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I am knocking up a 3 string fretless for a mate of mine.
He said he would like it in open E tuning -- EBE I presume.
I have done a search on the site, as to what strings I should use.
And I am still confused.
Without getting too technical, could someone explain what are the
best strings to use.
I think he likes it a bit "Bassie".
Thanks for your help "Confused.com !!!"
I used a 1 1/2" wide x 1" thick oak neck, strings 6,5,4 from a medium acoustic pack and tuned EBE. The scale length is the same as my Fender Acoustic somewhere between 24" and 25". The guitar has been tuned like this for over a year and no visible change in the neck. There is no laminated finger board. I just burned the fret lines into the neck with a soldering iron.
It also holds its tuning for a long damn time without need for adjustment.
Hope that helps.
Precisely why this one is EBE with 6, 5, 4. My first guitar was also EBE but with 3,2,1.
We get the ebbie ebbies when we get them both together. :P