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Bass/lead hybrid resonator!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Geordie Hillbilly Aug 20, 2017. 8 Replies

Hiya folks!not sure the world is ready for this but I've just finished my first license plate bass/lead hybrid!  I read a tip that works very well - put the pup below the plate cos it's magnetic.I…Continue

rescue!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jul 21, 2017. 16 Replies

hi allI've just finished my second cbg.  I wanted a 6 string short scale bass. Plays and sounds great, but I cut the hole for the pickup too big - you can see holes in the photo. Any advice as to…Continue

 

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
researching tips
How many instruments have you built so far?
5
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I own a dozen shop bought guitars so I'm really excited about creating something individual. I'm also getting into more rootsier sounds like Delta blues so looking forward to playing slide. I've started a band with a 50's Sun Studio vibe, so really enjoying designing and building original basses to use with band.

New band!

I had a 4 year break from performing and songwriting (I figured I needed one after 30 years!) I started a  new band due to the persistence of a drummer acquaintence of mine - drummers are certainly persistent!

After jamming covers with him and a guitarist friend using the cigar box bass I made last year, I started writing new songs this year and have got about 5 ready.  Another 3 or 4 and we will start gigging them and releasing an album so quite excited.

I have of course been inspired by my cigar box guitar hobby and use as many of the instruments I have so far made in my writing and recording.  This has led to me searching out new acts on Spotify who play a more rootsier sound and have been delighted to discover some brilliant talent.  I could list dozens but I must mention and recommend The Bones of JR Jones, Jimbo Scott and Ben Miller Band.

The Parklands by Jimbo Scott

Being a big fan of Elvis, Eddie Cochran and Johnny Cash (amongst others) I am concentrating on writing and producing a more raw sound, so when they are ready I'll put up some links for you folk to hear.  Cheers!

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At 2:59pm on November 25, 2018, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the friend request Geordie

At 3:29pm on October 26, 2018, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Intrigued by the name, Geordie Hillbilly,in Sheffield are you lost?

At 10:00pm on September 21, 2018, Uncle John said…

Hey, Geordie.  I like that Elvis/hillbilly LPG.  It's nice to have you for a CBN friend.

At 2:51pm on September 20, 2018, Dave Lynas said…

Glad to be your friend Jamie. I love your builds. That LPG is the best!

 
 
 

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