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Non CB instruments

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy S. Bretz Dec 5, 2012. 5 Replies

I sure hope no one minds me posting non CB instruments. About half my builds are CB related and the other half is stuff like cooke tins,salad bowls and whatever. This is just a real good way to keep…Continue

Festivals

Started Jul 27, 2012 0 Replies

Just wondering if any other cigar boxers out there attend festivals like the Appalachian String Band (Clifftop) Festival which happens this coming week? Acoustic music - mostly traditional but with…Continue

Video Cams

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jun 11, 2012. 1 Reply

My old camera's doing some strange things to the vid's I try to post. Any recommendations for one that does a good job in the $100 range?Continue

 

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"Thanks for the input Mark. I usually don't post vids of my failures but now I might have show my less than satisfactory homemade bow attempt. It does work but it's ugly and hard to use. That'll come soon. As for the banjo -…"
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"Thanks Mike. Here's the banjo in this vid"
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"Oops Brad, that link didn't work but if you search Cigar Box Violin Plans on CBN you'll find some."
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"Thanks Brad. I've made a few bows in past with mixed results. I usually use an inexpensive one  (less than 20 buck) off ebay. Haven't electrified a fiddle yet, usually just mike it if needed. There are real good plans available on…"
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"Do you have a picture of the banjo? It sounds great!"
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"Thanks Great !!! Like to see more/some plans, parts needed, etc. to build a CB fiddle w/CB. Also, make or buy a bow . Electrify ???  Brad"
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"Thanks RTZ. In spite of it all I remain hopeful. I just hope no one starts finding music from the South during a certain time period to be offensive."
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"Very cool, Jim. Sounds great!"
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"Thanks James O. Lots of good players at this gathering. I'd just met the guy playing fiddle but Steve on guitar has been a friend and jam buddy for a long time."
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"Cool stuff pick! All the wasted hours I spent at arcades in front of these machines are now some of my fondest memories! TILT!!!"
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"Fine playing Jim the others are very good to great Jam"
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Excellent book about the history of diddley bows

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 10:35pm 2 Comments

https://homemadeblues.wordpress.com/e-book/

Guys, if you have any interest in diddley bows and the history of instruments check out this fine book by Phil Thomas. The link takes you to a free ebook that's quite informative and interesting. His video Desert Surfin' has…

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$9.99 Violin?

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 1:21pm 12 Comments

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-4-Full-Size-Natural-Acoustic-Violin-Fiddle-With-Case-Row-Rosin-Wood-Color-New-/262446511813?hash=item3d1b07f6c5:g:344AAOSwrXdXKAvm

How in the world? I came across this on ebay and thought it must be a misprint. Violin, case, bow, rosin and free shipping from Belgium. How is…

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Been Away

Posted on August 30, 2015 at 8:10am 14 Comments

I've kind of been away from these pages and from making instruments for the last month or so. Lots of other demands on my time from other folks and other responsibilities. I've missed it! Now that summer's winding down and the firewood pile is building up I plan to get back to doing what I love - making and playing these things. I went to the PA CBG Fest this weekend and feel rejuvenated. Got to play on the open mic stage and meet a bunch of talented people. It was great to talk to J.Rob…

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Off To Clifftop

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:16am 1 Comment

Hey everyone, I'll be heading to the Appalachian String Band Festival (Clifftop, WV) soon and gone for a week. This American roots music festival leans heavily toward traditional fiddle and banjo tunes but there are also groups of blues, cajun and New Orleans brass band folks there as well - all acoustic music. One thing I love about this festival is that the overwhelming majority of the 3,000 + people who attend play music at various levels. There are a few who just come to listen but it's…

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At 4:17pm on July 29, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Thanks for the Like Jim! Appriciated ! for tone its one of my favorits!

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At 11:30am on June 22, 2017, MikeBoy said…

I've returned to the Nation after way too long..  Your videos are just the motivation I need(ed).  Man I love your vocals and playing!  Thank you Sir!!

At 10:35am on June 6, 2017, Rose Ericson said…
I am floored and humbled thanks so much. Wow not in a million years did I think that would happen!
At 11:43pm on June 1, 2017, Rose Ericson said…
I clicked on the post tab, I was able to post it there under performance. I labeled it video link for the 2x4 challenge. Hope you can find it. Let me know. This Tuesday I am going over to my neighbors, he is s in a bluegrass band and the fiddle player will be there. So I should be able to make a second video. Thanks for you help
At 2:54am on May 23, 2017, Moritz Voegeli said…

Jim hi, I'm still working on my starter kit «How can I play...» for cbg newbies: after a chapter «Playing scales with chords» I'm working on one about «Playing chords with common chord progressions». I like the kind of songs you play on your videos while they aren't those I'm used to liste to. May I ask you to check my list with common chord progressions to add one or another song from your play list? Have a good time, Moritz.

Chords with Common Chord Progressions

At 2:24pm on May 20, 2017, Ryuji Ding Yamazaki said…
Thx for request , My teacher ! Plz keep our friendship !
At 12:53pm on May 18, 2017, Dave Lynas said…
Ya, I like that tune. Seems like it is a factual event. Wreck of old 97, in modern times.
At 5:47am on May 18, 2017, Dave Lynas said…
Hi Jim. I tried leaving my comment under the video, but it wouldn't let me. I tried several times with no luck. So... Here it is on your wall...¥
 
 
 

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