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First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest ~ February 2nd until ????

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sundberg Feb 21, 2018. 174 Replies

You, my friends are cordially invited  to the First Annual Sunny California VIRTUAL CBG & Roots Music Fest(Note: as used here, virtual means IMAGINARY). This is a potluck meal, so please bring a…Continue

What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim_N Mar 1, 2017. 122 Replies

What is your favorite slide?How many do you have?What slide material do you favor?What…Continue

Loopers ~ What are they good and bad for?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BUGGY (C) Dec 14, 2016. 63 Replies

Will using a looper help me learn to jam with others better?Will it be a fun toy?Do you have or want one?I don't like delays in getting the music going.  Some, (bemuzic) can do a quick, smooth and…Continue

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Show us your number one stringed instrument. The one you would choose if you could have only one. You can put more than one in the photo, but put number one on the left.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Garth Fink Nov 18, 2016. 159 Replies

I can play the big box tenor on the left in any key, plugged or unplugged.   Center is my…Continue

 

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TBG Silverliner

"Very nice.  I like it.  It's kind of too fancy for what I like to play, yet it would sure look great on the wall and to take down for an occasional spin.   Very cool."
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Pre-amp pedal

"Nice.  Those work well."
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La Grange FuZZy CBG

"It looks kinda pretty, huggable and playable.  There must be a story to it."
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Dick "The Godfather" Dale Thank You

"Nice tribute and good classic sounds,  Thanks, RTZ."
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Freedom - Rage Against The Machine

"Not too far for me.  You've introduced me to some good stuff.  Not steady diet stuff for me, but a nibble here and there.  I envy you that loooong finger stretch.  Did you get a new contact lens?"
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At 9:23am on March 21, 2019, Bob "Ambrose" Negus said…

I hope your concert went well on Wednesday.  I bet your mom was well impressed. Bob "Ambrose".

At 4:28pm on March 15, 2019, Nancy kat said…
At 6:45am on March 7, 2019, Richard Sundberg said…

Thank you Uncle, I took your advice! Your generosity knows no bounds!

At 9:52pm on March 2, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Birthday greetings Uncle  :D

At 6:15pm on February 21, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

The one in front and a fjew in the back!

At 6:01pm on February 15, 2019, Richard W. Smith said…

Hi Uncle John   Here are the pictures of the stand. I wanted to make a stand that would be rustic looking.  I went to the woods nearby and was walking around looking for something that would work for the stand.  I wanted to use a three leg system but I wanted the wood to be kind of crooked and bent not straight.  I found a couple saplings about 3/4 inch in diameter and cut them and grouped them together until they would all meet at the top.  I took them back into my workshop and started to put it together.  I wanted all the pieces at the top where they come together to have one hole where all three of the sticks came through.    Now all these I had to fit   all three pieces together in the one hole and file them so that they would be at the right angle to the bottom plate.  It took a while but finally got it.  The pictures show the results.  Thanks, Rich

At 5:53pm on February 15, 2019, Richard W. Smith said…

At 4:51pm on February 15, 2019, Richard W. Smith said…

Uncle John   I will send picture of cigar box stand soon.  Rich

At 3:25pm on February 15, 2019, John Bennett said…

Many thanks, Uncle John - very pleased to receive your kind comments. The fingerboard is a bit of an unknown. I bought it as a softwood that seemed to be fairly heavy and solid, and I used it in the first version of the CBG about fourteen years ago. Since then it hasn't shown any signs of bending, so I've been lucky. The surface finish was produced by several coats of satin varnish.

At 10:03am on February 11, 2019, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for your comments Uncle John, Shirley bought the plate from a Christmas market stall thinking it would be a good project,it's exactly as it came.

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Cali-Fest Open Mic signups.

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 10:00am 11 Comments

Open Mic Sign Ups for Cali-Fest 2019

Friday, February 1, Saturday February 2 and Superbowl Sunday February 3.

The biggest and bestest virtual, fake and phony fest we know of.  It's in our heads. Be there or be square. Be there or be somewhere else. Richard…

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2 short stories - one is CBG relatted. A 2 pager and a 3 pager

Posted on January 15, 2017 at 11:30am 20 Comments

Forty Ounce Feller's Crossbreed Bonanza

2015 - A Goodland County Story By John Bolton

Forty Ounce Feller is an ex con, a…

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1936 Oklahoma License Plate ~ 1 page fiction (short story)

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 21 Comments

Oklahoma 1936 License Plate #134-651      By John Bolton

I was made in late 1935 in the Oklahoma State Prison at Mc Alester. I was black with yellow letters. I was issued in Goodland County in 1936 and bolted on the rear of a gray and black 31' Ford coupe with a rumble seat. I couldn't see where we were going, but when the dust wasn't too bad, I could see where we'd been.

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Jake Leg - A very short story

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 10:30am 21 Comments

Note:  I am working on a collection of short and very short stories that all tie together in a fictional place called Goodland County Oklahoma.   Some are music related and some feature CBGs.   I appreciate your comments, good, bad and corrective.

Jake Leg   by John Bolton

Goodland County, Oklahoma, 1931

The Two Two Store sat two miles east of Corley on a dirt road. There was a good sized open room with pot…

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