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Jay Caughron commented on Rick Hayes's video
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Hershey 2-string

"Nice sound Rick"
Oct 2, 2012
Rick Hayes posted a video

Hershey 2-string

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An ad lib test for a new two stringer made for my daughter
Oct 1, 2012
Rick Hayes replied to calim's discussion tin guits strings? in the group Tin Can Alley (tin builds)
"Piezo will pick up any vibrations, you could use nylon strings or weedwhacker cord. I usually use light gauge because I am afraid the tins aren't built for the stress of heavier gauge. I have come to use electric strings on everything, Keeps…"
Aug 14, 2012
Rick Hayes commented on Ted Crocker's album
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Wiring Diagrams & Schematics

"I don't know if this will be of any real help. Looks like a switch I got off a old tele type guitar. I fit only flicks 3 positions, you might only be able to work with two pups. If 5 positions, then a strat  type with three pups. You can…"
Nov 27, 2011
™ǝɹnsodxɯɐɔ commented on Rick Hayes's photo
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CarGuitar (1)

"I'm totally digging it!!!  "
Sep 2, 2011
Rick Hayes posted photos
Sep 1, 2011
Rick Hayes posted a status
"Car guitar (the other crutch). 3 strings GDG, zither pins, homemade box, ugly enuff to leave in car to play at lunch, but not worth stealing"
Sep 1, 2011
Rick Hayes posted photos
Aug 26, 2011
Rick Hayes posted a status
"Finished a lap steel with design concepts from Lowebro. The design fit the materials I had. Threw in a pup in case the acoustics were poor."
Aug 26, 2011
Rick Hayes commented on Brett Saul's blog post My First Solid Body attempt
"I have done one that way, because I didn't have the thick wood and not skilled at routing holes. You can also use a circular saw to carefully cut a groove to run the wires from the pickup to the controls, on the back of the front piece. I…"
Aug 1, 2011
Rick Hayes posted songs
Jul 31, 2011
Rick Hayes posted a status
"Uploaded an improv of 3-string dual coffee can reso-crutch lap steel, with cut-off tabasco bottle, recorded with webcam. Sorry, poor sound"
Jul 31, 2011
Rick Hayes replied to Nancy Barnes's discussion Tins, Jacks, & Pickups in the group Tin Can Alley (tin builds)
"Rad Shax 73-73 piezos are the ones everybody cites, but they can sound really metallic on metal, they are also really hot and I had a problem with feedback. I still think they are great and cheap and easy to get but you gotta work with 'em.…"
Jul 26, 2011
Rick Hayes commented on highnoon's group Tin Can Alley (tin builds)
"I guess this site is pretty big, cuz I didn't know about this group. I don't have any cigar boxes, but I can always get my hands on cans or tins. I make and play mostly lap steel guitars. I'm afraid the arthritis is slowing down my…"
Jul 26, 2011
Rick Hayes joined highnoon's group
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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!See More
Jul 26, 2011
Rick Hayes posted photos
Jul 25, 2011

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
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What instruments are you building or playing?
making and playing lap steels from whatever I can find, mostly lumber electrics

more of the stuff I do

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Hi Rick, welcome to the Clubhouse! Nice looking laps.

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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