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Banjo rings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Johnston Sep 6. 12 Replies

Ikea has some nice 10 inch walnut bowls with flat sides.  A little pricy at $20 but they are probably tall enough to make two banjos if cut in half.  Made with 1/4 inch plywood but very sturdy and…Continue

Nuts and Bridges

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jun 9. 8 Replies

I finished my first build and it sounds and plays great.  I used threaded rod for the nut and bridge but decided to change them out with something nicer.  Made new nut and bridge with 1/8 brass rod…Continue

Four string Pup's on three string CBG's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 23. 21 Replies

I have a couple of 4-string pups and would like to use at least one on a 3-string build.  Should I angle the pup to keep the magnets closer or just center it on the strings and go with it?  Continue

 

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Christmas Tin 3 String Strummer

"Love the instrument and love the playing.  I've been on the fence looking at a nice $10 cookie tin at Tuesday Morning.   After watching this and hearing you play it looks like I'm going to be eating some store bought…"
Dec 3
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"Jeffrey, I scored big time on some white Corian to make nuts if you are interested.  I pulled about 12 feet out of the trash at a company that builds cabinets.  What I like about using the Corian is that I can file it after installing it…"
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I love the blues! You can design and build it yourself. Also, great hobby to teach grandkids.

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Easy song on three string recommendation

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 3:23pm 3 Comments

Trying to find an easy song for my grandson to learn on his six string I suggested Stars On The Water by Rodney Crowell because it has only two chords and a great tempo.   I'm a newbie trying to learn songs on the three string so I gave it a shot.  Open G and e-minor.  Very easy and now I don't want to play it on my six string anymore.

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