Snuffy Smith
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The boxes and the sound they produce...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Morris May 15. 16 Replies

Hey all,Still waiting on my builder to finish my CBG. I am new to stringed instruments (I was a drummer). After watching 100's of YouTube videos over the last couple months, I am noticing that the…Continue

Will a CBG fit into a standard ukulele case?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague May 14. 9 Replies

I'd love to get a case for my new CBG. I have a bunch of Christmas gift cards for Amazon and would love to use them to buy a case. I found this, but have no idea if my CBG will fit into it. I just…Continue

Blues and Exotic Scales for CBG...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Snuffy Smith Apr 28. 3 Replies

I keep seeing these charts -What does this mean? Does it mean that if you are playing G blues (far left), you only hit the black dots, and if you hit any other notes it's gonna sound terrible? Can…Continue

Diddley bow makers and prices...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Apr 28. 9 Replies

I come from a hard rock background and saw this video the other day and was floored at the sound these things make.…Continue

 

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Snuffy Smith replied to John Michael Ames's discussion Breaking strings -- help, please
"This is what he means..."
May 15
Jim Morris replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion The boxes and the sound they produce...
"Yup, I gave it a listen and I think you'll be real happy with it."
May 15
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion The boxes and the sound they produce...
"Good, you caught my sarcasm..."
May 15
Snuffy Smith replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion The boxes and the sound they produce...
"Bwahahahahahahahaha... I am very happy with the tonal quality of this Brick House CBG. I was worried there for a bit, but Keith Crumbley came through for me. He is a truly super nice guy to do business with...considering what a major pain in the ass…"
May 15
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion The boxes and the sound they produce...
"Yep, figgered as much: sucky tone. You should have him build you a much better one, and send that sorry POS to me. :-E"
May 14
Snuffy Smith replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion The boxes and the sound they produce...
"Video of my builder, Keith Crumbley at Crumbley Caster, taking my newly built CBG for a test drive. I'm a happy man tonight! It's the video at the top of the page...Build # 57: https://www.facebook.com/CrumbleyCaster/"
May 14
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Will a CBG fit into a standard ukulele case?
"3/4 size guitar gig bags work. I brought back 3 strapped together like that on an international flight last year with no prob."
May 14
Michael Zack replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Will a CBG fit into a standard ukulele case?
"I found a soft U-bass bag that my CBG just fits into."
May 14
Snuffy Smith replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion The boxes and the sound they produce...
"Thanks for all the encouragement and advice. I guess I'm not really going to know how it sounds til I get my hands on it. My builder will be sending her off to me this week. We'll see..."
May 14
Cause the Blue rat replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion The boxes and the sound they produce...
"I"ve played on quite a few different CBG builds. I can honestly say that even builds using the same size and brand box sound different.  You can achieve different tones on the same guitar. Most people know if you play closer to the bridge…"
May 14
Jim Morris replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion The boxes and the sound they produce...
"Yup, I'll say Amen to what the Reverend Bow is preaching. All the stuff like box type, pickup, strings, amp, are secondary to the player him or her self. It all influences the sound of a CBG but the soul and skill of the player are primary."
May 14
Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion The boxes and the sound they produce...
"That's a beautiful looking CBG, Snuffy. Definitely better than my first if we're going off looks. Let us all know what you think of how it sounds when you've had a play on it. My favourite box to date is a Romeo Y Juliette box. Nice…"
May 14
Reverend Bow replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion The boxes and the sound they produce...
"Wow Nice! The way an instrument sounds on the internet isn't the same as they sound in person. String instruments (CBG/Guitars) tones are largely influenced by the player."
May 14
Snuffy Smith replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion The boxes and the sound they produce...
"Here she is...built by Crumbley Caster."
May 13
Snuffy Smith replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion The boxes and the sound they produce...
"I'm sure. The guy who built it is very good at building and he's also a super nice guy...really a pleasure to deal with. He told me the CBG sounds great! I trust him."
May 13
Milt Haselmire replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion The boxes and the sound they produce...
"Relax. You worry too much. You will have a fine guitar."
May 13

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CBG's are small and affordable! I was a hard rock drummer for most of my life, until I tore the labrum in my right shoulder. After abandoning music for almost 20 years now, at 53 I have decided it's time to take up music again...this time on a CBG.

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At 9:34am on April 24, 2017, Jim Morris said…

Hey, I see that you'e in Martinsburg, WV. I live near Romney WV and play pretty often in the Winchester/Martinsburg area. I give lessons pretty cheap and the first lesson is always free in case you're interested. If not, myself and plenty of others here on CBN are always willing to help.

 
 
 

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