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Started this discussion. Last reply by rusty case Oct 11, 2012. 6 Replies

THIS, is how to advertise your instrument!   lolI was absolutely stunned when I watched this advertisement for the Otamatone !!!For entertainment value, this presentation is priceless!... I had been…Continue

rustycase newbie home recording

Started this discussion. Last reply by rusty case Sep 10, 2012. 6 Replies

I would like to learn how to make digital recordings of my newly built diddley bows.(and future CBGs, as my experience grows)These websites are among places I have searched for information to educate…Continue

Need hardware repair advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mungo Park Sep 8, 2012. 5 Replies

I've got a few electric guitars with problems.The pots and switches don't work properly.If I dis-assemble the guitars, what is advised to try and clean out the pots in hope they might work…Continue


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rusty case replied to jeffrey ross's discussion New to Uke!! in the group Cigar Box Ukulele
"Nice work, hal. i'm trying to figger your jigs for making those nice cuts... will the bigbox ash and alder be hard enough for fretboard stock? tnx rc for the op, i think a steel bolt would be pretty harsh on nylon strings. maybe a piece…"
Feb 14, 2016
rusty case replied to Stogie Guitars (Dave)'s discussion What area are you from? in the group CBG in CALIFORNIA
"I'm in SLO county. Built a pile of canjos, gave 'em away.  also a couple kalimbas, which are fun. Breaking down a few pallets, now, to begin new projects... a soprano cuke, also a mod to a horrid travel guitar into an alto uke. Need…"
Feb 14, 2016
rusty case replied to Wade's discussion Great little video! in the group Cigar Box Ukulele
"Nice vid . He probably makes better instruments than I do because his shop is nicer than mine. :-)  rc"
Feb 8, 2016
rusty case replied to gary sheldon's discussion Fretboard attachment in the group Cigar Box Ukulele
"It occurs to me the utility you gain will cost clarity of tone. The resonating strings Do pass the harmonic to all parts of the instrument. Tape would act as a dampener. Some amount of sustain would be lost. Overcome that with a piezo p'up…"
Feb 8, 2016
rusty case replied to Matthew Borczon's discussion concert uke fret board. in the group Cigar Box Ukulele
"Yah, I'd also be interested to see what's really going on ! ...maybe play it with a capo??? Probably and alto/concert build size with a soprano, or even sopranino scale ? rc"
Feb 8, 2016
rusty case joined Andy Stone's group

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Feb 8, 2016
rusty case replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Two tone neck
"I have an imported 6 string guitar with the fretboard painted.  It is not the best quality instrument.  rc"
Dec 11, 2015
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Dec 11, 2015
rusty case replied to Clarky's discussion Best way to get perfectly flat edges on wood joins without power tools?
"I don't care too much for sandpaper. It rounds the edges over and leaves grit behind. if you were to match up your pieces the way you wish, then flip one over, end for end, stack them on top of each other, you could then run your plane down the…"
Oct 29, 2013
rusty case commented on Diane in Chicago's group Can Jo Consortium
"The bowed Canjo Bass is excellent! I shall build one.  :-) violin bows are auctioned on evilbay as little as $5-$7 including shipping from china.  They are Usually NOT what a violinist would want to have for a quality performance, or even…"
Apr 26, 2013
rusty case replied to Wade's discussion Fretboard radius in the group Low Budget Land
""Was going to throw this container away and noticed..." Yup.  That's a sure sign, Wade...  We're gonna see you on one of those TV reality shows... sooner or later. Watch out! Unfortunately, I've got to clear out…"
Feb 11, 2013
rusty case commented on Wade's group Low Budget Land
"OK, I'll do the admissions & confessions kinda thing that always gets you in the deepest trouble..  lol I've tried rakes, shovels, hoes, pitchforks, shovels, large demo bars, crow bars, nailbars, chisels, axes, skilsaws,…"
Feb 3, 2013
rusty case commented on Wade's group Low Budget Land
"Tnx Wade! I'll build one of those pretty quickly...   got a stack of pallets I must take apart ASAP! Some fairly good mahogany and oak in them... ....what are you working on these days???? :-) rc"
Feb 2, 2013
rusty case replied to Ken Henry's discussion fretboard radiusing
"radius of the fingerboard should make no difference when using a slide unless it is quite peaked and there is a very close string clearance, and you wish to press down on your slide aggressively. Small radius on the nut and bridge will definitely…"
Jan 23, 2013
rusty case replied to Marmelade's discussion double, upright bass in the group Cigar Box Basses
"IF, the neck has an angle, in relation to the soundbox, a taller bridge could be used...  and the strings could then be angled downwards in the afterlength, to a tailpiece. The angled neck, and tall bridge, would put more string pressure on the…"
Dec 14, 2012
rusty case commented on Diane in Chicago's group Can Jo Consortium
"That is a really nice collection, Katfish! and yours is much nicer than the ones I've been making, CC ! guess I better fab some for Christmas!"
Dec 14, 2012

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At 1:53pm on September 28, 2012, Jamie MacBlues said…

Nice canjos, Rusty. :)

At 1:51pm on September 28, 2012, Jamie MacBlues said…

Thanks, Rusty, ma man. Know about Shure bein good, as singers in bands ah played in favoured them . Thanks for givin makes/types of others. I'll  check them out, bearing prices in mind .

Ta again :) 

At 5:53pm on September 6, 2012, Bluesheart said…

Thanks Rusty, I think I will just leave the fretboard plain for now, if the thing works well, I can always carve into it later on. Appreciate the tips though! Like the canjo and dbow too!


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