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At 3:14am on September 22, 2017, Jeff 'Bones' Reilly said…
Thanks Turtlehead good to be onboard some very nice work you have produced .
At 6:38am on September 11, 2017, Dave Lynas said…
Hey Turtle, I like your style too. Love your fine work. .. Dave
At 7:36am on February 22, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Yep i dit get that , i was just wondering Why, not in  the best of my days some stupid virus is taking my hearing away on the right side ,still trying whit the doctors got rid of the cold but not the deafness!!

At 2:57am on February 14, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

am i that BAD ? cose of the Bone i reccon? im not allway's playing alone, are you not the guy that does all those drum&Bass backup tracks?Mmmmmm,oke

At 10:53pm on January 17, 2017, Edward Hardin said…
Hey you do the back track on YouTube right? How do we know which chords to do and when? My music ear isn't the best.
At 7:07pm on November 29, 2016, Rick Alexander said…

Hey Turtlehead, hope all's well. I just got the Diddley today! It's a bit surreal for me, I haven't had my hands on many cigar box instruments that were built by someone else. This little thing is great. 

Thanks again! 

At 2:47pm on November 23, 2016, Moritz Voegeli said…

Turtlehead hey, are you still searching for «historical examples of three string CBGs?» Should we open a new forum asking folks about their first three string CBG if built before 01.01.2000 or an earlier date, how it was tuned, and where they got the idea from, tracing back the inspiration step by step.

Some days ago I mailed Mac Arnold who still plays on a three string gas can guitar, but didn't yet get an answer: «Dear Mac, wikipedia states that your musical journey began in the 1950s when you and your brother Leroy fashioned a guitar from a steel gas can, wood, nails, and screen wire: I have two questions: how many strings had your first gas can guitar and how it was tuned? Did you maintain these settings till now?»

Maybe working with phone calls could be a better option, asking always for contact data about the person to ask next, but for this kind of investigation I'm living to far from folks which have relevant information.

From our Wisconsin lumberjacks I moved to Northern Finland to check if they know similar instruments and bingo: diddley bows with a can as resonator. In a recent blog I asked finnish followers for photos, but till now without success.

At 2:55am on September 25, 2016, Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear said…

Hey Turtlehead. Thanks for being a friend. I'm honored to call you one. Thanks for the encouragement too. I really appreciate that. Stay well and speak soon :) 

At 10:52am on August 1, 2016, James O Lunsford said…

I thought We were but couldn't fine you on My list wanted to let you know I wrote another song using one of your backing tracks thanks it turn out real good  posted on CBN  and youtube.

At 4:44am on May 19, 2016, darryl kernaghan said…

thanks for the friending Turtlehead,Nation is a bit unstable here a t m,so i hope this goes through

At 7:09pm on April 6, 2016, Rick Alexander said…

Hey Turtlehead,

I'm sure I will jump right on learning whatever song you choose. I checked out your jam tracks (saw the new Stones tracks last night), they're really nicely done. Much appreciated

At 1:12am on April 6, 2016, Rick Alexander said…

Hey Turtlehead,

I would also be very grateful for a 4 string tab or lesson of some kind. I love your Ripple video, that was actually what inspired me to build a 4 string. Thanks in advance

At 6:00pm on April 3, 2016, Edward Hardin said…
I'm interested in any folk or rock n roll. Three string is more bluesy than if I'd like. Thanks
At 10:13pm on March 10, 2016, Derek Rose said…

Thanks turtlehead, likewise Buddy!

At 6:20pm on January 26, 2016, Jim Morris said…

Yeah man, it would be great to see your process. I'm beginning to think that the time I spend trying to figure this stuff out would be better spent simply making and playing instruments. But then I see some of the cool vids like yours and Charles' and I get pulled into wanting to learn how to do that. Any info will be much appreciated!

At 9:58pm on January 3, 2016, Brian M Nusser said…
Thank YOU for accepting my Friend request!!
At 6:55am on November 17, 2015, Eric Denton said…
Than you!
At 3:33pm on October 21, 2015, c# merle said…

hey turtle here's a little murder ballad i recently finished for the gallows ballad project. this one's from 1618


fancy having a bash at one? i could hit you up with all the details

At 3:20am on September 11, 2015, Paul Craig said…

A  B bender CBG is just awesome.

At 3:39am on April 22, 2015, Andries D. EKER said…

Yep !! Thanks Turtlehead, trying to mix the Old and the New, thats what we do ! Greeeettsszzz  A.D

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