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My Experimental Blog

Started Jun 12, 2012 0 Replies

I am in the process of developing a blog about CBGs and other cool topics.  I would appreciate any comments or content at omcbgs.batcave.net.Continue

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New CBG Blog

Started Jun 11, 2012 0 Replies

I am in the process of developing a blog about CBGs and other cool topics.  I would appreciate any comments or content at omcbgs.batcave.net.Continue

Trapezoidal Boxes- Has anyone used them?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Outhouse Instruments Oct 10, 2011. 5 Replies

I ran into a couple cool boxes and am looking for inspiration.  I'm wondering if anybody has used boxes like this.  The Ashton is 2 1/8 deep, 5 1/8 across, and the sides are 9 and 10 1/2.  The Arturo…Continue

Review Gittys pre-wired pup?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) Oct 11, 2011. 9 Replies

I am thinking about trying a pre-wired single coil pup from Gitty.  Has anyone tried one of these?  Any suggestions?  My soldering skills are not so good, so this idea is tempting and the price seems…Continue

 

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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Frauenfelder's book
How many instruments have you built so far?
20
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I like the ingenuity involved

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At 1:54pm on June 12, 2012, Jim Morris said…

Hey Dr. Dave, I was fortunate to find a salad bowl very close to 10" diameter which is a standard drum head size. This is a regular plastic drum head in what's called Rennaisance finish which is meant to look more like some kind of skin. I've made other Salad Bowl banjos and ukes using calfskin. The advantage there is that you can use any size and you don't need to purchase tensioning hoops or hardware. The disadvantage is that natural skin is quite prone to loosen up in damp weather or to split when left in your favorite chair  by the woodstove.  As to tins, I haven't used a lunch box yet but it should be similar to any other tin box. The only sharp edges I get is when cutting an opening for the neck extension. It usually is covered by the neck but sometimes I'll file the sharp edges a little.  Good luck!

At 6:57pm on April 4, 2012, Lonman said…

Oh ok, well, that really looks nice the water decal technique. Will try to remember that info. Thanks. Lonman

At 5:59pm on April 2, 2012, Lonman said…

Thanks Dave for the invite.

At 3:29pm on April 1, 2012, Wade said…
Hi Dave,
I' ve lived in catty for the past 15 years or so. Originally from a little town of kunkletown just on the other side of the blue mountain. I'm currently house hunting in catty if you know anyone selling their home.
Saw your username- are you a kinks fan?

Have a good one,

Wade
At 1:03pm on March 9, 2012, Mark Bliss said…

Hey good Dr, thanks for the comment!

I dont have any unusual information to reveal on the history, I just try to make sense of the timing and regions where various stuff seems to have "melted" together.

Much isnt really firmly known but by stories and word of mouth, so sometimes you just have to use your imagination to put things together.

One interesting observation I have noted, is that about the time the guitar started to become more popular in early Americanna, it appears that there were cases (often the lady of the house) being taught to play stuff like Vestapol on their parlor guitar, and the "help" absorbing some of the lessons and stylings and taking them back to their family members where they were adapted into their music, and perhaps this is how some of the regional styles developed.

Thanks for your interest!

At 6:25am on March 4, 2012, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you Dr. Dave for joining my group. Feel free to add to the discussions or ask questions. Please check out my instructional video CDs:

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Enjoy your practice, Keni Lee

At 4:18am on February 3, 2012, bemuzic said…

Hi, thanks for the friend add, and comment on Llanddwyn : -)

At 2:22pm on October 10, 2011, David Davies said…
Now that's just trippy!!!!!!!
 
 
 

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