Wal Callaby
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No, seriously, what are you playing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Oct 16, 2017. 47 Replies

There are, I'm guessing, thousands of you out there. You're clearly not all from south of the Mason/Dixon- this spirited venture would appear to encompass the whole of N America and Europe. So- we…Continue

 

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Wal Callaby replied to rob muller's discussion piezo's vs pickups in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Hi Rob, and happy new year! Much will depend on your style of playing. If you tend towards a rougher, rhythm-based approach, a piezo will pick up every single knock and scratch on the box. Moreover, I personally think that they give a…"
Dec 31, 2017
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"Actually Jeff, most of them come off pretty clean- see RtB#3. Because I treat the outside of the box with linseed oil any residual gum doesn't show. I leave the tax label and the little bronze one on, but everything else looks tacky,…"
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RtB#4

"lucky fellow will have a happy opening."
Dec 16, 2017
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"cool id leave them as is you may find it could damage the tops unless you are going for the destressed look ."
Dec 16, 2017
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"If they actually said "You're going to die" that'd be cool, I'd leave them on. lol"
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"I take the "You're going to die" stickers off before they become guitars- as I said, they only arrived this morning!"
Dec 16, 2017
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"Killer!"
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RtB#4

"It did, Mad Dog, it did. Thirty minutes noodling through a Vox VX1- magic! Then I wrapped it up and gave it away and now it's sitting under a Xmas tree 200 miles away..."
Dec 16, 2017
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RtB#4

"Bet she plays nice Wal! Well done!"
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RtB#4

"Yeah, although it's a very diverse community, we are all afflicted with panatelacapsamania ( I just invented that word (Latin - cigar box obsession) but feel free to use it), so we've got to support each other."
Dec 15, 2017
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RtB#4

"I like the box lack idea, pure guitar."
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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How many instruments have you built so far?
Four
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Starting to get the hang of this now. My most recent build was a lap 'steel'-made of wood of course- for a friend for Xmas. I still think that hardest thing about building a CBG is walking past those you already have without picking one up and playing it for hours! Now- no more fretless stuff; it's time to build a REAL guitar. Iroko neck, Xmas biscuit tin body- might just work out fine...

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At 4:22am on September 26, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Hi there Wal, Thanks for the Kind remarks there, thank you for detecting, i like to see my self a adept of the worldfair composer Varese, who workt whit klang & tone ,in a similar fasion like Zappa does or did must say, Music concrete as we say. Thanks again for your interest in the Work! Greeeettss A.D.

 
 
 

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