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Non CB instruments

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy S. Bretz Dec 5, 2012. 5 Replies

I sure hope no one minds me posting non CB instruments. About half my builds are CB related and the other half is stuff like cooke tins,salad bowls and whatever. This is just a real good way to keep…Continue

Festivals

Started Jul 27, 2012 0 Replies

Just wondering if any other cigar boxers out there attend festivals like the Appalachian String Band (Clifftop) Festival which happens this coming week? Acoustic music - mostly traditional but with…Continue

Video Cams

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jun 11, 2012. 1 Reply

My old camera's doing some strange things to the vid's I try to post. Any recommendations for one that does a good job in the $100 range?Continue

 

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"Thanks Richard. Today our 15 member uke club is perforrming all 9 of the Christmas songs we know for a community event. Most have only been playing for about 6 months. Should be fun. s"
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"And a Happy Festivus/Christmas/Solsice/Yule/Chanukah/anything else to you pick. Here's to another great year coming at us!"
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"Another Jim Morris classic! Winner for sure. Love it Jim. "
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"Thank you Donkey. Ian will hopefully let me know if they get used in any of his projects. It would sure be cool to hear them used as part of a film soundtrack!"
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Never know!

Posted on December 5, 2018 at 12:18pm 8 Comments

A while back a fellow came into my shop in WV while visiting his parents who live nearby. He purchased a Gourd Banjo and CB Fiddle, my two highest priced items, saying he was a musician and composer from California. I got nosy and looked him up. This is him!!

https://ianhoneyman.com/home/biography/

Well dammit

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 9:40pm 17 Comments

Lost two friends today within 24 hours. One was a well known rockabilly guitarist and bass player for Danny Gatton and the Fat Boys.  Billy Hancock used to come to my gigs and be real supportive of what I was playing.

https://youtu.be/DhiFmYHKK2U

The second friend was less well known but we played gigs together since we were teenagers. Here's to you Chuck B

Excellent book about the history of diddley bows

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 10:35pm 1 Comment

https://homemadeblues.wordpress.com/e-book/

Guys, if you have any interest in diddley bows and the history of instruments check out this fine book by Phil Thomas. The link takes you to a free ebook that's quite informative and interesting. His video Desert Surfin' has…

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$9.99 Violin?

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 1:21pm 12 Comments

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-4-Full-Size-Natural-Acoustic-Violin-Fiddle-With-Case-Row-Rosin-Wood-Color-New-/262446511813?hash=item3d1b07f6c5:g:344AAOSwrXdXKAvm

How in the world? I came across this on ebay and thought it must be a misprint. Violin, case, bow, rosin and free shipping from Belgium. How is…

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At 8:42pm on November 15, 2018, Poorness Studios said…

Hey man. Great to meet you at Speal's as well. That cookie tin banjo you made was awesome! Thanks for brining it.

At 5:51pm on September 27, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Hello Jim ! im glad you liked it, greeettsszz A.D.

At 2:29pm on June 1, 2018, Kevin Perlic said…

I thought so too but, when I tried to send you a message you didn't appear in the list.  Anyway, I know you are a busy fella but let me know if you are interested in the Fade to Black tune.  AP says you are the perfect guy and he has plans for a video as well. I don't have any time table on it, just at your leisure if you are interested.

At 3:57pm on May 8, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi There Jim Thanks for your Kind words ! Greeeeettszz  A.D.

At 12:17pm on March 8, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Jim ! yep balance is the key ! not to much, and not to little ! glad you liked it ! gREEEEETTSSS ZZZ a.d.

At 1:41pm on March 3, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Jim ! are you releasing on a Major  or a Indipendent label? and is it all free in your place to realease any kind of record? pay any sucsession rights?  how many are gonna press 500-1000 ? what is custumary in your place ?

At 11:47am on January 7, 2018, wes carl said…

Wes & John are older ;-(

At 11:11am on January 7, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Jim i Made 65 so if thats in your Range ! You are, your older? and John & Wes are Younger?i know that James is in my range, and AGP # from down under , but there must be more ! Thanks for the like and greeetings ! A.D.

At 7:31am on December 4, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Jim! pleased whit your kind like ! Greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 1:05pm on November 15, 2017, jeffrey ross said…

Well Jim,

Based on the number of variables involved I think I will forward your pricing info. I may try to do a fiddle build but would have to fine tune my skills before a sellable one is complete. My customer is looking for Christmas. What is your lead time and what info would you need?

Thanks,

Jeff

 
 
 

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