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Can Piezo be repaired?

Started this discussion. Last reply by MichaelS Country Boy Guitars Apr 27, 2010. 6 Replies

I had read a "How To" Building a Piezo pick up somewhere else on the net and the artical mention if "some" of the white crystal substance chipped off during disassebly of the plastic case that it…Continue

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Ok....Im stumped on an appropriate scale length for this box

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tracy Kennedy Apr 23, 2010. 13 Replies

The box is 13.75''L X 10.50"W X 2.50"D If I were to use a common 24.5" or 25.5" Scale length and placed the bride, say, a 1/3 (4.58") up from the tail end, it would give me an approx 16" - 17"…Continue

What Cigar Boxes are preferable?

Started this discussion. Last reply by MichaelS Country Boy Guitars Apr 25, 2010. 30 Replies

Im curious to know what boxes are prefered. Wood, cardboard? Size? Manufacturer, Label? Wich type and construction give the best sound? I think this post will open a can of worms, but Im curious of…Continue


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You know the Blues

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 6:59am 3 Comments

You know, the blues is something that's hard to get acquainted with. It's just like death. Now, I tell you about the blues. The blues dwells with you every day and everywhere. See, you can have the blues about that you're broke. You can have the blues about your girl is gone. The blues comes so many different ways until it's kind of hard to explain. But whenever you get a sad feeling, you can tell the whole round world you got nothing but the blues.…


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Learned about CBG's after finding and old plan for the Uncle Enos Banjo in a BOY Mechanic book . The plan was authored by Dan Carter Beard, founder of Boy Scouts. After searching the internet for more info I found Cigar Box Nation.

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At 10:26pm on April 7, 2011, Rand Moore said…

I like your company name: "Soggy Bottom Guitars". It's like "The Soggy Bottom Boys" the band in the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou". Loved that movie.


At 8:02am on December 22, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
thanks tracy,nice to hear from you,hope you and yours have a great holiday season. thanks again for the wood cone resonator concept.the next level is always there for me to reach out to, thanks to folks like you, and because i have a great imagination on building unusual instruments.
At 11:16am on December 21, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…

howdy tracy--it was you--you the one--i know it had to be you that was talking with me about using wood for a cone in a resonator build. my memory aint that great since i,m getting older but things like this i seem to remember,so i used an old gourd--split it in half and used that for a cone in a resonator build. i think it has good tone and is way different from a metal cone or can. hope ya get to check out the video cause its all your fault that folks are liking the experiment haaaaaaaaaaa,take care and have a good holiday wit ya more later.

At 12:36pm on July 19, 2010, Joker said…
Tracy, sorry I won't be at southgate tonight. I have to be at work early in the morning.
At 4:48pm on July 7, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
Tracy that one was dead so i could use it in a different way. must put strings on such things. by the way i watched the joker vids with your guitars.great job on the builds. i like the big shark one and the box in the box one,cause they both coolness indeed.
At 4:34am on July 6, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
yep tracy the 4 string lap steel has a piece of cherry wood that once was an old bubble or spirit level. as far as the solid body goes it has a piezo under the bridge plate for a pickup. take care man talk wit ya more later.
At 1:29am on July 6, 2010, bairfoot cajun said…
thanks tracy fer da comment man,that old barn wood is kinda cool now i gots the trueness from out under that old grey look about it that it had.i had fun working on it.solid body is fun to experience after doing so many box builds yep.its my first bolt on neck too.thanks again man.
At 1:16am on June 23, 2010, Barrie said…
Thanks for the answer to my banjo question. Its what i though, but i had seen things that people call banjos that not really banjos that made me doubt myself
At 3:19pm on June 14, 2010, Delvero said…
Tracy, thanks much for your support and nice comments on the harp! Much appreciated!
At 4:18pm on May 10, 2010, HENRY LOWMAN said…
CONGRATULATIONS on your featured instrument! NICE work! :-)

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