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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

ICE!

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

 

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Cause the Blue rat replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Up for the Aerosmith challenge?
"'Mama kin' and 'Train kept a Rollin'"
15 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Dan Sleep's discussion Bob Dylan Tribute files are lost
"Not on the cloud. Will have to be another way. "
15 hours ago
Cause the Blue rat replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Up for the Aerosmith challenge?
"Actually you can learn a song in any key on a CBG. Say the song is in E.  Learn it on the 9th fret. Then take the patters and move them down to the open position. You just translated the song to G.  "
yesterday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Dan Sleep's discussion Bob Dylan Tribute files are lost
"Oily, what is a dropbox? I can save the songs as MP3s to my desktop. I'll need a list of all of them. the new itune program is a disaster. It puts songs were it thinks they belong. And in some cases wont let you move them. So I have all of the…"
yesterday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Dan Sleep's discussion Bob Dylan Tribute files are lost
"I have the tribute album. But have no idea how to get it back off a mac. then back to you. I'll look into it and see what I can do. "
Sunday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Dustin Aurand's discussion Painted instruments
"for what you do you don't need a mention. You deserve a metal. Awesome dude. "
Saturday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Dustin Aurand's discussion Painted instruments
"I've actually seen something that done. Don't remember the year. An organization was raising funds to get instruments into the hands of students. So all these famous and local artists got "VSOs" Or 'Violin Shaped…"
Saturday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Pickup Wiring
"Yep. The guitar itself needs to be grounded. Make sure your ground is in a single line.  Everything is part of the ground but nothing is grounded twice. You can split the ground. Just can't loop it. "
Apr 13
Cause the Blue rat replied to Phil Gershwiin's discussion Pickup Advise
"I've never seen how a lipstick pickup is made. As far as strings over poles go. People angle the pickups so the strings go over the poles. But those who are builders can say more on how important it is.  If your looking for good quality…"
Apr 12
Cause the Blue rat replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion Wayfinders absence
"This bums me out. It's one thing to loose a member. It's quite another to loose content that many of us have spent time on. Again. I'm at a loose as to what to say about this. I can understand the option of being able to delete…"
Apr 6
Cause the Blue rat replied to Dustin Aurand's discussion At what point does a movement become an industry?
"When you can start getting things designed directly for that movement from the industry.  As far as celebs playing thats easy to label. They know a good thing when they see it. You can  spend 10.000 but choose to spend 250 instead. Because…"
Apr 6
Cause the Blue rat replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion The Rhysonic Wheel is an inventive system to play guitar or other instrument, composed by a wheel with sticks on an electric drill
"Pound Cake. Great song too. "
Apr 3
Cause the Blue rat replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion The Rhysonic Wheel is an inventive system to play guitar or other instrument, composed by a wheel with sticks on an electric drill
"Awesome video. I don't know if I was amazed or shocked. That's cool. But wouldn't be easier to cut the guitar in half with a chain saw? : 0 Honestly he's not getting a sound much different than someone using a pick. If you take…"
Apr 2
Cause the Blue rat replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Wood choices for solid body instrument
"Hardwoods will hold the neck better. But you could always use a strip of hardwood in the center. And softer on both sides. Ply is great but only if your not doing any shaping or beveling. Like on the body of a strat. Ply would take a lot of filler…"
Apr 1
Cause the Blue rat replied to Mensh's discussion POD 2.0?
"If your looking for a single box that's both DI and distort/overdrive try a EH tortion. I have one and it's sweet.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KTJTDAAAjc It's a bit pricy but you can easily leave any tube amp at home. The…"
Mar 25
Cause the Blue rat replied to Mensh's discussion POD 2.0?
"I wouldn't recommend an all in one 'every kind of distortion' box. I've yet to hear on that is nothing more than variations on the same sound. Go on youtube and find a single box that gives the type of sound your looking for.…"
Mar 25

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1
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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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