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Jim Morris commented on Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)'s video
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Chasing Steam - starring Shane Speal & Ben "CBGitty" Baker

"Cool stuff Shane and Ben. I really liked York on my first visit this past August and now I like it…"
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John playing a storebought on CBN?! - O. M. G.

"I was about to quit the Nation until I saw it was only 4 strings. That was a close one! Real nice…"
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Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Gary Ross's discussion New Guy from Illinois
"There's your ampmeister, Wayfinder ;-)"
25 minutes ago
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Wayfinder's discussion For New Ones: Why are CBGs the Perfect Starter Instrument?
"Ooo, look, an abyss...I wonder what's down there?"
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Tom Temple replied to Tom Temple's discussion 4-String Open G Tuning?
"Wow, Eric. I'm getting quite the education here. Simple question on how to get open G and I…"
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Matthew Borczon commented on Uncle John's video
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John playing a storebought on CBN?! - O. M. G.

"I have always loved this song, and you do it wonderfully. Really nice work"
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Matthew Borczon commented on BUG (c)'s video
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Riverside Blues on Baritone Uke

"really a good one. I love the baritone uke!!"
43 minutes ago
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Wayfinder's discussion Question: which amp board and speaker?
"Or go big: 12-15" 8-ohm, in a small suitcase. There's examples here on the Homemade Amps…"
46 minutes ago
Scott aka Farmer Ted replied to Wayfinder's discussion Question: which amp board and speaker?
"Very true Ron. I forgot about the Ruby and Noisy Cricket. There's even the Noisy Tube Cricket.…"
48 minutes ago
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to DavidKent's discussion Making Resonance Boxes
"Cardboard boxes don't work too well, though ;-)"
51 minutes ago
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to DavidKent's discussion Making Resonance Boxes
"Baltic birch is good. Old Harmony gits were made from it, and many high end speaker and amp…"
51 minutes ago
Scott aka Farmer Ted replied to Wayfinder's discussion Question: which amp board and speaker?
"Well if it's a craft box you want to use, make it a big one. And maybe, use two 4 ohm speakers…"
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4-string Chrome Hard-tail Bridge for Cigar Box Guitars & More

4-string Chrome Hard-tail Bridge for Cigar Box Guitars & More

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3-string Chrome Hard-tail Bridge for Cigar Box Guitars & More

3-string Chrome Hard-tail Bridge for Cigar Box Guitars & More

This is a chrome electric guitar-style hard-tail bridge, but made for 3-string cigar box guitars! It took us a long time to find a source for these, but now we got 'em!

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New Guy from Illinois

Started by Gary Ross in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague 25 minutes ago. 7 Replies

Making Resonance Boxes

Started by DavidKent in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague 51 minutes ago. 6 Replies

3 and 4 string hardtail bridges.

Started by Cause the Blue rat in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat 22 hours ago. 17 Replies

built in amp??

Started by john mackay in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted yesterday. 13 Replies

Man I am Scrooge!

Started by Sawbones in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson yesterday. 8 Replies

Bought me a bass guitar.

Started by Cause the Blue rat in Cool gear discussion - that's not cigar box related. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat yesterday. 5 Replies

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