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aluminium bobbins

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig May 5. 26 Replies

I want to make a few single string diddley bow pickups with sewing machine bobbins.Would it be ok to use aluminium bobbins?....Continue

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I haven't logged on for some time due to personal circumstanced but now that I have,i can't seem to be able to see the video clips that people have uploaded.I can see the pictures but not the…Continue

Joke...

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Cieera Sep 22, 2014. 2 Replies

A friend of mine said he was going to hit me on the head with a guitar neck....I said 'is that a fret?'....Continue

Piezo rod bridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Woods Mar 2, 2015. 16 Replies

Hullo Folks. I have a small question regarding a rod piezo bridge/saddle that I intend to make.I noticed that Chickenbone John when he makes his, it is a small shaped block of solid wood with the…Continue

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"Old School Education,sounds fresch today,some comes back ,like the other day here on TV was a guy playing a Glass Organ he studyed for 7 years and played two pieces of mozart on live tv ! Thanks for chairing!"
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Mr. Wizard - Musical Instruments (1957)

"This should be a required class in all schools. Great Stuff. Getting back to basics physics helps explain almost every thing."
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Mr. Wizard - Musical Instruments (1957)

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Mr. Wizard - Musical Instruments (1957)

Here's another Mr. Wizard vintage TV show full episode from the 1950s. In this episode, Mr. Wizard shows how various musical instruments work and how to make...
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Paul Craig replied to micky rooney's discussion aluminium bobbins
"Better coils would be nice. Get a set of P Bass pickups like Gitty sells and mount one over the other and over the strings on a CBG. That would be cool and it would be a humbucker. ;)"
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François replied to micky rooney's discussion aluminium bobbins
"Or a pre-amp..."
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At 12:03pm on October 15, 2014, Uncle John said…

Micky, I am glad to have you for a CBN friend.    I have enjoyed your builds an photos.   I came to your page today and see you are from the London area and that you are in 34 CBN groups.  Thirty four!

At 12:26pm on January 29, 2014, Mike "Katfish" Karash said…
Hey mickey,
On burning in fret marks: I find that burning first allows the oil, then lacquer, to highlight the burn marks, and then the lacquer smooths over and protects the line. I have done it afterward, but it leaves a crusty burnt edge to the lacquer, is less protected, and is a more rustic look. That's OK, if that is what you're looking for...
At 11:52am on January 6, 2014, Dan Sleep said…

Step three: play the bejeebers out of it.

 
 
 

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