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I think I'm going though a phase of workshop & tool obsession at the moment, having spent 3 days sorting my office/workshop and garage/workshop...and buying tools. I needed a new try square as my old one seemed slightly 'on the bonk' and ended up buying two, 6" and 9"..Sheffield made..a tenner for the pair! I've also ordered a new Record woodworking vice, as I've been bumbling along with an old engineer's vice and a workmate for ages. I've also just bought a digital 'vernier'…Continue
This site is great. I just made my first 3 string fretless CBG and everything looks great. My question is that the string height seems awfully high 1/4". I am temporarily using a bolt and the nut and am using a plastic chop stick as the bridge. I would like to eventually use of these same chop sticks as the nut. The strings make a buzz when I press down on the string and attempt to play a chord. When I apply pressure on the string behind the nut (bolt) this buzz is reduced. Do I need…Continue
Well everybody, I've just spent a week or so away at my parents and I suddenly realised how tired and fatigued I was. Dad got himself a cymera (or something like that) which is a trapezium shaped stringed instrument with each string tuned in a diatonic progression. It sounds really tuneful and would be great with a pick up and a bit of distortion.
Added by Yellowbelly Flatt on January 24, 2011 at 4:58pm — No Comments
If anyone wants to catch more of what I do, that never gets posted here,...please do go to youtube and search cinderellalifestyle . lots off vids, uke specials, national steel guitar,...nature walks and my rambles , which a basically
instrumental ditties put to pics, usually short and sweet...
if you want to look a vintage junque, or find my CD, that's here:…Continue
Just had an interview published in THE Philadephia Examiner online..it will also be on www.nodepression.com later this week....i mentioned this CIGARBOX nation because its been a core of inspiration for me for the last year...if youre interested in reading...here is the link
Something about a snow day. I grew up in the midwest, where snow usually meant snowball fights and snowmen as we walked to and from school. Yes...it was uphill both ways. Later, my wife and I lived six years in Germany, and nearly four years just down the hill from Tahoe. Plenty of snow in those places, and life went on as the flakes came down.
Living in the southeast now for nearly 20 years, snow has become more an event than an occurrence. I used to grab my shovel, a broom,…Continue
Added by Dan DeBruler on January 10, 2011 at 6:25pm — No Comments
So I've been able to enjoy my holiday break and get back into shape before any serious work begins again. I've really enjoyed strumming my new toy. I practiced the simple one string scales that Shane presented in his instructional videos and got a good feel for the sound of my guitar. My wife loves to hear me just play around making up some tunes (I must say I've impressed myself) just playing intuitively. I think she is living her dreams of dating a musician as best she can, so yes a CBG…Continue
Well there we are, another Christmas gone. There seems to have been so many.
I got an invite to play at a local pub (bar) on new years eve as part of their festivities. I played a selection of 1960/1970s English pop classics with a 4 string baritone tuned guitar. One of mine.
Songs included 'Honkey tonk angels', Honkey Tonk Women', 'The Ballad of Lucy Jordan', 'Memphis', Brown eyed handsome man' and 'Promised Land'. Things went well and the Landlord and family…Continue
Added by Yellowbelly Flatt on January 8, 2011 at 12:26pm — No Comments