August 2010 Blog Posts (6)


Does anyone have a recommendation for the types of strings for a 4 string electric CBG?

In open G tuning( GDgB)...would you go with wound G&D & plain g & B? If so, what gauge?

I just installed wound 4 ( .032)...Wound 3 ( .024), plain 2( .016) & plain 1 ( .115)...sounds very electric, but not twangy....

You're suggestions are welcome

Added by Michael Gabriel on August 29, 2010 at 9:26am — 4 Comments

Howdy y'all

Just joined your nation. I'm building my first CBG and will be in York tomorrow to get some tips, meet some folks and of course listen to some fine music.

Added by Harry Snyder on August 27, 2010 at 8:15pm — 5 Comments

I'm Always The Last One

I'm sure everybody and thier brother has seen the "OOKS of Hazzard" do the Kids (MGMT cover). So It just goes to show there is something happening right now, a new movement in music that is starting to sweep across this country, and I really feel that by building and playing a roots instrument, I am a part of it. I feel it in my heart, body and soul, and I think all of us in this community feel it too. It is indescribable, and while I don't have a big name or recordings or anything other…


Added by Steve on August 26, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Honeydripper (Movie)

I'm no critic of films, but have to comment on the movie Honeydripper. The setting and period costumes were spot on for the era, but talk about SLOW! The dialog was just about killing me,

Glover had to carry so much of the movie's lack of momentum, with the exception of Keb Mo' who I kept thinking of being some sort of "Crossroads" reference character.

Just wish he would have ripped, on that National, just for 30 seconds.

The other star of the show was that…


Added by Steve on August 17, 2010 at 3:38pm — 4 Comments

Rand Moore's Cigar Box Ukulele Project 2, Part 1

Hi All.

I completed my Cigar Box Ukulele Project 1. The instrument turned out pretty good, but because I chickened out and only put diatonic fretting on the neck, I discovered that it makes ukulele playing a lot more confusing rather than simplifying it. Perhaps, with GCEA tuning, diatonic fretting doesn't work. I know I was confused, so I re-tuned it to "D-A-d-d" and used a nut and bridge set up to support dual course melody strings spaced 1/8'' apart from each other and 3/8''… Continue

Added by Rand Moore on August 10, 2010 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

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