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The most versatile but overlooked guitar pedal. Graphic EQ.

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. yesterday. 2 Replies

OK. We all know it's a great way to boost a signal for a solo. Or to add tone. Even change the sound of your guitar.Here's some other great uses.A volume controller.I have an all tube Fender Champ.…Continue

Video: A Good Amp is Better Than a Good Guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jul 20. 6 Replies

All the beauty and love you put into a CBG isn't going to sound good through a bad amp. If your going to play live, you need a good amp. It will make a difference.  Continue

String gauge guid for open tuning.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jul 1. 20 Replies

Was messing around and wanted to see how many different open tunings I could get out of the gauge of strings i use. Went online and checked out different brands and gauges. Came up with this…Continue

Squall bucker piezo? Got results and hoping others would try this.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat Jun 23. 28 Replies

Again trying wiring based on a humbucker pickup. This time with results. Instead of stacking the two piezo they are side by side. One facing up the other down. Wired as shown below and directly to an…Continue

 

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"8 low cost D cells? those were the days... : )  Totally awesome amp! Great find. "
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Eliah Holiday's discussion Favorite pickups and position?
"Humbuckers!!! Any position. If your into just singing and playing then go for the neck to mid position. With the mid being more natural sounding. The bridge will give you more of a twang if that's what your into. Putting two in gives you the…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Window is down inside the door. I know my limitations and impatience. Best to leave this up to folks who know what they are doing. It's always been easer and cheaper to let someone do it. Way cheaper than having someone first fix what I broke…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Steve Holladay's discussion I may not be a luthier, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
"Wonder what house keeping thinks. : ) Awesome dedication dude!  I go to a lot of conventions but can honestly say I've never brought anything to work on. The only thing my room is for is sleeping, showering and eating. The last because of…"
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Cause the Blue rat commented on Clarky's video
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"AWESOME! I salute you my fellow non blues CBG player!!! Keep rocking dude. "
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BrianQ. replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion The most versatile but overlooked guitar pedal. Graphic EQ.
"Clapton has used one for years. It’s a good cure to a flat sounding amp, sometimes pedals or piezos can scoop those mids out to deep."
yesterday
Fergus Lester replied to Cause the Blue rat's discussion The most versatile but overlooked guitar pedal. Graphic EQ.
"been meaning to get one to boost and shape the output on acoustics with soundhole pickups. You can get Behringer and Artec ones for very little money"
Tuesday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"My car. Rolled my driver side window down. And that's where it stayed. Motor makes noise. And theres some clanking. (you can tell I'm not a mechanic) So I got some clear vinyl and taped it on. This will do till this Friday when I can get…"
Monday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"The guy did a great job showing the difference in mags in the same pickups. And was honest about what makes a good pickup. Changing the mags will only go so far. But the difference in clarity and sound is worth it. I had to to replace a neck fast so…"
Monday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I have two sets of single coil pickups on my bench. One from a 1980's Series 10 bought  at a yard sale for $15. The other set is from a Fender Squire. Both have really cheap magnets. The Squire has two magnets with the pole pieces…"
Monday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Did you end up with the plain ones or the ones with fruit and veggies on them? Saw them both ways. Should be an awesome build!"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to Kirk's discussion New to organizing, give me every bit of advice, details, do's and do nots, please!
"Go online and find conventions in your area. Talk to the people who run them. They usually have meetings with other convention staff. To share ideas and tell horror stories. I've learned that if you have an event that lasts more than one day…"
Sunday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"A quote from Guitar Wold Magazine, "This Fender made cardboard Stratocaster sounds like the real thing." There are others I could quote. But places like Popular Mechanics and the like are not souly dedicated to music. they cheated with…"
Sunday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I kinda had that one figured out. But the idea of having sticky fish tuners was to much to pass up. : )"
Saturday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Joe Williams's discussion 2 channel amps
"If your talking a two channel power amp then there is no practical reason use half an amp. You would end up with one amp running a 'load' and the other no 'load'  Now if your talking a two channel guitar amp. You can set…"
Saturday
Cause the Blue rat replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"More importantly, how do you get sticky bass tuners? Inquiring minds want to know. : ) My guitars are back on the workbench. After a 40+ mile round trip I at 4:00 in the morning I have ink for my printer. Talked to someone at that store. Said they…"
Aug 10

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The endless musical possibilities with just 2, 3 and 4 strings.

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At 4:08pm on May 9, 2015, c# merle said…

i totally dig your version of 'loner' on the NY disc. if some drums and bass kicked in at 1:14 i'd be in sonic nirvana. great sounds

At 3:27pm on April 19, 2015, Low Budget Luthier said…

Not just means, it's not a cbg, is all.

At 9:51am on April 13, 2015, Gary Wiese said…

Thanks for your comment on my lap steel guitar. The color is Sea Side Blue. Tried to get that 50`s look.

At 11:07pm on July 19, 2014, gary herget said…

glad you were able to make the club meet today, everyone enjoyed your new guitar. Spoke with Russ this evening and he said he really enjoyed playing guitars with you and Clark. Hope your schedule works out next month.

Gary

At 12:24am on June 3, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, if you have a cordlees drill would you mind bringing it to the fest to use in building the kit guitars. Need #1 and#2 phillips bits if you have those as well. Be great if you can help with this. Oh yeah don't forget to charge the batteries the nite before.

Thanks Gary

At 10:38pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

The website address works just as is.

At 10:27pm on May 20, 2014, gary herget said…

Hey Rat, there's a website for the fest, it kinda long but you can see what last years fest looked like. www.stlcigarboxguitarfestival.com  you may need to spell out st. Louis don't remember give it a try if it doesn't work let me know.

 
 
 

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