April 2013 Blog Posts (16)

Excused Absence...

So I know I haven't been real active on the site lately. There is a good reason :)
I have been graced with an order for 10 guitars, 2 Ukes, and at least (but not limited to) 3 portable CBG amps!  Pictures will be posted as soon as I have a break to take them, lol.  as always, ANY advice is appreciated!

Added by Ben on April 29, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments

Professional recording

Well, after playing several open mic events and a couple of local festivals, I was asked to perform on the acoustic stage at a record companies launch night.

A few weeks later the owner of the company Robert Harrison of Long Haired Music in Spilsby, Lincolnshire saw me in Lincoln and asked if he could record my playing. This would be…

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Added by Yellowbelly Flatt on April 29, 2013 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

Does anyone know a safe free alternative to Dropbox.com?

Hi

Does anyone know a safe free alternative to Dropbox.com?

 

As I think I have overstayed my welcome and they now want money!!

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Added by BUGGY (C) on April 27, 2013 at 4:30am — 7 Comments

New tools, mods and build dilemmas solved

In the interest of speeding up production I got some new tools. I've been learning from my neighbor who has been building with wood for many years. So after a few sessions of watch and learn I headed down to Harbor Freight.

First new toy is a 4" belt sander / disk sander combo. I should have bought this thing months ago. I only picked it up on Saturday but it's already changed my building life. I was able to thin out the headstock on a guitar neck made out of some very hard wood in…

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Added by Craig Mayhem on April 24, 2013 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

ALMOST THERE!!!

Last load of tools going to the new shop today.  Should be up and running by the weekend.  Fortunately getting backlogged with orders.   At 67 years old, I never thought this would happen.....TWANG!!!!

Added by Steve Cinnamon on April 24, 2013 at 9:02am — No Comments

the story behind the "ghetto" line

http://hcw3.com/wordpress/?p=112

Added by Harrison Withers on April 22, 2013 at 10:48am — No Comments

My New Valve Child Amp

review and video here

Added by Harrison Withers on April 20, 2013 at 12:37pm — 1 Comment

Look at what just showed up!

I am quite pleased with every aspect of this transaction!  From account creation, ordering, payment, shipping notifications, and spead of delivery.  No if my boxes would just get here so I can get building!

Added by Ryan Russell on April 17, 2013 at 5:10pm — 1 Comment

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2013

I had a ball at this years Bluesfest. The lineup was incredible!

Here is some of the action.

http://www.bluesfest.com.au/schedule/announcements.aspx?DayID=57

Added by Nigel McTrustry on April 14, 2013 at 7:15am — 1 Comment

Mama Tried

I took a turn with the Merle Haggard classic in honor of my 101 year old Grandmother! She's still kickin'! And Merle is her favorite. It's in my player here.

Added by neanderpaul on April 12, 2013 at 11:40am — 2 Comments

Picking the Right Strings

A perspective on string tension and gauges and why buying a pre-packaged set isn't the right thing. http://hcw3.com/?p=91

Added by Harrison Withers on April 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Instructional DVD's

Hey John hope I haven't started something which is going to put pressure on you to rush out a tutorial DVD. I am glad to hear that you are going to do one though and think your approach to the subject matter will be just as professional as ever.

Added by Terry Duff on April 11, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Intonation

http://hcw3.com/wordpress/?p=75

Added by Harrison Withers on April 10, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments

Zero Frets

My wordpress blog on the topic:

http://hcw3.com/wordpress/?p=80

Added by Harrison Withers on April 10, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments

The English Godfather of the Cigar Box Guitar

Hi I heard about Cigar Box Nation from you sir the english godfather of cigar box guitar Chickenbone John, Iv'e watched all your youtube video's and love your tone & playing. I wish you would do some instructional DVD's I wouldn't hesitate to buy them and recommend them to friends.

Added by Terry Duff on April 9, 2013 at 2:18pm — 8 Comments

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