All this rain got me to looking through some of my old stuff, and I found my very first guitar amp.
I got it from my uncle when I was 15 years old.
It's an old sears model 1430 silvertone amp. pushed a big 3 watts. From what I have read these units where made from 1950 to 1966.
The front of the Sears model 1430 Silvertone guitar amp!
Added by Jimbo Cawthron on September 28, 2009 at 9:30pm —
I've spent the past few days getting familiar with my tenth build... a two string electric.
This is the first electric CBG I've done, thanks to the bitchin' electromagnetic pickup known as Stonehenge. I've known Ted Crocker has done some incredible work based on his photographs, but actually getting my hands on something infused by Ted is a good feeling!
I first plugged it into my Micro Cube, to test it and make sure it works.
This is the moment of truth...… Continue
Added by Nathan King on September 28, 2009 at 12:58am —
Two weeks of nothin but rain, I am so ready to see sum sunshine!
must be monsoon season, lol!
Added by Jimbo Cawthron on September 26, 2009 at 12:01pm —
Friday afternoon is a busy time for Herbert Love - Tobacconist and Malt Whisky. The surrounding lawyers and architects are preparing for their weekends of imminent gout, and a queue of pinstripe suits and over-inflated egos stretches out onto the street. So I'm already feeling conspicuous in checked shirt and beaten up Converse.
"Hi. Erm... This is a bit of an odd request, but..."
"Let me guess: you're looking for some empty cigar boxes."
"Ah, yeah. Do… Continue
Added by Christopher Queen on September 23, 2009 at 6:16am —
All right here is another tuning that you see used a lot. Continue
Keni Lee Burgess uses this tuning on his CBG lessons here:
Shane using this tuning on the lessons here:
Added by Ara on September 17, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Added by Bluesboy Jag on September 17, 2009 at 1:19am —
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
P.O. Box 2327
North Little Rock, Ar 72115
Bluesboy Jag wins the Arkansas River Blues Society Blues Challenge for the Second Year.
North Little Rock, Arkansas September 14, 2009
Arkansas cigar box guitar bluesman Bluesboy Jag has won the Arkansas River Blues Society Blues Challenge for the second straight year. The event took place at Cornerstone Pub and Grill in… Continue
Added by Bluesboy Jag on September 17, 2009 at 1:17am —
I just came across the tab I wrote out when I was transcribing/arranging Brahms Lullaby for 4-string CBG. If anyone is interested I will try to get a digital copy and post it. Continue
Added by Church on September 15, 2009 at 10:31pm —
I've been listening to an album I recorded a couple years back in the days after my sons birth. He never really seemed to care too much for it but, years later, I brought it back out and my young daughter seems to find comfort in it. Anyway, it was(is) a concept album essentially following a newborn from his last day in the womb, through his first day on the outside, and then until he is finally able to go home. It was recorded with handmade instruments, mostly CBGs including a CBG scaled down… Continue
Added by Church on September 15, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Added by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates on September 15, 2009 at 9:06pm —
there's is supposed to be something cosmic and spooky about it being 9/9/09 so I got wierd and put our best selling model on sale at $99.99 our working mans mojo 4 string CBG regularly $125.95 today only!!
Added by Darren "Big Daddy" Dukes on September 9, 2009 at 9:03am —
My name is Sean and I'm a newbie here at Cigar Box Nation. I recently was turned on to CBGs and related instruments after seeing some videos of blues musicians busking with them in the UK. I've played guitar and other instruments for about 10 years now and began playing more roots/blues/americana music for the past 2 or 3 years. I began learning electric and bottleneck slide and then became enthralled with the CBG sound soon after. I'm very interested in that older, more primal roots music… Continue
Added by Sean Aultman on September 8, 2009 at 9:57pm —
ave been selected again this year to compete at the 2009 Ark River Blues Society Blues Challenge Sat Sept 12 at the Cornerstone, 314 Main, North Little Rock. The winner gets an expenses paid trip to the Int'l Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2010 for a chance to compete internationally.
I won last year's solo/duo competition, so come on out and wish me luck!
Added by Bluesboy Jag on September 7, 2009 at 6:59pm —
I've got a shop now! Got the key to a hobby room in my housing co-op. Two workbenches and a shelf, empty otherwise. I'll upload some pictures.
Added by J. K. on September 4, 2009 at 8:01am —
Q: Who were or are you main musical influences?
Kevin: Many would probably laugh at the vast array of music that I love and has influenced me. The British band The Electric Light Orchestra epitomizes my typical hybridizing of musical styles and genres, with Jeff Lynne's always reliably captivating slide guitar work sealing it for me. I learned a lot from Lynne and the band about songwriting and arranging and unusual vocals and symphony, even something as "trivial" as the drumbeats… Continue
Added by Kevin M. Kraft on September 1, 2009 at 10:30pm —
...it's pretty damn cool. I have had this instrument for a while just waiting to refurbish. I finally did it today. The instrument was originally made by a rockabilly player from Miami named Curly Jim Morrison. I do not know if it was ever used for any of his recordings. I will put up some sound/video soon.
Added by Church on September 1, 2009 at 1:28am —