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Help with parts please

Started by Toofy Peg. Last reply by Fomhorach Jun 14. 19 Replies

I Could Really Do With A Jig !

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Brass Eyelets - big ones - where to get?

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Comment by ChickenboneJohn on July 14, 2016 at 6:26am

Upton Blues Festival this weekend..I'm running the music at The White Lion Hotel, with Tony Stokes of '58 DeLuxe. From 12.30 pm on Saturday there will be the famous White Lion Open Mic & Jam..all day. If you want to play, just turn up and we'll try and fit everyone in...if you want to listen and get a seat, I advise turning up early, because its always popular. 

The landlord Jon always puts on a splendid selection of real ales and ciders, and some delicious and reasonably priced food. In the evening kicking off around 8.30pm, Chickenbone John and Lil' Dave Smith will be opening for '58 DeLuxe, and we'll doubtless be be rocking past midnight. 

On Sunday we have a fantastic line-up :12.30pm my band Chickenbone Blues, 1.30pm Jim Crawford - an amazing singer, guitarist and slide guitar player - if you like slide guitar DO NOT MISS this! 2.30pm John Dentons' Blues Raiders, and to finish off the afternoon, I'm pleased to announce the triumphant return of Dave David Bristow and his Foregate Steeet Blues Band. Last year they were the highlight of the weekend, so don't miss them! I'll also have selection of cigar box guitars, books, slides and accessories on sale.
https://youtu.be/yb9yq-G-F2I
https://youtu.be/of7P74sCXcw
https://youtu.be/RXZIzN3TWPM

Comment by Fomhorach on July 11, 2016 at 2:58am

Oh that was to be expected. I think the build time overshoot caused the camera girl to have to leave and left the editing guy holding the camera so there was no practical way to get the editing done on time and caused the setback in posting the series.

I would have used two mics in the shoot, the omni in the room and a directional one on the camera in left and right sterio and edited down to mono in production depending on which one had best results. Simple setup simple to edit in real time to, just a slider.

It was good watching them build.

Comment by Dante on July 11, 2016 at 2:49am
Your welcome Fomhorach. I would agree that audio and filming wasnt always good but fun to watch all the same. I think theres still the judging video to come too.
Comment by Fomhorach on July 11, 2016 at 2:32am

It seems that the crimson guys all learned valuable lessons about CBG builds over the weekend. Sure you can build a good guitar in a day surrounded by everything you need but builds often have complications including "filming practicalities".

It looks like they all built a really nice CBG though. I picked up a few good hints watching them.
Thanks Dante, for pointing out this was available to watch.

Comment by Fomhorach on July 9, 2016 at 2:04pm

Aww man! I was enjoying watching these guys on crimson do their build.. Where's the last part of the build series?

Comment by Dante on July 9, 2016 at 4:33am
Hi guys and girls. I don't know if any of you follow ctimson custom guitars on youtube? Lots of useful videos on general luthiery and tool reviews. They sell good stuff too. Anyway this morning they have started to release a series of videos based around a cbg build off from 4 of their staff.

https://youtu.be/MVfFb0zGQRI

Enjoy :)
Comment by Simon Cartlidge on July 8, 2016 at 8:54am
Hi folks,
First off, let me apologise that nothing's been said for a while, we've had my daughter in hospital so obviously that's had to take precedence.
The Market Drayton Cigar Box & Roots Festival is set for 13-14 August. I know the date's not ideal, only being a week after Cambridge, but the final date was taken out of my hands due to a combination of pub availability and the availability of a couple of acts the landlord wanted included on the bill. Hopefully next year we'll be able to get a bit of a better date.
The majority of things will be on the Saturday, (they have a christening Sunday afternoon) but there is free camping available in the side beer garden for anyone who wants it and the pub will be selling breakfasts on the Sunday morning. We've got a big stage in the garden, full PA system and everything happening on stage will be live streamed to the TVs in the pub and online so it can be watched anywhere in the world.
If anyone wants to play or set up a stall place/workshop please let me know.
Naturally everyone is welcome but I don't want to steal the thunder of other events such as Cambridge, so I'd just like to say, if you can't make Cambridge for whatever reason, or you fancy an extra weekend of cigar box, roots & blues music and a lot of fun, please come along!!
Comment by ChickenboneJohn on July 6, 2016 at 10:08am

Another of my occasional hard sell postings. We've just got back form a week's trading at Glastonbury and are getting moving again now that are are recovered. We've got loads of new string sets, for 3, 4 and 6 string, different tunings, but all USA made d'Addario top quality stuff...new specially selected "balanced tension" sets too.

New string sets

Also, we've just launched our new range of UK made stainless steel parts - tailpieces, jack socket plates and tone &volume  control plates. These are our exclusive designs, laser cut in chunky brushed stainless steel.

Stainless hardware

Comment by StumbleCol on June 29, 2016 at 8:56am

Here is the running order and line-up for The 5th Annual Cambridge Cigar Box Guitar Festival 6/8/16

RUNNING ORDER
1-Hollowbelly =10.00-11pm = Confirmed

2-StumbleCol = 9.00-10pm = Confirmed

3-Dogfinger = 8.00-9pm = Confirmed

4-Slowpaw Steve T = 7.00-8pm = Confirmed

5-Dr X = 6.00-7pm = Confirmed

6-Brickdust = 5.00-6pm = Confirmed

7-Chilli Cool Kev = 4.00-5pm = Confirmed

8-bemuzic = 3.00-4pm = Confirmed

Comment by Jamie MacBlues on June 14, 2016 at 5:33am
No problemo,ma man, No problemo,ma man, No problemo,ma man, No problemo,ma man, No problemo,ma man, No problemo,ma man, No problemo,ma man
 

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Help with parts please

Started by Toofy Peg. Last reply by Fomhorach Jun 14. 19 Replies

I Could Really Do With A Jig !

Started by Philip Hale. Last reply by David Bowes May 9. 17 Replies

Brass Eyelets - big ones - where to get?

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Fomhorach Apr 27. 16 Replies

Saw for cutting fret slots

Started by David L.. Last reply by Simon Cartlidge Apr 16. 22 Replies

instruction

Started by Nigel Robinson. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn Apr 6. 5 Replies

School project

Started by Keith 66. Last reply by Keith 66 Mar 3. 4 Replies

where to get timber for a neck?

Started by Jim . Last reply by Stuart Baldwin Feb 13. 14 Replies

1664 Fretless

Started by Keith 66. Last reply by Bill Isherwood Feb 5. 6 Replies

Some of my recent work.

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by David Seed Jan 31. 4 Replies

Día de Muertos CBG

Started by londonbackpackr. Last reply by Alex Rigby Nov 7, 2015. 1 Reply

Steel hub caps and mounting electonic components???

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Alex Rigby Nov 1, 2015. 7 Replies

Sycamore for necks - any opinions?

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Alex Rigby Oct 5, 2015. 6 Replies

CBGs in London

Started by David Ravenwood. Last reply by The Capo Kid Sep 22, 2015. 8 Replies

Problems with EBE tuning - advice please

Started by Alex Rigby. Last reply by Richey Kay Aug 25, 2015. 1 Reply

Cambridge Cigar Box Guitar Festival-Who wants to come play a set?

Started by StumbleCol. Last reply by Chipfat Fingerburn Jones Jul 8, 2015. 1 Reply

BOXSTOCK 2015

Started by ChickenboneJohn. Last reply by Lazylefteye Jun 26, 2015. 12 Replies

Timber suppliers for necks

Started by Hep Cat. Last reply by Gary Charnock Mar 23, 2015. 46 Replies

Ceramic slides

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