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What and How? Bridge for the Gitty Vibrato/Tremelo tailpiece...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 30. 1 Reply

I want to try Gitty's Vibrato tail piece…Continue

Key Fob button fix

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Aug 22, 2016. 9 Replies

The buttons on my car's remote entry key fob were not working right, some worked fine, some kinda worked if you hit it and rubbed around, some didn't work at all.FIX:1. Make sure the battery is…Continue

Twisting the wires

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 5, 2016. 22 Replies

I had a thought about twisting the wires inside the git.  I was delivering a gift build to my friend, we played it a bit with a portable amp, and there was a LOT of hum from the multiple overhead…Continue

Cigar Box Nation TV

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Oct 14, 2016. 1 Reply

There had to be a thread to chat about this,LOVE IT!Free LIVE concert by Shane, available after the fact if you missed it.Tour of Ben Gitty's shop,…Continue

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JL replied to Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)'s discussion Artistic Lap Steels Made from 2x4's (Videos + Pics)
"Mother of Toilet Seat sounds like a song title"
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JL replied to Patrick's discussion Questions about my first build
"You are using a bolt for the nut...I'll bet that's why ALL of your notes are one hashmark sharp. the frets were likely measured & cut from the edge of the nut slot as though a bone/wood nut would be put in place with the string contact…"
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JL replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Will a CBG fit into a standard ukulele case?
"for a short term solution, use the shipping box your new CBG arrives in, some low tension exercise bands should keep the flaps closed if you are careful opening it."
Friday
JL replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Diddley bow makers and prices...
"cheap gear, lol"
Friday
JL replied to David Blackburn's discussion Odd vibration
"Nothing changed? obviously something did, and I'll throw a guess at the new cut in the neck is uneven/unflat/untight and the lid is now vibrating against it, your low string (A tuned down to G for GDg) is probably causing Ii because its closer…"
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JL replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Blues and Exotic Scales for CBG...
"grab any fretted instrument you have handy pick a string and play the following: open, 3rd fret, 5th fret, 7th fret, 10th fret, 12th fret. You just played a blues scale, also called the pentatonic minor 1 - 3flat - 4 - 5 - 7flat - octave (which is a…"
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JL replied to Jeremiah Peed's discussion Lots of questions
"glad to hear you have a working solution.  yes having the strings as low as you can without fret buzz makes fingering much much easier.  there are multiple other threads here about using bone/wood/antler/corean/etc and filing nut grooves…"
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JL replied to Chris's discussion Need advice
"too loose after tuning suggests your scale is measurably shorter than 24" or the wrong selection of strings out of a 6-pack?"
Thursday
JL replied to Jerryrig240's discussion What is a good clear coat for cbg necks?
"Indoor friendly? furniture wax, rub on, let set a day or 2 to cure, buff off, repeat if necessary."
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JL replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Most reputable CBG builder online?
"A list of reputable builders of finished ready-to-play CBGs would not be complete without Shane Speal CBGitty"
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JL replied to Dustin Aurand's discussion Songs inAm
"well without knowing the song or the author or the purpose to which the song is put, I made a best guess based on the other chords that it was the Key of C, or its relative minor key of Am, which doesn't contain the note G#  for…"
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JL replied to Dustin Aurand's discussion Songs inAm
"you are confusing that the 7th is always a minor 7th unless otherwise noted. E7 is an Emajor chord with a minor 7th added, Em7 is an Eminor chord with a minor 7th added, E7M is an Emajor chord with a major 7th added, Em7M is an Eminor chord with a…"
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JL replied to Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)'s discussion Artistic Lap Steels Made from 2x4's (Videos + Pics)
"I'm happy to know that there is enough magic in "Built By Shane" that you can earn a living at it.  Even for a builder that is proud of my own work, sometimes a thing just calls out to me, the autographed prototype stompbox for a…"
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JL replied to Brian Revels's discussion Homemade Pickup...
"For Brian, the hard drive magnets are plenty strong, use only 1. for Paul I suspect those polymer magnets may have the poles somewhere other than you think. for example, the craft store ceramic disk magnets for making your own refrigerator…"
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JL replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion Up for the Aerosmith challenge?
"Tuned in GDg you just use one finger across all 3 strings to play the chord, don't worry about key or major or minor or 7th or such. First thing to learn is this list of the notes G || A || B | C || D || E | F || G ( | is one fret || is two…"
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3-string punch-box for violist

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 9:09am 0 Comments

This one was a gift for a violist.  I 'finished' at 9 PM and it was gifted at 9 AM the next day.

The sound hole is a  "f" hole, the tail…

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First Build

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 6:39am 3 Comments

Well my first build went well, a pair of Diddly Bo's. (pictures to come soon).

I got the tuner's for free from a lutier who didn't mind thinning out his junk drawer for a good cause, and I got the cigar boxes for free from the owner of the tobacco store I patronize frequently.

They are face mount necks (similar to Uncle Crow's design) which makes it easy to open the box while still strung and staying in tune (I keep my slides inside when not playing).

The first time I…

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At 3:20pm on February 14, 2017, Amy O'Donnell said…
P.S. I made you my friend, but I have no idea how to send a private message.
At 3:19pm on February 14, 2017, Amy O'Donnell said…
Hi JL,

I am going to visit the shop this week and ask him about pricing. I have no interest in becoming a middle man, but Dan Sleep emailed me from his sick bed expressing interest, so he has first dibs. I want a few myself, but not the whole lot.

Once I get pricing, I will let both of you know how he wants to proceed. I asked him via email about bulk versus single sales. I don't want to give his contact info to the Nation and have him have to answer the same questions repeatedly, if you get my drift. I will send the shop contact info to you after I've given him a heads up. I'm also hoping to get a pix of the stack of chests, but because of his other inventory, he may not feel comfortable with that. There are friggin cameras everywhere.

Also, as you can imagine, this is not a one-time deal. He gets these every month.

Amy
At 3:49am on July 22, 2014, Cpt. Nemoff said…


Album Notes
Cigar Box Guitar and classical music met again after 150 years!

In the middle of XIX century there were musicians who classical pieces performed on homemade instruments such as Cigar Box Guitar. But, unfortunately, there are no records of these unique 
performances did not survive. How do sounds classical music of the Renaissance on cigar box guitar? 

"Das Wohltemperirte Cigar Box Guitar" Album ( translation: Well-Tempered sigar box guitar ) was recorded in a home studio by Eugene Nemov. 

The list of works you will see all the familiar songs and names of composers such as Franz Shubert, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Albinoni and names of familiar music lovers Renaissance: Pascal Bouquet and Francesco da Milano.

Pascal Bouquet - French lutenist, he lived in XV-th century. Pascal Bouquet composed many excellent works for lute and baroque guitar. Musical notations this musician survived to this day. "Brande des Hermites" and "Volte Praetorius" - it's two works from the collection of popular dances of France, Pascal Bouquet written specifically for learning to play the lute. 

Francesco Canova da Milano (Italian Francesco Canova da Milano) - Italian Renaissance lute, one of the major European composers XVI veka.Franchesko Canova da Milano is one of the best composers of lute music, and possibly greatest lute virtuoso of all time. His work, and the amazing beauty of a consistently high level, and are often performed today. 

Just the album includes two copyright works Eugene Nemov - "French dance" and "English dance". They are written in a popular style of lute music of the Renaissance .

All works have been performed at 3-string classic guitars from cigar boxes, made by Eugene Nemov. Description and images of these instruments You can see on the site www.cigarboxguitars.ru and personal Evgeny Nemov page on the www.cigarboxnation.com ;

Enjoy!
 



 
 
 

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