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Backing tracks - if I could only solo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Hunter Nov 2. 6 Replies

I am probably the last to know but I just discovered backing tracks. Tons of them on YouTube such as slow blues in G. Now I need to try to learn some solo riffs. Anyone have any favorite tracks to…Continue

What do you do with your cut off pieces?

Started this discussion. Last reply by RTZGUITARS Oct 9. 29 Replies

I have now filled a fourth box of short pieces from a inch or two up to maybe a foot.  Any good ways to store these, or do you toss/burn them or do something else?  They can always be used for a…Continue

Tuner Hole Save

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar Sep 5. 3 Replies

Thought I'd share a goof up that ended up with an easy save.  I am working on a build using the cheap tuners you can see in the picture.  Through some bad layout skills the angled tuner is opposite…Continue

Fell off the horse - bad planning or maybe bad wood

Started this discussion. Last reply by john mackay Dec 30, 2016. 5 Replies

I was drilling large tuner holes for a u-bass cbg when the wood let go.  Only real harm was the time lost and the small piece of wood, but some anger management was required.  Not sure if it was the…Continue

 

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Kigar replied to Br Harold F Stubbs III's discussion Stroh guitar anyone? halp?
"Am I the only one who expected a Stroh's themed guitar?  Anyway, I'd suggest to build it and find out. The sound on mine surprise me half the time even with a more traditional build, I have not seen anyone making something totally new…"
Friday
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"Thanks guys! Uncle John, it sounds really good. A little tinny of course, but nice volume acoustically. Through the pickup there is just a little metallic sound. I tried some Dunlop 'heavier' electric strings that I really like, almost as…"
Dec 3
Kigar replied to Paul Cezanne's discussion First Build Newbie, box too thick mabye?
"Just string pressure will hold it closed if the string retainer is not on the lid."
Dec 2
Kigar replied to John Sawyer's discussion Ukulele String Spacing
"I do pretty much the same. How do you determine the offset for each string?"
Dec 2
Kigar and Andrew Corl are now friends
Dec 2
Dano Schultz commented on Kigar's photo
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"Ditto as Uncle John says, plus great vision on the engineering, Kigar!"
Dec 2
Kigar replied to John Sawyer's discussion Ukulele String Spacing
"Nice! Did you make the bridge? Haven't seen one with offsets for a uke before."
Dec 1
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Dec 1
Kigar replied to Shawn Doyle's discussion Tools Question
"Thanks for this, never heard of a bench hook before, don't know how I missed it. I think would be used a lot. It's now my next project!"
Dec 1
Andy Busch commented on Kigar's photo
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"Makes me wish I had kept my old Boy Scout mess kit."
Dec 1
Uncle John commented on Kigar's photo
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"How could I miss that mess (kit) !?!?!    I don't know what to say about this one.  I like every feature from top to bottom.  How does it sound?"
Dec 1
Kigar replied to John Sawyer's discussion Ukulele String Spacing
"If you make a floating bridge it is a lot easier to make, and it can be any spacing you want, and you can adjust intonation as well."
Nov 30
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"Close up of the stack of 1x2 pieces along with the pickguard which is a piece of 1 by scrap on top of a piece of 2x4 cut down."
Nov 30
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"Boy Scout mess kit tin guitar - it was posted in the tin contest and someone was asking for some details.  24.5" scale, main construction is all 1x2 oak, cut and glued.  The tin is screwed to the base from the inside.  "
Nov 30
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Nov 30
Kigar replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion 2017 "Kick The Can" Build-Off contest - Canjos, Tin Can Guitars
"I should be able to take a few pictures tomorrow evening.  I'll post it under my pictures as we are limited to three images here."
Nov 29

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License Plate Guitar

Posted on January 31, 2016 at 9:35pm 6 Comments

Thought I'd post this one, it was my second build.  Box was scrap hardwood flooring, the tongue side made a great recess for the plate.  The bottom is scrap thin ply of unknown origin.  The neck is the unique feature, it is half of a hickory branch that was originally intended for a bow but I decided the the knots and kink are beyond my bowyer abilities.  The kink made the string break for the tuners.  The action is no action, with the curvy branch it is slide only for this one.  I passed…

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New Guy - First Build

Posted on December 29, 2015 at 9:09pm 4 Comments

Hi all, just joined this group after taking for a while I thought I would try to give some back.  I have made a few projects so far, this is the first....

My First Cigar Box Guitar

 After stumbling across the whole Cigar Box Guitar thing (not sure where I originally found it) I decided to make one.  I got into making bows a few years ago and while I still enjoy it there comes a point where making another meets the quantity I already have x the effort x skill and so on.  Having…

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At 12:07pm on January 15, 2017, Uncle John said…

Two more short stories put in a new blog. The first one is my fave story to date. I apprecate contstructive criticism and corrections.

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At 4:54pm on January 12, 2017, Uncle John said…

No good deed goes unpunished. You were kind enough to comment on my last story. I just posted a new one pager in the blog section.

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