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Question about mountain tenor CBG's

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. on Thursday. 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 commented on John'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…"
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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…"
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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."
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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? "
Thursday
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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
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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. "
Thursday
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?"
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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"
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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."
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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…"
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Myron Joe Hickel replied to James Pobog's discussion What kind of wood is this?
"I believe it is Koa but if I was you I would wet it down. Take picture of it and google Koa slabs and compare it to your picture. However if it is koa you have a chunk of wood that depending on how much figure it has it about 300 to $500. Let alone…"
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Myron Joe Hickel replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion Builder's Diary: Shane Speal's "Future Legends" Cigar Box Guitar and Amplifier
"That's so futuristicly retro swampy but RCA would of gotten ahold of it and put the dog on the amp somewhere. LOL   I also like the delta chic comment would make a great name for a system like yours."
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Question about mountain tenor CBG's

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 mountain tenor is tuned to G? Curious and waiting for the cat.See More
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Myron Joe Hickel replied to James Pobog's discussion Hold on just a sec.....WTH?
"Yes that's correct."
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Myron Joe Hickel replied to James Pobog's discussion Hold on just a sec.....WTH?
"the 26" he is referring to is the 2x4 butt end. Measure from there will get you the 23" scale. You have to go to page 114 to understand this 1 1/2" to string feeds, 3" to bridge location and 26" to the location of the nut.…"
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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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