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MadGomer replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Let's hear it when you get it back together, looks great so far!"
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MadGomer replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"My apologies, photo didn't come through IMG_20190808_132942.jpg"
Saturday
MadGomer replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Just finishing up a CB Uke for my oldest daughter.  I bought the strings, feet wire, and grommet from Gitty, the rest is stuff I've scrounged here and there.  Walnut neck, Corian countertop sample for bridge and nut.  Sounds…"
Friday
MadGomer liked Josh Thompson's discussion Store Front
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MadGomer joined Andy Stone's group
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Cigar Box Ukulele

Does your cigar box contain a jumping flea?
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MadGomer replied to Mark Bowen's discussion The Doctor method for applying a neat, even layer of glue to small parts
"Another wonderful little gem of knowledge to tuck away in your bag of tricks to simplify life in the shop!"
Jul 14
MadGomer replied to Amir Sagi's discussion My Version for the CBG - The CBGR
"Well done Amir!"
Jun 15
MadGomer commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You're off to a great start Wesley, keep the pictures coming!"
Jun 11
MadGomer replied to Bruce Young's discussion Headless three string building and playing. What I learned.
"Very well done sir! Did you groove the steel saddle pin for each string or is it smooth end to end?"
Jun 8
MadGomer replied to Craig Cole's discussion Neck Bowing? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Stiffness of the neck (affected by the dimensions, species, and how the grain is oriented) will be your biggest consideration with respect to neck bowing. Other things impact it too but start with a good stiff neck. If you lay a straightedge on the…"
Jun 6
MadGomer replied to Michael shrader's discussion Like a box of chocolates in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yes Michael, exactly as Forrest described, like a box of chocolates indeed!"
May 11
MadGomer commented on Jim Morris's video
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Cookie Tin Banjo - Magpie

"Awesome build, and playing!"
Apr 27
MadGomer commented on Daniel Hulbert's video
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Building a Solid Body Baritone Ukulele

"Good stuff Daniel!  A unique piece of work, I don't see any reason you can't call it a use - build on!!"
Apr 27
MadGomer replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Scale length for 17" box in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Like Dennis, for an acoustic build I have the bridge about a third of the way forward. For electric it doesn't matter much. Look up the Bo Diddley guitars for reference, his had long boxes. You could fashion a tailpiece to address the overall…"
Apr 25
MadGomer replied to Ramson's discussion pressure on peizo electrics is it a bad thing, im not getting much sound. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Ramson, I assume you're talking about a rod piezo rather than a disc? Second question, are you running it through a pre-amp? My understanding (limited experience with them at this point) is that the rod piezos need a pre-amp. Either way though,…"
Apr 4
MadGomer replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Neck, sound hole, strings and Bridge question. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"John Sawyer's advice is very good. If you play sitting down especially, I think that approach sets you up for a comfortable playing position too. I have a similar sized box, intending to build it as a resonator with a layout pretty close to…"
Apr 4

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When will you stop building?

Started by Joe Caruso in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner 1 hour ago. 17 Replies

Some things I learned from my latest build

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Help Tuning

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Robbie replied to Robbie's discussion How do you shave your neck to proper /comfortable thickness?
"very cool! Thanks everyone for your ideas. I use hardwood. I guess I'm just not finishing the…"
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Jack Brady posted a discussion

Holding the CBG

Hello,I am new to CBG or guitars in general. I notice in the videos of people playing that when…See More
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Richard Sundberg posted a video

3 Ways To Partagas Blues

Playing my Uncle John 3 string fretless CBG. 3 part medley of noodling around.
33 minutes ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Joe Caruso's discussion When will you stop building?
"Understand completely John, my left ear rings and my right ear answers. I'm deaf in my left,…"
1 hour ago
Clarky posted a video

Monsters In The Parasol - Queens Of The Stone Age - One String Diddley Bow Guitar Cover

Monsters In The Parasol cover - Queens of the Stone Age Tuning C Gear used... 1. The one string Diddley Bow 2. Boss Super Overdrive, Electro-Harmonix Big Muf...
1 hour ago
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Dave Barrett's discussion Some things I learned from my latest build
"Not a big deal! Just wanted to get your expert advice on an idea I have to cure a problem with a…"
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Dave Lynas liked Clint Spotts's photo
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Kamaka ? - You decide

"I own a real pineapple Kamaka John. It’s made from one piece of Coa."
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John posted a video

Graveyard Whispers - Spooky Halloween Cigar Box Guitar Music

Graveyard Whispers is my attempt at making some spooky, Halloween Music with my Cigar Box Guitar. Nothing more. I think the music and video definitely has th...
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Dave Lynas commented on Uncle John's photo
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Roger Allan Wade Album cover

"Is this an Iowan young miss? Did your camera sweat?"
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