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Bertalan Somogyi
  • Budapest, Magyarország
  • Hungary
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Reso Nation

Resonators in all shapes, sizes & materialsSee More
May 5, 2014
Bertalan Somogyi left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the present, Ted!"
Jul 11, 2013
Bertalan Somogyi replied to Ted Crocker's discussion Attaching a 6 string guitar neck to a cigar box in the group Ted's Mad Scientist Lab
"Thats a cool idea, a solid body guitar disguised as cbg :) But what if I'd like to keep the body as hollow as I can, to keep the acoustic volume up as possible? Maybe an extended rod from the neck through the box?"
Apr 10, 2013
Bertalan Somogyi joined c# merle's group
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Lap Steel Guitar

Building and playing lap steel guitars
Mar 25, 2013
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Builder's Progress Blogs

Start to finish blogs documenting various member's builds.  Lots of great tips & tricks.  Share yours or ask the builder.
Mar 25, 2013
Bertalan Somogyi added a discussion to the group Thumb Piano Concerto
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kalimba building basics

I wanted to build a cb kalimba, so I cut some bicycle spokes, some aluminium bar, some hardwood, and made some, It sounded horrible, damp, noisy, lots of unwanted harmonics, etc. So, I thought, maybe the tines are bad... I took my old and "authentic" gourd kalimba, and changed the tines: the old, ethnic kalimba sounds good with the bycicle spokes, and my cigarbox one sounds bad with the kalimba tines.I changed the metal parts, and the result was the same. I went then to the local ethnic…See More
Mar 25, 2013
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Thumb Piano Concerto

Thumb Pianos, Kalimbas, Mbiras and anything Lamellophone.
Mar 25, 2013
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Fiddlin' Around

Handmade fiddles & violinsSee More
Mar 25, 2013
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Ukulele

Resources, gallery and building tips! Share and savor!See More
Mar 25, 2013
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Ted TV / CBG TV

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Mar 25, 2013
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Mar 25, 2013
Bertalan Somogyi commented on Dave Lynas's photo
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1956 Supro Special lap steel

"nice! I like the idea of painted fretboard."
Mar 25, 2013
Bertalan Somogyi commented on Ted Crocker's group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Hi everyone! I'm Bert from Hungary, and I've been making home made instruments since childhood.  I've been built pvc flutes, piccolos, whistles, didgeridoos, cbg guitar (of course), didley bows, drums from junk, kalimba, cajon…"
Mar 24, 2013
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- Hello - My Name Is...

The Clubhouse is a community of friends. Introduce yourself and lets get to know a little about each other.See More
Mar 24, 2013
Bertalan Somogyi is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
Mar 24, 2013

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
I googled some home made instruments (dulcimers, kalimbas)
What instruments are you building or playing?
Diatonic harp, guitars, drum, flutes, percussion

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Hi Bertalan, 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 and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is... and add yourself to the Member Map. There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

Most of all Have Fun!

 
 
 

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