John Sawyer
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PVC Bass Diddly Bow

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Oct 22, 2019. 9 Replies

I was doing some home repairs, and was staring at an 1-1/4 piece of PVC and thought WHY NOT??34" Scale, Bass String, Bass Tuner, Angled headstock Electric Diddly Bow...…Continue

6 string acoustic neck build questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 1, 2018. 9 Replies

I have made tons of 3 stringers, a few 4's, a few bolt-on 6's, but want to build a nylon stringed 6....I was eyeing Ben Baker's Coke Crate build, and like the look of a straight neck.  Any opinions…Continue

Vintage PA Speaker - now 2.5W Guitar Amp! -- For Sale

Started Nov 6, 2018 0 Replies

My new Vintage Series Amps!  I take vintage speaker cabinets, boxes and other things to make amazing guitar amps with great tone!  I use the Artec SDA-T amps, with the Gain Mod, and a tone…Continue

Odd SSL errror...

Started this discussion. Last reply by T-Gripped Jul 27, 2018. 4 Replies

Ben,Not sure how this happened, but the SSL Certificate for CBN doesn't match: Continue

 

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Carl Floyd liked John Sawyer's discussion PVC Bass Diddly Bow
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John Sawyer replied to Uncle John's discussion Dave passed away on Friday AM, 9/17/21. Thanks for all the well-wishers before and after his passing.
"Terrible news. Rest well, sir. Will see you soon enough. So much knowledge and love have moved on! Prayers for his family and friends, who will feel the loss acutely."
Sep 18, 2021
John Sawyer commented on Southern Ray's album
May 16, 2021
John Sawyer commented on Southern Ray's album
May 16, 2021
John Sawyer replied to Hans Baartman's discussion which pickup?
"YES!  Though I tend to avoid single coils due to noise and a lack of a shieldable pickup cavity... I really like the cheapo dual rail humbuckers, and the Gibson style humbuckers, too...  it all depends on the tone you're looking…"
Jan 12, 2021
John Sawyer replied to Hans Baartman's discussion which pickup?
Jan 12, 2021
John Sawyer replied to Southern Ray's discussion Rechargeable Batteries
Jan 11, 2021
John Sawyer replied to Jim Saraceno's discussion Gitty Psycho Knob Static
Jan 10, 2021
John Sawyer replied to Southern Ray's discussion Rechargeable Batteries
Jan 10, 2021
John Sawyer replied to Jon's discussion eliminate pickup tinging
Dec 22, 2020
John Sawyer replied to Southern Ray's discussion Suggestions wanted for easy amp build in the group Home Made Guitar Amps
"TDA20XX (2003, 2030), are great, but they need a boost, first... if this is your first, build the LM386 (Ruby, Gem, etc.) to get your feet wet... Building is fun, but I've found I can cobble together/modify premade boards cheaper and faster…"
Jun 14, 2020
John Sawyer replied to Terry's discussion 1W Amp Kits?
Apr 17, 2020
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Copper #129

"I just found this. Very nice grin-inducing build! This is just too cool. After about ten minutes looking at it, grinning, my face hurts..."
Apr 14, 2020
John Sawyer commented on Southern Ray's blog post Pickup winding - Scavenger style
"Oh, here's how to make a FlatPup from the Man himself... http://www.original-flatpup.com/images/diy-flatpup-style-pickup_v1.1.pdf"
Apr 11, 2020
John Sawyer commented on Southern Ray's blog post Pickup winding - Scavenger style
"You can get 43ga magnet wire for about $15-$20 for a 1/2lb spool, last time I checked... there's two types... one has traditional enamel, the other has insulation that goes away with the heat of a soldering iron!"
Apr 11, 2020

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At 12:27pm on February 3, 2019, J. Kinsey said…

Thank you for the info. I understand the time money and effort the everyone puts into this amazing craft and community. I would love a fretted 3string if ever possible. I have agoraphobia and come spring I'm in the woods sun up to Sun down into fall and wish I had a 3string cbg to play on, if I could I would have it built in a heartbeat but having no money it's very hard, on the tool side i have a screwdriver but that's about it. Thank you for your time 

At 4:40pm on February 18, 2017, Jim Morris said…

Thanks for the friend request. I've built a lot of banjos but no resonator ones. I'd be willing to have a go at one. My email is morbanjo@gmail.com

 
 
 

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