Andries, I do appreciate the kind and encouraging words. As you know so well, making music is such a rich and rewarding adventure. It’s more accessible than many realize; so I keep at it. It’s truly a delight making music with others. Your versatile playing inspires me to work on doing more than just strumming with my playing.
Andries, The potential is probably there. Not sure I’m ready for full scale production, but I do like having kits on hand. They allow me to put an easy to play CBG in someone’s hand quickly. I’m happy to be a small time operator.
Greetings A.D. sorry I missed your question about the ceramic banjo on an old blog post of mine. I did not build it, it was hanging in a pottery gallery in Weaverville, NC. Its builder is a skilled potter as well as a terrific musician. It sounded much better than I expected. Wish I had the skills to build it!
Thanx for the comment Andries, I know for a fact that every video Glenn Watt does is in GDg tuning, which is the default tuning for CBG’s at the Nation. When in doubt check it with your tuner, chords are G/A/D?
thank you for the kind comment, iam new at this so i am experimenting with my project, I tried with springs on the inside box and took them off and then hollowed the neck to except the springs, don’t really hear the different but thinking if I put a pickup on the neck might sound differently, I’ll tell you how it sounds after the pick up is installed, stay cool,,,,,,,,,,its all good…..
Hi Andries! Great to hear from you, my friend! My wife Colleen and I are well thanks. Hope the same with you and the kids? Been playing some banjo and a little bit of mandolin more lately to try to get better and occasionally cbg. Yesterday was my last day of work after 34 years, so Thursday is my first day as a retired dude! Will be hearing ya soon!
Greets ADEker! Nice to hear from you. No Radio Shows for a while. I been workin tryin to stay ahead of the bills. Not much time for CBG entertainment lately but I should definitely clock in here and see what y’all been up to as of late. I know there’s bound to be some premium ADEker grooves I’ve been missin! Hope you’re well,
Oh! I had not heard that about Ted. Yup, he is/was one of the Godfathers of modern CBGs. He had his own site that never got as big as CBN. He'd had a bad couple of years with poor health and finances... I did not know him well.
Thank you for the welcome. I'm really excited to get started. My 4 string CBG should arrive in the next couple of days. I've bought a little amp, some picks, a couple of slides, got a chord book coming and I've even cut my fingernails in readiness.
As a total beginner on any sort of guitar, it's daunting but I'm really looking forward to learning.