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Jim Hensons's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Uncle John Dec 16, 2018. 7 Replies

Thought ya'll would like this.CBGs are everywhere!Continue

I love auctions! their like yard sales with an MC.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Dec 16, 2018. 14 Replies

I don't always have a chance to get to them. But when I do I can usually come home with a bargain or two. Last night was a good night. Paid $3 for a Ryobi drill. Works! Paid $12 for 329 CDs. Out of…Continue

My first real work bench.

Started this discussion. Last reply by BeetleJuice! Dec 18, 2018. 18 Replies

this is most of what's in the 'What's on your work bench' thread. Decided best to have this in a thread of it's own. Instead of highjacking the other thread. Don't want to loose the content from the…Continue

Tags: bench, work, DIY

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hans Sep 24, 2018. 3 Replies

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

 

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Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Yo can get pine teles right from Fender.  But totally agree pine is not the best choice for a neck. Still to cold in the shop. So I've been spending a lot of time with Logic Pro X. There's a lot of free stuff I've added to this…"
10 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Jack Johnson's discussion bitten by the CBG bug - learning to play advice ? first post
"Yes you can! It's really easy to turn a six string into a three or four. I go with the 5th, 4th and 3rd string positions when doing it to my guitars. You also have the added bonus of being able to set the intonation right with your bridge. It…"
11 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Taffy Evans's discussion hELP! am I going crazy?
"Swinging speaker? Try switching over to classical music the next time. The geist might get board and leave before you do. :) Not knowing the history or physical layout of your shop I approached this from a physical and psychological stand point. By…"
Jan 6
Cause the Blue rat replied to Taffy Evans's discussion hELP! am I going crazy?
"Is it a wall that moves?. How sturdy is this wall? Because this file has the least amount of friction between it and the wall it would be the first to move All the other tools have a wide area of friction wheres this one has only the slick…"
Jan 6
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"Awesome video Dave. Be cool to hear the guitar. Jeff, like all youtube vids most of the channels opening comment is cut off. Click on the youtube link to get the full comment and all Dave's links."
Jan 5
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I'm not the only one!!!! Took a bit to figure out that if I clicked on the latest entry I'd go to the end of a thread. "
Dec 31, 2018
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Not only are bass strings expensive. They don't last as long as guitar strings. Unless your a player who likes the dull thud of dead strings. If you can try Ebay or Amazon for the strings."
Dec 31, 2018
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Timothy, the license is needed to validate the software. Without it I can't use it. So for $50+ a year I can use the free software? Not my understanding of free. What even more insane is non of the software they offer is unique. Not like…"
Dec 30, 2018
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Hey Taffy, sorry about that. let me know what you don't understand and I'll do my best to explain.  Live and learn. I've just learned that a huge set of free plugins I've downloaded are free to download. But I'll have…"
Dec 30, 2018
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I just learned there's good news for those of us who use Audacity. If you go to their site you can down load a boat load of free plugins. After doing this I opened Audacity to find it will also work with 90% of the free stuff I just got for…"
Dec 29, 2018
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Timothy, a three string bass would be awesome! And the EAD tuning would be great for walking bass lines. We as it's still the holidays I'm still sitting back and watching that fretboard sanding block radius jig video over and over. And…"
Dec 29, 2018
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"Glad you shared it! Cool video and song!"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to gordon barnes's discussion Maduro all wood box, top(thick), or bottom (thin) for sound board? Effect of short vs long scale length on tone
"If you can't find a box. Make one. It doesn't have to be a real cigar box. It should be something your happy with.  I've read some really crazy stupid stuff (using a better word that it deserves ) on line. One guy was talking…"
Dec 27, 2018
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"My DAW! I've recently learned how to add VST plugins. Logic Pro X comes with it's own signal processing. But most of of them are not worth using. So I've downloaded lots of new plugins. Signal processors like compressors and EQ to…"
Dec 26, 2018

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

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At 6:06pm on November 2, 2018, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the comment Rat

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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Only had one piece of wood long enough, so placed it vertically. Feels good in your hand.
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