Glenn Kaiser
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Glenn Kaiser's Discussions

CBG w. Amp Inside- Tips For Less Feedback Please?!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenn Kaiser Mar 9, 2020. 2 Replies

Been messing w. this a bit- for busking, etc.. I already know positioning speaker far away from pickup, placement of sound-hole and the like, but any OTHER ideas outside of these to killing feedback?…Continue

GK Interviews Shane Speal

Started Mar 13, 2013 0 Replies

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Glenn Kaiser commented on Doug Thorsvik's photo

Surf Chugger

"Dough... argggghhh forgive me please DOUG, too fast on the keys here! Oh, also I love fishing line for strings, nice indeed! -Glenn"
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Surf Chugger

"Nice work Dough- and I like it all but that simple cutaway for unplugged hearing up top on 'er is very cool to me!! -Glenn"
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"Link to that amazing Mag. is here: -Glenn"
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"Well, I can video my findings when I've time... and have been LOVING Shane's earlier post re. this, working my way through... -Glenn"
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"Surep and sure also... :) -Glenn"
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"Crazy I'm surep but if it fails I'll simply re-drill string holes and put bridge, etc., as per normal. All I can do is fail HA! -Glenn"
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"Part 2- so that we strum above the box and see what resonation happens even w/o bridge or strings -over- the plate. Pickup added for volume."
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"Another mad scientist try: wood box, 3/4 license plate top, 1/4 wood, neck nearly to end inside w. strings & bridge just outside -up top-"
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"Anybody in the Nation make a 5 fret cbg yet (and I don't mean dulcimer fretting)? -Glenn"
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"So -shortest physical size neck possible, ONLY five frets, 3 steel strings. -Glenn"
Jan 14
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"I wanna make a 5 fret short-scale git. able to play w. fingers. Besides the Little Joe which Shane has posted, any ideas?? Thx, -Glenn"
Jan 14
Glenn Kaiser commented on Uncle John's photo


"HA! You're at least as crazy as the rest of us Uncle John :) -Glenn"
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Found Object Diddley Comin'!

"I see what you did there Unc, ha!! -Glenn"
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-and a lot more... I'm on Twitter, Facebook (but only the GK/GKB site open, my personal friend's list closed out at 5,000... sorry).


I mainly do my work in Twitter and Wordpress, these two sites and my personal Facebook are all linked when I send updates, articles, etc.

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Come Thou Fount - Christmas Version on CBG

Posted on December 21, 2020 at 11:16am 1 Comment

Lyrics by my friend Rick Lindholtz.

Christmas 2020 Diddley Bow

Posted on December 20, 2020 at 9:49pm 3 Comments

Yep, just helpin' my girl make poizza and whamo- sauce can lid and insides were gold. Here it goes! Video up tomorrow... -Glenn…


Old Glenn Kaiser song, dulcimer

Posted on December 18, 2020 at 1:25pm 4 Comments

A song I wrote, played dulcimer in and sang in my old band :) Working on a cbg dulcimer, will post when I'm done w. it. -Glenn

Crystal Lite Diddley Bow

Posted on November 26, 2020 at 7:40pm 0 Comments

Low-carb us. Been thinking of doing this for years- a Thanksgiving mini-diddley w. C.L. plastic container. Not super loud but quick and fun. .024 wound string, Co2 capsule slide, credit card pick. THANKFUL! -Glenn

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At 7:01am on December 21, 2021, A.D.EKER said…

Hello Glenn !  last best as they say ! must compliment you on your Christmas Album contribution ! GREAT Track simple beat ,slick bass, fine lines, and a great blow on the side horns ! it smelled christmas fine Glenn!

Seasons Greeeetsszz from Holland !

At 2:49pm on August 26, 2020, Ron Myers said…
Do you have pictures of the double neck diddly bow?
At 4:27pm on June 6, 2018, Jack McC said…

Bro Glenn,

I am building a CBG site-not commercial- and answered a question of how I got started with this and the answer is that I have been your fan for a long time and found you on a YouTube link to see what you are up to now.

i posted that YouTube link on my site and hope you approve of me using it.

My other site is and I would like to reference your GRRR sitee there, please.

Thank you,


At 10:22am on May 25, 2018, Andy Busch said…

Thank you!  I'll keep looking.

At 12:09pm on May 24, 2018, Andy Busch said…

Glenn: I was impressed by pics put up recently of a 5-gallon bucket bass, and (I think) your name was mentioned by the builder, thanking you for the idea.  Do you have plans for such a bass that you could share?

At 9:23am on September 13, 2017, Shawn McConnaughay Sr said…
Thanks my Brother. This hobby now has become a lifestyle I am passing on to is great to be connected with like minded people on the nation.
At 8:17pm on April 10, 2017, A.D.EKER said…

Hi There Glenn, Thanks for the Comments and the feedback, i got the info and the picture from a site about The Dockery Plantation it was about african roots and the origen from the primitiv instruments the prison slaves used, have not got a URL i was under the inpression i logged it under favorits ,but i did not, hope it helps ! Greeeeettsss A.D.

At 2:22pm on July 28, 2016, Ken Dennison a.k.a. turtleboxken said…

I LOVE LAUNDRY! You can jam between loads!!!



At 2:12pm on July 28, 2016, Ken Dennison a.k.a. turtleboxken said…

Very cool! That's Labor Day weekend! If we're around, I'll try to stop in and say hey!!

At 10:49am on July 28, 2016, Ken Dennison a.k.a. turtleboxken said…

When is the next time you'll be in the land of "sharp cheddar?"


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