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Started this discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan Nov 21, 2017. 3 Replies

Hi all.My problem is when I was posting the description on how I made my one stringer I could not make paragraphs beyond a certain character limit.That led me to have to count back letters and keep…Continue

 

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Ian Boyd commented on Ian Boyd's blog post Wireless pickup...
"Thanks Erasmo Coco.I was just curious.The thing is my builds have an output jack running from them rather than into them due to them being earphones.Could I atattch a female - female cable on the end then the gizmo you have shown me?"
Jan 31
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Wireless pickup...

from wireless earphones.Anyone managed to make this work.Earphones can be turned into microphones and this would stop the player being t ethered to their amp.I have seen wireless earphones for sale and wonder if they could work.See More
Jan 30
Ian Boyd replied to Alex Rigby's discussion Love CBG, never really got into blues - set list ideas please in the group The Brits are coming
"You Gotta move - Stones/Mississippi Fred McDowell When The Blues Come To Texas - Johnny Shines I'm Going Where The Southern Cross The Dog - Henry Sloan?/Hayes McMullan? Still A Fool - Muddy Waters/Stones"
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darryl kernaghan replied to Ian Boyd's discussion Character Limit
"Ian, not 100% sure, but it seems you might be trying to type in the header box instead of the description box"
Nov 21, 2017
Ian Boyd replied to Ian Boyd's discussion Character Limit
"No photos I dont think.The warning came up that I just reached X amount of characters and had to erase characters."
Nov 20, 2017
Ian Boyd commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Introduce Yourself!
"Hi I'm Ian from Scotland.I have been hovering round this site as well like a wee midgie aroond a jeely piece.I have been building diddly bows etc for around two years but only have three complete instruments.I prefer to try to improve on what I…"
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Character Limit

Hi all.My problem is when I was posting the description on how I made my one stringer I could not make paragraphs beyond a certain character limit.That led me to have to count back letters and keep renaming words .I had to split it into short sections.It looks kind of weird on the page.I have seen others post on the site and they seem to be able to run off longer descriptions without this problem.Am I missing something basic?Enlighten me with thine wisdom...See More
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Nov 15, 2017
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"I will TRY to post some better photos - thanks for taking interest.more to follow..."
Nov 5, 2017
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"if you look closely.I have tried to create an American/Blues theme going and I am still adding to it visually.Sorry I don't know the woods."
Nov 5, 2017
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"...alcohol labels,food packets...The dollar sign is a mock up from a plastic door stop.It says'United STATION of America..."
Nov 5, 2017
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"...earphone jack cable.I use earphone type jacks for all my builds for convenience.The 'decoupage'(had to look it up) was from newspapers..."
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"I put a catch in the box from my old wardrobe circa 1975.I used an old speaker salvaged from discarded radio soldered to a 3.5mm ..."
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"..as i intended to put frets on but changed my mind,the strap made from an old busted belt and piece of rope, bridge from an old bracket..."
Nov 5, 2017

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At 10:46am on October 24, 2017, Ian Boyd said…

I first learned of the concept of home made diddley bows/guitars etc through watching Seasick Steve on Later With Jools Holland some years ago and later in 2015 when i stumbled upon various sites including this one .The blues has always manifested itself in my life over the years in one way or another in the form of health issues/unemployment etc and the old adage about 'livin' the blues is no less true than it was in say,the 1930's.I attempted to build my first diddley bow with a cylindrical wooden box,a pine rail from an old bed headrest and some galvanised wire but various things failed.This made me research things more thoroughly online.I think I prefer to make improvements on the three instruments I have rather than keep building more and more.I have made one amplifier also to attempt to create distortion.I have been a fan of the blues for over 20 years but also like folk/rock and even some country.I can also play a bit of harmonica but not much blues.I have sourced materials from bargain/charity shops and whatever is lying around.The best challenge is trying to learn ANY tune on these instruments.

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Wireless pickup...

Posted on January 30, 2018 at 8:19pm 1 Comment

from wireless earphones.Anyone managed to make this work.Earphones can be turned into microphones and this would stop the player being t ethered to their amp.I have seen wireless earphones for sale and wonder if they could work.

 
 
 

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