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BrianQ. left a comment for Patrick Seymour
"Welcome to the clubhouse Patrick"
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Littley Bo

One string me & my daughter made together. 24” total length, 18” scale, nylon 6th string tuned Low D
10 hours ago
Ted Crocker replied to BrianQ.'s discussion 3 String Tab in the group Simple Notes
"Cool Brian!  Thanks"
Dec 6
BrianQ. added a discussion to the group These Amps Go To Eleven!
Dec 5
BrianQ. added a discussion to the group Simple Notes
Dec 5
BrianQ. joined Slim Pickin's group

Simple Notes

This group is for you guys to post videos on how you play a paticular song. Please make it easy for other folks to understand so they can learn. I feel this will only grow and become a great resource for other musicians like minded to help others.See More
Dec 5
BrianQ. replied to BrianQ.'s discussion Simple Overdrive in the group Circuit Bending
"Thanx Ted, I made this layout over 20 years ago. I’ll have to get a vid up soon. It pretty much sounds like every rock & hard rock band from the 70’s & early 80’s? "
Dec 2
Ted Crocker replied to BrianQ.'s discussion Simple Overdrive in the group Circuit Bending
"Pretty cool Brian!  Thanks for posting.  Any vids of how it sounds?"
Dec 2
BrianQ. added a discussion to the group Circuit Bending

Simple Overdrive

This is similar to the Distortion +/ DOD 250 minus Gain control & on/off switch See More
Dec 2
BrianQ. added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...

Oldcomer here....

Hello fellow makers, I’m new here, but have been a member of the original Yahoo! groups Cigar box guitars since 03’ & Cigar box nation since 08’. Built my 1st guitar in early mid 80’s @ age 14 with a broken off neck & a Hava-Tampa cigar box, didn’t go so well? What’s a 14 yr old know about bracing,huh? Since then I’ve worked for Bill Graham Presents as a roadie & am a working Guitar Tech as well as a Pedal & Amp builder. Hope to be of some assistance to those in need. Cheers.....See More
Dec 1
BrianQ. joined smojo's group

Circuit Bending

Share your circuit bending projects, plans, videos, photos, information etc. What electronic items have you modified to make new musical instrumentsSee More
Dec 1
BrianQ. commented on jim baran's photo


"What program did you use for this?"
Dec 1
BrianQ. joined Willardj's group

Diddley Bows & 1 Stringers

HEY people,,,just startin this group...will add more later.How to build, tune, play - videos and more.
Dec 1
BrianQ. joined c# merle's group

Lap Steel Guitar

Building and playing lap steel guitars
Dec 1
BrianQ. joined Ted Crocker's group

These Amps Go To Eleven!

Info on building, modifying and repairing amplifiers. Show us your creations and share what's inside.See More
Dec 1
BrianQ. joined billy freedom's group

Broomstick Nation

A place to talk about broomstick necks, weapons and witchcraft.
Dec 1

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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 12:30am on December 1, 2018, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Brian, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)!  Glad you made it here.

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is...  There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

Most of all Have Fun!


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