Chester Winowiecki
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Want to Buy: single piece of tall or tallest fret wire

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mr.C Nov 26, 2011. 3 Replies

Hey all,I need a single 3" or so piece of tall or "tallest" fret wire to finish a rebuild. I'm working on a CB Bass for a customer who gave me an old beater short scale to use for parts. The neck has…Continue

Tuner bushings for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chester Winowiecki Aug 26, 2011. 5 Replies

Hi, I've been making a lot of cbgs and diddley bows with slothead type, I've got a lot of unused nickel plated, metal tuner bushings available. These are from the Saga music basic…Continue

Trimming Piezo Undersaddle pickups?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Bliss Feb 21, 2011. 6 Replies

Does anyone have any experience with trimming rod type piezo undersaddle pickups like these (that have the individual raised piezos for each string:…Continue

Rawhide Guitar Picks 4/$5 w/ freee shipping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chester Winowiecki Jul 21, 2010. 8 Replies

Hey nation,Just wanted to let everyone here know about my Rawhide guitar picks. I've been making these for a little while with great response from people, especially from acoustic players. Following…Continue


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At 10:35pm on August 29, 2011, the factory throw out said…
sorry brother sold it at the show. it was a harmony stella. ill keep an eye out for one for you
At 11:41pm on August 26, 2011, Bear said…

>"I'd be glad to help"


You just did! Thanks!

At 8:08pm on August 26, 2011, Bear said…

Thanks for the comment, Chester, though "better than" is purely subjective and relative. Hey, I might want to borrow your "inverted pie pans" idea sometime, if you don't mind. Those instruments look really intriguing to me. And then sometime I gotta make a CB amp, so I may be asking for advice down the road!

At 2:12pm on September 30, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you Chester for sharing the pictures . A real nice find. Enjoy.
At 4:44pm on July 12, 2010, Murray said…
OK, yeah, we were feelin' pretty rough by the time we got home...3-1/2 hours sleep, then a 22-1/2 hour day...maybe too old for that now.

I'll figure out how to contact you PM-wise, or e-mail (or whatever it's called here).

At 10:45am on June 14, 2010, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you Chester for your comment. I am posting two more parts today and the final "video" lesson part 9 tomorrow. Enjoy.
At 8:16pm on June 7, 2010, Bryon Dodds said…
well it took me a long time.1st the thing just flat out did'nt work but I continued trying but still nothing,then yesterday I picked it up with all cylenders going I tracked it down to a faulty batterry snap,but nooo to easy then after changeing it out it still did'nt work so I narrowed it down to the input jack pluged it in and all I got was a buzzing sound so just before giving up I took a long hard look at the parts placement and 5 seconds from giving up I saw that I had the transistor in backwards.Well thanks to your support I am pleased to saythat it works just fine and I can build them in my sleep.Thank you for the incouragement

At 11:55am on May 9, 2010, Bryon Dodds said…
At this time I should come clean and let you know that I am mentaly disabled and I some time have a hard time understanding things I went to the site and saw all the trancfers and parts list ,but for the life of me I can't find the 1 resistor that is color coded Brown Green Green.Is there any way I can use one that is close and if so what would it be color code wise that is.I would also like to ask you if you would consider making me one with out the expensive parts as I have them all or if I am stepping out of bounds here then would it be possible to send me close up pics of the one you have and maybe just baybe I can get it right.I just know that I will be able to make more once I get over the hump.I really appreasiate what you have done so far.Thank you .After you read this go over to my pics to see my Alien CBG.
At 9:11am on May 6, 2010, Bluesheart said…
Man, love those tin banjos and clean work on the amp too.
At 11:37pm on May 5, 2010, Bryon Dodds said…
I am very gratfull for your help can't wait to put it all together.Thanks man .I owe you one.

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