Been another long week, very ill at the moment, but I found a spare 3 hours to build something I haven't tried before. I made a Diddley Bass and I'm loving it.got a big bourbon tin, some 2x1, some bass parts and my standard 25mm Piezo and jack. I drilled out 10 sound holes and it sounds great with the 85 gauge A string on…See More
"Hello Bryan, lets start with the dowel rod neck. a 1 inch Dia will just about do it, but may I suggest a 1 1/8, more space for the machine head. Speaking of the machine head, make sure you drill the hole for it carefully, otherwise you will find…"
"I'd go with medium which is what I usually do. Not too wide, not too skinny, just right. But I would also add its good to purchase a good saw that puts the right width slot to fit the tang of the frets.
"Updates people: I have sold 4 of them already. all three of the laughing to tears tins have gone and so has one of the massive smile ones. I have already got a couple extra tins and broom handles for the next load of builds, so should be fun."
Earlier in the week I built 9 Emoji Tin Diddley Bow Canjo's. Today, after a couple days of drinking and back pain, I have been out there building again. This time they are not Diddley Bow's, they are Chuggers (as named by Shane Speal I believe).The tunings are 2 old favourites: 1 has E-E octave tuning, which I have been using for…See More
"Updates people: it has been less than 24 hours and I have already sold one and I am waiting confirmation on an offer for a second. both of them are the laughing into tears Tins.
More updates: I have already started on another 2. These ones are…"