As you might know, I recently released CD 6 for 3 string CBG.
In it I teach a method of movable chords that functions very similar to the way you play a guitar or banjo.
Using standard strings ADg, you tune ADf# (Open D Tuning).
It occured to me the other day, if you use a high e string for a drone and tune…Continue
Those were the days
Added by Nigel McTrustry on June 19, 2011 at 7:24am — No Comments
Building cb ukes numbers 2 and 3. Number 2 is a all original box with a mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and saddle. Number 3 has a catalpa top (like #1), a three piece mahogany/maple/mahogany bookmatched catalpa headplate and rosewood fingerboard and saddle. The local wierd music shop want to sell 'em!!!!!!
Added by Steve Pollack on June 12, 2011 at 8:23pm — No Comments
Some folks wanted to hear what the Tobacco Tin guitar sounded like, so I thought I would put up a sound byte. It's got a nice quasi-banjo-tinny sound that is really quite unique. Please be kind on the stringmanship. I am still trying to find the sweet spots for chord/pitch changes on the neck, plus I'm no Shane Speal. Give it a listen if you dare!
I finally got the chance to meet Al of "The Factory Throwouts" along with Shane Speal at the First Dispensing Co. last night. It was Al's idea to start the contest for the Tobacco Tin guitar and I was the lucky one (though I still can't believe it) to win it. It has a nice tinny sound (go figure), a handy way of hanging it up (using the tailpiece) and a cool Indian-head penny inlay in the neck. Here are some pics.…Continue
Could pretty much leave it there - but I shall go on...
Yesterday my brother comes home. There is a woman at the end of our road (we are a little hidden off the main road). Trunk is open and she has a box. Knowing our street is a "pet dumping ground" my brother goes over and warns her the area as not safe to be walking in as people "releave" themselves in there (also true... sad isn't it).
She explains she is a paramedic working in the city and found a…Continue
Ever feel the cosmos conspires against you ?
Well, at least a few salespeople and Canada post.
Now on strike. Oh man. And I still have thin wood and string to buy before I can start building.
On a positive note - my how-to book arrived after 2 months and a paypal refund (yes, I repaid him) -- unfortunately, everyone in here already answered all the info covered in the book pretty much, haha.
Ok, on a real positive…Continue
Added by James Boutilier on June 3, 2011 at 4:49pm — No Comments
I'm addicted to tobacco. Helplessly and hopelessly addicted. No end in sight and I'm not even ashamed.
A morning coffee run with the wife was slyly detoured to the local tobacconist and, oh gee, I just happened to have my 2nd guitar and Diddley Bow with me. How did they get in the car?
As I was stacking up boxes to buy from the cart in front of the store, my wife says "Really? 10 boxes today?" I settled for 6. I'm trying to cut down. Really, I quit at…Continue