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What about a cigarbox Nyatiti?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fomhorach May 18, 2016. 3 Replies

I recently saw a video of a nyatiti.It is an african instrument that has a beautiful  harp-like sound.It's made from a gourd,but I thought why not a cigar box nyatiti? Granted the fullness of a gourd…Continue

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Putting together first annual Cigar Box guitar fest Northwest (Eugene,Oregon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Downtown Vinnie Apr 13, 2014. 19 Replies

HEY KIDS,I am takin on a project that might be a load ,but it must be done.Looking for performers,CBG Vendors,a venue,and Sponsors.I am working on a venue today...This is a grass roots approach.I…Continue

Talk me to my peops-How Do You Create YOUR Music ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jul 3, 2013. 7 Replies

Lets share our creative process,inspiration,How do you get up for creating maybe share some recording tips.What gets you up for playin?Well me....I would'nt say I'm exclusive in my way of playing…Continue

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Tell me YOUR Likes and dislikes of CBG building

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Cartwright Jul 5, 2013. 67 Replies

Hey thought i'd get some input from the pros and rookies on what YOU hate and like......likes....The sound thru the pickup when you get it soldered, stringing, intonating,playin it for the first…Continue

 

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"Welcome Mark,nope I wish I did.Elmar makes them in Europe.Very fast and reasonably priced.He can be found on Facebook.Cant remember if hes here or not...Cheers, Vinnie"
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"It does have a unique dark tone compared to other open tunings. Glad you are getting some good traction out of it! Nice...."
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"thanks gang,Been feeling a bit stale musically ,as well as a bit burnt from a super busy summer and fall.,So I asked for some new tunings from a couple of my Peops.Derek gave me this from one of the girls in Larkin Powe. I decided to pull out my…"
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"Looks like a dulci ? but it aint?Neighbour at the door!  the Dog is Barking !! a cloud for the Sun !"
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"The inner Vinnie coming through all so well! Let the light shine on the music man! Pretty and inspired playing V!"
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At 5:20pm on September 4, 2017, Erasmo Coco said…

Thanks for the friend request.

At 6:35am on April 18, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi There DT V Well its done and out on the Nation ! Hope you like whit i done whit the Video only changed the intro to a slow fade in a little volume boost and some rotor speaker sound ,check it out in your time Love and Chicken grease Greeeeeettsszzz A.D.

At 4:31pm on August 22, 2016, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks vinnie , Groovin, how is the  album recording coming along?

At 3:38pm on June 4, 2016, Moedecker said…
Any livestream link today?
At 6:40am on May 29, 2016, Dave Lynas said…
Thanks Vinnie. Glad you liked it. Our group has played together for a long time. Many years. Sustain.... Today is Jug Band Day. Many such bands clash for fun.
At 6:12pm on May 23, 2016, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Vinnie! Well he Must Bee Got A new Vibe For if you got the time,it the first one of my New WHA Series Instrumentals sit back and have fun !!Greeeeettssszz A.D.

At 8:34pm on May 15, 2016, Dave Lynas said…
Hey Vinnie. It's wired and works wondrous! Test video in the morning's light... :^)... Oh Ya...
At 11:37am on May 10, 2016, Dave Lynas said…
This is rocket science Vinnie!
At 6:28am on May 10, 2016, Dave Lynas said…
Moon around the sound hole, Rocket on the head. Smaller carvings than the other wood top banjo. Curly Maple for wood. I'll carve the tail to fit the spoon today. I'll be at the studio all day so not a lot to happen on the build today. Tomorrow will get a lot together...
At 7:20am on February 21, 2016, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks my Man ! for your Kind Compliment ! Greeeettssszzz A.D.

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Dan Sleeps Memorial

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 5:02pm 3 Comments

For anyone who is interested in attending Dan Sleeps service, it will be on August 5,2017 at 10:00am and will be at Fairfax Community Church 11451 Braddock Road,Fairfax VA will be followed by a luncheon at 9624 Masey McQuire Ct. Lorton VA.

Autism Rocks guitar

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:09am 0 Comments

My FB friend Charlie Watts is selling a sweet lil puzzle piece shaped cbg to raise money for autism.It didn't sell at the auction and I'd like to help sell it.Hit me up if you are interested.Let's help this cause ,people.…

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Having technical issues with my USB to computer studio..

Posted on February 17, 2013 at 2:36pm 0 Comments

I am getting sound to my USB , but no Levels on Cubase,I think my ports r correct,seems to be a simple fix , but not for me.....any help would be greatly appreciated....,grrrrrrr..... I'm feeling like the actor in the Fly........Hellllllllp meeee.

 
 
 

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