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Offline daddystovepipe

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cigar box guitar
« on: November 28, 2009, 02:33:59 AM »
Got myself a new toy...


The fun thing is searching for new ways to play because of the 4 instead of 6 strings.
GDgd tuning
Shinin' Moon is one of Lightin' Hopkins more introspective pieces; although not a slide piece I kept the Lemonesque riff.
It's fun to freak out sometimes  ;)
cheers,
Carl

ps : oh yeah, the attire belongs in the "schtick" tread :)
« Last Edit: November 28, 2009, 02:39:26 AM by Daddy Stovepipe »

Offline Prof Scratchy

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Re: cigar box guitar
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2009, 04:10:30 AM »
That box has got a great 'Maxwell Street' sound to it!

Offline sustaireblues

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Re: cigar box guitar
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2009, 03:21:22 PM »
Hey Carl, that was great!
Now I want the details.  :D
What kind of pickup is it wearing? And what pedals etc. are you going thru?

Great sound!

Joe

Offline daddystovepipe

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Re: cigar box guitar
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2009, 03:29:38 PM »
Thanks Joe,
simplicity is my keyword.
The cbg has a piezo pickup and runs through a small Vox DA5, 10 watt amp (settings : style crunch2, effects chorus reverb), no pedals.
The cbg was made by 'Fuzzy', Mark Whitener from Texas - he lives 30 and 8 miles from the birthplaces of Blind Lemon and Lightnin' Hopkins - talk about 'mojo'  ;)
Here's a link to his YouTube channel where he demonstrates the cbg's he's selling on ebay (prices range from $220-250 for a 4-string cbg)
http://www.youtube.com/user/FuzzysCBG

Believe me : it's fun

cheers,
Carl

Offline Mr.OMuck

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Re: cigar box guitar
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2009, 03:30:56 PM »
Cool Daddy-o. I Likes it! ;)
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Offline daddystovepipe

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Re: cigar box guitar
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2009, 02:20:34 PM »
Thanks Muck, glad you like it...so here's a second helping ;)
Ma Rainey's 'Booze and Blues' (close to Patton's 'High Sheriff Blues' and 'Tom Rushen')




Offline sustaireblues

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Re: cigar box guitar
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2009, 07:43:39 PM »
Another great piece there Carl!
I'm going to have to work on this one, be a fun piece to play.
Is it the same tuning as the first piece?

Thanks,
Joe

Offline daddystovepipe

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Re: cigar box guitar
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2009, 03:48:03 AM »
Thanks Joe, yep, same GDgd tuning.

Offline Parlor Picker

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Re: cigar box guitar
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2009, 06:20:50 AM »
Leuk Carl - dank je wel!
"I ain't good looking, teeth don't shine like pearls,
So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
Barbecue Bob

 


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