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mr2kewl commented on David Bowes's photo


"kewl beans David. EUBs are intriguing to me."
1 hour ago
Two String Bob replied to Ted Crocker's discussion Huge Collection of Blues Jam Tracks
"Here to serve - just a precision backing tracks of  http://www.guitarvoice.com/ are free like in free beer ;0)   "
2 hours ago
Mark Lillo posted photos
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David Bowes commented on David Bowes's photo


"mr2kewl yes a 3 string upright bass, 34inch scale, tuned A,D,G. I will post completed photo."
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Tom Temple replied to Ted Crocker's discussion Huge Collection of Blues Jam Tracks
"Thanks Ted! Thanks Two String Bob! Both of these sources are fantastic. Really helps with practice."
12 hours ago
jim posted a song

 play drifting pickle

12 hours ago
Jim Jackson commented on Jim Jackson's photo

Concentric knob set

"Thanks Mark, but I just did some checking and the bottom piece is going to need some modding, made it too tall. "
19 hours ago
mr2kewl commented on David Bowes's photo


"upright bass?"
23 hours ago
Mark Lillo commented on Jim Jackson's photo
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steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron commented on Mark Lillo's photo

#78 Baritone ukulele

"very nice mark "
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Brent Godfrey posted a blog post

Recording with my first CBG build

Here's an original song written and recorded using my first cigar box guitar build. Thanks to the following friends who helped out:  Mark Fisk - Harmonica, Andrew Boucher - Drums, and Dave Boyer -…See More
David Bowes posted photos
Jim Jackson posted a photo
jim commented on Mark Lillo's photo

#78 Baritone ukulele

"Lookin Slick!"
Mark Lillo posted photos
Jim Jackson commented on Harry A James's photo


"Hey, can't go wrong with a red headed pin-up girl.    : >"




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    Huge Collection of Blues Jam Tracks

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Two String Bob 2 hours ago. 9 Replies

    grown men being childish

    Started by steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron. Last reply by Ted Crocker Apr 23. 2 Replies

    16 facts about Muddy Waters

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Shane Hopkins Apr 22. 1 Reply

    Wiring a humbucker to volume and tone pots

    Started by Todd Olson. Last reply by Todd Olson Apr 21. 2 Replies

    installing a magnetic pickup

    Started by Dave Steingart. Last reply by Dave Steingart Apr 16. 7 Replies

    Fret Distance Measurement

    Started by Jonesy. Last reply by Jonesy Apr 10. 2 Replies

    Budget drum set?

    Started by Uku. Last reply by Kimmo N kadoogen Mar 29. 8 Replies

    N'goni building by Abou Diarra

    Started by calim. Last reply by Jim N. Mar 28. 2 Replies

    Thanks Randy!

    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.

    Handmade Music Clubhouse - Established November 20, 2009

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    Close-up of butt end.

    Posted by Gregory Einar Turner on March 14, 2015 at 10:54pm 0 Comments


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    Blueprint Completed.

    Posted by Gregory Einar Turner on March 1, 2015 at 2:00am 0 Comments

    First time build

    Posted by Brent Kasl on February 1, 2015 at 3:09pm 13 Comments

    ...live performances!

    Posted by billy jones bluez on September 24, 2014 at 12:32am 1 Comment

    pedal board obsession for CBG

    Posted by Ice Bob on August 27, 2014 at 9:11pm 5 Comments

    gdg chords and scales

    Posted by jeff weins on August 26, 2014 at 5:23pm 2 Comments

    Biscuit tin

    Posted by buzzbox on August 15, 2014 at 5:28am 1 Comment

    In The Beginning:

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    Just joined

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