Dirty Dan Peel
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Pete Turner replied to Dirty Dan Peel's discussion Ok So I Can Play My Power Chords with Confidence. Now What? in the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
"I've made several CBG's all 3 string & fretless. They're fun to play, but I'd like to move on to some finger picking. There's discussion on setting the action low. By action I assume you mean the height of the strings…"
Dec 4, 2013
OWDO replied to Dirty Dan Peel's discussion Ok So I Can Play My Power Chords with Confidence. Now What? in the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
"WoW! Fine websites!  Thx.  "
Nov 30, 2013
Pete Turner replied to Dirty Dan Peel's discussion Ok So I Can Play My Power Chords with Confidence. Now What? in the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
"Very cool you give me hope! I'm going to work on developing my own riff. I'm at the same stage as Dirt Dan plus I'm tone deaf, but having a lot of fun driving my wife crazy."
Jul 28, 2013
Nigel McTrustry replied to Dirty Dan Peel's discussion Ok So I Can Play My Power Chords with Confidence. Now What? in the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
"Check out some of my vids here on the nation and youtube and see if they help. Also checkout playcigarboxguitar.com and  learntoplaycigarboxguitar.com I only play slide. Regards Nigel"
May 21, 2013
Kevin M. Kraft replied to Dirty Dan Peel's discussion Ok So I Can Play My Power Chords with Confidence. Now What? in the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
"I seldom if ever finger the fret board, so high action is simply the rule for me. I'm a slider who doesn't fret! :)"
Apr 6, 2013
Patrick Curley replied to Dirty Dan Peel's discussion Ok So I Can Play My Power Chords with Confidence. Now What? in the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
"...nice!"
Apr 6, 2013
ChickenboneJohn replied to Dirty Dan Peel's discussion Ok So I Can Play My Power Chords with Confidence. Now What? in the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
"I reckon a lot of the 'only playing slide' on a fretless gutiar is simply because lots people make them with the action WAY too high. Get the action right and they are easy to play with your fingers as well as a slide, and you get that…"
Apr 6, 2013
Patrick Curley replied to Dirty Dan Peel's discussion Ok So I Can Play My Power Chords with Confidence. Now What? in the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
"I take your point about playing chords, if you prefer the sound of the three string then go to town I just reckon that they are more suited to diatonic playing while six string fretted guitars are better suited to playing chords. But if you prefer…"
Apr 6, 2013
Patrick Curley replied to Dirty Dan Peel's discussion Ok So I Can Play My Power Chords with Confidence. Now What? in the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
"Cheers Kevin I'm happy to be proved to wrong on this. From what I've seen and heard people playing up until now (only a couple of years but I've played slide guitar since Adam was a pup), I stand by what I've said but if someone…"
Apr 6, 2013
Kevin M. Kraft replied to Dirty Dan Peel's discussion Ok So I Can Play My Power Chords with Confidence. Now What? in the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
"I have to disagree intensely with some of what you said, Patrick, with all due respect. The fact of a three-string fretless CBG is more about the type of sound one seeks. The reason I DON'T play "normal" six-string guitars is because…"
Apr 6, 2013
Kevin M. Kraft replied to Dirty Dan Peel's discussion Ok So I Can Play My Power Chords with Confidence. Now What? in the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
"If that works for you, that's great. Do it. Thing about CBGs is that there are no set rules. I can play chords or melodies--even both at the same time in some circumstances. Get whatever sound you want out of your instrument."
Apr 6, 2013
Patrick Curley replied to Dirty Dan Peel's discussion Ok So I Can Play My Power Chords with Confidence. Now What? in the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
"A very long thread so excuse me for not reading the whole thing. My 2 cents on the original question: If you're using a slide on a fretless guitar then why not just stick with the slide? I'd imagine that getting your intonation accurate…"
Apr 3, 2013
Keni Lee Burgess replied to Dirty Dan Peel's discussion Ok So I Can Play My Power Chords with Confidence. Now What? in the group How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar
"Hello Dan, Wow this is some thread. So how did it all work out? Actually, I find GDg tuning isn't really the best for playing and strumming chords. I mainly use it to alternate the bass (two lowest strings) and play slide on the highest…"
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At 7:21pm on May 26, 2011, joni bishop said…
Hey Dan, Cool builds!  I like the 2 stringer!  - where did you get the tuners you used on it?  I had some just like them from an old guitar of mine, but haven't been able to find any like 'em... Thanks!
At 7:05pm on May 12, 2011, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you Dan for your comment. Yes, it is interesting how differently the guitar's fingerboard functions in the key of G: GDg / 151 tuning and the Open D: ADf# / 513 tuning. You can also try tuning the f# down to f for Open D minor tuning (ADf). Very dark and foreboding like a Mississippi Crossroads at midnight. Enjoy.  
At 10:18pm on April 20, 2011, Laurie Lee Campbell said…

Thankyou Dan!!  sorry it took so long 4me to answer back...this time of year i'm out attacking the yard! ...(or visa versa!)

Cheers! , Laurie

At 5:44am on May 20, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Dan, that is the way it goes sometimes with all of us, not just you. I thought I was finished with my 2nd build, then I noticed the neck was bending upward by the string tension. I have to attach a heel to the bottom of the neck, and attach it to the box. Just live and learn.
At 5:34am on May 20, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Dan, sounds like it is in your blood now---can't stop now. Yeah, that sounds great. I am sitting on the side line right now with an infected hand----dog bite. I can't wait to get back building.
At 6:21pm on May 19, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Dan, nice first build, great job. Ready to start your 2nd one?
At 5:24am on May 15, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Welcome Dan to the CBG Nation. Post a pic of your finished CBG, we would like to see it.
At 8:22am on May 11, 2010, Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates said…
Welcome aboard, Dan! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBU, CBB, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc.).

Up in the Free Resources menu at the top, you will see a number of plans for building and playing cigar box guitars/ukuleles/banjos/dulcimers/violins. I encourage you to download any of the plans, take a look at them, and ask questions from there. Also our site is VERY searchable. I bet you your questions have already been asked, so take a few moments and look around.

Join our Chat sometime (see the bar at the bottom of your browser page). Keep in mind that tho the chat window says there are X number of people online, not all may have the chat window up.

Most of all, have fun!

-Wes
 
 
 

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