs for three instruments."
Oct 25, 2017
JL replied to Hilo Greg's discussion Where can I find this part?
"1. check with your social-media addicted friends, someone has a selfie stick with a broken smart-phone bracket. 2. check with your other musician friends, someone has a broken mic stand that you can salvage the center telescoping rod. 3. check with…"
Oct 25, 2017
the anonymous pick replied to Hilo Greg's discussion Where can I find this part?
"Crutch leg . ... only because of the cool factor , that it only  has one leg   , so you could call the instrument "Eileen" ,,, or  ,,, "peggy  "  :-} (sorry ,... ill see myself out )  :-. "
Oct 25, 2017
Taffy Evans replied to Hilo Greg's discussion Where can I find this part?
"Hi, I think a part like pictured would hold a bass, when modified. As it can telescope into itself it has double the strength, depending on how long you pull it out. On an upright bass I built I used a cymbal stand so the player could walk away…"
Oct 25, 2017
Taffy Evans replied to Hilo Greg's discussion Where can I find this part?
"Hi, Parts of an old cheep music stand could be adapted, rubber feet easy, from the hardware store. I have a stash of these from doing repairs, but thats no good to you, sorry. Cheers taff"
Oct 24, 2017
John Sawyer replied to Hilo Greg's discussion Where can I find this part?
"Trekking pole... they either have cam locks or twist locks and are quite robust... most have a metal spike on the tip with a rubber cover. Cheap ones from China are less than $20"
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At 11:32am on January 24, 2015, Jim Morris said…

http://youtu.be/eqI8oK2aM-k

Hey Greg. Thought you might like to see this bass that yours inspired me to make. Also, I shared one of your vids with Tristan who was looking for help with making a tin uke.

Thanks!

At 5:30pm on June 3, 2013, Kevin M. Kraft said…

Greg, is there any way I can hear an example of one of your home recordings?

 
 
 

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