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BrianQ. left a comment for Ronald Lee Hagelund
"Welcome Ronald  :} take it all in, there’s tons of stuff here!"
Aug 25
BrianQ. replied to Max Dickinson's discussion Hello From Portland, Oregon in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Welcome Max, those are some great ol’ timey acoustics you have there!"
Jul 2
BrianQ. added a discussion to the group These Amps Go To Eleven!

Let’s talk LM386... w/ Perfboard/ Stripboard Amp layouts

Here’s 2 articles I combined into a PDF. Smokey amp & Smokey amp head layouts in both Perfboard & Stripboard formats. Rock on, my good people!!! Let%E2%80%99s%20talk%20LM386...1a.pdfSee More
Jun 21
BrianQ. commented on Bear Peterson's photo


"Like an electric Kalimba "
Jun 18
BrianQ. commented on c# merle's group Lap Steel Guitar
Jun 18
BrianQ. commented on c# merle's group Lap Steel Guitar
Jun 18
BrianQ. commented on smojo's group Circuit Bending
Jun 18
BrianQ. left a comment for Michael takesthegun
"Welcome :)"
Jun 17
BrianQ. left a comment for Klaus
"Welcome to the Clubhouse :)"
Jun 17
BrianQ. left a comment for Barry Coulter
"Welcome Barry :)"
Jun 17
BrianQ. replied to Chuck Bouwens's discussion New amp build
"That’s about right about the amperage, Wayfinder? Chuck, a rechargeable battery is something to think about, you can easily find lithium based batteries with higher amperage ratings. This way, you’ll go through less batteries? "
May 16
BrianQ. left a comment for Colin Maddocks
"Welcome  :)"
May 11
BrianQ. left a comment for Holly
"Welcome to the Clubhouse, Holly :) glad ya made it"
May 10
Ted Crocker replied to BrianQ.'s discussion Simple PreAmp in the group Circuit Bending
"Very cool Brian!"
Apr 23
BrianQ. added a discussion to the group Circuit Bending

Simple PreAmp

Here is a very simple PreAmp. Which anyone can build. You can use any N-channel JFET, even a MOSFET if you’re looking to experiment. It has a small footprint, so you can put it into just about any small enclosure. Also works very well with Piezos & will actually boost its volume as well as improve its tone? Has everything but a footswitch, which can easily be added if you’re going between two pickups. …See More
Apr 23

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Straight from Ted Crocker himself
What instruments are you building or playing?
I build lots of one stringers as well as 3 stringer cbg’s

In the beginning...

  My 1st guitar was a Classical guitar Neck & Bridge with only 3 strings, screwed to a Hava-Tampa cigar box, with the inspiration of Bo Diddley & so many others. Damn, I thought I was on the way to fame & fortune! Turns out, that guitar was more infamous than famous, fell apart in a matter of a few months. What does a 14 year old know about building guitars?        

  Looking back on that experience & the lack of knowledge available to me at the time, makes me glad there are places like this. Places where people of different ages & backgrounds can come together & give guidance to all things handmade....

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At 10:45am on April 13, 2020, Ted Crocker said…

At 9:07pm on November 18, 2019, Ely Ellis said…

TY you for the warm welcome. I am looking forward to meeting other builders. 

At 9:02am on October 25, 2019, james pobog said…

Could be, the name sounds vaguely familiar. Were we in high school or the Navy together?

BTW, the profile pic is me, it's just 47 years ago in the South China Sea in the middle of a war...

At 7:30pm on May 5, 2019, Alan Gregory Payton (aka #AGP) said…

"Thanks BQ"  :-)

At 11:57am on April 19, 2019, Craig Cole said…

Thanx Brian - that's my plan! Awesome pic BTW.

At 12:23pm on April 13, 2019, Ted Crocker said…

At 5:07am on March 20, 2019, michael gittins said…

Thank you...

At 1:41pm on January 17, 2019, Tim Pannabecker said…

Thank you this site seems very comfortable 

At 2:21pm on January 4, 2019, Ronald Brown said…

Thanks for letting me in,hope to learn some pointers to improve my builds.

At 11:29am on December 18, 2018, Scott c Pedersen said…

Thanks for allowing me into your Club House

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