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Question about mountain tenor CBG's

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 12. 4 Replies

I've been wandering around YT and noticed that tenor guitars sound different than the CBG mountain tenors. They use the same strings from a six string set. Is it because they are tuned to C and the…Continue

 

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Myron Joe Hickel replied to GARAGE HERMIT's discussion my diy table saw, it's not for the squeamish,
"Now that bring back memories. Back in the late 70's early 80's I use to buy a 61/4"  2.5hp skillsaw  take the blade gaurd off and put a 71/4" blade on it. When I was done framing I would start doing the outside trim…"
Sep 23
Myron Joe Hickel replied to James Pobog's discussion What kind of wood is this?
"Well the pores are more open then I thought they would be. So it might be monkeypod. So here's what I am seeing. Koa and monkeypod are similar, let me see if I can express it another way. Koa would like a shallow stream gently going around the…"
Sep 17
Myron Joe Hickel replied to GARAGE HERMIT's discussion first new build in quite a while,
"I'll post pictures, First I have make a craft desk with a sit stand loom table and a loom for my wife. It's her  birthday gift. "
Sep 17
Myron Joe Hickel replied to GARAGE HERMIT's discussion first new build in quite a while,
"Garage Hermit, Thankyou, I have been scratching my head trying figure out how to make use of my ss camp plates. I had not thought of scribing for the bowl cut. The way you have attached and did a build up for the neck will help me out a lot. I can…"
Sep 16
Myron Joe Hickel replied to GARAGE HERMIT's discussion first new build in quite a while,
"When I built my resonator I had to bolt my drain to the resonator plate otherwise it vibrated and buzzed. That's why I was asking if you would post pictures of how you were mounting parts, like the neck to the body, were or how the frying pan…"
Sep 15
Myron Joe Hickel commented on 3 String Guitars's group Radios turned Guitar Amps
"Hi, My name is Joe and I just joined a couple of days ago. I'm retired so I have a bit of time to make stuff. In the last 2 months I've made 10 cbg's you can see them on my blog. I do not know how to play them so I purchased Johns dvd…"
Sep 15
Myron Joe Hickel replied to GARAGE HERMIT's discussion first new build in quite a while,
"Looks impressive can you show some key point pictures as you build it. How do you keep vibrations to a acceptable level and how is the buzz kept out of your build? I have a couple of stainless steel camp plates that I was thinking of making into a…"
Sep 14
Myron Joe Hickel replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Just off the bench, latest build.
"Maybe after my 200th build I might be able to create a guitar half as nice as yours. Nothing stops the eyes they just flow over the whole piece it's like a : comfort for sore eyes. Thanks for sharing."
Sep 14
Myron Joe Hickel liked Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion EASY TUTORIAL VIDEO : How to Make Marquetry-Style Fingerboards (Multi-Colored Wood)
Sep 13
BrianQ. replied to Myron Joe Hickel's discussion Question about mountain tenor CBG's
"When I bought my first tenor, I used DGBE out of simplicity? It’s standard tuning minus E & A strings, but later challenged myself with other tunings when I became accustomed to it? "
Sep 12
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Radios turned Guitar Amps

This is the group for Lo-Watt Rock & Blues.Here is the place to post photos and information on how to convert vintage electronics into awesome sounding and really cool guitar amps.there are several directions you can go in this area of amplification, you can hack and convert the existing electronics,(provided the radio still works.)Or if you have a broken radio, CBG Gitty Amp kits are a great way for the novice to join in. You can convert any old radio  nifty 1950's and 60's radio bodies…See More
Sep 12
Myron Joe Hickel replied to Myron Joe Hickel's discussion Question about mountain tenor CBG's
"Thanks for your replies BrianQ, Poorness, Ya, I noticed that when tried to practice ukulele chords on a GDGB tuning that my tuner did not respond correctly. "
Sep 12
BrianQ. replied to Myron Joe Hickel's discussion Question about mountain tenor CBG's
"Pretty much, some of the tunings are CGDA, GDAE, DGBE & it can also be tuned like a uke GCEA? Tenor guitars are pretty fun once you get used to them?"
Sep 12
Myron Joe Hickel commented on Myron Joe Hickel's blog post 1st Resonator 4 string
"Just showing my first ten plus two amps. left to right and then back to front 1-10 plus the amps"
Sep 11
Myron Joe Hickel commented on Myron Joe Hickel's blog post 1st Resonator 4 string
"I think I figured it out Lets see: that didn't work Oh well you will just have to turn your head side ways."
Sep 11
Myron Joe Hickel commented on Myron Joe Hickel's blog post 1st Resonator 4 string
"This is my 10th CBG: 25" scale, the resonator is a 4" drain screen it is not fasten to the sound board. It has been attached to the neck through body at its center of the drain screen and floats with no contact to sound board. A center tap…"
Sep 11

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First it is the music, then it's the idea of making something with a historical theme. Then I would have to say I just love making stuff.

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At 6:22pm on July 23, 2019, Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner said…

I would like to welcome you into the asylum. You will find valuable resources, tips and secrets whether you are building for the first time or an old pro at it. Don't  be shy about posting a question or a comment. We are all here to help each other! So once again welcome! BTW I'm a newbie myself and let me say everyone is a friend!

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1st Resonator 4 string

Posted on August 28, 2019 at 5:41pm 3 Comments

I had some electric stove burner covers from when we bought the house. The small ones are 8" in diameter and I figured they would work out just fine. I have it tuned dgbd and to my ears it sounds great, almost like it is being played through an amp.

Now I need to learn how to play.…

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My first

Posted on August 11, 2019 at 9:13pm 5 Comments

I know it is ugly as sin but it is able to be tuned. So I am happy with it, she has already gone a few changes. The parts were ordered through cb gitty after I purchased Shanes book. I had 3 cigar boxes but they ended up being made of card board. So I made a box using the dimensions of a john ruskin cigar box. I made the guitar to be played right handed and without frets. The dark wood under the bridge was the bridge and the oak fret was not in place. I had about 3/8ths of a inch in action…

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