Ken Vickerson
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Piezo installation on a resonator

Started Jan 31, 2017 0 Replies

I just had a good lesson on piezo installation from my freind Rob, who is an electronics wiz. I was getting a lot of buzz and hum from the piezo I had installed under the stainless steel cat food…Continue

Tags: buzz, resonator, soldering, Piezo

Travel case?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jan 15, 2017. 23 Replies

I'm taking a vacation and want to haul my CBG along. Does anyone have suggestions for a quick, sturdy travel case. Carry on...hopefully. Thanks Ken

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Modern Boy 1928

My friend sent me this image, I love the advice regarding sourcing the rubber bands for this project, Good advice!
Sep 13, 2020
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The Great Adventure drawings

"I’m loving your Callyfest drawings Dave!"
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"Yes, sir.  As Dave said."
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Barn Swallow

"Beautiful.  Our barn swallows are smarter than me.  They are long gone south bound."
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"Great Bird art. Striking image and beautiful guitar!"
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"Hi Rich I built my first CBG using these instructions from Make magazine.   They don’t have dimensioned plans but all dimensions are included in the instructions. I hope they…"
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"That is great that you were able to do this for your mom"
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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Their history, repertoire, I love making beautiful, useful, unique things. I'm interested in learning more about both building and playing CBGs.

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At 6:28pm on April 7, 2018, Korrigan said…

Hi Ken, thanks for the friend request.

At 6:31pm on January 11, 2018, BajoMan said…

Hi Ken, No, born and raised there, but now I call Kingston home,

At 9:47pm on December 10, 2016, David L. said…
Hi Ken, I received a message asking for help on a reso build - it is hard to answer properly to group emails because the Ning software the group runs on only allows emails between people linked as "friends". Also although the question is sent to all the building 101 members a copy isn't left on the discussion group so people have nowhere to link an answer. You will get lots of replies if you add your question as a new discussion on the 101 group. Also if it is possible to add a photo(s) of the build or parts it helps focus on the issue. Regarding piezo disc position adding it to the biscuit usually gives the best reso sound. Regards David. PS I have sent you a friend request - on my page photos are some of a six string reso I made a while back.

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