Playing Multiple CBGs Design Challenge...

Well, it was going to happen eventually... The more I write and play, the more guitars I would want to include in the show. The problem that I have now is the "dead air" between songs feels like forever.

Since I don't have a guitar tech to run one over to me mid-show like the big dogs have, what can I do on the cheap to make that in-between guitar time really short, or mildly entertaining.

I've had some crazy ideas of duct-taping all my guitars together on a hula hoop, or on a gatling gun, to spin them around. Seem impractical, heavy, and a little silly (could be entertaining?) to wield such a thing. If you've got any wild ideas, post 'em.

Thanks!

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Comment by Clock The Wolf on March 24, 2012 at 5:29pm

Remember, you DID say "any wild ideas."

Comment by Ron "Oily" Sprague on March 21, 2012 at 8:40am

Rotisserie Guitars:

 

Comment by Suspect Device on March 20, 2012 at 11:43pm

Maybe you need to build one that tells jokes between songs.

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on March 20, 2012 at 2:21pm
Comment by Randy S. Bretz on March 20, 2012 at 1:58pm

Or build one like the Bairfooit Cajun did a while back...2 guits in one ...he build on on the back. You could have one fretted for finger stlye playing and one for slide work. Maybe different pickups or have a looper handy with some cool backup sounds.

Comment by The Phrygian Kid on March 18, 2012 at 8:54pm
I'm working on a stand up bass that I can grab and drop a line into the looper and then just let go and it rights itself, like those boxing toys from ur childhood that you can't knock over.. Hope that makes sense..
Comment by Knotlenny on March 18, 2012 at 8:23pm

1 word:  "clones"

Comment by Ron "Oily" Sprague on March 18, 2012 at 1:21pm
Take Clock's little hotel widget below, and hang the clothesline across the stage. Hang all yer CBGs from it at approximately chest height, spaced evenly. Rinse. Repeat.
Comment by Clock The Wolf on March 18, 2012 at 2:19am

 How about one o' them automated clotheslines?

Or you could attach little guitar stands to

remote controlled vehicles...

Comment by Ron "Oily" Sprague on March 17, 2012 at 3:33pm
Bill,

Have you seen Matt Schaub's Sith-tar?:

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/video/spin-n-shake

Why not make a CBG "wagon wheel" - six neck radiating outward, attached to a central box. Just rotate for a different tuning.

You're gonna hate me for this idea >:-E

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