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Norbert Kochhan commented on martin baker's video


"You gotta toast. ;-)"
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martin baker posted videos
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Ted Crocker added a discussion to the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge


I almost forgot to add mine. I'm still setting up after moving, moving sucks.I do not want to ever move again...Here's my Chevrolet Hubcap Banjolet Instrument.- - - - - - - - - - - Might take me a while to set up a vote page, copy/paste EVERYONE'S…See More
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Ted Crocker posted photos
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G.S. Monroe posted a video

Kashmir on a 2 string Electric Canjo

The 2 string Electric Canjo, chromatic frets, Tuned D A
10 hours ago
Gregory E. Payne commented on Gregory E. Payne's photo

Kentucky bpcr 2014 038

"3/8 Sound board...1/8 back, braced. Roughly 15 x 10 inch."
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Gregory E. Payne posted photos
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railroadDon commented on martin baker's photo


"all looking good here"
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railroadDon commented on darren brown's photo

db customs

"there all sweet darren"
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Jack Hoagland replied to rick harris's discussion Magnets for pick ups in the group Pickups & Wiring
"There are two main magnet diameters when discussing rod style magnets: .187" and .195". The .195" have beveled tops (our's do but not all .195" are beveled). The beveling has an impact on tone. (I don't understand the…"
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Jack Hoagland joined Ted Crocker's group

Pickups & Wiring

Plug it in!
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rick harris added a discussion to the group Pickups & Wiring

Magnets for pick ups

As I have recently stared doing my homework on pick up building I wanted to start with the types of magnets used well as I can see this topic will take a lot of time so I thought I would try to save lots of hours of study and start this topic on…See More
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Ted Crocker left a comment for Tracy Tomlinson
19 hours ago
martin baker replied to martin baker's discussion Toast? in the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge
"http://youtu.be/-gV-eLj_0IQ http://youtu.be/Qk4TMcl9GcE ; Here at last are the clips, dont expect too much!"
20 hours ago
Jim N. commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo
Lex Luthier joined Diane in Chicago's group


Resources, gallery and building tips! Share and savor!See More
RQ Cogswell commented on Mark Lillo's video

Teardrop acoustic demo

"Beautiful rich sound!"
RQ Cogswell commented on Mark Lillo's video

Charlie Parr

"Great stuff from Charlie. Played and sung with real feeling!"
RQ Cogswell commented on Mark Lillo's video

Charlie Parr

"Very nice. My kind of music. Reminds me a little of John Fahey and David Bromberg."
Daniel Walter added a discussion to the group METAL! - Summer 2014 Builders Challenge

Lot's of Metal. RailRoad Light Bass Diddley Bow

Cast aluminum, Les Paul pickups, sounds great acoustic or amped. Push bottom lamp inside like they make for closets, i just stick a stck in through one of the holes to light it. Turnbuckle for tuning. Hoe(sp?) for neck.…See More




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    resonator CBG

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    First CBG

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    Custom wiring 3 pickups

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    Old 1920's Antique homemade instrument photos

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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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