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another garage sale score...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wichita Sam Jun 13, 2014. 5 Replies

What do you think? Large Rockwell table saw.... everything works great...will handle…Continue

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extreme stomp board

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wichita Sam Jun 12, 2012. 6 Replies

so, I have a festival coming up and built several stompboards, but was not satisfieds, so... I built my own porch floor...1 by rough cut white oak floor boards on 4x4 stringers... throw a mic under…Continue

Baritone CBG.... Wichita Sam # 277

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wichita Sam May 28, 2011. 2 Replies

 Since there isn't really a group where this fits, I'm posting it as a discussion...  In the Spring I built a 3 string, fretless Baritone CBG for a client and I liked it so much that I had to do one…Continue


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"If you play as good as you build, I'll see you at the Grammys. Never the less, that's a fine kit you have...something to be proud of."
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At 10:14am on April 25, 2019, Ted Crocker said…

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Luv ya brother, hope life is awesome!!

Pop in and say hello...

At 1:15am on April 25, 2014, Ted Crocker said…

At 1:43am on April 25, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

Happy B-Day Sam!

At 3:36pm on January 7, 2013, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Sam,

To attach wings I usually drill 2 holes in the box sides and screw into the wings from the inside of the box.  Depending on the thickness/integrity of the box, sometimes I've used washers on the screws and other times a wood stiffener inside the box.

At 1:40pm on April 25, 2012, Ted Crocker said…

At 11:05am on March 20, 2012, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you Kid and Sam for sharing.

Yes, if you use an open tuning with a minor third, it is easy to fret that note to return to a major third. This is what the old Blues masters called "Cross note tuning". Instead of Open D (DADf#ad), they tuned Open D minor (DADfad). This gives you the same advantage as standard tuning, when playing for example  an E chord. The open third string is the minor third  - G, playing the chord adds the major third - G#. By playing between them, you create that typical minor / major tension found in the Blues.

As for three string CBG, I found a 513 works out really well for movable chords. This is the subject of my instructional video #6.

A 153 tuning is actually quite unique in regards to the usual open tuning tone arrangements.

Thanks for sharing some more of the endless possibilities. Enjoy your practice, Keni Lee



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