I am interested in building a lowe bow after seeing a video by the North Mississippi Allstars the other night.Has anyone ever built one that has some tips?Anyone have any close up pictures of the nut…Continue
On the blend pot circuit above, the two small diagonal lines must be hardwired in correct? I bought some blend pots from China and first interpreted that the two small diagonal lines were internal connections. However,…"
Here's an original song written and recorded using my first cigar box guitar build. Thanks to the following friends who helped out: Mark Fisk - Harmonica, Andrew Boucher - Drums, and Dave Boyer - bass.…See More
"It would be best to refer to your build as " in the style of a lowebow" or something like that. Johnney is protective of the name. Only instruments built by him can use that name. But you can look at his page here and see some pictures.…"
I am interested in building a lowe bow after seeing a video by the North Mississippi Allstars the other night.Has anyone ever built one that has some tips?Anyone have any close up pictures of the nut and tuning machine setup?I read that Lowe Bows have a moveable nut with a capo and wondered how that works.Was also curious about how to fit 3 guitar strings on a circular dowell instead of the normal flat headstock?See More
"What tuners did you use or modify for the original Pahoehoe polyurethane bass strings?
I would like to try to build a cigar box U bass.
However, having trouble finding economical tuning machines.
'The Garage' Builders Challenge - Winter 2013 Deadline: New Years Day 2014 * * VOTE HERE ** Voting Deadline Midnight 1/21/14 The theme of this challenge is to incorporate something you'd find in your garage into your build - any type of instrument. Some ideas are:Auto/Truck PartGardening equipmentToolShop DeviceFirst Aid Kit…See More
This group is for everyone who has or wants to build their own bass, either standup or other types.Here`s a great site to check out some awesome homemade stand up basses http://ebass.nl/site2/photos/See More
Hello - My name is Brent Godfrey.I just completed my first Cigar Box Guitar build in December. I was very happy with the results and the intonation. Love the way it sounds. Below are a couple of pictures. It is a 3 string fretless guitar in open G tuning.I am also an amateur singer songwriter. I have recorded 2 CD's on the music collaboration website Kompoz.comI hope to write some new songs with home made instruments, soon.You can check out some of my music home recordings at:…See More
Here's an original song written and recorded using my first cigar box guitar build. Thanks to the following friends who helped out: Mark Fisk - Harmonica, Andrew Boucher - Drums, and Dave Boyer - bass.…
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