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At 2:15pm on August 18, 2019, Ted Crocker said…

Everything OK?  Been a while since you posted or any communication. please don't get as old as me...

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At 12:21am on April 25, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

Luv ya brother, hope life is awesome!!

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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

 

At 7:54am on March 16, 2012, Keni Lee Burgess said…

Thank you for sharing Sam. I mainly listed major tuning variations in regard to string number. Yes, tuning the 3rd down a half step makes a very inspirational difference. It always amazes me, how powerful that one little note is. That tension created between major and minor tthird is probably the source of most of the Blues sound. Shane demonstrated in his video the altering of the first tone. 151 down to 15(flat 7) and 151 up to 159 (basically the 2nd in the next octave). There truely are no rules because the possibilities are almost limitless. Enjoy your practice, Keni Lee  

At 8:58pm on May 9, 2011, darren brown said…
thanks sam ,i think its going through a boss metal zone into my 69 traynor amp .
At 12:11am on April 26, 2011, bairfoot cajun said…
happy birthday Wichita Sam hope you had a good one.
At 4:43pm on April 25, 2011, Diane in Chicago said…
Hey, Sam!  Happy Birthday!  Mine is tomorrow!
At 9:26am on April 25, 2011, Ted Crocker said…

At 7:41am on April 25, 2011, Mark Lillo said…
Happy Birthday Sam!
At 7:18am on April 25, 2011, Randy S. Bretz said…
Happy Birthday Sam....hope you have a great day !!!!
At 3:03am on April 25, 2011, Sanddraggin said…
Happy birthday sam. Thanks again
At 10:28am on April 4, 2011, Earl W. Birth III said…
No problem on friending you.I like your stuff on cbn and so I added ya here too.Thanks for accepting.

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