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Skeesix replied to Grandpa G's discussion Toning color challenge
"How doing something with Mod Podge? Cover it with something like wrapping paper, fabric, photos, etc. then clear coat with Mod Podge. Might work for everything but the neck.  There was a guitar I was considering purchasing on eBay that had…"
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Skeesix replied to Steve Earl's discussion Building pickups in the group CBG wiring & electronics.
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At 10:47pm on December 10, 2012, Richard G Caudill said…

Just ordered a scorch n twang ,,, got a commit from a Doctor to make him a "fine one" and needed a really good pup .. U my choice



At 6:39am on May 22, 2011, joe cerroni said…
Hey hey skeesix, the 4 pole PUP sounds great! I think the guy i made the guit for is coming this evening to get it. My time to play on it is limited. Hppe you have another one, cos now I MUST have one in a guit for meself. Thanx again, you make awesome stuff.
At 11:49am on February 20, 2011, Dianne Woods said…

Hey Skeesix, I received my prewired pickup and jack yesterday. Fast delivery. Thank you very much for the directions, too.

Great job. Thanks again.


At 9:11pm on February 4, 2011, Mister Scott said…
Skeesix, the pickup on your slide guitar instructionarl video sounds nice & crisp. Whats your secret? Do you have a decent amp? (All I have is a crappy Honeytone...)
At 6:38pm on December 30, 2010, Strolling Tone said…

Hi Skeesix - Thanks for leaving a comment with my last vid. You asked how I got the vocal effect - its not very clear from the vid but I'm using an old telephone ear-piece as a microphone. Inspired by Bluesbeaten Redshaw and Bol Log III. The signal is then routed via some distortion, a bit of compression and then a little reverb was added. 

Glad you liked the vid and here's wishing you a wonderful 2011.


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