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BrianQ. replied to Greg Collier's discussion Biscuit tin guitar causing feedback
"Also a guess, your pickup's not wax potted? If you plan to put it into a block, make sure it's a tight fit & you're not using crap wood. Another way is to shim the sides with foam rubber to stabilize vibration, I've had great…"
Nov 7, 2017
BrianQ. replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Need Help with Chugger Stringing and Tuning
"Although the octave thing  sounds great with a slide? but its always good to try different things."
Sep 17, 2017
BrianQ. commented on bemuzic's video
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"Awesome,love the percussion loop,the cup holder is speaking to me-great idea!"
Sep 17, 2017
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BrianQ. replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Wiring help?
"For future reference; try not to solder too long on back of pots, excessive heat can ruin or make a pot fail, glad you figured it out, BTW ted crocker has an album of cbg pickup wiring somewhere on here,definitely worth looking at, cheers!"
Sep 17, 2017
BrianQ. replied to Kentucky Mojo's discussion Eddy Finn "Cigar Box" Ukulele
"Inspired by the cigar box uke is what they should have billed it? I seem to notice a trend in mass produced wanna be cbg's? Goes to show u, nothing's safe from knock offs?"
Sep 17, 2017
BrianQ. replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Need Help with Chugger Stringing and Tuning
"G-D E-B D-A? Do some experiments, if your ear enjoys it, its a winner?"
Sep 17, 2017
BrianQ. replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion VIDEO: The World's Most Irritating Instrument
"Almost as irritating as my wife on a relentless rant about my cbg's?"
Sep 17, 2017

Move over brand new shiny guitar, Here comes my Cigar Box Guitar!!!

Way back when i was younger I always asked for a guitar,but i didn't get it. My dad would always say " Bo Diddley made his guitar with a cigar box and a piece o' wood". And i always looked athim like as if he were crazy. A few years later, I had a friend that wanted to leave his jacked up guitar at my house. The neck was broken away from the body,with only 3 strings and  he had no intentions of comin' back for it. what do I do with a guitar that can't be played? Bo Diddley! Yeah! That's it! I glued and screwed the broken off neck and bridge to a Hava-Tampa cigar box, thus creating my first guitar and cigar box guitar!
Twenty years later, I discovered "cigar box guitars" group strictly by accident, triggering my long lost love for all things cigar box. Isn't it funny how life comes full circle sometimes?

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At 6:44am on January 11, 2017, Dave Lynas said…
Hi Brian, I've got a new email address. lynaslines@gmail.com
At 4:09pm on June 9, 2015, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there Brian! Just posted a trad; tune whit all the home made Instruments incorporated 3  string build by uncle john, oak spoons by jim morris, my jawharps, and some mouth-harmonica and vocals, hope you like !! Greeeetssszzz A.D.

At 6:58am on September 21, 2014, Dave Lynas said…

I've go a nice Stevens for you then Brian, House flat bar and Stevens style off to you Monday morning. Thanks again Brian. ... Dave

At 6:36am on September 20, 2014, Dave Lynas said…

Hey Brian, I'll send a dark Purplish Stevens and a house scene flat slide. Any size preference? I've got big fat Stevens and ones the size of a real Stevens. I like the big ones myself. I'll send one of my bigger flat bars. Some are real big, kind of big and just big. ? do you think? .... Dave

At 9:17pm on August 23, 2014, Dave Lynas said…
Thanks for the note Brian. I'm relieved....
At 6:24am on August 23, 2014, Dave Lynas said…
Hi Brian, Say, did you get your box of slides? I've not heard? Hope they came..... Dave
At 6:45am on August 8, 2014, Dave Lynas said…
Hey Brian, i've got several slides in your needed sizes and colors. I'll pick the best candidates and send them. Thanks Brian!
At 10:37pm on August 3, 2014, Dave Lynas said…
The flat bar looks cool on your beautiful lap slide Brian. Love the photo! Thanks much..... Dave
At 6:35am on August 3, 2014, Dave Lynas said…
Thanks Brian, i'm glad you like them. I'll be making more to feed the beast within. I'm having fun doing them.
At 6:31am on July 31, 2014, Dave Lynas said…
Hi Brian, Thanks for the mailing info. I'll send off shortly. Thanks again. All you need now is my email address for the pay pal thing: lynaslines@yahoo.com
 
 
 

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