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Paul Pickering joined Ted Crocker's group

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Mark Duncan replied to Mark Duncan's discussion Mini Amp help in the group These Amps Go To Eleven!
"Thanks for the great advice, Scott. My kits arrived in the week so I've been having a bit of a play with them. I've made one up as per their instructions, without volume or gain controls just to test it and I've mocked the circuit up…"
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Scott aka Farmer Ted replied to Mark Duncan's discussion Mini Amp help in the group These Amps Go To Eleven!
"Yeah, crazy to think I started with a stick in a box, and wound up making these. Thanks Ted. "
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Ted Crocker replied to Mark Duncan's discussion Mini Amp help in the group These Amps Go To Eleven!
"DANG Scott!!!!!"
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Scott aka Farmer Ted replied to Mark Duncan's discussion Mini Amp help in the group These Amps Go To Eleven!
"Thanks Wayfinder. Lots of info on the Internet about the little LM386 amps. Amazing sounds from such a simple circuit. I've built and sold many of them, including two I sent off this morning. Decided to step things up a bit, and am currently…"
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Scott aka Farmer Ted replied to Mark Duncan's discussion Mini Amp help in the group These Amps Go To Eleven!
"Hi Mark, the kit you mentioned looks like it's designed for an MP3 player. Which is why the 1 & 8 pins are not shown on the diagram/schematic. The kit amp is meant to sound as clean as possible without distortion or gain. No worries. You…"
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Cookie Tin CANJO Homemade Fretless 1 String Mutant Banjo

A short demo of a fretless 1 string cookie tin mutant banjo... canjo... out in the backyard.... The thing doesn't really project very well so I had the mic r...
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Jonesy replied to Jonesy's discussion Fingerboard Restoration
"I am indeed doing a complete refret. The missing fret is one I pulled out so I could take the measurements with a micrometer. New fret wire has arrived, and at the moment all the other frets have been removed and I have stripped the finish off the…"




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We're creating cigar box guitars, diddley bows, ukes, banjos, canjos, kalimbas, mandolins, fiddles, dulcimers, washtub basses, stompers, drums, flutes and all types of instruments, noisemakers & amps in our shops, garages and on kitchen tables using everyday objects. Join the Handmade Music Clubhouse Orchestra...

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    Fingerboard Restoration

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    P-Bass pickups in a CGB

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    Holiday Tunes

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by calim Dec 22, 2015. 121 Replies

    Clubhouse Members' Homemade Holiday Music Vids

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    Clubhouse Group Photo

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    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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