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Ted Crocker commented on Ted Crocker's photo
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Wireless Pup Stick

"A little late responding. About a decade ago when I was doing a lot of experiments with pickups I came up with a very simple idea which worked as a proof of concept.  I didn't pursue it much because of my workload.  The concept is a…"
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Ted Crocker replied to Wayfinder's discussion How to Build an Induction Pickup
"WOW Wayfinder, lots of cool info to consider here.  Thanks! About a decade ago when I was doing a lot of experiments with pickups I came up with a very simple idea which worked as a proof of concept.  I didn't pursue it much because…"
yesterday
Jim N. replied to Wayfinder's discussion How to Build an Induction Pickup
"Thanks for sharing."
Wednesday
Jerry Jordan left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank you for the Birthday wishes Ted ! We are moving a little slow here as our shop Mascot passed away on Saturday..I hope all is well in FL. Keep up the good work!"
Wednesday
Wayfinder posted a discussion

How to Build an Induction Pickup

    On another board I had posted an article summarizing and detailing the amazing work of about a dozen people in creating a unique guitar pickup.  That article was removed along with dozens of other valuable articles because of a severe…See More
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Jim N. commented on Ted Crocker's album
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Resonators

"Outstanding collection of work. Imaginative, artistic, nicely executed... brilliant in every respect."
Tuesday
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Dan DeBruler joined billy freedom's group
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Broomstick Nation

A place to talk about broomstick necks, weapons and witchcraft.
Apr 22
Leonard Rice commented on Randy S. Bretz's group Homemade Bass Builders
"I used a beer cap pick up (a peizo stuck in a beer cap with silicone) and some of that blue removable tacky putty for hanging pictures and just moved it around the body till it sounded best. I don't know how that would work if yours is a solid…"
Apr 22
Leonard Rice commented on Arnold Velterop's photo
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Leonard Rice commented on Leonard Rice's photo
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"Worn out steel strings and new giant bass machine heads from CBGitty."
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Leonard Rice commented on Leonard Rice's photo
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BASS1

"I was given a set of steel off a friends bass. But I think I may switch D and G back to whackers I think they sounded as good. The A was ok but the E was really flabby."
Apr 21
Jim N. commented on Ted Crocker's photo
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Ted Bau

"I checked out some of the 'dan bau' videos on youtube. What a great sound."
Apr 21
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Tony Padillo commented on Tony Padillo's video
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KVID0005

"I found this homade banjo at goodwill. didn't work so good, so I turned into a 4 string cbg, still needs some work."
Apr 21
RIGuitars posted a video

Canzone Danza

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This is a video of my son and I playing Canzone Danza on my tenor reso uke.
Apr 21
Jim N. posted a photo
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RIGuitars commented on Leonard Rice's photo
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BASS1

"Sweet!!! I like the weed wacker strings. I've used the a couple of times."
Apr 21
RIGuitars commented on Tony Padillo's video
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KVID0003

"Nice. The first instrument my son and I build was using a box just like that."
Apr 21

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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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    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

    by Ted Crocker: Guitars & Gear

     
     
     

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    Guitars4Vets Lesson.

    Posted by Peter Faris on May 27, 2016 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

    NO PICTURE!!!!!!

    Posted by Peter Faris on May 23, 2016 at 1:02pm 1 Comment

    Guitars4Vets

    Posted by Peter Faris on May 23, 2016 at 12:44pm 0 Comments

    2 pickups 2 volume pots

    Posted by jeff weins on March 20, 2016 at 11:30pm 1 Comment

    Another Project

    Posted by Bill Baker on March 9, 2016 at 6:11pm 1 Comment

    First 5 keys for portative organ

    Posted by Bjørn Houdorf on February 26, 2016 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

    Bonjour !!!!

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    Other places to find me

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    Guitars 4 Vets.

    Posted by Peter Faris on November 6, 2015 at 11:42am 1 Comment

    Documenting my first builds.

    Posted by Hollywood on October 13, 2015 at 1:30am 8 Comments

    Recycling wood

    Posted by Alan Garrett on June 29, 2015 at 5:30pm 2 Comments

    Fret-slotting jig

    Posted by Alan Garrett on June 26, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

    The Woman I Love.

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