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HOLY MOLY! Paul McCartney playing a CBG at the Sandy Relief Concert (Edit: and much more)

Hurricane Sandy Relief show 12/12/12   I know who made it, do you? (It's a Matty Baratto Resofiddle with wine box amp)   Saturday Night L…

Started by Ted CrockerLatest Reply

“Landfill Harmonic” The Recycled Orchestra Of Paraguay

Landfill Harmonic – A Film About Inspiring Dreams One Note at a Time   A film teaser entitled "Landfill Harmonic" features 'The Recycled O…

Started by Ted CrockerLatest Reply

Huge Collection of Blues Jam Tracks

Click TrueFire TV  for complete list, or click the right/left arrows below to scroll     TrueFire.com

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Cigar Box Guitar pickups ~ 3 & 4 String ~ 1880's Tobacco Art Pickups

Hi all, I am working on a bunch of new ideas for cigar box guitar pickup designs that fit 3 and 4 string neck thru guitars. If you would l…

Started by J.J. Rango

2 Aug 9
Reply by J.J. Rango

wiring a 9v pre-amp piezo pick-up and 2 humbuckers to the same 1/4 inch output jack

I recently purchased a kit guitar off Ebay that has a double neck. One is acoustic and the other electric. The person who previously owned…

Started by Brad Fleming

16 Aug 2
Reply by Ted Smith

birthday

Happy birthday Ted, have a good one

Started by darryl.kernaghan

0 Jun 27

After over a thousand instruments, I still screw up

Well, I had a serious brain fart today.  I'm making the Mini Taser Teddley Bow.  I made the one string humbucker and cut the mounting holes…

Started by Ted Crocker

7 Jun 8
Reply by Ted Smith

Hand winding a single pole Mag pup.

After several failed attempts to wind a single pole pup I could certainly use some direction. Im using 42AWG wire and breaking or burning t…

Started by Ted Smith

6 Jun 6
Reply by Ted Smith

Alternative Fretting Methods

ALTERNATIVE FRETTING METHODS for HAND-MADE GUITARS One of the hurdles new guitar makers face is fretting a neck. It seems at first glance…

Started by Wayfinder

0 Jun 5

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…

Started by Wayfinder

10 May 6
Reply by Ted Crocker

“Landfill Harmonic” The Recycled Orchestra Of Paraguay

Landfill Harmonic – A Film About Inspiring Dreams One Note at a Time   A film teaser entitled "Landfill Harmonic" features 'The Recycled O…

Started by Ted Crocker

19 Apr 30
Reply by Peter Faris

WARNING -don't watch these vids if you ever think you'll be a guitar player. Derek Trucks at 13 & 12 & 11 years old - plus more growing up

13, I wonder what signatures are on his SG? And 12 years old - Statesboro Blues 11th birthday 31 years old

Started by Ted Crocker

8 Mar 9
Reply by darryl.kernaghan

New to this & excited about it! (Intro)

Howdy all, I stumbled across CBGs after watching Juzzie Smith videos and am very excited to get started. I am a retired soldier and now li…

Started by Randy Tipton

5 Mar 9
Reply by Gustavo Casado

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