Gregory E. Payne
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At 12:13am on October 20, 2014, Tony Taylor said…
Thanks Gregory! Too many folks don't dress respectable these days. Just doin my part. :-)
At 6:30pm on August 16, 2014, Reeds Taylor said…

Thanks for adding me Greg

At 1:50pm on August 13, 2014, Bill Baker said…

I feel so inadequate.....Great shop Greg....

At 1:28am on August 4, 2014, Bill Baker said…

Greg, I forgot to finish the amp information. Conrad used a schematic we found on line then added his own experience to change it a little. It uses a 12AU7 and a 6AQ5 tube. It probably puts out 5 to 6 watts.. He commented finding the right transformer is the hardest part for him. Like other tube stuff, I guess, it needs to warm up a while or it is really scratchy and does not sound too good.  I probably paid him too much to build it but wanted to support him. He has helped me a lot with antennas and other radio stuff.



At 1:17am on August 4, 2014, Bill Baker said…

Hi Greg.  Good to hear from you again. KB8NJH de WG5T.

My HF Amp is a Heathkit SB1000.  I don't use it that much. Mainly on 40 and 80M.

The little CBG tube amp was made for me by another local ham, W7WLM. Conrad is one of those guys that will take some spare parts and make anything. I really like it but in reality it is probably no better than one of CB Gittys kits, plus tubes are slowly going away and getting expensive. The 3-500Z in my Heathkit is +/- $200.

Take care and let me hear from you.

73 and Good CBG's


At 1:29am on July 22, 2014, Bill Baker said…

Very good Gregory. Nice builds, music and rendition...

CBG and Ham Radios....Nice mix

At 8:02pm on July 21, 2014, Cpt. Nemoff said…

Album Notes
Cigar Box Guitar and classical music met again after 150 years!

In the middle of XIX century there were musicians who classical pieces performed on homemade instruments such as Cigar Box Guitar. But, unfortunately, there are no records of these unique 
performances did not survive. How do sounds classical music of the Renaissance on cigar box guitar? 

"Das Wohltemperirte Cigar Box Guitar" Album ( translation: Well-Tempered sigar box guitar ) was recorded in a home studio by Eugene Nemov. 

The list of works you will see all the familiar songs and names of composers such as Franz Shubert, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Albinoni and names of familiar music lovers Renaissance: Pascal Bouquet and Francesco da Milano.

Pascal Bouquet - French lutenist, he lived in XV-th century. Pascal Bouquet composed many excellent works for lute and baroque guitar. Musical notations this musician survived to this day. "Brande des Hermites" and "Volte Praetorius" - it's two works from the collection of popular dances of France, Pascal Bouquet written specifically for learning to play the lute. 

Francesco Canova da Milano (Italian Francesco Canova da Milano) - Italian Renaissance lute, one of the major European composers XVI veka.Franchesko Canova da Milano is one of the best composers of lute music, and possibly greatest lute virtuoso of all time. His work, and the amazing beauty of a consistently high level, and are often performed today. 

Just the album includes two copyright works Eugene Nemov - "French dance" and "English dance". They are written in a popular style of lute music of the Renaissance .

All works have been performed at 3-string classic guitars from cigar boxes, made by Eugene Nemov. Description and images of these instruments You can see on the site and personal Evgeny Nemov page on the ;



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