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steviegCBG commented on railroadDon's video

the hatton experience

"That CBG sounds awesome. That's some cool slide playing. "
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Art Gallery

How bout a group for the pieces of artwork we create....Other than our instruments of course!
Dylan "Ragpicker" Allen posted a discussion

OMB album kickstarter project

HEy hey folks! So i am attempting something a lot of friends have suggested i try: a kick starter project. I have an album worth of new material I am wanting to lay down on some funky home-made guitars, one man band style, and was hoping some of my…See More
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Kickstarter album, great stocking stuffer!

HEy hey folks! So i am attempting something a lot of friends have suggested i try: a kick starter project. I have an album worth of new material I am wanting to lay down on some funky home-made guitars, one man band style, and was hoping some of my…See More
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Ice Bob commented on Ice Bob's blog post pedal board obsession for CBG
"RV-7 HardWire Reverb.great sounding. lexicon licensed. lots of useable reverbs in this one. stereo or mono. put it thru the paces with the band sounded to good to turn off spring was my fav.room was another good one payed 25 bucks on craigs list. im…"
Tommy Phillips commented on B Tal's group festival ideas
"Boulder, CO, Jan 31 and Feb 1 So, a little background. This summer, I "finished" my first CBG, a 3-string fretless.  It had been something I wanted to do for a long time, and I finally just did it. I took it along when I visited the…"
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Diddley Bows & 1 Stringers

HEY people,,,just startin this group...will add more later.How to build, tune, play - videos and more.
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    OMB album kickstarter project

    Started by Dylan "Ragpicker" Allen. Last reply by Ted Crocker on Wednesday. 1 Reply

    resonator CBG

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    Original hand carved art by Randy S Bretz crafted as a shopwarming gift for the new Crocker Guitars location. Randy makes awesome instruments, bone slides, noters, picks and hand carved art pieces. See more on his page.

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