Uncle John
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Uncle John's Discussions

What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dustin Aurand 8 minutes ago. 71 Replies

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Loopers ~ What are they good and bad for?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BUGGY (C) Dec 14, 2016. 63 Replies

Will using a looper help me learn to jam with others better?Will it be a fun toy?Do you have or want one?I don't like delays in getting the music going.  Some, (bemuzic) can do a quick, smooth and…Continue

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Is this the Anonymous Pick?

Started this discussion. Last reply by RTZGUITARS Sep 14, 2016. 45 Replies

One of my CBN friends sent me this…Continue

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Dustin Aurand replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"Randy, I'm gonna get one of your slides eventually."
8 minutes ago
Dustin Aurand replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"Thanks. The brass one is my favorite. Thinking of doing a review of it."
11 minutes ago
Randy S. Bretz replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
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31 minutes ago
Uncle John replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"I like what you said, Jim."
2 hours ago
Uncle John replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"Nice collection, Dustin.  Including the 'butter knife' type. "
2 hours ago
Uncle John replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"I like the red one, Clyde.  Neat card too."
2 hours ago
Clyde Tullis replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"I have many, but these are my favs at this time. In the foreground is a ring slide, Lenny Poggan's Blue Slide. Next are 2 ceramic (favorite material) made by Doc Sigmier of Rocky Mountain Slides. In back, right is a 3/4" X 2" spacer I…"
7 hours ago
Dustin Aurand replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"Here are my slides. I had to switch to Desktop view."
8 hours ago
Jim Ayres replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"1. My favorite slide is scrap 3/4" copper pipe. It's cheap (free), not too slippery, has a little "bite" on the strings, can be made any length, and matches the ethos of CBG. 2. I have about 7 of these-all varying…"
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Jim Ayres replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
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Dustin Aurand replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"I'm in the mobile version. Desktop view isn't working well."
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Dustin Aurand replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"How do I add pictures?"
10 hours ago
Dustin Aurand replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"Hi. Here'sy Slide collection. Glass: wine bottle neck. Thin walled glass slide. Same kind of glass as a medicine bottle. Metal: Long steel slide, great for 6 string guitar. Thin copper stubby. Great for individual notes. John Pearse Edge…"
10 hours ago
Dustin Aurand replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"Hi. Here'sy Slide collection. Glass: wine bottle neck. Thin walled glass slide. Same kind of glass as a medicine bottle. Metal: Long steel slide, great for 6 string guitar. Thin copper stubby. Great for individual notes. John Pearse Edge…"
10 hours ago
Dustin Aurand replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"Hi. Here'sy Slide collection. Glass: wine bottle neck. Thin walled glass slide. Same kind of glass as a medicine bottle. Metal: Long steel slide, great for 6 string guitar. Thin copper stubby. Great for individual notes. John Pearse Edge…"
10 hours ago

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At 7:05am on January 16, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

http://www.embergher.com/index.php?id=61 hi there john did some looking, maybee have a looksie on this site do no but looks a lot like a Italian Job ! Greeeeettsszz A.D.

At 6:34pm on January 14, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Yep thats the Pick-up!.

At 7:34am on January 14, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Did i mis something about the Wes and Jerry remarks about the Yellow BCB CBG Picture?  BBC?  BCB You meen? when there are a bunch of hot irons in the fire ,its advised the tred whit care in removing them from the fire! i dont like to get burned! smood sailing John! River must bee high whit all that snow melting ! Greeeeettssz  A.D.

At 10:52pm on January 13, 2017, Derek Rose said…

Love the tale, Unc and thanks for the heads-up! Keep 'em coming!

At 7:09pm on January 12, 2017, bemuzic said…

cool, will check out the new story tomorrow : -)

At 5:14pm on January 12, 2017, wes carl said…

Ill give it a go later  Iv been reading some Robert B Parker cowboy stuff and just finished Zane Gray's - Riders Of The Purple Sage  An oldie but goodie 

At 1:59am on January 12, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

They are a little of white more creamy to the yellow  beige  i sayJohn, just put the second one in one of my early boxes the classic resonater ,need to get a volume control today, they are ideal for my four's. and give a heep of sound control whit the amps i got and playing whit the stomp boxes gives way better control! 

At 5:54pm on January 11, 2017, Janos BoogieMan CBGs said…

"Uncle John, Thank you so much for your complementary comments! It means a lot to me and it's inspiring me to go on building my cb guitars!"

At 8:42am on January 10, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi John,! Sleek it is, small and sturdy, the pickup i used looks like a soap bar pickup but they are

Dimarzio  Bass Pickups

,you buy two for the price of one, about setup and electrification on my boxes this is it! think they are made in Italy look good and howl like BM whit a slide 

At 3:58pm on January 4, 2017, Paul Taylor Odiase said…
A Happy New Year Uncle John !!
Just wanted to drop in to say hi !
I loved the Story about the Silvertone Guitar,
and I must say ,you have a good way of telling those tales!

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2 short stories - one is CBG relatted. A 2 pager and a 3 pager

Posted on January 15, 2017 at 11:30am 19 Comments

Forty Ounce Feller's Crossbreed Bonanza

2015 - A Goodland County Story By John Bolton

Forty Ounce Feller is an ex con, a…

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1936 Oklahoma License Plate ~ 1 page fiction (short story)

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 4:00pm 22 Comments

Oklahoma 1936 License Plate #134-651      By John Bolton

I was made in late 1935 in the Oklahoma State Prison at Mc Alester. I was black with yellow letters. I was issued in Goodland County in 1936 and bolted on the rear of a gray and black 31' Ford coupe with a rumble seat. I couldn't see where we were going, but when the dust wasn't too bad, I could see where we'd been.

The Ford belonged to Gibson. He had a place in…

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Jake Leg - A very short story

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 10:30am 22 Comments

Note:  I am working on a collection of short and very short stories that all tie together in a fictional place called Goodland County Oklahoma.   Some are music related and some feature CBGs.   I appreciate your comments, good, bad and corrective.

Jake Leg   by John Bolton

Goodland County, Oklahoma, 1931

The Two Two Store sat two miles east of Corley on a dirt road. There was a good sized open room with pot…

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This Old Guitar - 2 page fiction story by Uncle John

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 4:00pm 49 Comments

This Old Guitar  By Uncle John
I put my old Silvertone guitar up for sale and advertised it at a hundred dollars in the local Penny Saver. A young guy called about it then came to the house. He could play some. Not stuff I'd ever heard, but not bad stuff. He asked me, “Is there any wiggle room on the hundred? I'd have to…
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Dustin Aurand replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"Randy, I'm gonna get one of your slides eventually."
8 minutes ago
Don McMahan replied to Andy Busch's discussion 5-string banjo neck for a cookie tin banjo build in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Dustin Aurand replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
"Thanks. The brass one is my favorite. Thinking of doing a review of it."
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Randy S. Bretz replied to Uncle John's discussion What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)
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What Type of Timber ??

"Brilliant decision on your part to use beechwood, AGP!   Well done!  ;-)"
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The Australian Blues Music Festival

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Oakybeechymaply Timber ???

"I agree David Bowes, I knew a few Freckled Patterned Beeches in my younger days :-)  "
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