As some of you already know , (due to my personal letter to some members here (below ) I am dealing with health issues .
“”Hi, I hope all is well with you . Unfortunately , I can't say the same for myself . I have been ill for a while and losing weight rapidly, and , finally Last week . I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer , The outlook for me is not very good at all . I am still home , and still able to get around a bit , but my caregiver duties for my wife…Continue
Currently working on a few prototypes for some guitar effects pedals. I have my Fuzz pedal back from testing currently. Going to swap out transistors for something a bit hotter.Continue
Came across this Reddit, only information was "Alaska Airlines"
Added by jeff weins on May 13, 2022 at 5:18pm — No Comments
does it matter? or does it have no effect what so ever !
Let me now in your comments below…Continue
Just finished number two build. It's set up as a three string, but has pairings of bass and treble strings. It sounds very mandolin-ish. Warning: If you do this make sure your have a very stout infrastructure. The tension is amazing.
Here’s something for the Beginners. A simple introduction to the Dorian scale. It only requires one string, so it shouldn’t be hard at all. Learn it up & down, then apply the basic Scale formula to 3 strings for even more possibilities…
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Ol' Bookie's been at it again. Just finished a 3 stringer for myself a bit ago. Made the box from native Iowa cherry with a birch bottom. The neck is walnut striped oak topped with Ben's golden skull tuners. Dan May over in Colfax donated all the wood for the project just to keep me out of the taverns. It goes without saying that most of the little components are Ben's. It's tuned open G and the piezo pick-up does need a pre-amp to tone down the Red Dog resonator! 4 pics for your…Continue
Trying to learn the website. Please pardon the interruption.
Added by TN Twang on March 12, 2022 at 11:41am — No Comments
After quite a while I finally finished my latest build project, a resonator ukulele.
Some data on it:
Width at nut: 35mm
Length overall: ca. 563mm
Box: Chica cigar box 232x135x42mm
Neck: Douglas fir
Resonator: tin lid of a rum box…
I know this site is mostly about CBGs and home made instruments. But, this time of the year, is Mardi Gras season where I reside. Most people just think of NOLA when they think of Mardi Gras. That's glitz and Aristocracy. My folks came from the rural parts of LA, where the tradition of revelry, was making fun of the Aristocracy lol. That's where the tall cone shaped hats come in lol. The old music is played a lot this time of year.
Also, in Eunice, LA, is the Prairie Acadian Cultural…Continue
I decided that blues singer & CBG player Samantha Fish's signature model Delaney guitar was pretty cool looking. Even though her guitar is semi-hollow body, I decided it was a challenge I couldn't refuse. The city had cut down a maple tree to be used for firewood in the park's picnic areas and like the Pied Piper, a big chunk followed me home......Here is a pic of Samantha playing her axe and a second of my finished project. An electric tenor ukulele!…Continue
The other day I was shopping, as so many of us are at this time of year. I stumbled into a store and happened to hear Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi on the speakers. It stopped me in me tracks. I immediately thought of our dear departed friend Dave Lynas. That song has always reminded me of him, and ever since the video below... it will forever be Dave's song in my mind.
As I listened to Joni belt out those beautiful lyrics as only she can, a literal tear appeared on my…Continue
I saw this today in the Sharper Image catalogue. Lots of people will have, at least, seen one of these now.
CBGs must be getting more exposure now.
My cigarbox is a slide guitar, and has 2 piezo pickups a oak neck, and a 25.5 scale. Has .13 .17 .26 strings tuned…Continue
A while ago , I was in the process of building a donated banjo/ guitar for a local guy here that helps with delivering prescriptions , groceries , etc for folks that are unable to, He does this on his own time . and even occasionally buys them coffee etc.. out of pocket , and takes no payments . Well , due to a shipping snafu , my…Continue
This garden universe vibrates complete.
Some we get a sound so sweet.
Vibrations reach on up to become light,
And then thru gamma, out of sight.
Between the eyes and ears there lay,
The sounds of color and the light of a sigh.
And to hear the sun, what a thing to believe.
But it's all around if we could but perceive.
Added by Rich on November 12, 2021 at 10:20am — No Comments
I miss the seasonal build contest, what happened?