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s/s lm386 draw amp,

Started this discussion. Last reply by GARAGE HERMIT Dec 11, 2019. 9 Replies

amp cab i made from an old 1940/50's draw, speaker is an old FANE 15 ohm, amp is a simple lm386 with a 9v battery, i added a gain control too, i stained and waxed it, sound's quite nice ,…Continue

my diy table saw, it's not for the squeamish,

Started this discussion. Last reply by GARAGE HERMIT Sep 25, 2019. 12 Replies

a few bit's of a kitchen unit, piece of flat bar, bit of MDF board and a circular hand saw plus a few g-clamp's, work's a treat,Continue

first new build in quite a while,

Started this discussion. Last reply by GARAGE HERMIT Oct 4, 2019. 17 Replies

the wife decided to buy a new fryingpan so i snagged the old one, seeing as i hadn't built a cbg style guitar in quite a while this was the perfect opportunity, 10" fryingpan + a few piece's of an…Continue

mongolian band

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Dec 24, 2018. 8 Replies

just found this band on youtube, check out their instrument's, pretty funky,



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At 4:08pm on July 11, 2011, bob maddison said…


been out and about for a week so apologies for delay. British Forces Post Office only allow shipment of shoe box size and less than 2kg. I think you would find it difficult to ship a CBG to theatre.


At 4:19pm on April 21, 2011, Johno said…
Cheers buddy, thats really good of doubt ile be in touch soon :)  Thanks again,,Johno.
At 5:11pm on April 20, 2011, Johno said…
Thanks for gettin back to me & your comments on my git fiddle :) My son has claimed it as his own, hes in a band & is booked to support a tour for hayseed dixie ! so thats fair enough for me. I will have a go at building a viotar asap. ok to message you if i get stuck? :)
At 8:35am on April 19, 2011, Johno said…
Hello, VIOTAR ! what a great idea. did you finish it? did it sound ok? was it a difficult build?
ive got a million questions!! hehe
At 6:30am on December 29, 2010, Barry Faulkner said…
Hi there, about my lapsteel, the fretboard is made of perspex & the frets are strips of signwriters sticky vinyl, nice & easy to cut. Some groovy photos of your work here, looks great. I think I will learn a lot from this website, thanks for your interest, regards Barry Faulkner
At 6:01pm on November 9, 2010, beStillroy said…
You Got Some Good Lookin' "Shots" Mate.

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