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On the Edge of Town - an original song

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Jus got paid broke before I cashed it

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"I could not get sound either.  Looks interesting though.  Please re post."
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"Clever and sounds good!"
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"Ha!  On the mouse pad.   Sounds good!   The looks beyond my skills, but I think I can do the drum sticks."
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"Ha!  On the mouse pad.   Sounds good!   The looks beyond my skills, but I think I can do the drum sticks."
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As a new CBG addict I'm already starting to notice changes in my behavior and personality. I need your support!

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 1:29pm 12 Comments

Things just aren't the same anymore. Little by little I'm noticing the changes.  My junk drawer has new meaning, and going to the hardware store is no longer just a errand, but a quest for inspiration.

What do you say to the overly helpful hardware store clerk who has noticed you hanging around his store looking at every hinge, bolt, threaded rod, drawer pull, drain cover and grommet on display. He's noticed that you have been there for quite awhile, apparently without purpose, a far…

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Why I marked my CBG's fret positions like a banjo instead of a conventional six string guitar.

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 9:00pm 5 Comments

It seems pretty much standard for conventional guitars to have fret position dots at fret numbers 3,5,7,9,12,15,17,19,21. Five string bluegrass banjos are marked almost the same, but a banjo differs in that its fingerboard usually marks the 10th and 22nd fret instead of the 9th and 21st. The…

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I'm new here and love this site.

Posted on March 8, 2015 at 7:31pm 4 Comments

Thanks to all of you who are building these wonderful instruments and keeping a great tradition going. I am joining the revolution.

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At 8:51pm on November 21, 2016, BBB said…

Hi Bruce, thanks for the invitation. I'm a novice at this kind of thing... Loved the Tony Joe White rendition and love the picture of your dog! BBB

At 10:13am on November 20, 2016, Derek Rose said…

Thank you for adding me as a friend Bruce. You have some nice looking builds and enjoyed your video! 

At 2:41pm on May 10, 2016, David Bowes said…

Hi Bruce thanks for the innovation, good work.

David

At 6:11pm on December 16, 2015, Peter Otto said…

Hey there Bruce! Thanks for inviting me!

At 7:53am on December 16, 2015, Dave Lynas said…
Glad to meet you Bruce. Thanks for the friend request.
At 9:42pm on December 15, 2015, turtlehead said…

Thanks for the nice comments and the friend add Bruce!

At 5:54pm on April 8, 2015, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Bruce! this was my second copper rezzo, but this one sure sounds sweet, and i am happy its a 4 stringer!

At 5:04pm on March 29, 2015, Andries D. EKER said…

Great to hear Bruce,thats why i play em! Thanks and  glad you liked  them.

At 1:32pm on March 23, 2015, Gary Charnock said…

Hi Bruce, I`m relating to a lot your posts/comments, like deciding on what wine etc, thought it was just me who feels as mad as a box of frogs, glad i`m not alone ;)

At 3:41am on March 23, 2015, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there Bruce! thanks for the Nice commentsMate!,Thats some awsome cutting divice you made there, looks like a winner!  Greeeeetssszzz A.D.

 
 
 

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