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At 12:20pm on October 10, 2011, Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates said…

HOLY CRAP, I thought you fell off the face of the earth. When you gonna add some neat tips to the Secrets of the CBG Underground. I'm tapped out.

 

Cheers!

 

-WY

At 9:42pm on October 24, 2009, Dianne Woods said…
Thanks John.
At 10:02pm on September 21, 2009, Roberto Garza said…
hey John,I'm going to attempt building a cbg amp using the TBA820 2w audio amplifier would you have a diagram of how to go about it.Thanks
At 1:21pm on August 24, 2009, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Hello,
I have started a CBN group entitled, "How to Play CBG" It is my hope and intention to encourage the "Wealth of Talent" here on the Nation to share their knowledge and skill to further the CBG movement. Please consider contributing an instructional "video" link to this group. If you are a viewer seeking instruction, please feel free to write. If you have any suggestions or know other players who you think may want to post instructional "video" links, please contact me. Thank you for your interest and support, Keni Lee
At 10:54pm on June 28, 2009, CMcG said…
Thanks John for the comments...yeah, it does smell like cat food...;)
At 1:22pm on June 20, 2009, Jeffery A, Krueger said…
John, Thank-you for the compliment, You have a very nice page here, Jeff
At 9:05pm on June 18, 2009, Carson Mutch said…
hey john i love the 6 string CBG's you built. I am building one too and i have a question. IS the guitar neck you used bolted on or set? i am really confused on which one i should do, because if i bolt on the neck i will have to rout a neck pocket which will make the fingerboard be below the box lid and it won't sound. What did you do on your beautiful 6 string CBG's? Any tips on building a 6 stringer would be greatly appreciated! thanks man
At 4:46pm on May 20, 2009, Michael L. Castle said…
Yeah, I found my first National Resophonic at a Swap Meet/Farmer's Market out in the middle of nowhere in NJ back about '68. Paid 18 bucks for it! I've had numerous resos since. I once had a pair of '40s Regal Bell Brass ones for a while. I hate to retune on stage, so I like to have one Reso in open D tuning and one in open G. I'm down to only one now, so I just arrange my sets so that one set it is in G and the other in D. The one I have now that you see in the pic is modern Kay. They are hard to find, but I'll tell ya, I've never had a better resophonic! I'd play Nationals, but who can afford 'em (new or old!) I don't know if you can see it in that pic ( which I just did last week for a poster for a gig I've got this weekend ), but the cover plate is gold plated. Makes for an interesting look! There's some better pics of it on my web page. The covers of all of my CDs are down towards the bottom of the "2D" page. I'm also playing it on some of my YOU TUBE videos. BTW: Ted Crocker invited me to be his friend. I love his site! I've been there numerous times over the last few weeks! I wrote him a message and I wanted to send you a copy, but I lost it. I wrote him again and asked him to 4ward it 2 u. So you may yet get it! I sent him the URL to my Kinky Freedman CB, and I mentioned the the others, and your kind offer 2 help with the "reverse-engineering"! I also mentioned that I may have you do the work on that one 'cause that's one I mos def don't wanna screw up!
Mo' Bettah Lattah!!
Michael
At 7:14pm on March 8, 2009, vinnieg said…
Thank you much. The bridge i fashioned is 3/8 in height so that worked out well. I'm working on the nut tonight. Thanks again for the advice!
At 11:07am on March 8, 2009, vinnieg said…
Hi John I love the Perdomo lot 23 CB you made. I'm currently finishing up my second build. I want it to be a dual action slide or finger and i'm wondering what you did to yours. Is it based on the string height from the frets?
At 8:45am on January 17, 2009, L.J. said…
Hey John, I was looking at the amp info you posted. Have you ever built any tube amps?or know of any kits for small 5 watts or less? That dont break the bank?
At 8:52am on December 31, 2008, Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny) said…
This group is INCREDIBLE. thanks, John
At 12:07pm on December 30, 2008, lenny purnell said…
Cool Thanks John
At 11:28pm on December 29, 2008, Bear said…
No truss rod in my necks. With quartersawn woods, a short (23") scale length, and light strings (.009), I've found that string tension imparts just the right amount of relief (slight concave bow necessary for buzz-free action). Some of my guitars are several years old now and I've never had any problems. Other folks here use truss rods, but they do add weight, expense, and time & effort.

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