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Bob Dylan's 'Knocking on Heaven's Door'.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hans Sep 24. 3 Replies

Standard G,D.G tuning.Four chord song. Same progression for both verse and…Continue

New used amp. I never thought I'd own one of these/

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 3. 11 Replies

Back when I was playing in bands in the 80's I had a band member who played through a Peavey. It was offal. Dark, muddy toneless offal. Clean or distorted. The only time this thing sounded good was…Continue

The most versatile but overlooked guitar pedal. Graphic EQ.

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Aug 15. 2 Replies

OK. We all know it's a great way to boost a signal for a solo. Or to add tone. Even change the sound of your guitar.Here's some other great uses.A volume controller.I have an all tube Fender Champ.…Continue

Video: A Good Amp is Better Than a Good Guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jul 20. 6 Replies

All the beauty and love you put into a CBG isn't going to sound good through a bad amp. If your going to play live, you need a good amp. It will make a difference.  Continue

 

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Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I'm single too. That's why I was able to use the kitchen floor. : ) To get an idea of the size difference between my old table and this one. That piece of ply leaning up against the wood is my old table top. About 4x4 foot on two saw…"
10 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Mike Seymore's discussion R.L. Burnside
"I should mention. This is the vid I got the song from. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYYg-cTXIBc&frags=pl%2Cwn If you want to play along he's in about G sharp. If this isn't the right recording point me in the right direction and…"
13 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Mike Seymore's discussion R.L. Burnside
"Gave it a gander. It rough on a three string. But can be done. You would have to be a black belt in karate to keep up when he goes faster. Probably best to keep it at one speed. The main part of the song has a very fast Tda Tda Tda Tda rhythm. think…"
13 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Thanks Paul. These are hard to screw up so I should be good to go. : ) Up and ran out of time to use power tools. Nothing after 10:00 PM. I got really good neighbors. I knew my garage has a bad slant. But didn't know just how bad. As it sits…"
15 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Mardi Macfly's discussion What's the best brand of sandpaper and/or sanding tool?
"Emery boards are also great for touching up fret ends. "
18 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"My work bench is what's on my bench. After a few guitar failures it was time to make something different. I have the top support done. I'll be sawing up the 2x6 legs. Getting them in place. Then all I'll need is the top. Got to go get…"
18 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Mardi Macfly's discussion What's the best brand of sandpaper and/or sanding tool?
"I avoid 3M. Unless it's the only paper I can get at the moment. Norton is expensive. But worth every inch you pay for. I'll go through an entire pack of 3M to every one sheet of Norton.  Be cautious with the heavier grits. On an…"
20 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Awesome setup Timothy. The hardest part of a new setup is remembering where everything is. : ) Taff, those guitars remind me of a herd of palominos. Great start! Hope you have a good season with them. Body is ready for paining. I decided to start…"
Oct 9
Cause the Blue rat replied to smilingdog1's discussion St. Louis MO. CBG Club/Workshop
"Had a blast at our first CBG road trip. Didn't come home with anything from the antique stores. But did stop in at a music store and came home with two used Duncan JB's for strats. All in all a good day!"
Oct 6
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"If I lived 600 miles closer to you I'd be on my way to jam! Love the stuff your doing. Awesome! "
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Over The Edge liked Cause the Blue rat's discussion Bob Dylan's 'Knocking on Heaven's Door'.
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Up to my neck!
"Nope. Your experiencing 'beginner pains'. There a lot like growing pains. Only with beginner pains you get to decide what the final product looks like. : ) "
Oct 3
Cause the Blue rat replied to Frank Scott's discussion Fret Slot filling?
"If you fill it with something that's guaranteed  to take stain you could color the fret board too.  What I've done to fill small gaps in wood is to fill the gap with glue wile I'm sanding. Let the wood fill itself. This is…"
Oct 1
Cause the Blue rat replied to Tony's discussion Tuning
"First what is your bridge and nut materials? Is there anything that could be sharp there. What are the gauges of each string? Is your third two light to be tuned to a B? Are you using a tuner or a recorded song to tune with?"
Sep 29
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I used what I got free from work. Pine. That's why their chunky. Just a 2x4 cut in half. "
Sep 29
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Ya, if you get really crazy tight you'll bow the clamps. Loose pressure in the middle. If you know your going to need a lot of pressure  (if your working with warped wood ) you could always slip a very thin shim under the…"
Sep 27

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The endless musical possibilities with just 2, 3 and 4 strings.

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At 4:08pm on May 9, 2015, c# merle said…

i totally dig your version of 'loner' on the NY disc. if some drums and bass kicked in at 1:14 i'd be in sonic nirvana. great sounds

At 3:27pm on April 19, 2015, Low Budget Luthier said…

Not just means, it's not a cbg, is all.

At 9:51am on April 13, 2015, Gary Wiese said…

Thanks for your comment on my lap steel guitar. The color is Sea Side Blue. Tried to get that 50`s look.

At 11:07pm on July 19, 2014, gary herget said…

glad you were able to make the club meet today, everyone enjoyed your new guitar. Spoke with Russ this evening and he said he really enjoyed playing guitars with you and Clark. Hope your schedule works out next month.

Gary

At 12:24am on June 3, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, if you have a cordlees drill would you mind bringing it to the fest to use in building the kit guitars. Need #1 and#2 phillips bits if you have those as well. Be great if you can help with this. Oh yeah don't forget to charge the batteries the nite before.

Thanks Gary

At 10:38pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

The website address works just as is.

At 10:27pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, there's a website for the fest, it kinda long but you can see what last years fest looked like. www.stlcigarboxguitarfestival.com  you may need to spell out st. Louis don't remember give it a try if it doesn't work let me know.

 
 
 

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