June 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Attention Banjo CBG builders. I have an idea.



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…

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Added by Keni Lee Burgess on June 25, 2011 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

#2 and #3

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!!!!!!

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Added by Steve Pollack on June 12, 2011 at 8:23pm — No Comments

new here,building first 3 string.Have a question,

 I know some one has tried this.Will a sound hole pickup from a six string gutiar work on the box of a 3 string

Added by Harold Taylor on June 10, 2011 at 2:22pm — 1 Comment

Tobacco Tin II

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!

 

JW

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Added by J. William Kopp on June 10, 2011 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

Tobacco Tin Masterpiece

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.…

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Added by J. William Kopp on June 9, 2011 at 8:21am — 2 Comments

MoJo - FACT OR FICTION ????????????????????????

MoJo - The word is such a short simple word, yet it could possibly be the most powerful word that is used in the world of music today. So powerful in fact that I have seen it completely render men blind. So blind that they end up purchasing a raunchy, beat to hell guitar that sounds like crap for thousands of dollars.  All due to an ad that explains all the MoJo that the guitar possesses.  I can't deny it's power, just writing about it makes me want to go play. O.K. I'm back after a 30 minute… Continue

Added by smokestack guitars on June 6, 2011 at 6:12pm — 14 Comments

People Can Suck Sometimes

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…

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Added by James Boutilier on June 3, 2011 at 6:49pm — 1 Comment

String Crazy and Postal Waits

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…

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Added by James Boutilier on June 3, 2011 at 4:49pm — No Comments

My name is Eric and I have a problem.

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…

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Added by Bad Finger (Eric) on June 3, 2011 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

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