Tres Seaver
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  • Fredericksburg, VA
  • United States

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    Hasten to the Wedding
  • 2.
    Death Letter Blues
  • 3.
    Looky, Yonder
  • 4.
    Move It On Over
  • 5.
    Old Joe Clark
  • 6.
    Hop High Ladies
  • 7.
    Holy Manna
  • 8.
    Simple Notion
  • 9.
    Pasta Diabolo
  • 10.
    In a Sentimental Mood
  • 11.
    Rumba Stick
  • 12.
    Dies Irae
  • 13.
    Wait and See (updated)
  • 14.
  • 15.
    Sunset Blues
  • 16.
    Bantam Strut
  • 17.
    Midnight Wind
  • 18.
    Harp Burn

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Martin Jan 31, 2010. 5 Replies


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The Donkey's Dilemma

Posted on November 18, 2009 at 8:00pm 2 Comments

I have a nascent blues song in my notebook with lyrics that start:

   I've got an ocean of gin to the right of me,

I've got a river of whiskey to my left,

And just like a donkey, for the life of me,

I can't figure which one is best.

I feel just like a stubborn donkey,

Stuck between two bales of hay,

No matter which way I turn my head,

I have to let something sweet slip away.

and go on from there.

I… Continue

Thinking out loud

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 11:30pm 4 Comments

I'm thinking about my next build: I have a reasonably nice white Macanudo box (maybe these are Shane Speals' favorites?) which I would like to make into a "nicer" box for a friend's birthday.

I scrounged a bunch of old oak screen panels, one of which had a cool oak "pull" on it, which I am thinking of using as the bridge. The piece is about 3/4" high, which seems a bit high for the standard "flush neck" design, so I'm thinking to drop the neck down below the top and add a… Continue

Tweaking the Doodle Bass

Posted on August 16, 2009 at 6:12pm 0 Comments

I spent most of the day yesterday in the shop, working on two projects: my first "real" CBG (more on that later), plus updating the "Doodle Bass" CBB my son and I built while on vacation a couple of weeks back. We made the following tweaks to his bass:

  • Replaced the "E" string (old one doubled the "A" at .090") with .105" weed whacker line.

  • Added a piezo pickup inside the box under the bridge sandwiched between two thin pieces of…

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At 5:29pm on July 20, 2016, stephanie said…
Hi, this is bo rivers daughter....have u heard from my dad lately
At 7:19am on July 9, 2011, olds sleeper said…
thanks for listening...i appreciate it.
At 3:49pm on December 30, 2010, Mister Scott said…
Thanks! Your build looks sweet. I bought myself a bowl from a resale shop and some bloodwood to make a simplified sitar. I'm having trouble finding a "top" to the bowl though. Maybe a circular cutting board...?
At 5:43am on November 16, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you Tres. I heard back from their website. Apparently the lyrics are on the new CD, The Wages. I ordered it the other day. So I should be good to go. Additionally, a studio version is usually easier to understand. Enjoy.
At 1:48am on March 28, 2010, Trenton F Bemish said…
Thank you very much.Ive got so many ideas from the site Iam sure people see their ideas in some of my builds.
At 2:51pm on March 24, 2010, Adam Buck said…
thanks dude i really like this site an i enjoy looking at others CBG my CBG might not be as good as others but i like mine is diffrent i might even be getting a job here soon building them it would be cool well got to go
At 9:45pm on March 18, 2010, franky-j said…
hello Seaver's
having a bad English (I use google translator)
good job on your cbg and I like the crazy side of your music
thank you for your home
At 7:48pm on February 27, 2010, JIM warren said…
Thanks Tres, I'm currently building 4 different CBG's and 2 Cajone's. I want to start up an all CBG Band up here in Alaska. I think it will be a real hoot up here in all of the coffee shops and fair venues we have up here. Later ............... Your Great Alaskan Sourdough CBG Band.................. ............
At 9:14pm on February 24, 2010, Robert Christopher Hill said…
Thanks for welcoming me into CBG Nation Tres. I'm starting on my first build already. Really happy to be a part of this.
At 11:25pm on February 20, 2010, George Franklin Lee Beckwith said…
Thanks for the welcome. I am involved in several instrument communities. I love instruments and building them. I have been a luthier for many years. I have worked with wood since I was in my teens. I have played an instrument since I was 5 years old. I don't know if I play any better now than I did then. I do play madolin and fiddle at church each Sunday. I had some folks over today and we ate chili, banana pudding and played music all day. Anyway thanks George

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