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Diddley Bows & 1 Stringers

HEY people,,,just startin this group...will add more later.How to build, tune, play - videos and more.

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Latest Activity: Jul 2

So I went ahead and made me a guitar. I got me a cigar box, I cut me a round hole in the middle of it, take me a little piece of plank, nailed it onto that cigar box, and I got me some screen wire and I made me a bridge back there and raised it up high enough that it would sound inside that little box, and got me a tune out of it. I kept my tune and I played from then on. —Lightnin' Hopkins

HISTORY OF THE DIDDLEY BOW by Jon Nelson. MR.WADE THANK YOU. WILLARDJ MR.SEASICK STEVE. WALKIN TONE,,,SPAMJO..NICE

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DIDDLEY BOW,,,tuning and playin tips.

Started by Willardj. Last reply by Willardj Aug 29, 2012. 3 Replies

Scott Ainslie teaches resonance... BIG DADDY PLAYIN TIPS. Jon Nelson,,,check his other youtube diddley bow instructionals. Continue

Tags: INSTRUMENTS, MADE, MOJOSTICK, WILLARDJ, ART

2 Screwdriver attack!!!!!!!

Started by Kevin Lassiter Oct 6, 2011. 0 Replies

I've been working on this technique for a little time now & it sounds great! As soon as I get video I'll post it. Anyone else tried this before?

Eddie "One String" Jones

Started by Kevin Lassiter Sep 29, 2011. 0 Replies

I'm having trouble finding info about him, other than the few facts I've found on One String Willie's website. Can anyone help me with this? I'm looking for ANYTHING; cd's, photos, bio, etc......…Continue

Tombstone Diddley Bow?

Started by Kevin Lassiter. Last reply by jim Sep 27, 2011. 2 Replies

Yes you read right, a Diddley on a tombstone. Lonnie Pitchford's headstone has a Diddley Bow on it, which oddly enough the stone was paid for by a Mr John Fogerty.

HOW TO BUILD A DIDDLEY BOW???

Started by Willardj. Last reply by Neil Lindsay Apr 14, 2011. 6 Replies

Just start lookin at our members pics...u can figure it out.Thanks to JON NELSON video. Continue

Tags: delta, blues, guitar, box, bow

WASHBOARD,cajun style,build and play de handmade music way!!!

Started by Willardj. Last reply by Tres Seaver Dec 26, 2009. 1 Reply

THIS SITE IS ABOUT HANDMADE MUSIC,,,washboards need to be here....Washboard Leo Thomas Music "Washboard Bill" is "the world's best washboard player" Washboard Chaz teaches washboard technique "Our…Continue

Tags: music., washboardshandmade, blues, cajun

HONORABLE MENTION,,,hear great diddley bow players here.

Started by Willardj. Last reply by Ottie(Sky Dog)Noble Dec 12, 2009. 1 Reply

SO U WANT TO MAKE A DIDDLEY BOW,CHECK THES PLAYERS OUT...Oh what a one string can say...try it you'll like it.Others to be added shortly.Thanks to all de great…Continue

Tags: willie, string, one, bow, diddley

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Comment by Roosterman on November 28, 2009 at 9:40am
Im in!
Comment by surffrogg on November 28, 2009 at 9:49am

Comment by Roosterman on November 28, 2009 at 9:51am

Comment by juju on November 28, 2009 at 9:52am
great Idea Willard , i've only made the one D-Bow to date but i enjoyed it so much i'll be making more
juju.

Comment by surffrogg on November 28, 2009 at 9:57am

Comment by Willardj on November 28, 2009 at 10:01am
WELCOME new members...u builders and players are fast.lets have fun in here...keep it clean.
Comment by surffrogg on November 28, 2009 at 10:02am

Comment by Gene on November 28, 2009 at 10:03am
cool place maybe we can get ole KM WILLIAMS over here
i call mine WJ BOWS INSPIRED BY HE MAN HIMSELF

Comment by Ted Crocker on November 28, 2009 at 12:03pm
Great idea Willard, thanks!
Comment by Ted Crocker on November 28, 2009 at 3:28pm
I've got a few one string diddleys built:









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