Don Stachovak
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Awkward Valentine's Day...

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Feb 14, 2017. 2 Replies

So, last night while celebrating valentine's early, the phone rang. It was Fed Ex informing me that the Bruce Rose 6 string CBG I ordered (and neglected to mention to my Wife) was arriving today, Feb…Continue

My Holiday Gift...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bluesheart Jan 19, 2017. 8 Replies

So, while discussing holiday gifts, my wife said she had the "perfect" gift for me. The way she said it implied (to me) something, uh, a bit "racy". According to my sons, it ACTUALLY means a new…Continue

Low G tuning + magnetic pickup.

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Nov 17, 2016. 3 Replies

Hello! I'm new to CBG but not to guitars. I play blues on a guitar with a 25" scale and a humbucker at the neck. It came in a "high G" tuning, but I went to a low g for more growl. I've been…Continue


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Don Stachovak replied to Paul W. McGuire's discussion Strap Button Location
"Just my 2 cents here, but your button placement is where I like them. I really hate straps attached to the headstock, I feel as though the neck flexes slightly when playing. When the button is on the upper bout (like you did) the guitar will be neck…"
Feb 14
Don Stachovak replied to Russell Bryant's discussion Uncle Mark - My new favorite CBG lessons
"Small world. I have a guitar he used to own!"
Feb 10
Don Stachovak replied to Murray Thompson's discussion Flat sounding strings
"Hi! Usually a fretless is played with a slide only. If I fret a note on a fretless CBG it won't ring out like a fretted one, it will sound like "mwahhh". (My approxamation). Kind of dull and muddy. Hope this helps!"
Feb 3
Don Stachovak replied to rob muller's discussion piezo's vs pickups in the group Introduce Yourself!
"You can use piezos with distortion. It will pick up every little scrape, but if you need Metallica levels of distortion use a mag pup. I have several with the "Snake Oil" mini humbuckers they have at Gitty. They sound good, and a rectangle…"
Dec 31
Don Stachovak replied to Tom T's discussion How many strings is best?
"I own 3, 4, and 6 stringers, but at the end of the day whatever floats your boat across the moat is the best. I like 3's for bottleneck and 6's for fingerpicking. But remember, you gotta do what YOU like best."
Dec 27, 2017

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