BrianQ.
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I like Spam, just not on Cigar Box Nation!

Started this discussion. Last reply by François Feb 5, 2021. 7 Replies

 

Welcome! Jive Turkey Muthasucka!

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BrianQ. replied to Tim Dvorak's discussion Loss two-string bass build instructions
"He’s looking for the build instructions to the Gitty Bass kit not build plans? https://www.cbgitty.com/kits-guitar-kits-amp-kits-more/the-g-bass-2-string-diy-electric-bass-guitar-kit/"
15 hours ago
BrianQ. commented on Doug Thorsvik's video
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Delta Dawn: 2-String Surf Chugger Cigar Box Guitar

"Thanx for this Slinger’s!! I haven’t heard this one for quite awhile! Remembering it had a ton of airplay when it came out? Tanya sure had a golden voice!! "
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Jim Gilles left a comment for BrianQ.
"Thanks Brian Looking forward to sharing ideas/techniques"
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Slide on, my good people!!!

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At 1:00pm on September 27, 2022, Jim Gilles said…

Thanks Brian

Looking forward to sharing ideas/techniques

At 12:34pm on August 25, 2022, Clement Firks Bentley said…

Thank you Brian glad to be here excited looking at thread’s there is an enormous amount of talent beautiful builds and great threads,

I have an ideal for a single possibility 2 string Bow Dudley see how my skills are holding up further ideals on the back burner hi to you all,

Bobby Jersey UK.

At 7:29am on August 23, 2022, David Bennett said…

Thank you for the info, I'll have fun perusing the resources tab!

At 1:17pm on July 31, 2022, STEWART J MCDOUGALL said…

Thanks for the heads up

At 4:55pm on May 16, 2022, Bos Hog said…

Ok. thank you for letting me know.

At 6:30pm on May 7, 2022, Al Lobe said…

Thank you! Will fix soon. I see now I'm not the first one requiring this correction :-)

At 12:10pm on May 7, 2022, Ed Nasiatka said…

BrianQ,

Thanx for the info!

Eddie

At 4:24pm on April 18, 2022, Doug Thorsvik said…

Brian, I looked through your photos for an example where you used molding for a fretboard, but couldn’t find one. I did note the use of toothpick frets, good on you! Doug

At 11:05pm on March 27, 2022, Carl Johnson said…

Thank you Brian. I just picked up a few cigar boxes in the Beale St. Blues district in Memphis TN. They weren't aware of any cigarbox guitar festivals in or around Beale St. Do you know of any in the Memphis, TN area?

At 5:58am on February 27, 2022, Christopher Jones said…

Thanks for your welcome Brian, and the guise to the  inks. Very much looking forward to becoming involved. All the best  Chris

BrianQ.'s Blog

Let’s talk Aeolian…

Posted on August 27, 2022 at 12:05am 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 3:17pm 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 21, 2021 at 5:00am 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 3:54pm 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 4:52pm 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 2:00pm 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 9:03pm 3 Comments

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

Posted on May 19, 2020 at 6:53pm 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 12:58pm 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 3, 2020 at 5:19am 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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"Hi Tim, I did not realize you already had the bass,, I thought you were starting from scratch. Taff"
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