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With a broom and a shovel...music!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Feb 26, 2016. 1 Reply

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Wonderful video! - Scatman Crothers on tenor guitar with Redd Foxx

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Jan 17, 2016. 4 Replies

This video just showed up on my FB feed and thought some of you might enjoy it. Cheers!...Continue

Using an old pallet as shelving for my boxes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tnfishdaddy Jan 16, 2016. 1 Reply

I was organizing my mini-shop this weekend and needed a place to stack my paltry collection of boxes. I had an old pallet outside. So I pulled most of the bottom slats off and leaned it against the…Continue

How do I delete music that I uploaded?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Killen Dec 23, 2015. 2 Replies

I tried to upload a song and got a failure message. So I did it again. Got the same message. Apparently it lied. Now I've two copies of the same song in my profile and can't find a way to delete…Continue

 

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T-Gripped liked Robert Killen's photo
Jul 11, 2017
Robert Killen replied to Slowpaw Steve T's discussion 2016 Cigar Box Nation Christmas Album Submissions Page
"Great job all! Thank you so much Steve for making this happen. Merry Christmas!"
Dec 21, 2016
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Dec 19, 2016
Robert Killen replied to Slowpaw Steve T's discussion 2016 Cigar Box Nation Christmas Album Submissions Page
"Hey Steve, I was hoping to put together another original tune, but I'm outta time. I just sent you a simple rendition of the Coventry Carol. Hopefully it will do. Cheers! Robert"
Dec 17, 2016
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Nov 28, 2016
Robert Killen replied to Slowpaw Steve T's discussion 2016 Cigar Box Nation Christmas Album Submissions Page
"I'll put together something original this year. Looking forward to it!"
Nov 20, 2016
Robert Killen commented on SlowHound's video
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Hole In My Sock

"Wonderful!"
Oct 29, 2016
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Oct 29, 2016
Robert Killen commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"That's a great point, Danny. I can't say I've noticed any diminished sustain. But that's likely because the break angle over the saddle is severe. Also, so far my builds are all acoustic. If I was electrifying it the sustain…"
Oct 24, 2016
Robert Killen commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yes, this will probably get eaten through in a matter of weeks, but I had to try it anyway.I picked up some old, hard leather tack gear and decided to put it to work here.On this build I drilled 45-deg holes through the top and tail. I wanted a…"
Oct 24, 2016
Robert Killen replied to T-Gripped's discussion Slot depth for bridges and nuts in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Good evening, Wayfinder! Not that your answer isn't excellent...because frankly it always is...but I think the question is about nut and bridge slots. I'd give my thoughts, but I don't know anything. :-D"
Oct 6, 2016
Robert Killen commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Mornin' Grey!It's not a great analogy, but if I have a 2 ft length of 1/2" thick rope I can pull it taut pretty easily. If it's a 50 ft length I could pull as hard as I can and I probably never get it straight. But then with a…"
Sep 22, 2016
Robert Killen commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"This thread got me curious about the effect of shorter scale lengths. I found this explanation at guitarnoise.com - " "A guitar’s feel is also affected by the tension of the strings. A guitar with a shorter scale length (like the…"
Sep 22, 2016
Robert Killen replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion What on earth is a tapper guitar?! in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You bet!I was wondering about the damper myself. I think it is used to keep the strings quiet on the nut side when you are hammering. Otherwise you'd get string tones from both ends. But I might be wrong.Cheers!"
Sep 5, 2016
Robert Killen replied to Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear's discussion What on earth is a tapper guitar?! in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Like Jim Dickison said, it's closely related to a Chapman Stick - http://www.stick.com/ As for tuning, there's probably a lot of options, but the standard tuning has the bass tuned in fifths with the lowest in the center and the…"
Sep 4, 2016
Robert Killen commented on Dave Lynas's video
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Wildwood Flower

"Beautiful, Dave!"
Aug 6, 2016

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Building Jaime

Posted on November 22, 2015 at 9:31pm 5 Comments

After a few varied builds - lunchbox, Christmas tin and even a few cigar boxes, I decided to build my 'player'. Truth is I kind of felt like these builds were all experiments and it was time to get serious-ish.

Enter Jaime Garcia. This 'My Father Cigar' box is beautiful, simple and well constructed. Thin top and bottom. Although they are plywood, the tap tone…

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At 2:34pm on December 29, 2015, bemuzic said…

Hi, thanks for the friend add. Glad you're enjoying Winter Song : -) Am liking the music playing now on your page....

At 12:48pm on November 20, 2015, Downtown Vinnie said…

too funny,I was just talkin to  a gardening customer who mentioned your name yesterday.Said they had met you at some event ..

At 3:04pm on October 25, 2015, Downtown Vinnie said…

welcome .we will have ti have coffee some time.I have put on two CBG fests in town the last two years.There are a few people in town.I am workin to get the word out around here

 
 
 

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Cause the Blue rat replied to Joe Caruso's discussion When will you stop building?
"Actually as of right now I have two cigar box body guitars that I bought. And the two electric…"
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Midnight on the Water and Grumpy Old Man

"Love a Drink of Scrumpy (aka Apple Cider) Dave, :-), trouble is nearly all the commercial brands…"
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"Usual Strat wiring has neck on 1 tone and middle on the other tone while bridge is no tone. That…"
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My new Volvocaster

"Like the skull details on the pickup! Badass build. How about a demo vid?"
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Added electronics to the Mountain Tenor

The glue is setting as I'm typing this, but before assembly, I added a pickup and a jack (as well…
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Taffy Evans replied to Dave Barrett's discussion Some things I learned from my latest build
"I hope you did not bleed on that just for the photo. That's happened to me after a heavy gig…"
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Summertime on Cigar Box Baritone Ukulele

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