Diddley Bow

Diddley Bow

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My homemade diddley bow. A diddley bow is a simple, single-stringed instrument played with a plucking device and a guitar slide or bottle neck (I hit the string with a spoon and use a chrome guitar slide). The string is stretched between a nut (a nailed down wooden wedge) and a bridge (in this instance a jar). This isn't an exact representation of mine, as the nut is a slightly different piece of wood, and there is a dual-screw tightener designed for clotheslines between the base of the string and the nut, used as a tuner/tightener. For tips on how to make one, contact me at: odarrah@live.ca #Bo_Diddley #Bow #bridge #Diddley #guitar #instrument #jar #nails #nut #single #slide #spoon #string #wedge #wood
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