Brent Kasl
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Now time to learn

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kirk Jan 2. 10 Replies

been building and selling now for three years, have not played a lick, 2018 is time to start. How do I begin?????Continue

Angled neck/fretboard

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Dec 29, 2017. 8 Replies

Merry Christmas to alli have built about 15 cbg's but have not angled the neck/fretboard back as noted in some build discussions.Please advise of how to complete and what is considered an angle that…Continue

Horizontal CBG Stand

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague May 16, 2017. 1 Reply

Plenty of ideas and plans for vertical stands, I need to display a single CBG horizontally, maybe at an angleAny ideas or pics appreciatedContinue

Dye a fretboard

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Apr 16, 2017. 16 Replies

I have dyed some necks black in the past with good results, now I have a poplar fretboard that I want to change to black to match a build in progress, then clear coat.See any reason why this wouldn't…Continue

 

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Jan 2
Kirk replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Now time to learn
"I tried for over 20 years, to learn how to play, before taking it up 5 years ago, and now being able to actually play.  I play for a local missionary, and I play at open mics, jams, etc.  I think the reason why some people try and try but…"
Jan 2
Roland Wood replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Now time to learn
"Honestly, the best advice I was given when I started playing my banjo, "Sit, and mess around for at least 30 minutes a day. No matter how good, bad, or otherwise it sounds." And I did just that. Eventually, 30 minutes turned into 45, then…"
Jan 1
David Bowes replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Now time to learn
"I am in a similar boat, I build but cannot play. No musical talent, unfortunately, maybe 2018 is the year I will learn some basics, but I think I need lessons, it would need to be a very patient teacher!"
Jan 1
Grandpa replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Now time to learn
"1. Sit down. 2. Pick up yer git. 3. Start pickin', strummin' and noodlin' around. 4. Listen for what sounds make you happy. 5. Repeat. 6. Keep smilin'."
Jan 1
Road Rash Roy replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Now time to learn
"Here's your pill: It doesn't matter how sour it sounds, or how out of tempo your PLAYING is when you are learning.  You are PLAYING to get better.  The more you PLAY, the better your PLAYING will be. PLAY your scales.  PLAY…"
Jan 1
Richard Dean replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Now time to learn
"Being a lefty, I've had to struggled with that as well, but, this is Brent's thread, so I won't make it about me, should have started my own similar thread long ago. These guys are right as far as starting with a 3 string, basic…"
Jan 1
David McQueen replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Now time to learn
"Does not matter how many strings. Lean basic major minor and seventh chords up the fretboard. Go to Chordie or some other tab site that you like. Find a song you like and play it. It will be fun. Keep doing that and get dissatisfied because you…"
Jan 1
Road Rash Roy replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Now time to learn
"I had to put the saw down too.  Here's some advice that might be useful: 1.  Start with a three stringer tuned 151.  There's just more variables to contend with on a four stringer.  Trust me. 2.  Watch "how to…"
Jan 1
Richard Dean replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Now time to learn
"Oh, and if you find a magic "practice pill" on eBay for $9.99 free shipping, let me know, I'll buy them all LOL"
Jan 1
Richard Dean replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Now time to learn
"I'm in the same boat, wanting to and half-ass trying to play for years. The one answer everyone will contribute is....here it comes, you know the answer...practice, how we do that, can be different for everyone, no one magic practice formula…"
Jan 1
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Now time to learn

been building and selling now for three years, have not played a lick, 2018 is time to start. How do I begin?????See More
Jan 1
Taffy Evans replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Angled neck/fretboard
"Yes a lower saddle will effect the output of sound from the guitar, but not from the sound of strings themselves. I suggest it is from a lack of downward pressure on the saddle by the strings due to a changed break angle ( less angle). One neads to…"
Dec 29, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Angled neck/fretboard
"Absolutely right, a lot of people think it helps with bowing, or string tightness, has absolutely nothing to do with it, take from CkickenboneJohn here whom has had more than 900+ instruments built to his credit!!"
Dec 29, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Angled neck/fretboard
"A lower saddle diminishes the sound from the strings, this is easily notice when necks are warped and people install a lower saddle to attempt to lower the action. Having a neck angled, yes, raises the bridge, but without sacrificing action, saddles…"
Dec 29, 2017
ChickenboneJohn replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Angled neck/fretboard
"All that angling the neck does is raise the bridge height. If you want a taller bridge, then you can simply install the neck parallel to the top of the box but just raise it a little above the top face of the box. It makes no difference to string…"
Dec 29, 2017

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At 12:05am on December 25, 2017, Korrigan said…

Those are some great looking guitars and amps Brent! Thanks for sharing some pics.

At 10:48pm on December 24, 2017, Richard Dean said…

You have some nice builds

At 12:05pm on November 26, 2015, Wichita Sam said…

Glad to be your friend.  Text me if I can do anything for you.  Sam

At 2:45am on September 30, 2015, Richey Kay said…

Thanks for the friend request Brent!

 
 
 

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