Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans
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Video Making Software

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Robertson Dec 19, 2016. 7 Replies

I used to use Windows Live Movie Maker, but with the new Windows 10, it doesn't seem to be supported?  I bought a decent plug-in USB mic, which absolutely no longer works with this software. …Continue

2nd Build Fretted 3-String

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Capo Kid Apr 1, 2014. 1 Reply

Just finished up my second fretted 3-string.  May electrify it later on down the road.…Continue

 

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"Cool, 43!   I have made a few canjos and strummer-stix on a 23" scale; some of those were diatonic (dulcimer) fretted.   Fun to play, and based on your success with this 21" scale beauty, I think I'll give it a try soon!…"
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"Titch - that's a very cool method!  Beautiful uke as well!   Sounding great, Bro'!"
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"So we have the board guy, and the bored guy?  Is that what I'm understanding here? Oh - and Richard!  Good catch on Jim's time comment.  I first took that to mean 2 or 3 seconds TOTAL!   (Seemed a little harsh..... but…"
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"I think I see a short scale (21") in my future too!  My normal scale is 25.00""
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"Good observations, Unc.  I really like the tailpiece....."
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"It has a lot to do with having a creative mind, 43!"
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"I've not tackled a whammy bar yet!  Kudos!"
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"Nice looking build, Grandpa!   I dig those Undercrown boxes!"
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"Uncle John - I'm still in the 'Anonymous Pick school of thought' regarding 4-strings.  (A buddy really wanted me to make a 4-string for a friend of his, so I caved.  I asked you, Dave Lyons and Pick about the best way to…"
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""Wooden it be nice"."
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Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans replied to Arthur Putnam's discussion whats the best Open G android app tuner?
"Arthur - I like "PitchLab" which has a free version and is available for either phone, Android or iPhone.  Nothing to lose!"
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"Great music coming out of that two stringer!   Wow!   Great job, Erasmo!"
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"Sweet!   (Wait!   Is that even allowed?   A 'Sweet' Swamp Witch???)   Nice one, pickster!"
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"Nicely done, Unc!   Enjoyed this a lot!   One thing - I'm hearing most of your covers for the first time!  ;-)"
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First CBG Design/build

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 4:26pm 3 Comments

Almost finished my first (non-kit) CBG of my own design.  It's a fretted three-string, and will likely end up with a piezo-pickup option.  Have not used any fret markers yet, nor cut any sound holes.  Tone actually seems pretty OK with no holes, and it's a really clean look.

I counterbored to recess the screw-together tuners, leaving the main headstock at 3/4".  Used a 5/8" Forstner bit in a hand drill to c'bore about 3/16" deep.

Some tweaking remains to be done, but I think it…

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At 7:06am on July 6, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks Gary

At 10:11pm on June 6, 2017, gary herget said…

Thanks for the friendship,we'll get to meet next year, give you a reason to return!!

At 11:18am on May 1, 2017, Crowdaddy said…

Thanks Gary,I learned a lot from this build.

At 3:42pm on April 30, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

At 3:23pm on April 30, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

thanks Gary for the comments ,its a dutch cigar tin, from a old city near mine cald KAMPEN,the factory is gone ,the tin was from my dad, he used it for fisching gear, i safe it for a long time, but the other week i dicided to turn it in to a cigartin guitar its 3 string and it sounds pretty twangy on the lookout for a good tune to make a audio vid for play on the Nation,so more will come, on the little pictures if you zoom in there is a black &white of the people in the factory its the only picture i was able to find on the subject the stick is from france the flower piucture is from the name of the crubbery in latin,thanks again for asking Greeeeeettsszzz A.D.

At 6:39pm on January 13, 2017, Brian Thompson said…

Thanks for the friends request Gary, accepted with pleasure.

I've been involved with a national classic off road motorcycle club in the UK for many years and helped set up their internet forum, on which I was also a moderator for a long time.....Let me tell you that I've had more warmth and response in one day on this excellent site than in a long time on there.....and I've given blood, believe me......

I feel honoured to be a new member of this fine community...it's a breath a fresh air in a crazy world....

Thanks again Gary, delighted to swap a few lines with you today.

Brian.

At 11:12am on January 13, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there Gary Me like you liking It! thanks appriciated!

At 3:52am on October 14, 2016, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks Gary!for the Comments! it sure is but need still lots of work, and parts, will get some today! Greeeetszzz A.D.

At 12:31am on October 3, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

YOU'RE KNOCKING DEAD ALL OVER THE WORLD WITH THREE STRING BAD MOON RISING REVEREND - GUESS I WILL HAVE TO STOP BY FOR A LESSON OR THREE - MIKE - DON'T FORGET WE HAVE A FEW SHOWS COMING UP WHERE YOU NEED TO ENTERTAIN THOUSANDS!!!

At 5:43pm on August 15, 2016, Michael Lohrengel said…

GW,

You busted my gut with that comment about termites and when I looked at the pic I could see what you were talking about in your humorous sarcastic funny ass manner - damn my friend no wonder i enjoy working with you so much in the CBG world.

 
 
 

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