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1 Louie Louie on 3 string Cigar Box and Looper pedal

Louie Louie on 3 string Cigar Box and Looper pedal

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2 Unc SKIPS CHURCH AGAIN ! ~ Let's Go Down To The River

Unc SKIPS CHURCH AGAIN ! ~ Let's Go Down To The River

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3 Bottle neck slides

Bottle neck slides

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The Wild Side Of Life - country classic

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Jolene came to Yorkshire

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Biscuit/Cookie Tin Guitars and piezo pickups

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Stand By Me - Ben E. King tribute

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Bottle neck slides

Started by Bluesheart in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Scott McGilliard 36 minutes ago. 17 Replies

12 fret 1 string mistake?

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music 2 hours ago. 13 Replies

CBG Amps.

Started by Norris Arnn in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by David McQueen 11 hours ago. 23 Replies

Wiring Diagram

Started by The Capo Kid in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by The Capo Kid 14 hours ago. 6 Replies

Tin guitar

Started by Dustin Aurand in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Simon Starr 22 hours ago. 11 Replies

neck

Started by Lester Cortez Jones III in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted on Sunday. 6 Replies

Hmmmmmmm !

Started by Thumper in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick on Sunday. 1 Reply

fretting?

Started by john mackay in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson on Sunday. 5 Replies

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