BrianQ.
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How many famous musicians have started on them

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BrianQ.'s Discussions

Annual Gitty & Friends Christmas concert 2022

Started this discussion. Last reply by Uncle John Dec 23, 2022. 2 Replies

I like Spam, just not on Cigar Box Nation!

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Dec 22, 2022. 11 Replies

 

Welcome! Jive Turkey Muthasucka!

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Notonia 6 string

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Up Around the Bend: 2-String Surf Chugger Cigar Box Guitar

"Good to hear this one on cbg! I read that John Fogerty finally got CCR song rights back from their scheming ex-manager, he once sued Fogerty for sounding too much like CCR? Good to see that miracles still happen these days!!"
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BrianQ. replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Photos...done at last, nearly. The Pine guitar.
"Paul, I think he’s talking about the Reds active pickups made by Reflex? They were UK made & not so many dealers carried them here in the states? But if they’re the Reflex brand I’m thinking of, then they came with a…"
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At 11:26am on January 14, 2023, Anthony adams said…

Thanks Brian, I have another project that I need advice on. My sister sent me a guitar kit from mgb. I don't know what it looks like and no instructions. Just a lot of parts. What would you recomend that I do. By the way did I tell you that I was in coma for three months. Long time ago. That is why I need a little extra help. Thanks Bro

At 11:45pm on January 12, 2023, Severino Alterra said…

Thanks!

At 10:43pm on January 12, 2023, Anthony adams said…

Hey Brian, I am still looking for plans of a weedeater cord insturment. Can you help?

At 11:08am on January 10, 2023, Anthony adams said…

I am looking for plans or a tutorial for a bass using weed eater cord. Can anyone help?

At 6:43am on January 2, 2023, Allen Boehm said…

Thanks,glad to be here.

At 8:26am on November 7, 2022, Cynthia Esthimer said…

Thanks!

At 6:46am on October 25, 2022, Jason Dionne said…

Thanks for the info Brian. Your Johnny Cash profile pic is my fave!

Jason

At 9:15am on October 20, 2022, Rebecca Dudley said…

Thank you for the suggestions. There is indeed a well-known wood-working supply store near my home. The guys over there were full of info when I was re-doing my autoharp. I bet any one of them would take on a project like this pedal and find it easy-peasy. (look at all those hyphenated words!) I am looking forward to snooping around this site. So many fun things!!

At 8:49am on October 20, 2022, Rebecca Dudley said…

Hi @BrainQ.! I w

as talking about this:

https://www.cigarboxnation.com/forum/topics/wooden-kick-drum

This project appears more involved than the other two items you mentioned. 

At 10:22pm on October 11, 2022, A.D.EKER said…

Thanks for the TAP picture from the bad moon From Glenn, appriciated !!

BrianQ.'s Blog

Let’s talk Aeolian…

Posted on August 26, 2022 at 5:05pm 0 Comments

Here’s something for the Beginners or players that aren’t familiar with the Aeolian scale. Transposed in the keys of G & D, which makes it perfect for anything with One string. Learn it front to back & easily apply the Formula to 3 strings to add some flare to your playing style. Play on my good People…

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Let’s talk Dorian…

Posted on March 26, 2022 at 8:17am 2 Comments

 Here’s something for the Beginners. A simple introduction to the Dorian scale. It only requires one string, so it shouldn’t be hard at all. Learn it up & down, then apply the basic Scale formula to 3 strings for even more possibilities…

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One String Wonder- A Major journey

Posted on April 20, 2021 at 10:00pm 4 Comments

Here’s a little skill builder exercise for beginners, based on the Major scale. It starts with a simple Scale, then progressively builds on it, adding one note at a time. You only need one string for this, so Diddley Bow’s are perfect for this exercise.

 

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Let’s talk LM386... Part 4 W/ True Bypass & Ext. Power for Dirt box Layout

Posted on October 23, 2020 at 8:54am 0 Comments

Here’s the conclusion to the Dead Easy Dirt, for now...

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Let’s talk LM386... Part 3 W/ Stripboard Dirt box Layout

Posted on August 31, 2020 at 9:52am 10 Comments

Let’s talk LM386, The continuing saga...

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Let’s talk LM386... Part 2 W/ Perfboard/Stripboard Amp Layouts

Posted on August 17, 2020 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Here’s the conclusion of the Smokey amp & Amp head, this is a continuing saga, so there’s more to come? This time we’re adding an External Power Adapter. This will give us freedom from dying batteries & a steady 9 volts at all times? And it’s super EZ! Rock on, my good people...

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Let’s talk LM386... W/ Perfboard/Stripboard Amp Layouts

Posted on June 17, 2020 at 2:03pm 3 Comments

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DIY Rubber bands or How to Recycle a Bicycle Tube...

Posted on May 19, 2020 at 11:53am 3 Comments

Here’s something that might be useful to some folks. I learned this from a veteran Handyman some decades ago, so I won’t claim it to be my idea? Something he didn’t notice? If you use as much of the tube as possible, only a 1 1/2” by 3/8” piece (Valve Stem) of it will be thrown in the trash. That’s good for the environment! Which is always a plus. The Tools used were: Razor Knife & Sharp Scissors/Shears. I ended up cutting over 200+ different size bands from 1 Bicycle Tube? Get your…

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Missing Post/Comment Fix

Posted on May 1, 2020 at 5:58am 7 Comments

I know this has been driving everyone crazy, and I see there are lots who have not caught on yet, so here is how to do it?

Something sweet amidst the Pandemic, or How to make Rocky Road...

Posted on April 2, 2020 at 10:19pm 0 Comments

Something to knock the edge off. I know it’s been hard having to shelter in place & at the same time, trying to find joy in such a serious time. So here it is, knock yourself out... 

 
 
 

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