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Use of Guitar Backing Tracks...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southern Ray Apr 12, 2020. 3 Replies

Something I have never seen discussed on this forum (maybe I'm in the wrong place) is the use of guitar backing tracks to accompany your CBG playing.I don't have any other players near me and after…Continue

Sounding Good Fast...

Started Mar 4, 2020 0 Replies

I've built forty or so box guitars both 3 and 4 stringers fretted and un-fretted, Mag and piezo piclups. Over time I settled on a three stringer with no frets and a mag pickup. After playing for…Continue

Merry Christmas and Thanks......

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rough Cut Guitars Dec 25, 2019. 2 Replies

Merry Christmas to all.Been a great year with a number of new builds that came out better than expected. Also met a ton of new builders here on the forum. Some amazing talent out there. Keep me…Continue

Paint Lid Resonator....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 3, 2019. 7 Replies

I have several six string resonator guitars, but I really enjoy three-string slide so I decided to whip up a three string slider.…Continue

 

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Tom T replied to Graham Wedepohl's discussion Fret calculations
"Excellent tool. It saves a tremendous amount of time and give one the flexibility to change length easily. I've attached a slightly different version that I use often. It has all the cells locked except desire scale length so I don't…"
Friday
Tom T replied to Gerald Smith's discussion Get Well Shane.
"Sorry to hear the news. I had Covid (both lungs) It's a tough mother, but you're up to the challenge. Keep positive and get well soon. Need some more of your great videos. Best wishes Tom T"
Jun 18
Tom T replied to Gerald Smith's discussion Get Well Shane.
Jun 17
Charles Wood liked Tom T's discussion New Build: Metal Body Resonator
May 11
Carl Floyd liked Tom T's discussion Tambourine Slider.....
Apr 11
Tom T replied to Hans Coppens's discussion Planning my first box guitar - Please review and advice!
"Hello Hans, Nice drawing. I'm glad to see that you are building a three-string, fretless guitar. Tuned to and open (or power) chord, it is a nice sounding instrument that is easy to learn to play. Without frets, the string height becomes less…"
Mar 31
Tom T replied to David's discussion newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?
"Hello. Taffy is correct on ever point he made and for the record, I almost always use a separate fret board for the reasons he notes. However, if you go to a music store or ebay and look at the Fender Stratocaster you'll find that many…"
Mar 28
Tom T replied to Matthew Borczon's discussion free cd
Feb 18
Tom T replied to Christian's discussion Guitar sounds muted/dead with fingers down. Advice?
"Is this a fretted or un-fretted instrument? Is it being played acoustically or amplified? Is every string muted or just one or two? Is the sound actually muted when you use a slide at the first fret position? Like BrianQ said, a few photos would do…"
Feb 12
Tom T replied to Hans Baartman's discussion which pickup?
"I think I've tried just about every pickup (within reasonable cost) out there. They do all sound different and when you add in pickup location and a tone control you have a very wide range of "tones" available. Oh, yea, when you add…"
Jan 23
Tom T replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Back on the bench, after 30 years.
"I certainly understand how "life" pushes you along often leaving things behind. I still have a mid-1800s clock waiting restoration. I think I acquired it back in 2005. Things just got away from me. Regardless, your git will be beautiful…"
Jan 16
Tom T replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Back on the bench, after 30 years.
"Beautiful guitar. What too so long? Thanks for the PIX"
Jan 15
Tom T replied to Fantacone Box Works's discussion Tuners
Jan 13
Tom T replied to Southern Ray's discussion Rechargeable Batteries
"If you are going through a lot of non-rechargeable batteries, then the investment in rechargeables (and the necessary charger) might make sense. The initial investment isn't that cheap. Eight mid-line rechargeables will cost around $20. A basic…"
Jan 8
Tom T replied to Andrew Gordon's discussion Has anybody converted a Tupelo/Mountain Tenor kit to Fretless?
"Hi Andrew. Apologies if I'm drifting off topic and not answering the question you asked, but here's my question; Before putting yourself through all the effort to remove frets and correct the slot issue, why not just space up the nut so…"
Jan 8
Tom T replied to Steve Kuju's discussion total newbie, found cool box maybe
"Cigar boxes as sound-chambers for guitars is an iffy business. If you go electric, any box will do as it usually has little to do with sound (unless you use a Piezo pickup). If you want to play it acoustically, you may want to investigate the box…"
Dec 22, 2020

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