One of the biggest problems for a new slide player to overcome is “slide rattle” and clang ,when the slide catches the wrong string in the wrong way and the string rattles against it . it can make your tune sound like 2 skeletons humping on a tin roof using a tin can as a condom . ;-)
So, I pondered for a while on what would help new slide players avoid this discouraging hurtle.
I came up with an idea.. and thought , “that might work” , but I never really …Continue
Hi all, just joined this group after taking for a while I thought I would try to give some back. I have made a few projects so far, this is the first....
My First Cigar Box Guitar
After stumbling across the whole Cigar Box Guitar thing (not sure where I originally found it) I decided to make one. I got into making bows a few years ago and while I still enjoy it there comes a point where making another meets the quantity I already have x the effort x skill and so on. Having…Continue
The song from the Beatles, but I am trying to be a nicer person...
I've been trying again to find the melodies of the songs by playing the chords but for many of them I still do not have the strength, dexterity or patience soooooo I wonder off into Strawberry Fields or find myself floating on a River with Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies. The last time this occurred I found myself "picking" out the tune ALL MY LOVING by The Beatles (found attached, below).
It's not in the…Continue
Added by Kirt Gardiner on December 29, 2015 at 1:12am — No Comments
I recently finished my 1st CBG using 2 pickups and a 3 way switch. In the neck position is a lipstick tube(4.52 ohms) from Gitty.. A single coil(9.04 ohms)) from Guitar Fetish is at the bridge. The neck and bridge position sound like I expected, the neck is subdued and the bridge is harsh. My question is about the middle position. Both pickups are active but the neck pickup is dominate and the ohms drop to 3.05. I was expecting more of a equal blend. Any ideas? At the top of this page is a…Continue
So, you have finished all the hard work of shaping the neck. Fit the box snugly to the neck. Added a very nice mahogany fret board. Installed the piezo pickup, sound holes. Everything is done, now string it up and give it a test drive. Whats that? Fret buzz!!! On not one, but two frets. AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!
Why can't there be a way to test for fret buzz BEFORE the absolute last step? Now I have to unstring, reseat those two frets, hope it's right this time, and stress over the…Continue
Phew, another year end nearly come around, and I’ve kept myself busy again. 2014 saw me consolidating my guitar making and music business…with only the odds and ends of my day job as an architect to deal with, putting my elder daughter Anne to work, helping me around the workshop and in the office, a few festivals, workshops and so on. 2015 has moved up a gear, and has been a full-on year of getting the business on a serious footing.…Continue
I have used more than a single note and wrote the Tab for the Willie Nelson version of:
A HORSE CALLED MUSIC
I have linked the YouTube Video of the song so that if you don't know it you can find and hear it.…Continue
Added by Kirt Gardiner on December 22, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments
I've been at it again, finding a few useless notes, one string at a time for anyone that may want. This time I've gone non-PC with the attached.
If you're having a party with a Piñata then maybe this could come in useful.
Have fun, whatever you're doing!
I am new to the CBG as well and do not understand a lot of the musical terminology, however in support of some previous posts by other members, I would like to post the following:
Thanks for any help…Continue