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    RAKE
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    Brown Sugar
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    JINGLE BELLS
  • 4.
    You Can't Always Get What You Want
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    Shadowman
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    The Time They Are A-Changin
  • 7.
    Looking For The Blues
  • 8.
    Highway Kind
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    HER MAJESTY
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    A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
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    Still looking for you
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    THE SILENT CHRISTMAS
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    My Back Pages
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    GREENSLEEVES

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HTF did you get the CBG addiction.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Jun 23, 2019. 83 Replies

If you like please post a SHORT explanation of how you got the CBG building, playing addiction.I had many guitar parts, maybe enough to build 5 or 6 guitars. While in a smoke shop that had a walk in humidor and I saw my first cohiba red dot box and…Continue

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First Build Registry - Post Pics of the First Instrument You Built

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 3, 2018. 35 Replies

Post a pic of your first build with short description.My first is a Cohiba box Les Paul Jr. copy. W/sound hole next to neck. and vintage p90Continue

Thank you Mr. Sleep

Started this discussion. Last reply by wes carl Aug 5, 2017. 4 Replies

I found out a few days ago that Dan passed away,  as I have not logged on in a while. I know that inside this community is a small family of people who started and own this site, and that Dan was a big part .He was the guy that help us keep our…Continue

$5 Fret Bender

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rose Ericson Jun 10, 2017. 5 Replies

  Screen door wheels every hardware store has them.1 set large 7/8in. 1 set small 3/4in. screen door wheels 1/4 in thick piece of wood you will need longer bolt them come with the wheels. Drill 4 holes two for the bottom wheels 1 1/2 in. apart,…Continue

Ugliest & Oddest Build Challenge!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike mayer May 2, 2017. 156 Replies

This is not a contest there is no prizes no winner no loser hopefully a few laughs.                                        Rules#1 Post a pic of your ugliest homemade instrument. Or oddest.Please post the picture in the comment so people don't have…Continue

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Potless tone control best capacitor?

Started this discussion. Last reply by RTZGUITARS May 2, 2016. 60 Replies

So this is just a question on what capacitor does the best job controlling a piezo rod?While I'm at it what do you find to be the best saddle material for piezo rods.I have tried many different combos and wanted to hear your ideas on this.One thing…Continue

Cheap Saddle slot jig.

Started this discussion. Last reply by RTZGUITARS Feb 17, 2016. 14 Replies

Thought I would post a cheap easy way to make Saddle slots in bridges. You can make compensated or straight like a classical.Make the board long so you can feed the bridge with your finger away from the router bit I'm using a 1/8 in. Just drill two…Continue

Tearing Down Memories. A Banjo Man's Story.

Started this discussion. Last reply by RTZGUITARS Jan 21, 2014. 4 Replies

  Banjo Man bids farewell to Candlestick Park  Going to a 49ers game at Candlestick Park means tailgating and traffic jams.…Continue

Add any effect to you kit amp .

Started this discussion. Last reply by RTZGUITARS Oct 29, 2013. 5 Replies

After trying to build tremolo effects and distortion effect for my amp I decided to do it the RTZ way.I build my LM386 amps with volume and gain control and they work great just like Giddy kits or any ones kits, but put a good pedal in front of it…Continue

Box Symphonie (hurdy-gurdy)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathon Pickett Feb 14, 2018. 8 Replies

I have wanted a Hurdy-Gurdy for some time may be burnt days watching Jimmy Page with glowing red eyes I don't know..  Just started looking on line this is about the right design. Has anyone built or know anyone who has. Any imput plans or ideas…Continue

 

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At 10:23pm on July 25, 2019, Clint Spotts said…

Thanks for the link! There’s so much on this site to inspire a fella to expand his horizons!

At 4:00pm on February 8, 2018, A.D.EKER said…

Hi RTZ ! Well The Cally song is exclusif for the Cally fest, so it sounds a bit stange singing that for Montrey Box Festifal , i had load of info of the fest and went there virtualy so the spirit came and i wrote the song, dont have that yet whit the MBF but who knows? but yet again im no robot , there has got be be some connection ! but you dig right? Greeeeettsszzz A.D.

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I loved the Hag.  I stole some of his take on the lyrics for Darling.  Did you know he played a musician character on the Waltons and did that song? 

 
 
 

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