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Ronnie Earl playing CocaCola cigar box guitar

Blues guitar master Ronnie Earl trying out a "cigar box guitar" (vendor is Victory Cigar Box Guitars) at the Pennsylvania Blues Festival on 7-27-14. On 7-26-...
1 hour ago
eK commented on Miku's video

Miku 3 fretless bass resonator - cigar box bass

"It has a nice tubby sounding growl to it. Good jazzy vibe in places too. You don't see or hear very many short-scale fretless basses these days. Well done!"
eK commented on Bad Finger (Eric)'s video

Wedding Present Guitar &Wedding Song

"Sounds like a cross between a cittern and how I sometimes wish a banjo might sound. Lovely instrument. Lovely song. And a very lovely wedding gift. :-)"
Jul 22
eK commented on Jack Hominid's video

Movie on 2014-07-20 at 22

"Nice foot stompin' groove you got going there. Like it!"
Jul 22
eK commented on shane wagstaff's video

Played on the 4 string Reso new build.Galway Girl

"No apologies needed. Great song. And so many different versions. I especially like Mundy's version with Sharon Shannon. (Watch it here.) And speaking of which, lets raise our glasses to the real Galway Girl: Ms. Sharon Shannon! This is the…"
Jul 11
eK commented on Marvin walker's video


"Sounds great! And Ella is awesome!"
Jul 9
eK replied to Brian Revels's discussion Fretless from fretted? Or should I even bother...? in the group Cigar Box Basses
"I think I missed something here... 1) Which "marvellous instrument" are you referring to? The bass in question is a Rogue - which is an extremely inexpensive ($99-$230 USD) line of basses sold as a "store brand" through…"
Jul 9
eK commented on Jim Morris's video

The Cuckoo on homemade banjo

"I feel a dance coming on! :-)) "
Jul 8
eK commented on Cpt. Nemoff's video

Das Wohltemperirte Cigar Box Guitar

"Lovely, understated elegance. Can't ask for more than that!"
Jul 7
eK commented on Andries D. EKER's video

route 66 B Troup - A.D.Eker 2014 Black&White

"Very cool rendition. Well done!"
Jul 4
eK commented on Mitch Barhorst's video

Doublewide Blues On Cigarbox Guitar- Owen Poteat

"Great song! (For the record: I preferred 1.5's myself, but that's just me...) ;-))"
Jul 3
eK commented on the anonymous pick's video


"Nice and growly! And some very interesting tones. Out of curiosity, how is the switch set up?"
Jul 3
eK replied to Jonathan Clark's discussion Bass string action ? in the group Cigar Box Basses
"I'd recommend springing for a short scale bass string set rather than cutting down a 34" set. Using a long set on a short scale will result in the windings breaking and starting to slip eventually. That's because they're not…"
Jul 2
Graham Alibone left a comment for eK
"Thankyou for friending me eK, Iwill remember your offer thanks.    'fingers'"
Jul 2
eK commented on Richey Kay's video

Original by Richey Kay on 3 string Cigar Box Guitar

"That would almost make it worth a hangover for me if something like that popped into my head when I had one. Very nice indeed. Do you have any words to go along with it? It sounds like it wants to be sung. :-)"
Jul 1
eK replied to Graham Alibone's discussion 2 string bass tab. in the group Cigar Box Basses
"Quick aside... it seems to my ears that Nancy's song is very similar to the Pete Seeger classic Kisses Sweeter than Wine. Here's Noel Paul Stookey, the Paul of Peter. Paul and Mary showing an audience how to do it. It's really…"
Jun 30
eK replied to Graham Alibone's discussion 2 string bass tab. in the group Cigar Box Basses
"The song is simple enough you really don't need a TAB for the bass. It's yet another song that uses the eternal I-IV-V chordal relationship. This time in D minor (i.e Dm-G-Am) Ok...Nancy's part is: Am/G repeated twice; then Dm/Am…"
Jun 30
eK replied to Brian Revels's discussion Fretless from fretted? Or should I even bother...? in the group Cigar Box Basses
"One additional note: as far as a travesty is concerned... If you were doing this to a totally vintage 50/60s Jazz or PBass it would be a travesty since an instrument like that has historic value. You'd also be screwing yourself out of several…"
Jun 29
eK replied to Brian Revels's discussion Fretless from fretted? Or should I even bother...? in the group Cigar Box Basses
"There's a really good and detailed series of conversion videos (plus proper setup instructions) you can take a look at starting here. Might be overkill for a CBB - although I don't see why it should. The more info you have before you start…"
Jun 29
eK commented on turtlehead's video

A Long Night at the Carnival

"Some of the nicest melodies and harmonizations I've heard in a good long while. Like that sort of Django swing bit that starts around the one minute mark...and that diminished (I think it's diminished) chord around 1:23....and finally how…"
Jun 24

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At 6:57am on July 2, 2014, Graham Alibone said…

Thankyou for friending me eK, Iwill remember your offer thanks.   


At 3:18am on May 20, 2014, Richey Kay said…

Thanks for the friend request eK, hope you had a good one!

At 2:48am on May 7, 2014, Richey Kay said…

Happy birthday eK!

At 1:33pm on December 6, 2013, railroadDon said…

repairs been done to the video,sorry try not to let it happen again

At 10:48am on December 6, 2013, railroadDon said…

eh sorry Im working on it ,had to make a small adjustment ,it will be back ,thank you

At 3:45am on August 25, 2013, Diglydog said…

Thanks for the friend add eK :-)

At 8:02pm on January 17, 2013, Mike Izzo said…

eK - thanks for the friend request.  I'll have lot's of questions being that I've never made a bass (made a few CBG's) and I don't even play one!  Right now I'm just in the info-gathering stage.


At 3:10pm on November 21, 2012, Jamie MacBlues said…


At 11:09am on October 9, 2012, turtlehead said…

It's all good eK, I still have the Keef on the shelf.  I wanted to get some more builds under my belt before I finished it.  I think it's about time...

At 9:03pm on October 8, 2012, turtlehead said…

Thanks for the nice words and friend request eK!

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