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martin baker replied to Tom Temple's discussion Another Newbie........ in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Welcome to the CBG ward, there is no known cure!"
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Tom Temple commented on jeff weins's blog post gdg chords and scales
"Looks good, but I couldn't find a way to download it. Any idea how it's done?"
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Built for my new grand baby.
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Tom Temple added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...

Another Newbie........

Hello folks.My name is Tom. I live down in the low country of South Carolina. Been playing at piano for about five years. Enjoy the challenge to learning to read and play a piece of music.Regarding CBGs, it;s a case of "how did I get here?" All I…See More
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The Clubhouse is a community of friends. Introduce yourself and lets get to know a little about each other.See More
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Ellwood T Bear replied to Eddie Ufford's discussion Greetings from Richland, Washington in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
Eddie Ufford added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...

Greetings from Richland, Washington

Long time woodworker but only started building guitars and ukes four years ago.   Found the site last night when searching for a Piezo Rod Bridge for a UBass that I started building.   Does Ted Crocker still produce and sale his piezo bridges?See More
val kobrin left a comment for Tom Temple
"thank you I will check them out val"
thomas brienza commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo

Rod bridge w/ Amethyst cyrstal spacers

"nice i like that , i took up goldsmithing a number of years ago  and made alot of jewery with silver and gold using different and unique gems . now that i am into cbg i thought about using some of the gems ( semi prescious ) i have hiding in…"
thomas brienza left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the cake Ted , i appreciate the thought . Merry Christmas ! Tom"
Tom Temple replied to val kobrin's discussion internal amps
"Gitty has an amp "kit" complete with the Amp IC with pot built in, speaker and battery terminal. Everything you need for an amp except a box. You should be able to easily fit it into the average CBG box. I have the amp and it is works well…"
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Ted Crocker left a comment for Eddie Ufford
"Hi Eddie, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)! The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach…"
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Ted Crocker commented on jim's video

Banjola plugged in

"Pretty freeekin cool"
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Ron commented on Ted Crocker's group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Hi y'all. I'm very new to all of this. I have re-discovered CBG and have been bitten. I hope to get to know, at least, a few of you here. I bought my very first box just today. I'll be posting pics of my box and the build on…"
Mark Lillo commented on jim's video

Banjola plugged in

"Nice job all around. Nice work Jim.."




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    internal amps

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