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Navigation Buttons on Last Page - or just me?

Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan Jul 6. 2 Replies

Maybe its just me, when I get to the last page of a discussion, the navigation buttons at the bottom of the last messages to go to a page# or first/last/etc are missing.  Even in a forum section, if…Continue

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

 

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JL replied to Richard Dean's discussion 3 String Resonator Build...and a million annoying questions
"A lot of factors contribute to how 'hot' a mag pickup is.  the resistance of the windings (thousands of ohms or what's being called here the 'K') does not really tell you how hot it is.  thin copper wire has…"
yesterday
JL replied to Michael Graves's discussion best size bolt to use for but
"For a slide git, any threaded thingy you have on hand that gets the strings off the neck. For a fretted git, don't do it.  it has a different 'last contact' point than a regular nut and will throw off your fret positions &…"
yesterday
JL replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 Halloween Build-Off!
"Ash would be Proud!"
yesterday
JL replied to Martin Ford's discussion Intruduction
"Welcome and those are some good looking gits"
yesterday
JL replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Round peizo... feeling underwhelmed.
"probably gluing the piezo side of the cap instead of the thick glue side of the cap to the soundboard, just a guess..."
Thursday
JL replied to Andrew Corl's discussion Bowed Psaltery
"Had to google this.... Design-wise it's intriguing.  the waynie ultimate style would seem to lend itself best to a set of cigar boxes attached narrow-end-to-end like the lap dulcimers. Solve the scratchy sound if you do. …"
Thursday
JL liked Robert Cowell's discussion I want Halloween Cigar Box
Thursday
JL replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Round peizo... feeling underwhelmed.
"I started with using my electric hand held belt sander upsidedown in the bench vice, then I got something like this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-120-Volt-Bench-Sander-Green-BD4601G/205509608 tips for even and level, sure.  Pressing hard…"
Wednesday
JL replied to Colin Trundle's discussion Hubcap grounding issues
"scratchy/crackle while playing sounds are from a bad contact, a loose jack, bad instrument wire partially proken inside, a volume pot gone dirty will crackle as you turn the knob.  a bad solder joint will vibrate and make intermittent contact…"
Tuesday
JL replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Round peizo... feeling underwhelmed.
"I invested in a benchtop belt & disk sanding station, and do a whole lot of my work on it, including shaping bridges, tail pieces, nuts, pegs, sanding down the sharp ends of frets and the sides of the fingerboard and neck, I've even made…"
Tuesday
JL replied to Snuffy Smith's discussion What key am I playing in here?
"Turtlehead hit it square an complete. But if you want a starting point on wrapping your mind around it Do-Ray-Me-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do G string: open, 2nd fret, 4th fret, 5th fret, 7th fret, 9th fret, 11th fret, 12th fret."
Tuesday
JL replied to Nic Milton's discussion Hi & Making Box Look Good
"I'd start with a hair dryer and a credit card or plastic putty knife taking off any residual adhesive from stickers that aren't there no more or don't belong. then go to the goof-off/oops/zippo fluid/ naphtha based adhesive removers…"
Monday
JL replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Bourbon Tin Diddley Bass
"neat idea and glad it worked"
Monday
JL replied to Wal Callaby's discussion No, seriously, what are you playing?
"1932 frying pan"
Monday
JL replied to Colin Trundle's discussion Hubcap grounding issues
"does touching the strings, metal part of the volume knob, metal cover on the instrument cable or the hex nut for the jack change the sound? have you tried a different instrument cable? does the same cable and amp not make noise when you plug in your…"
Monday
JL replied to Mike Whitney's discussion Round peizo... feeling underwhelmed.
"I see the tail piece in the pics but I don't see the bridge? Looking at the bottle cap inside the git, If you glued the piezo down inside the bottle cap and then filled it with glue, and then glued the thick layer of glue side to the…"
Monday

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Teaching moment

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 7:51am 4 Comments

I guided my grown step-son through building his own Cigar Box Amp, his first experience with soldering and some basic woodworking.  We had a great time and he really likes the sound.…

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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 7:01am on May 23, 2017, Moritz Voegeli said…

JL hi, I liked your comment about style and tact, «from the timid to the tactful to the brutally frank»: you could add: from eloquent to foreigners who only with difficulties write a comment with all ten fingers in a dictionary: the last you learn in a foreign language is ease and humor...

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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