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What did YOU do this weekend?

It all started on Thursday night.

 

I'd corralled a couple of friends into coming to see Hillstomp, from Portland OR.  Those boys flat out kill it!  Henry playing the banjo, guitars and cigar box guitar, John playing the "drum" set (which is cobbled together from old radiator parts, plastic buckets, maybe a legit drum or two, and a shitload of duct tape).

 

Got to talking about 2 man bands, and the possibility of my two-man band opening for them.  So, we'll see…

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Added by Nathan King on April 25, 2011 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

If you're lookin' for a fool... here I am

They say that a fool and his money are soon parted. Man, I would pay someone a lot of cash to explain that to me.....

Today started out ok. Very tired due to daylight savings and early work hours, but work went by pretty quickly and I was able to get a lot of shop time in.

Made a lot of great progress, too. Got everything drilled out, tuners aligned, and everything was perfect. Now, I'm not all that great, and usually I'll get it "good enough," but when I say…

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Added by Nathan King on March 17, 2010 at 12:18am — 3 Comments

Captain Beefheart's Ten Commandments For Guitarists

1. LISTEN TO THE BIRDS...That's where all the music comes from. Birds know everything about how it should sound and where that sound should come from. And watch hummingbirds. They fly really fast, but a lot of times they aren't going anywhere.



2. YOUR GUITAR IS NOT REALLY A GUITAR...Your guitar is a divining rod. Use it to find spirits in the other world and bring them over. A guitar is also a fishing rod. If you're good, you'll land a big one.



3. PRACTICE IN FRONT OF A… Continue

Added by Nathan King on November 18, 2009 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

Friday in the shop

For once, I took my camera with me down to the shop. Usually, I really have trouble taking the time to STOP what I'm doing to bust out the camera. I'm always too interested in what I'm doing to take any "in progress" shots (and I really appreciate and value those of you who do -- since they are usually quite helpful to see)... ...and I guess today was no real exception. I began with glueing a fingerboard to a stretch of oak.

Then, I guess the… Continue

Added by Nathan King on October 24, 2009 at 2:15am — 1 Comment

New Two Stringer

I've spent the past few days getting familiar with my tenth build... a two string electric.



This is the first electric CBG I've done, thanks to the bitchin' electromagnetic pickup known as Stonehenge. I've known Ted Crocker has done some incredible work based on his photographs, but actually getting my hands on something infused by Ted is a good feeling!



I first plugged it into my Micro Cube, to test it and make sure it works.



This is the moment of truth...… Continue

Added by Nathan King on September 28, 2009 at 12:58am — No Comments

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