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John Sawyer replied to Wayfinder's discussion Hi everyone from Wayfinder-- My first post and first listing! : )
"Hey WF, long time no see... glad to see you're kicking them out.  Let us know how the Etsy goes!"
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"Turns out white = positive, red = ground + soldered to loose ground wire to help keep noisy hum down."
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"My guess is that red is positive, white is ground."
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John Sawyer replied to Dave Steingart's discussion String Retainer ideas
"If it's a neck-through design, you can screw down a picture hanger clip...   or use 2 flat-head screws, the trick is each screw needs to pull the string off to one side just a bit to keep the string from popping off..."
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"yes Mark shes got border collie in here,she just getting over surgery,another week she be chasing sticks again,god she loves to play just loves it,and likes rides in the Ford "
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Ted Crocker commented on Ted Crocker's group Clubhouse Tavern
"Seems a lot of the groups here haven't been used in a while.  Check out the Groups link, there's tons of helpful tips as well as useless posts.  Like this: "
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Tim LaFave commented on Ted Crocker's album
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"Hi, Ted, got a question: i have a single coil pickup, for the neck, wiring to a 3-way switch. The wires from the pick up are red, white and loose ground? wires. I'm not used to anything more than black and white, so how do I wire this one? I…"
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Cottin Pickin Blues - Cigar Box Guitars

History has a strange way of repeating itself and the 150 year old tradition of the Cigar Box Guitar is no exception to the rule. After arriving in Venice, F...
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Dave Steingart replied to Dave Steingart's discussion String Retainer ideas
"Geez of course! Good idea! Thanks so much for helping me!"
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Dave Steingart replied to Dave Steingart's discussion String Retainer ideas
"Thanks Wayfinder! Great information! I think though I need to sharpen the break angle just behind the bridge. I need something like a string retainer but behind the bridge. I'm using a bolt for the saddle and although that seems ok, the string…"
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Jim N. replied to Wayfinder's discussion Hi everyone from Wayfinder-- My first post and first listing! : )
"SlickStick! Haha, great name! Good luck with this venture~"
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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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There are a lot of friendly, helpful people here happy to answer any questions and offer advice on building and playing. The Clubhouse features can be confusing, check out the Site Roadmap and FAQ section. Confused? Just ask!  Open the Jukebox in a new window, resize it, and listen to music from our members.

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    String Retainer ideas

    Started by Dave Steingart. Last reply by John Sawyer 17 hours ago. 6 Replies

    How difficult to build dog bowl resonator ??

    Started by William Eledge. Last reply by Wayfinder on Friday. 2 Replies

    2nd & 3rd String Fret Buzz

    Started by Gary Barnes. Last reply by Wayfinder on Friday. 2 Replies

    Any interest in acrylic templates?

    Started by John Sawyer on Wednesday. 0 Replies

    The elusive 4P3T switch...

    Started by Cyrus. Last reply by Cyrus Aug 16. 5 Replies

    Nothin' but a PARTY!

    Started by Jawbone and Jolene. Last reply by Jawbone and Jolene Aug 4. 3 Replies

    First Resonator - need advice please!

    Started by Lex Luthier. Last reply by Lex Luthier Jul 26. 7 Replies

    Electric bowed Lyre/jouhikko?

    Started by Uku. Last reply by jaakko ryynanen Jul 12. 1 Reply

    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.



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    The Woman I Love.

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