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Someone made Svengoolie a Cigar box guitar.

Started Aug 6, 2017 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, 2017. 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, 2017. 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, 2017. 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 Br Harold F Stubbs III's discussion Found on YouTube - Can you play Metal on a Cigar Box Guitar
"this guy is totally legit. He's got some really good advice and reviews on his channel. "
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Jim_in_Tucson's discussion Gibson Guitar may be facing bankruptcy..
"Gibson guitars is caught up in their own mess. They still want to cater to the few who hold on to the belief that one slab of the most expensive wood is what makes a guitar sound great. As far as I'm concerned, and I really do love the feel of…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Robbie's discussion Installing tele adjustable bridge (string through bottom)
"Sorry Korrigan. I didn't read through the posts before I posted. Just jumped right in the mix.  and by the way, GREAT idea Korrigan! This saves the hassle of lining all those string holes up. "
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Chuss's discussion Settings Overdrive
"Awesome Chuss! Mojo Mojo has some great dynamics and is one of the best overdrives in it's price range. Honestly better than some of the higher priced ones. And there is plenty of over priced junk in guitar equipment.  This same technique…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Chuss's discussion Settings Overdrive
"This is the type of childish posting that should get people banned. "
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Michael Cuell's discussion Amplifier for live gigs
"Noting with tubes. They can be a real pain. A 12 inch speaker is going to give you the best over all guitar sound. As deep or tinny as you want to go. As far as wattage goes anything can be micked. The more wattage the more weight. And yes, pedals…"
Apr 15
Cause the Blue rat replied to Robbie's discussion Installing tele adjustable bridge (string through bottom)
"You could always drill through the bridge's back. Get a very small drill bit. Meant for cutting through steal. Just has to be wide enough to accommodate the string. Some cutting or motor oil. Take the bridge apart. Clamp it so the end is facing…"
Apr 15
Cause the Blue rat replied to Chuss's discussion Settings Overdrive
"With a lot of these new analog pedals the guitar volume knob as a lot to do with your over all overdrive. Depending on your pickups output. I would first try it drive at full. Turn your guitar volume down till you get the desired overdrive. Then set…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Richard Dean's discussion Drilling and cutting Vintage/Antique items upwards of 100 years old
"Nope. I have a cigar box from the 1920's. Possibly older. Company dissolved in 1929. it's made of wood all the way around. Because of it's age. And the fact that it was never sealed. This box is brittle. It's sturdy enough to be…"
Nov 24, 2017
Cause the Blue rat replied to BeetleJuice!'s discussion Cigar Box guitars On TV Show! READ HERE
"Watched it! Totally AWESOME DUDE! "
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Timothy Hunter's discussion Andertons and oil can guitars
"Love these guys. Great sense of humor. And that Miku pedal? Still funny as hell. They could have tuned those things better.  I'll give it one more year before  a major signed artist uses a CBG or like on a studio album. Country music…"
Nov 3, 2017
Cause the Blue rat replied to Kigar's discussion Backing tracks - if I could only solo
"Soloing is easy. Start with one note. Any note in the scale your playing in. Then make that single note sound good. Give that single note some life. Vary how hard and soft you make it sound. Mute it. Bend up or slide down to it. Hit it once and let…"
Oct 31, 2017

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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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