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I had a ball at this years Bluesfest. The lineup was incredible!
Here is some of the action.
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I took a turn with the Merle Haggard classic in honor of my 101 year old Grandmother! She's still kickin'! And Merle is her favorite. It's in my player here.
A perspective on string tension and gauges and why buying a pre-packaged set isn't the right thing.
Added by Harrison Withers on April 11, 2013 at 2:22pm — No Comments
Hey John hope I haven't started something which is going to put pressure on you to rush out a tutorial DVD. I am glad to hear that you are going to do one though and think your approach to the subject matter will be just as professional as ever.
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My wordpress blog on the topic:
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Hi I heard about Cigar Box Nation from you sir the english godfather of cigar box guitar Chickenbone John, Iv'e watched all your youtube video's and love your tone & playing. I wish you would do some instructional DVD's I wouldn't hesitate to buy them and recommend them to friends.
Added by King Uke on April 7, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments
When I started out making pickups, I had just bought a bigger lathe and had one of those mini one that I was just going to sell. I instead turned it into a winder. I added a counter and made a platen to mount the bobbins to. Has served me well but it is heavy. So perhaps it is time to revisit the winder.
This is going to be a simple design consisting of just a DC motor, a PWM motor control (courtesy of Dan Sleep) and a counter.
Still picking out a motor but have ordered the…Continue
hi folks just a quick link to my ebay sale of canjo no 22Continue
Added by Dr X on March 25, 2013 at 8:36pm — No Comments
The sides of the box are 1x3 clear pine. I have learned to build the box about 1/2" larger than the license plate s that when you are playing it your hand doesn't rest on the metal edge of the plate, it's too uncomfortable.
The neck is an oak 1x2. Its fretted on a 25" scale. In order to…Continue
just finished watching Miller custom cbg make a fret beveling file. Can do but my table saw will not tilt to a 35 degree angle. What is the trick? Just make a 45 degree angle?
Listen Now! ...new cd ...I'm A Bluesman
"This guy has what it takes ...the music oozes sexuality ...he is totally his own man with a show-stopping style!"…
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So, I kind of stumbled into the world of the CBG by floating about on YouTube - You know how it is, one video leads to another until you come across something really worth watching!
So I decided to make my very own CBG as cheaply as I possibly could. Asked about for cigar boxes and a friend came up with a small box that had been used to send salmon (of all things!). Not a cigar box, but the right dimentions and hey, it had a pretty cool logo on it.
So I needed…Continue
I want to Thank all you for the comments about my site.
It gives me reason to keep posting more.
The rest of the songs from my abandoned LP are now available for free downloads. Showmen's Rest is the title. Three big numbers with everything you'd expect from U.G...low-pitched vocals!...meandering solos!...that dang ice bucket again!...Continue
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