Snuffy Smith
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How do I know when to put new strings on my CBG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Richardson Nov 30. 12 Replies

Hey all,Only been playing since last May. My CBG came with a new set of strings on it. I have an extra set just in case. It should be noted that I play every single day, and have gotten alot of…Continue

Grounding problem...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erasmo Coco Nov 10. 11 Replies

I have recently bought a recording interphase so that I can record my CBG onto my Mac to create MP3 files to share. I bought this device:…Continue

Anyone heard of J.N Guitars - Cask series?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Robertson Oct 28. 14 Replies

They have 3 of them. I watched some videos on YouTube. They sound real nice. Anyone know anything about them?…Continue

What key am I playing in here?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Snuffy Smith Oct 17. 5 Replies

Working on a new song and I have the first two parts that I began with....I've added alot more, but the song feels like it's going in two different directions now, and I feel I have to reel it back a…Continue

 

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Dave Richardson replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion How do I know when to put new strings on my CBG?
"I would say monthly, depending how much you play your guitar.  I've been cheating, I got a Guitar Center String club membership for $20 USD. Where you get a $5 dollars a month to set of strings. the acoustic strings I buy comes to $5.38,…"
Nov 30
Jerry Jordan replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion How do I know when to put new strings on my CBG?
"String changing day is also called Inauguration day in the USA ..... falls once every 4 to 8 years depending on your luck..."
Nov 27
Snuffy Smith replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion How do I know when to put new strings on my CBG?
"Thanks guys. Sometimes my strings sound like they are losing their brightness...that nice clean ring. I had just noticed the black areas on them and was wondering how long I should keep them on. When I played the drums, I chopped up my sticks when I…"
Nov 27
Milt Haselmire replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion How do I know when to put new strings on my CBG?
"I don't think there are any real rules about this. I read somewhere that the Stones have a guy who changes strings on every guitar every day regardless if its even been played. The other end of the spectrum is the change them when they break…"
Nov 27
Erasmo Coco replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion How do I know when to put new strings on my CBG?
" I usually wait until it breaks . Then I only change the broken string. I will wipe them down when they start to blacken my fingers or show signs of being dirty, I spray them with armour all and wipe . Only if I am not happy with the sound or…"
Nov 27
JL replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion How do I know when to put new strings on my CBG?
"If you can actually hear a difference that the strings have gone dead and lifeless - maybe, depends on your ear and how much it takes the pleasure out of your playing. Break one or you see it fraying and ready to break soon, - definitely"
Nov 27
Snuffy Smith commented on Anthony Insetta's video
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My tenor guitar

"Sounds like your git might be worth alot more now, huh? I use to play drums. I was checking out drum kits the other day online. I have a Ludwig 10-piece kit (10 drums). They run around $13,000 now. I paid $3,500 for mine back in 1979. How the times…"
Nov 25
Korrigan replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion How do I know when to put new strings on my CBG?
"I bought my first CBG in September, didn't like the strings (or the poor workmanship of the instrument, which is why I started to build them myself). The strings it came with were already corroded and making my fingers black so I decided to put…"
Nov 25
Snuffy Smith replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion How do I know when to put new strings on my CBG?
"Thanks Richard!"
Nov 24
Richard Dean replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion How do I know when to put new strings on my CBG?
"Pretty simple, but rather than a lengthy explanation, go here ---> String replacement Ignore the parts that don't pertain to a CBG, but for the most part, this is one of the best tutorials in my opinion."
Nov 24
Snuffy Smith replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion How do I know when to put new strings on my CBG?
"Cool. Thanks guys. Okay. How about tips, or advice, in actually changing the strings, as I have never done this before?"
Nov 24
Tom T replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion How do I know when to put new strings on my CBG?
"Well, that's a pretty open question. Some guys who play professionally will replace acoustic strings weekly. I'm not one of them. If you play a lot, then the strings are likely to get dirty (finger grunge in the windings) and that will…"
Nov 24
Richard Dean replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion How do I know when to put new strings on my CBG?
"Some change them frequently, some not till they break, blackish means time to change them, usually they won't hold tune as well either, and you're right, humidity plays a big factor as well. To give your strings good life, get a tack cloth…"
Nov 24
Snuffy Smith posted a discussion

How do I know when to put new strings on my CBG?

Hey all,Only been playing since last May. My CBG came with a new set of strings on it. I have an extra set just in case. It should be noted that I play every single day, and have gotten alot of mileage so far out of this first set of strings. My question is: how do I know when it's time to change strings? LOL, I say this as a former drummer who ONLY put a new head on a drum if, and when, I put a hole in it...which was rare. So what about strings??? I have noticed that certain areas of the…See More
Nov 24
Snuffy Smith commented on Casey Baron's video
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"Wow, that sounds KILLER! Nice and clean. Beautiful tone!"
Nov 24
Snuffy Smith commented on Erasmo Coco's video
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"There's those lightning fingers....sounds great!"
Nov 24

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Steve Renecker
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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
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 4:30am on October 11, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for the Nice Compliment there SS ! Greeettsszzz A.D.

At 2:11pm on September 24, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Just fine Mr S.Smith Your welcom i was under the impression we already did this  but allright ! Greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 10:41am on September 16, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Snuffy! Glad you liked it ! the expiriment keeps it all alive ! and it fun !

At 4:48am on June 27, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for the Nice Comments there Snuffy,Your on your way set for cool video's and Fine playing, if you have a question ,you like to put to me, please do so! your Welcom !  Greeeeeettsszzz A.D.

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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