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Chords for 4 string CBG (Tuned G-D-G-B)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Conner Oct 3, 2017. 10 Replies

A few months ago, I switched from playing a 3 string to a 4 string.  One of the first things I noticed was a lack of chord charts. Instead of wondering why there wasn't one readily available, this is…Continue

 

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Exit 2014, Enter 2015

Posted on January 1, 2015 at 10:09pm 0 Comments

As for the ancient history that is the year 2014, It was good to me overall..



Got the home studio up and running.  As a result, I managed to release not one but two CDs of three string CBG mayhem.  Twenty two songs in all.



As for this year, I have something bigger planned.  The goal is to have it…

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My First CBG album!! Give It A Listen.

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 11:30pm 7 Comments

https://urbanbill.bandcamp.com/album/stubborn-as-a-mule

Four months in the works. It's done! My first cigar box guitar exclusive album. There were two 3 string CBGs I used in the recording. There were many cheap beers, cheap harmonicas, half broken microphones, and a 32 year old saxophone that gave it's last breath making this happen.



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At 10:59pm on October 8, 2014, Matthew Borczon said…

Bill, I do make my own cookie tin banjos, most tins work but the older ones are made with thicker tin and they ring a lot better. I have also heard old film canisters work well also but I have not tried any yet. Otherwise I just make 3 or 4 stringed ones like a cbg. I do like to tune the high string way up like a banjo so I can play claw hammer though. But I did not use that type on the last cd. Hope this helps and thanks for listening to my music....matt

At 2:27pm on September 25, 2014, Matthew Borczon said…

https://jerusalemmules.bandcamp.com/album/the-jerusalem-mule-plays-like-hell here is a link to a free cd I just made. I really enjoy your music and thought you might like hearing a different take on the cbg thing. Though mine is a cookie tin guitar. Hope you like

At 9:04am on May 27, 2014, Matthew Borczon said…

Man you rock! I really love your approach to music. So very original. Really glad you posted this music for us all to hear.

At 2:56pm on February 25, 2013, Uncle John said…

Kidding!

At 2:56pm on February 25, 2013, Uncle John said…

Bill, you have some nice build photos posted.  I wish my frets were as square and nice as yours.   Glad to have you for a nation friend.   Is March good for a visit to your place in Florida?   Linda and I could not impose on you for more than a week or two.   Can you cook?

At 11:59am on May 5, 2012, Willardj said…

howdy mr bill,,,,cocoa fl here...

At 11:49am on April 28, 2012, Chuck Cobillas said…
Welcome Bill,
I am also in FL. I live in Bradenton, south of Tampa. Only been a member of CBN for a few weeks but I really enjoy checking out the pics and comments of other members. A person could really learn a lot from the very talented and creative builders/players on here.

Best regards,
Chuck
 
 
 

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