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    I've seen a few references here to the "Diddley Bow", but didn't know what one was.

    I've just looked it up, watched a few Youtube videos, and now I want to make one so badly that I'm thinking about rootling around in the garage to see what I have.

    I'm hooked! I've always been in love with slide blues guitar, but have never been any better than crap on a 6 string. I'll probably still be crap, but I don't care!

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    There is an excellent sequence at the beginning of the movie "It Might Get Loud" where Jack White builds one on the front porch of an old farmhouse, with disinterested cows looking on. When he starts to play it, it is (as my son says) Epic!
    I've been told that the secret to playing the ukulele is to continue to play the ukulele even after you have been asked to stop.

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    Yep, seen it. F**king awesome! I just never imagined you could get that range and sound from a one string instrument. I may have to get Chuck Moore to build me one.

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    I take it you've already seen Seasick Steve playing Save Me on his electric diddley bo?

    Don't get no one to build one for you, build it yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fermin View Post
    I take it you've already seen Seasick Steve playing Save Me on his electric diddley bo?

    Don't get no one to build one for you, build it yourself!
    WOW!

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    Would it work with a homemade piezo pickup?
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    Have you checked Cigarboxnation.com?

    http://www.cigarboxnation.com/main/s...?q=diddley+bow

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    Not yet Phil I'm busy finding a lump of 4x2!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukuhippo View Post
    WOW!

    Thanks for this post...Holy mackerel Andy...!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spookefoote View Post
    Would it work with a homemade piezo pickup?
    It would work, but the sound would be very different to what Seasick Steve is playing there. He's using a magnetic pickup (probably homemade, too).

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