John C Predmore
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In the beginning

Posted on November 11, 2009 at 10:21pm 0 Comments

I thought I would write about how I came to be a CBG builder and player. It started when I was about ten years old. I decided I wanted to play the guitar, that christmas I got one. It was more of a toy, but it had strings and frets and it looked cool, so I was happy.

Then I started trying to learn to play, boy it wasn't all that easy. I practiced and struggled, but didn't get much better.

There were no books or video lessons like there is today to lead you along the path of what… Continue

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At 10:48am on August 12, 2011, colin mcgrath said…
Thank you for your kind offer John. I was able to obtain a skeleton key from the hardware store for fairly cheap. Just gotta do some work on it to make it look more like the way I want it to.
At 9:13am on May 6, 2011, Matt Gallagher said…

Hi! I set up a group for CBG players in and around the Twin Cities. It'll be a great way to network with local players, start up jam groups, teach, learn, and play. Join if you're interested!


- Matt

At 1:01am on July 9, 2010, bemuzic said…
Hi, thanks for the vid comment : -)...yeah I was amazed how much you could see the vibrations on that low string!!
The slide probably only took an hr or two to make (not too sure as I didn't do it all at once)...that's if you don't count all the time soaking and boiling to get rid of the smell!! time I'd get one from a butcher's rather than a pet shop (it was filled with some horrible smelling gunk that they put in for dogs : -/ )
At 5:56pm on April 13, 2010, Doug Thorsvik said…

Thanks for the feedback on the woodburning. It's fun and not too hard to do. I stick to simple patterns to get the effects you see. I got my woodburning iron at Ben Franklin's for about $15, so it doesn't cost much to start. Interestingly my first bass was a weedwacker bass! They are funky for sure.


At 6:34pm on February 24, 2010, HENRY LOWMAN said…
Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm looking at your photos now...IMPRESSIVE work! :-)
At 12:47pm on November 16, 2009, Ice Bob said…
i gotta have a cigar box bass
At 6:31am on November 9, 2009, Tres Seaver said…
Welcome aboard, John! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBU, CBB, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc. -- I see you are ahead of me here: nice bass!).

Most of all, have fun!


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