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Cigar Box (?) Mountain Dulcimer Designs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 26. 32 Replies

Having built a few standard CBG's and Strummersticks (almost all 3-strings tuned GDg),, I'm intrigued by the idea of a mountain dulcimer.    I'm guessing the lap-style would be to reverse the…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Robertson Dec 19, 2016. 7 Replies

I used to use Windows Live Movie Maker, but with the new Windows 10, it doesn't seem to be supported?  I bought a decent plug-in USB mic, which absolutely no longer works with this software. …Continue

2nd Build Fretted 3-String

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Capo Kid Apr 1, 2014. 1 Reply

Just finished up my second fretted 3-string.  May electrify it later on down the road.…Continue

 

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First CBG Design/build

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 4:26pm 3 Comments

Almost finished my first (non-kit) CBG of my own design.  It's a fretted three-string, and will likely end up with a piezo-pickup option.  Have not used any fret markers yet, nor cut any sound holes.  Tone actually seems pretty OK with no holes, and it's a really clean look.

I counterbored to recess the screw-together tuners, leaving the main headstock at 3/4".  Used a 5/8" Forstner bit in a hand drill to c'bore about 3/16" deep.

Some tweaking remains to be done, but I think it…

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At 2:45pm on June 24, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

That a good one Gary! will lime it up ! then as you say !

At 4:19pm on June 13, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there Gary !yep a hassle when its that small broke a couple on that one, but its the cherry on the cake, even ages the corn can whit gunbleu to age the metal, it look't to new, now its more in tone ,and im pleased whit the corncan rezz effect its loud and amped up you can realy Jazz it up! Thanks for your kind like there Gary ! will do a sound ample soon greeeeettsss A.D.

At 9:48am on April 7, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Hello Gary did not meen to ! and yes slowly but surely, its still to cramped for my personal  use , but im happy whit what i got, Man needs a place (room) spot , or what ever to do his thing, and this way  i can do my one Man thing in a resonaly controled maner! thanks and sorry!

At 4:37pm on March 28, 2018, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the comments Gary

At 2:31am on March 9, 2018, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Gary !Yep now that you mention it she might !! will see! was not on my mind , to bee treu ,More in the Line of BCB (BlackCat Bone) But glad you liked it ! Greeeetszz On Ye !

At 9:34am on October 9, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

a other Dutch Tin Bites The Dust !or maybee the Mushroom !

At 9:32am on October 9, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for the Like on the Picture Garry !! Appriciated!

At 7:06am on July 6, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Gary

At 10:11pm on June 6, 2017, gary herget said…

Thanks for the friendship,we'll get to meet next year, give you a reason to return!!

At 11:18am on May 1, 2017, Crowdaddy said…

Thanks Gary,I learned a lot from this build.

 
 
 

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