"Hi Hip Bone, my build that I thought was a bit suss was the one pictured here. Laid out a bit like yours it was actually built as a lap slide, for fun. once I got used to the look of it was so disappointing to play that it just hung on the wall, it…"
"Oh, my. What happened here? Someone made a TV tray : )
I think it needs more strings honestly.
2 More fretboards. One 3 string diatonic 1 four string
Gives you classic lap/ diatonic dulcimer/ bluegrass banjos all in one…"
"Well I did make it high enough.. I also did want to make the action some what low.. NOT guitar low, but low enough to fret with out going out of tune... I don't know.. Just something about this build..."
Well it happened.. I have a build I can't stand.. thought about this for 2 years, I finally took the time to build it and BAM.. I can't stand it.. Maybe the pick-ups, maybe the size... but it just sits on the bench and stares at me... Now What.. ThoughtsWhat is it? A 2 Cigar Box, 3 pick up, 2 out put and yes fret able, neck is a Big Lou 2 inch wide nut.…See More
Ok after deciding that for some reason trying to play the 3 string cigar box would be easier the the harp, I took the leap. I purchased 2 boxes from the cigar shop at the mall for 2 bucks each and got a 4 foot peace of 1x2 oak FOR 4 BUCKS AT HD.... No I don't make stuff in a wood shop, no I don't play guitar, and no I don't know what I'm doing BUT I have to get sound out of something I make and I figure using a slide will make me sound like I know what I'm doing even if I don't...
I live here in Webster, NY and am looking for an alternative guitar player to join in a duo project. I thought I would reach out to some of my fellow local CBN members to see if you, or someone you know, has any interest in a project like this..
Thank you Hip Bone for your kind comment. Oddly enough, I have a large #10 tomato can that I place down when I busk on the NYC subway platforms, but just now I finished working on a smaller peach can to attach to my guitar headstock. I am using a spring clamp to attach it to the guitar, and some bailing wire (19 gauge, gonna make a Diddley Bow soon too) to attach the can to the clamp. I printed out a card that reads, TIPS. Just got to mount it to the can using some heavy duty clear tape. Weird you should mention this right now. See ya soon, Keni Lee
I am sure it will be well annouced at the Festival. I printed out the lesson, so everyone will have a copy. Considering we will be working on Playing the Blues, it might turn into a jam session too! See ya soon, Keni Lee
Thank you Hip Bone. Yes, it definitely make sense to me. I appreciate your personally sharing. I guess "performance" art by it's nature has to be geared toward other's appreciation. Especially magic (fool the audience). What you choose to present it up to you. I like everyone else ping - pong. A kind of hate - love relationship with my music. This is normal and healthy. You don't want to suppress emotions or get imprisoned by them. I think goals are important to keep us focused. When you lose sight of what is your ambition, it gets rather difficult to stay the course. I like what you said. I can relate. Art is definitely all about the "Big Picture". Like Life. Nothing is permanent. Constantly changing. How do you respond? Enjoy.