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Rich Pierik replied to Rich Pierik's discussion kalimba tines in the group Thumb Piano Concerto
"Can you do me a favor? I would like to know the measured value for thickness, of the electricians tape you use. The stuff I have is .022"."
Mar 2, 2011
steve "roots" howard replied to Rich Pierik's discussion kalimba tines in the group Thumb Piano Concerto
"Hey Rich, like i posted before in this group i think the home depot electrician tape reel works the best for me. The roll is convenient and u put in vice and cut to lenght. Then use propane torch to heat ends and hammer to widen. Then hit them with…"
Mar 2, 2011
Rich Pierik added a discussion to the group Thumb Piano Concerto
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Well these little instruments fascinate me. It is only now that I have awaken to realise that this instrument largely defines the character that I have associated with African music.I have started a few prototypes following the dimension listed on one of the first posts. Used maple sides and 1/4 sawn spruce as a sound board. I suspect that a deeper (deeper than 7/8") body may help with resonance. Any comments? For tine material I used a walmart rake(unpainted tines) the material works up well…See More
Mar 2, 2011
Rich Pierik joined Ted Crocker's group
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Thumb Piano Concerto

Thumb Pianos, Kalimbas, Mbiras and anything Lamellophone.
Feb 27, 2011
Henry Lowman commented on Rich Pierik's video
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Arpy Mini Les Paul

"I think Les would love it. Cool build!"
Jan 24, 2011
Rich Pierik commented on Hal Somervill's photo
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10 to 13

"Like the headstocks. And of course ... I have a thing for yellow guits. Classy work Hal."
Jan 23, 2011
Scott aka Farmer Ted left a comment for Rich Pierik
"Thanks Rich, she sounds great too."
Jan 23, 2011
Rich Pierik commented on Scott aka Farmer Ted's photo
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Orishas Standard

"A work of art!"
Jan 23, 2011
Rich Pierik commented on Rich Pierik's video
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Arpy Mini Les Paul

"Thanks guys. Chorus and Reverb are pretty important on the 1-string electric."
Jan 23, 2011
darren brown commented on Rich Pierik's video
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Arpy Mini Les Paul

"wow thats neet rich ."
Jan 23, 2011
Hal Somervill commented on Rich Pierik's video
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Arpy Mini Les Paul

"Hi Rich, That's a lot of sound coming from a 1 string. Great look, too."
Jan 23, 2011
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Arpy Mini Les Paul

Arpy Stringworks Mini Les Paul. www.arpystringworks.com
Jan 23, 2011
Ted Crocker commented on Rich Pierik's video
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Happy Wanderer_mpeg4.mp4

"Wow Rich that sounds great"
Jan 16, 2011
Rich Pierik commented on Rich Pierik's video
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Happy Wanderer_mpeg4.mp4

"Yep its an H303."
Jan 16, 2011
darren brown commented on Rich Pierik's video
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"cool rich , let me know ill bring a few cbg,s ,is it ever nice set the box to hey is it the 303 amp ? ,ive got a few old harmonys kays silvertones got a 63 danelectro with tube amp built into the  case ."
Jan 16, 2011
Rich Pierik commented on Rich Pierik's video
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"Hey Darren. Yah It's a harmony tube amp. It and the archtop (Harmony Hollywood) above it were bought through Sears in 1958. I have the shipping box that the amp came in, and has been stored in for the last 52 years. It belonged to my Father in…"
Jan 16, 2011

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Canjo, Didleybo, seagull S6, M6, SA6

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At 8:58am on January 23, 2011, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…
Thanks Rich, she sounds great too.
At 1:53pm on January 15, 2011, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

Me again,

I scanned and attached copy of my schematic to your email address. Hope it helps.

At 1:24pm on January 15, 2011, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

Hi Richard,

Found the website and schematic that I first found when looking to build battery powered CBG amps. But the schematic I used was a little different. I will get the hand drawn copy from my shop, make a clean copy and post it later. You can also find some proven circuits at runoffgroove.com

Look for the Ruby amp or the Little Gem. Relatively simple and inexpensive to build.

 

cigarboxguitars.com/resources/workshops/cigar-box-amp

 

 

At 10:56am on January 15, 2011, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…

Yes, I have a schematic...found it on web search...under "battery powered guitar amp schematics".

It uses a LM386-N1 ic chip, a 2"x2" board, a 10uF 16 volt capacitor (radial), a 220uF cap w/ same values, a 1K ohm ceramic disc capacitor, and if you want an LED power-on indicator light, it uses a 330 ohm 1/4 watt carbon resistor. Volume Potentiometer is a 10K ohm, and a basic on-off toggle switch and a 9 volt battery clip.

You can add a wall-wart (ac adapter) component to save battery power, but that requires adding a JFET transistor, which are tricky to solder in with out a good heat sink...the JFET will self-destruct if too hot and a static discharge can do same damage.

I'll look for copy of schamatic and see if I can dwonload it to clubhouse.

At 7:37am on January 14, 2011, Scott aka Farmer Ted said…
Hope all goes well at Bluegrass festival...we have met JP and had Christmas Eve dinner with him...playing music too. Working on a tenor banjo cbg for him...he played one of my personal cbgs and smiled like a kid in a candy shop. Cheers...
 
 
 

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