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Sun Studio Sessions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Apr 24. 1 Reply

My local PBS station has this show on every weekend and has had some great acts on. This weekend was Anders Osborne from New Orleans. Great show. Never seen someone play lead guitar on a metal bodied…Continue

Magnetic pickup for acoustic guitar/cbg

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Apr 11. 2 Replies

Regular magnetic pickups haven't always worked well with acoustic strings. The lower wound strings have weaker output than the higher solid strings. Results are solid strings that are considerably…Continue

What's on your workbench?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 6. 36 Replies

 This could be git related or not. So, what's on your workbench at the moment?I have 4 scarf joint necks in different stages of work.A 25" scale pine 5 string neck for a Banjo-Res, A 25" scale Red…Continue

Rival Sons

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Feb 22. 5 Replies

This is an awesome band. They've been around since 2009, but I just found out about them and have been listening to them for the last week.If you like Classic Blues-Rock N Roll, you'll love these…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to William Wright's discussion question and problems with wood for guitar neck!
"Good point. Just goes to show that even a bad piece of wood can be put to good use."
Wednesday
Paul Craig replied to William Wright's discussion question and problems with wood for guitar neck!
"Hey the cupped ones could be great since the back side is already curved. If you have a table saw or joiner, you could cut the top side flat and glue on a fretboard and be done. LOL"
Tuesday
Paul Craig replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Big Dog Resonator CBG
"You have a couple of great builds there Taffy."
Tuesday
Paul Craig replied to Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)'s discussion VIDEO: Blues legend, Mac Arnold scorches the blues on his gas can guitar
"Great video. Love the sound I get from my gas can guitar, I leave the cap off to get that acoustic resonator tone."
Tuesday
Paul Craig replied to cboxGypsy's discussion Grounding
"The color of the wires is up to you unless you will sell it or need to take it to a tech to fix it. The pickup's ground wire should go to the back of the volume pot, to the back of the tone pot, bridge/stoptail piece and jack."
Tuesday
Paul Craig replied to Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)'s discussion CONTEST: The Plumber's Challenge!!! Plumbing, HVAC parts build-off - June 2017
"The rules state that Heating and Air parts can be used. That covers electrical boxes. Plumbers and HVAC guys often have to use wood when doing their work. Besides, what about strings, piezo's, pickups, pots and jacks? They're not Plumbing…"
Tuesday
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"Sounds great."
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Paul Craig replied to Midnight's discussion 3 string single coil pickup in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"My guess is those are newer version pickups and the extra ground wire is for shielding or the pickup casing/backing plate has a separate ground in case of needed wiring reversal fro RWRP applications. Haven't had one of those pickups before, so…"
Jun 17
Paul Craig replied to Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)'s discussion CONTEST: The Plumber's Challenge!!! Plumbing, HVAC parts build-off - June 2017
"That's cool."
Jun 15
Paul Craig replied to William Wright's discussion question and problems with wood for guitar neck!
"Hi William. I usually get Red Oak from Lowe's, sometimes Poplar from same place in the finished/craft wood section. The wood here will usually be drier than the other lumber. I always pick through what they have to get the straight ones. I also…"
Jun 15
Paul Craig replied to Taffy Evans's discussion $0.00 fret bender
"Great job Taffy, I need to make one for myself one of these days."
Jun 12
Paul Craig replied to Bob Johnston's discussion Nuts and Bridges
"Aluminum is great, used on most Lap Steel Guitars."
Jun 9
Paul Craig replied to Ron "Oily" Sprague's discussion Bamboo Insruments - a different kind of Bluegrass!
"First Act made a Guitar out of Bamboo for a short time. It was a great sounding guitar, but just didn't make it for long production for some reason. I've been wanting to make a semi-hollow body Strat out of Bamboo for some time now."
Jun 7
Paul Craig replied to Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)'s discussion CONTEST: The Plumber's Challenge!!! Plumbing, HVAC parts build-off - June 2017
"Been wanting to do one out of PVC for awhile now, I'm going to give it a try."
Jun 7
Paul Craig replied to Rose Ericson's discussion Video link 2x4 challenge blond fiddle
"Awesome job."
Jun 7
Paul Craig replied to Steve Earl's discussion Squealers in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
"Have you tried a different cord? Could be your amp too. Can you post a pic of the inside of your CBG?"
Jun 7

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At 4:07pm on February 12, 2017, jose garcia paredes said…

hahahahaha!

At 3:50pm on February 12, 2017, jose garcia paredes said…

ok! veru thnaks I'll get one of four strings this week :)

At 5:19pm on July 31, 2016, Andries D. EKER said…

Well paul my Dulcimer is mic't up and played trey a Lesley ROTERY Speaker system thats how i get my distinctif sound on most of my recordings.

At 5:46pm on July 22, 2016, Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans said…

Paul - I definitely want to follow your progress on this new amp circuit you're building.  May be interested in one down the road, but now I've got too many projects going on.  Most are NOT amps, but I've got the guts for a couple of those as well.  Keep me & the nation posted!

At 7:16am on June 28, 2016, Rooster Reaves said…

Thanks for the info buddy. That's good to know, I'm still new to this building thing. Just learn as I go. It's been fun!!!  I made a banjo neck out of popular, it's about 1 1/2 thick it's ok so far. I do like the red oak and maple. I wonder if red bud would be ok?

At 9:15pm on June 27, 2016, Rooster Reaves said…

That's what this neck is. I made a poplar neck for another build I did. It came out nice.

At 8:51pm on June 27, 2016, Rooster Reaves said…

Thanks for getting back with me on this. I know it takes awhile sometimes For folks to get back with ya.

At 8:47pm on June 27, 2016, Rooster Reaves said…

No their just fixed.

At 8:43pm on June 27, 2016, Rooster Reaves said…

Hey Paul thanks for the info I'll try that. Hope I get it work out.

At 6:23pm on April 19, 2016, Erik Bell said…

Hi Paul; thanks for the update. Sorry for the delay in my reply. Did it work out with the speaker? It seemed to be quite a range of caps to try!

 
 
 

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