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Tin Can Alley (tin builds)

Group dedicated to instruments made from cookie tins, bean cans, biscuit tins, gas cans, metal lunch boxes..... come help us build and play them!

Members: 83
Latest Activity: May 31

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Aluminum bottle 3 string/ how to weld aluminum to inox

Started by Mario Poggio. Last reply by Mario Poggio Jan 10, 2014. 19 Replies

Obviously with a trick.  Look at the photos, you will see the aluminum and the stainless steel bowl. It's easy, I will wrap around the hole a copper foil (the same used in stained glass) and the same…Continue

1926 Cigar Tin

Started by G.S. Monroe. Last reply by Gary T Nordby Dec 15, 2013. 4 Replies

This afternoon I found a rare treasure in a yard sale. A very old Cigar Tin with a New Jersey tax stamp dated 1926. I have mixed feeling about using it to make a vintage CBG, but I definitely want to…Continue

tin guits strings?

Started by calim. Last reply by Eugene Knapik Feb 3, 2013. 3 Replies

hi clubhouse,just a detail, but i wonder what kind of strings is usually use for tin builds?i put some bluegrass reso strings on a biscuit tin i've built ;i'm really satisfy when amplify ,but it not…Continue

Tags: strings, guitar, tin

resso cone

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Tom Petry Sep 29, 2012. 2 Replies

Morning folks,I have been wondering as most dobros are metal would it be an advantage to fit a resonater cone to a cookie tin as I have an Old Lowes cone and cover plate or would I be just wasting it…Continue

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Comment by james taze bennett on February 8, 2014 at 9:06pm

Sounds good Ted. Very metalic tone.

Comment by Ted Crocker on February 8, 2014 at 8:19pm

Pretty cool James.  How do the mics sound?

Here's a simple diddley bow I made from a Boy Scout mess kit

Comment by james taze bennett on February 8, 2014 at 7:41pm

Hi all. Here is one i built using an old U.S. army mess kit.

Comment by bruce white on December 6, 2013 at 3:57pm

Just finished this tinny.Tuned EAdg or DGdg. Taking it to muso today to play in Sydney pub band tonight.  A bit exciting because I rarely hear my instruments played.  Bruce

Comment by Pete "Papa Bo" Turner on December 6, 2013 at 8:39am

Just in time for Christmas a 3 string fretless using a Hershey Candy Can w/ the partridge in the Pear Tree.

Comment by Gary T Nordby on November 7, 2013 at 12:55pm
Comment by Piht Bull on October 30, 2013 at 1:46pm

hey ted i had that idea too . a block behind the can . i see so many people try and shove the can into their arm pit and play lol .

Comment by Ted Crocker on March 5, 2013 at 7:30pm

Comment by Sotho Sounds on January 10, 2013 at 1:41pm

Comment by Arnold Kelly on January 7, 2013 at 3:33pm

For those who haven't seen my first tin build, here it is: 

http://handmademusicclubhouse.com/photo/done-2?context=user

I've actually made a couple changes to it, since taking this picture.  The action was too high.  So I replaced the threaded rod bridge with a piece of chopstick and filed down the shim under the nut.  It's still a little high, but playable. :)

 

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