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Ash Neck?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Oct 7, 2012. 10 Replies

Anyone here tried using white ash for their necks?  What'd you think?I mill most of my own lumber and have piles of oak and walnut so I'm pretty familiar with them and confident of their stability as…Continue

Humbucker Placement

Started this discussion. Last reply by JohnWoodward Oct 30, 2011. 6 Replies

Hi folks,my first post here! I'm working on my first build, a three string CBG, and would appreciate a little advice on how to use a six-string pickup.  I'm no novice at woodworking and have learned…Continue

Tags: placement, pickup

 

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CBG Reso Twins

"is good yes.,., nice pair.,.,"
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HD Custom

"killer build but ouch.,.,I had a terrible sprocket accident as a kid.,.,nightmares.,.,sweet build though.,.,"
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BibleBlues

"Jon, when I built two Bible Box guitars,  I found the boxes on ebay.  It used to be that some unions gave the box and bible to the spouse of a union member when the member died."
Oct 16, 2015
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BibleBlues

"I have never heard of a Bible box before, and I even went to seminary! Think I will have to get me one of those."
Oct 15, 2015
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BibleBlues

"Ha, ha!  When I first saw this, I thought it was a six with the headstock snapped off.  Then, I thought, heck, it looks cool like that.  Then I finally got it.  Nice build and I like the key.  I've used Bible boxes and…"
Oct 13, 2015
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BibleBlues

Old bible box. Skeleton key saddle, oak neck mounted at 5 degree back angle. Redbud ("lazarus tree") fretboard. Holy Trinity headstock ;)Sounds pretty good!
Oct 12, 2015
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59NCLP

"Nice Looking Guitar"
Feb 1, 2015
Greg Thompson commented on Madurobob's photo
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59NCLP

"Saaweeeet! Very nice use of wood."
Feb 1, 2015
gary sheldon commented on Madurobob's photo
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59NCLP

"Nice looking build."
Feb 1, 2015
wes carl commented on Madurobob's photo
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59NCLP

"nice"
Feb 1, 2015
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59NCLP

"But, using the piezo as tone cap also works nicely and can achieve similar results in terms of dialing out the feedback."
Feb 1, 2015
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59NCLP

"Ah - blended: the rear pot is tone with a 47u cap. The forward pot is a blend/balance, So, 100% piezo when all the way counter-clockwise, 100% humbucker when all the way clockwise, 100% of both at the middle detent, and you roll off one or the other…"
Feb 1, 2015
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59NCLP

"THATS  SHARP"
Feb 1, 2015

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Justin's CD Release party

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 1:11pm 0 Comments

Any of y'all within driving distance of central NC are really gonna want to be part of this event on Sunday.  You're gonna want to be able to tell your kids "I was there..."

https://www.facebook.com/events/1459790560918054/

Madurobob on TV

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 1:00am 3 Comments

The TV station uses the ooyala player on its website, and requires java script in the embed code.  Apparently the nation's server can't handle it.  

Here is a link to the page with the video:

http://myfox8.com/2013/02/11/roys-folks-cigar-box-guitars/

Not a Spectator Sport

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 4:30pm 4 Comments

I love this quote from the Kruger Bothers about moving to North Carolina:

“It’s like the state motto, ‘To be rather than to seem,’ ” Uwe says. “The music is like that for real here. You drive around and see people playing on their porch, which you don’t see anywhere else nowadays. The whole state is kind of like that image of Ireland, where the whole pub starts singing. Music is not a spectator sport here.…



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New Project - all walnut.

Posted on December 28, 2011 at 3:12pm 15 Comments

I'm starting work on a series of guitars with walnut necks, ebonized walnut fingerboards, ebonized walnut bridges and laminated walnut & maple tail pieces. Even the internal bracing will be walnut - something to look pretty when the box is opened.

Yeah, I have a stockpile of walnut I need to do something with.

The fingerboards are matched to the necks - cut off the top of the neck, sanded, ebonized and fretted, then glued back onto the neck just as they came off.  A neat…

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At 4:59pm on August 22, 2013, Dave Lynas said…
Hey Madurobob, I've made a little cartoon for you. Check out the photos area. .... Dave
At 10:32am on February 21, 2013, JF Laflèche said…

damn your cbg's sound goood

At 3:59pm on April 21, 2012, Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates said…
Bob, here is the link to see the pic of the chateau real. Let me know if you want it

http://s806.photobucket.com/albums/yy344/chronicbluesguitar/Chateau%20Real/?action=view&current=df029ecf.jpg

-WY
At 1:33pm on April 3, 2012, darren brown said…

thanks for the comment on my cbg .

At 5:37pm on March 6, 2012, Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates said…
Just saw your comments on the tarheel cbg group. Interestingly enough im. In the RTP area today and tomorrow morn. I get up here occasionally as we have customers in the area.

-WY
 
 
 

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