2 String CBG builds, playing, tuning

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2 String CBG builds, playing, tuning

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Would be nice to see 2 strings being built and played for us that cant play very well these types of CBG are great.

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Tuning for a 2 CBG-Bass

Started by Marshal Wayne Robin. Last reply by Marshal Wayne Robin Jun 21. 2 Replies

I'm new to this (computer's) so hope i am doing this right. I have been a member of CBG for 5-6 months now, and have built several 3 stringers, a 4 string bass, and a uke.This is my first 2 stringer,…Continue

Deuces are Wild!

Started by Simpleton Mar 15. 0 Replies

But from limitations, comes creativity!  --Debbie Allen'Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free!  --Simple GiftsJoined the Nation back in Fall of 2016.   1st build was Spring 2016--a…Continue

Coconut chugger

Started by Greg Thompson. Last reply by Bluesheart Dec 1, 2016. 1 Reply

Hello,A new 2 string build.It has a very small sound, due to the small body.The neck is maple w/ a maple fret board (diatonic fretting) walnut markers, Paduk accents, oak plywood sound board.It feels…Continue

2 Stringer options

Started by Robert. Last reply by Gordon Cooper Jul 8, 2016. 3 Replies

Hi people,I've build this basic fretless 2 stringer, but I'm having trouble getting new tunes out of it.It's now tuned in E-e and it sounds ok, but I come down to the same tunes everytime I try…Continue

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Comment by Frank Carr on March 30, 2016 at 10:42pm

Here's a new 2 stringer that I based on the infamous chugger video. It has a 1 1/4 round dowel neck with a thrift store jewelry box body. The tuner and tailpiece holes are covered with gear decorations. I equipped it with a piezo pickup. It's tuned D-A. I cut notches to mark the fret positions (24" scale length) and used 3mm flat back crystals for dot markers. The nut is 2 flat head screws.

One little quirk with it is that the low D tuner is first and the high A is last. I had to arrange it this way because I cut the headstock area a bit short and I had to squeeze in the tuners to fit.

Comment by Gordon Cooper on February 1, 2016 at 12:48am

I am glad I found this interest group! Due to hand injuries I think that a "chugger" is going to be much more likely to produce music for me than a 3 string. I've got an "Acid" cigar box that is going to be the box resonator for my first build, which will have a replaceable plastic scale on the side of the stick, so it can indicate diatonic, etc. scales by just magnetically tacking on the new plastic scale. Am considering 1.25" hickory stick for the 26" neck and threaded brass rod for the nut and bridge. This is still in the very early stages of design, just thinking on paper so far. 

Comment by micky rooney on June 22, 2014 at 7:31pm

Does anyone out there have an idea as to what strings and what tunings J.P.Soars uses on his 2 stringer?...

Comment by gary wery on June 17, 2014 at 8:11pm

Hi 2 stringers, I thought I'd put some of my recent builds.
I got one 3 stringer and one 1 stinger in there.
Hope you enjoy them.

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Comment by Better Trees on March 3, 2014 at 12:22pm

I just wanted to share that I have a new favorite tuning for my slide canjo. Double octave E. E2 and E4. It's got a weird trashy/campy sort of feel.  I love it. With the coffee can twang it is quit bizarre how the two strings ring together but they almost sound like they shouldn't.

Comment by Raymond Lee on January 23, 2014 at 7:20am

http://youtu.be/EVkwXmsnlXY  I built this 2 string trash box last night

 

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Tuning for a 2 CBG-Bass

Started by Marshal Wayne Robin. Last reply by Marshal Wayne Robin Jun 21. 2 Replies

Deuces are Wild!

Started by Simpleton Mar 15. 0 Replies

Coconut chugger

Started by Greg Thompson. Last reply by Bluesheart Dec 1, 2016. 1 Reply

2 Stringer options

Started by Robert. Last reply by Gordon Cooper Jul 8, 2016. 3 Replies

Suggestions for First Timers

Started by Joe Niszczak. Last reply by Gordon Cooper Jun 19, 2016. 11 Replies

Unusual little doubled 2 stringer...

Started by Joe Madl. Last reply by Gordon Cooper Mar 13, 2016. 3 Replies

free cd

Started by Matthew Borczon Sep 25, 2014. 0 Replies

J.P.Soars

Started by micky rooney Jul 8, 2014. 0 Replies

I would like to make a 2 string bass

Started by Randy Burks. Last reply by keith peterson Sep 19, 2013. 1 Reply

String gauges

Started by Gary Wensley Jan 12, 2013. 0 Replies

Great videos demonstrating 2 strings CBG

Started by LittleBigOne. Last reply by beStillroy Apr 14, 2011. 30 Replies

Chris Ballew

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