Two Wheels - Six Strings

Random news and thoughts about various two-wheeled projects and music, especially my band, Skull Full Of Blues.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Cigar Box Amp Demo


Check it out.
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8 Comments:

At 7:10 PM , Blogger Pondero said...

Okay, I'm amused. I know very little about music, and even less about building instruments out of cigar boxes. But that was fun.

 
At 7:37 PM , Blogger Jon said...

Thanks. The cigar box is the most fun instrument I've run across, in a long time. Taking things to the very basics, it's kind of the single-speed of the guitar world.

 
At 12:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck yeah.............

 
At 3:02 PM , Blogger Big Oak said...

That sounds great! I don't know if it's the cigar box or the amplifier, or the combination, but the sound has a closed-in, old-time quality that works well with the slide. I like it!

 
At 9:39 PM , Blogger Apertome said...

Holy cow, that's awesome! I was picturing more of a lofi tone. It actually sounds good! But, yes, "boxed" in, as Big Oak says. It's a good sound.

 
At 11:00 AM , Blogger Christopher said...

My 5 year old daughter and I enjoyed watching you play, after she wanted to see more players with "slides"
I for one want to try my hand a building a 3 string and learning to play it. Kind of hard as I don't play anything at all....

 
At 2:59 PM , Blogger Jon said...

Head over to Cigar Box Nation and check out the videos. There are a few thousand, most better than mine (and I have 5 on there, I believe).

 
At 2:33 PM , Blogger MandG said...

Very cool Jon! My husband just started an appreticeship with an amp builder in town. He's totally geeking out on this stuff! I think you two should meet - bikes, guitars and amps.

 

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