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My first ever build, dull sound

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick D Apr 23, 2017. 11 Replies

Hello, looking for advice. Just built my first ever instrument. Really enjoyed the building experience but the sound is dull and flat. Any advice on how to get it to sing. Tried a few different…Continue

 

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Rick D replied to Blind Boy Fullers's discussion London One Man Band festival with Hollowbelly in the group The Brits are coming
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Wal Callaby left a comment for Rick D
"Ah! Just seen your response to a query I had completely forgotten making... I'm still in Whatfield, and still building three-stringers. Hot, isn't it?"
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Rick D replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"This is my one string diddly bow and the 6th instrument I've made. I kept it very rough and ready and knocked it up in under an hour. Luckily I had an old painted can lying around which someone had painted a 'P' on (Petrol?) Painted…"
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Rick D replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"very nice"
Nov 28, 2017
Eric Molyneux replied to Rick D's discussion boxes for sale in the group The Brits are coming
"I find that a good hot blast from a hair drier will usually get the health warning labels off any cigar boxes."
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steven hale replied to Rick D's discussion boxes for sale in the group The Brits are coming
"hi there Rick D , Wish I had seen this a few weeks back , have to start coming on here more often . Do you have them all the time don't need any just yet like I said got some boxes from local cigar shop but will keep you on my fave list for…"
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"Wal, I'm in Ipswich Suffolk."
Sep 24, 2017

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At 5:20pm on July 24, 2018, Wal Callaby said…

Ah! Just seen your response to a query I had completely forgotten making... I'm still in Whatfield, and still building three-stringers.

Hot, isn't it?

 
 
 

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