Why do I seldom see hip flasks being used for resonators? My second build was a travel CBG made from a hip flask and collapsible walking cane. The unexpected high quality tone it created got me to…Continue
"The project didn’t turn out as planned. The copper pipes created a huge problem. I tried copper wire frets with epoxy on the back to keep them from ripping my hands while playing. I had to rework the neck several times and it…"
"In the case of looking for acoustic sound, lets look at the basics, a hollow sound body emulates sound treu vibrations from a string and the ridgednes of the hole (Neck & Body) a metal rezonator in a wooden box emulates more sound because of…"
"Neck and body have a lot to do with the tone for acoustic and electric. Some think that the pickups are all that matters in a electric guitar, but pickups will magnify the vibrations that pass through the body and neck through microphonics.…"
A couple of months ago I started a journey to find a simple instrument to play to accompany the campfire band that plays at my Civil War reenacting group. I played numerous brass instruments 30 years ago in high school, but wanted something different. I needed something simple and easy to learn. I discovered the diddley bow and soon found this website. A new adventure began since I had never even touched a stringed instrument in the past.I built my first CBG out of an antique biscuit tin and…See More
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I love creating something unique with my own hands. I played brass instruments way back in high school and wanted to find something relatively simple to learn and came across the diddley bows. I built two then graduated to a three string.