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"Thank you, Uncle John! It does exactly what I hoped it would as far as the diddley part of it. Still debating on experimenting on some kind of small drum kit on the 14-16 inches of excess wood on the tail of it, or shortening it a bit and carving a…"
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Southern Ray commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
"Thanks to Pick for the list. I knew of most of them, but not all. One thing to add, though. If the wall-wart doesn't have some heft to it, it likely doesn't have enough wire to do anything with."
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Southern Ray commented on Peter Bryenton's blog post Make your own mini-humbucker pickup from a scrapped electric toothbrush
"Thank you Peter! Oh goody! I have another thing to tear apart!   "
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Missed the Mark On Zero Fret

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southern Ray on Saturday. 9 Replies

Well, now I gone and done it. I missed the mark on my zero fret by somewhere between .030 and  .040 of an inch. Everything must've slipped on me. The cut is square and pretty,  but way off.  I spent quite some time searching for options here, and on…Continue

Tags: Nut, zero-fret, missed

License Plate Guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southern Ray Apr 7. 16 Replies

 Hey everybody.  I've been hoping, since I started this addiction, to build an LPG, but just can't seem to find a decently priced one when I had the cash at hand. I hope to soon find one, but it appears the price of these things have doubled in…Continue

Tags: Plates, guitars, plate, License, LPG.

Ready for testing.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southern Ray Jan 16. 3 Replies

 I built this box several months ago in anticipation of building my first LM386-based amp. Well, I built about a dozen and I tried to build about a half-dozen fuzz pedals and I am still in anticipation of my first LM386-based amp and fuzz pedal.…Continue

Rechargeable Batteries

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southern Ray Jan 16. 26 Replies

 Hey everybody! Trying to save some money and I am in need of some advise, leads, tips or what-have-you on AA, 9V, D and other rechargeable batteries and where to buy them. Applications vary from guitar amps and pedals that I will be building.…Continue

Dave Lynas hit 700 videos!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southern Ray Jan 2. 11 Replies

Just noticed. Wow! Thanks for all the music and fun!Uncle John is at 496. Thank you too, Unc!Continue

Strings - How much is too much?.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southern Ray Dec 27, 2020. 5 Replies

 My first actual CBG is the one below. The neck is a hefty 1.64 inch x .754 hunk of wood. I built it with a Low D Med A and Med D strings. It's as flat as Kansas from nut to tailpiece.There's enough room for another tuner... Questions: I plan on…Continue

What's with the strings?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southern Ray Oct 22, 2020. 3 Replies

 I was watching a video of Northern hill country blues legend Kenny Brown and noticed his strings were hooked into the pickup poles. Is that what I am seeing, and if so, what is this for? Take these strings out of commission, similar to Richard's…Continue

C.B. Gitty Fretted Neck

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southern Ray Oct 19, 2020. 7 Replies

 Uh, boy. I have spent hours searching again, (my search skills suck). Looking for any info I can about cutting the headstock  and adding a zero-fret to a C.B. Gitty fretted neck. There are several firsts here in my build history. First pre-made…Continue

Upside down speaker?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southern Ray Aug 4, 2020. 9 Replies

Hey everybody, hope all are well. Just wondering if a C.B. Gitty 4 watt speaker can be installed upside down. The way I built my amp, it would be neater, wiring-wise, to install it upside down. I looked around here and elsewhere on the net and found…Continue

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How to stop videos from auto-play

Started this discussion. Last reply by Myron Joe Hickel May 6, 2020. 1 Reply

 Does anybody know how to stop your videos from autoplay in your video page? Mine scare the crap out of me when I am not paying attention. I tried to find it in the forums and search to no avail, but I really suck at search.Thank you in advance.RayContinue

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At 4:24pm on December 12, 2020, Dave Lynas said…

I’ll be your friend any time Ray. Thanks for asking. You’ve made a lot of comments in my direction lately. Kind words. Thanks

At 6:08pm on August 22, 2020, BrianQ. said…

Ray, you can build a super ez dirt box with those NTE823’s, check out the Dead Easy Dirt schematic? I’m currently putting finishing touches on an article about it, that I’ll release in a week or two? 

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Hey Ray, Parts Express carries Weller solder tips, check em out: https://www.parts-express.com/cat/soldering-iron-tips/519

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Pickup winding - Scavenger style

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 7:10pm 17 Comments

How I Wind Low and Medium-Z Pickups On the Cheap

CAUTION: I do not wish to pretend I know what I am doing. But this is what I am doing...

You can hear them on both of  my videos.

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