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Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Jan 16. 5 Replies

Snow is something you expect. Dangerous but can be dealt with using common sense and caution. Ice is something you can’t do anything about. The only common sense and caution you have is to stay off…Continue

Not all forums are created equal.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 21. 14 Replies

I’ve belonged to many internet forums from the early 90’s on. Everything from science to Paranormal investigation. I think I can honestly say I’ve seen it all. Well, in this case, read it all.…Continue

My facebook page is no more......

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Jan 14. 10 Replies

Here's the story. I have a name. Within my full name there is a unique spelling for the middle name. There is a very famous off road racer. With lots of wins in his long and very prolific carrier. He…Continue

The dreaded ConCrud.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Oct 7, 2016. 8 Replies

As most of you know I love going to geek conventions. Went to Archon last weekend. St Louis’s oldest fan run sci-fi and fantasy convention. Celebrating their 40th. Had a BLAST! Got to meet someone…Continue

 

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Cause the Blue rat replied to Matthew Borczon's discussion no rules thank God
"I've gotten the 'look down at' from other musicians. I tell them, "Anyone can make six strings sound good. Try using three."  And then there's the modern tuning purists. Hypocrites. They claim there is only one…"
Feb 11
Cause the Blue rat replied to Matthew Borczon's discussion no rules thank God
"Oh ya. Not just on forums but face to face. I'm into steampunk. It's a fandom with so many conflicting rules there's no real set to go by. But someone will always let you know when your breaking one of their personal mantras.…"
Feb 10
Cause the Blue rat replied to Jim Talley's discussion Fretted Tones/Pitch
"Perhaps it's not the frets. have you tried moving the bridge? "
Feb 10
Cause the Blue rat replied to Amy O'Donnell's discussion Any ideas for Silverware Storage Chest Reuses?
"I have one of those boxes. Always thought it would make a great bass body. "
Feb 9
Cause the Blue rat replied to Wayfinder's discussion Re-enforce that CBG neck: The Golf Shaft Trick
"I've seen complete sets. The bag, roll around caddy and all sell for $1.00 at auctions. Most of the time they don't even bring a bid. I know one resale shop that can't give them away. Thanks for the idea. "
Feb 7
Cause the Blue rat replied to jose garcia paredes's discussion More musical styles?
"Oops, every once in a wile I forget to put a " : ) " at the end of a post. Sorry about that. I like the blues as well. But, like you, blues music doesn't speak well through me."
Feb 1
Cause the Blue rat replied to jose garcia paredes's discussion More musical styles?
"As I'm reading and listening to all these wonderful posts I'm grinning from ear to ear. I'm not alone! i'm not the only rebellious spirit fighting against the stronghold of blues only Cigar box guitar!  Not my style of…"
Feb 1
Cause the Blue rat replied to jose garcia paredes's discussion More musical styles?
"I've always argued that cbg weren't made for the blues. They were made for the music of the day. The very first recording of a cbg is a song called 'Beans'. Nothing to do with the blues. I've also heard interviews. People…"
Jan 31
Cause the Blue rat replied to smilingdog1's discussion St. Louis MO. CBG Club/Workshop
"So it's kind of like going to one of our jam session/get togethers. Only with tents and lots of people. LOL REALLY looking forward to this years fest! "
Jan 30
Cause the Blue rat replied to Dustin Aurand's discussion What's the strangest thing you've ever done to achieve a certain sound of effect?
"Paul. I use a TS9 at full distortion and the output at unity gain. This goes into a POG 2. The signal then goes into a Dirty Little Secret. Make my guitar sound like Deep Purple's heavy distorted organ. "
Jan 25
Cause the Blue rat replied to Dustin Aurand's discussion What's the strangest thing you've ever done to achieve a certain sound of effect?
"Don't sweat it dude. No controversy.  I saw the vid and thought he was pressing down on the top of the guitar. If it's just muffling then no harm done. "
Jan 25
Cause the Blue rat replied to Dustin Aurand's discussion What's the strangest thing you've ever done to achieve a certain sound of effect?
"spent a good chunk of change searching for the perfect vomiting demon sound. And fell in love with Devi Ever fuzz boxes.  Cocooned a mic in foam. got the idea from a high priced recording gadget. What I thought was a nice quiet recording turned…"
Jan 24
Cause the Blue rat replied to Toni Radic's discussion Electric Delta pickup - potential problem with pickup?!
"Looking forward to hearing you play!!! "
Jan 24
Cause the Blue rat replied to Toni Radic's discussion Electric Delta pickup - potential problem with pickup?!
"Totally cool question and concern. But no. The scratches are there to create a look. Like the exposed magnets on Fender pickups or the screws on Gibson humbuckers. They all get scratched up over time. And along with the pickup you have no sound or…"
Jan 24
Paul Craig replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Not all forums are created equal.
"I thought the same thing, but later saw that the front legs of steel curve towards the back of the chair and connect together at the back. You can just barely see it above the carpet."
Jan 21
Cause the Blue rat replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion Not all forums are created equal.
": ) Bluesheart. That's a late 50-s early 60's post modern chair. Got two of them for less than $10 at an auction. The base and internal frame is heavy chromed steel. I weigh over 200 lbs. That chair doesn't move under my…"
Jan 19

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The endless musical possibilities with just 2, 3 and 4 strings.

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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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