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Someone made Svengoolie a Cigar box guitar.

Started Aug 6 0 Replies

For those of you who don't know. Svengoolie is a B movie/ bad sci-fi host. http://svengoolie.comWas watching his show last night. Well sort of…Continue

Back on nights!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Jun 29. 4 Replies

Worked my first day back on nights last night. Finally! So here's how the story goes. Years ago i was on 2nd shift. LOVED it! Then I was told to go to first. Not happy but had no choice. Then, after…Continue

Bought me some new toys! New circular saw and 1/4 sheet sander.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 20. 2 Replies

I have a love hate relationship with my circular saw. It's the first one I bought. Used it for years. But the thing is flimsy. It has a  base with rounded ends. These rounded sides make it impossible…Continue

A change in job positions and how I got there.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek Rose Mar 12. 3 Replies

Thinks are changing. And for me for the better. I’ll have to start this story off by going back a bit in time. And I’ll try to keep this all as short as a story covering 10+ years can get. Have to…Continue

 

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Cause the Blue rat replied to Wal Callaby's discussion No, seriously, what are you playing?
"I think every hammer-on I play makes me sound like Van Halen or Ynqwie Malmsteen. I also think I'm the greatest guitar player in the world. As long as I'm not actually playing a guitar. Reality sucks. : ) I have a guitar player friend who…"
Oct 14
Cause the Blue rat replied to Wal Callaby's discussion No, seriously, what are you playing?
": )  Alan, That mistake is totally forgivable.  'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' is the one of the only Bach worth listening to. It's ok to think someone with more talent created that song. I grew up listening to classical…"
Oct 13
Cause the Blue rat replied to Rupe Power's discussion Pickup Height
"Have the polls anywhere between 5 CM or 3/16 of an inch below your stings.  I jammed in a band with a guy who loved his pickups to be as low as he could get them. This way he could turn up his pre amp. He had an all tube Marshall. This allowed…"
Oct 13
Cause the Blue rat replied to Wal Callaby's discussion No, seriously, what are you playing?
"Four more chords to add to the first four. ....7 ......8 ....7 .......8 ...........10 ............10 ............10 ...........9 .....7 .........8 ..5 ..5 There are still a lot of variations I can try to add to this run. "
Oct 7
Cause the Blue rat replied to Wal Callaby's discussion No, seriously, what are you playing?
"Love me some Rage Against the Machine. Here's a four chord progression I'm trying to work into something.  Using the 1, 5, 8…"
Oct 7
Cause the Blue rat replied to Wal Callaby's discussion No, seriously, what are you playing?
"I'm still exploring all the sonic patterns I can get out of just three strings. In 1. 5. 8 in the key of G.  Mixing chords and single note runs to create rhythms. However none of it is the blues. Not sure how to categorize. Rock, soft…"
Oct 3
Cause the Blue rat replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion New video by APRIL MAE & THE JUNEBUGS! Recorded at legendary Sun Studios
"Seen them live a few years back at our Cigarbox fest here in St Louis. Really awesome band. "
Sep 26
Cause the Blue rat replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Question about 5 stringer guitar
"There are many rock songs done in an open tuning. "She Talks to Angels' by the Black Crows is a straight up open E. Many other songs in more modified tunings.  The concept of a five string is sound. If it's what you want then go…"
Sep 22
Cause the Blue rat replied to ChickenboneJohn's discussion Fractal Lichtenberg electrical woodburing - FATAL ACCIDENT
"I don't understand why anyone would want to do this. You can get the very same random results using a woodburner. Why risk life or limb to take a short cut? As someone who has recently survived having 110 go up threw my left knee and out my…"
Sep 20
Cause the Blue rat replied to Lane Martin's discussion Repurposing an old piano
"augh! Blasted science and all that. : ) But I like this urban legend. "
Aug 31
Cause the Blue rat replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion Play Like Keef, the Rolling Stones & more: Bob Wurster's 3-string cigar box guitar lesson
"Shhhhhhh, don't tell anyone......... this is standard tuning...... and there's no secret about the chords.......those are standard too. : ) other supper secret chords you could…"
Aug 31
Cause the Blue rat replied to Jim_in_Tucson's discussion POLL: Using someone else's artwork
"C I know artists. This is a really bad way of getting yourself into a lot of unnecessary hot water. If you are making the guitar for yourself it might be overlooked. Selling them? Trouble. You could end up getting fined and your work…"
Aug 28
Cause the Blue rat replied to Bryan's discussion Newbie just arrived
"As a fellow long time guitar player welcome to the wonderful world of "What do I do with this?" : ) My first three string? I tuned it to standard so I could actually play it. Now I take the chance to experiment with as many different…"
Aug 28
Cause the Blue rat replied to Lane Martin's discussion Repurposing an old piano
"Ever try to move a piano? Be a lot less stress in buying a cheap electric keyboard. Takes up less space in a closet when the kids decide it's not what they want. And electric ones are easier to sell. Another thing to take in consideration. Most…"
Aug 28
Cause the Blue rat replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion The Good, The Bad & The Ugly on Cigar Box Guitar! Latest viral video from Jerome Graille
"Hey Blondy. There are three types of people in this world. Those who only need three strings. And those who need all six to get anything done. Absolutely LOVE these movies. Great job on the song. Brings back memories of the best set of movies ever…"
Aug 17
Cause the Blue rat replied to Matt's discussion Please post how to play (insert song here) video links
"Copperhead Road. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFUAlr5NIJI ...because i'm a shameless attention ho... : )"
Aug 13

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At 4:08pm on May 9, 2015, c# merle said…

i totally dig your version of 'loner' on the NY disc. if some drums and bass kicked in at 1:14 i'd be in sonic nirvana. great sounds

At 3:27pm on April 19, 2015, Low Budget Luthier said…

Not just means, it's not a cbg, is all.

At 9:51am on April 13, 2015, Gary Wiese said…

Thanks for your comment on my lap steel guitar. The color is Sea Side Blue. Tried to get that 50`s look.

At 11:07pm on July 19, 2014, gary herget said…

glad you were able to make the club meet today, everyone enjoyed your new guitar. Spoke with Russ this evening and he said he really enjoyed playing guitars with you and Clark. Hope your schedule works out next month.

Gary

At 12:24am on June 3, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, if you have a cordlees drill would you mind bringing it to the fest to use in building the kit guitars. Need #1 and#2 phillips bits if you have those as well. Be great if you can help with this. Oh yeah don't forget to charge the batteries the nite before.

Thanks Gary

At 10:38pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

The website address works just as is.

At 10:27pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, there's a website for the fest, it kinda long but you can see what last years fest looked like. www.stlcigarboxguitarfestival.com  you may need to spell out st. Louis don't remember give it a try if it doesn't work let me know.

 
 
 

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