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Cigar box tunings open to 2'3'4'5'6' stringers uke's bass's what ever you got. and how you creativly use these tuning's

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Latest Activity: Jul 16, 2014

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String selection for DAD tuning

Started by steve buckingham. Last reply by Ice Bob Jul 16, 2014. 7 Replies

Hi, I'm struggling to find the best combination of strings for DAD tuning (which really suits my voice) I have tried several combinations with the use of a regular 4th, 5th and 6th string the best to date although the 6th tuned down to D does feel a…Continue

Tip for finding chords on a 3 or 4 string guitar in any tuning

Started by Serge Hulne Jun 22, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi,The chord generator application on the  web page entitled "Theo's Banjo Chord Generator" (see link hereunder) calculates and displays a summary of all the possible chords you can play with a guitar which has 3 strings or more, in any possible…Continue

Tags: generator, calculator, chords, tuning

5 string tuning

Started by Cin wel. Last reply by Cin wel Jun 21, 2013. 3 Replies

my neighbor wants me to build him a cbg with 5 strings no bottom e string. He wants to tune it like a regular guitar eadgb. Does anyone know how well regular tuning works on a cbg? thanks!Continue


Started by Mark Bliss. Last reply by Harry A James Apr 25, 2013. 8 Replies

I have been looking for a decent chord calculator for transposing to and from different tunings, different numbers of strings, completely different instrument, (anyone with a collection like mine knows what I am talking about!)I havent really found…Continue

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Comment by Ice Bob on September 22, 2013 at 9:37pm

care of SOARES’Y GUITARS       

Comment by Ice Bob on August 21, 2013 at 9:41pm

came up with a new tuning to me anyway (DFbd) sounds like shine on you crazy diamond by pink floyd

Comment by Ice Bob on June 8, 2013 at 2:24pm

this is tuned to A  (E A c# e)

Comment by Ice Bob on May 25, 2013 at 7:16pm

One string washboard bass strung with a black tape wound low B tuned up to G. it sounds better when you tighten up the bass string for slide

Comment by Ice Bob on May 11, 2013 at 12:02pm

I tuned my 4  into a seldom used tuning this morning (DGa#a#) and watched the godfather documentary the double a#a# having a kinda Italian mando sound. its a minor tuning but the double strings give it an interesting twist. 

Comment by Ice Bob on January 27, 2013 at 12:47pm

yesterday at the gig i busted a high E string glad i had a spare 4 string to play i tune the high E down to A# and up to E depending on the song

Comment by Ice Bob on January 8, 2013 at 11:51pm

thanks Uncle John

Comment by Uncle John on January 7, 2013 at 8:45pm

This is a pretty basic intro into Sawmill tuning on a mandolin.  There should be some carryover to a guitar tuned the same notes an octave lower.  Fun tuning and pretty easy to learn - especially if you play a IVI 3 string.

Comment by Ice Bob on July 14, 2012 at 9:14am

love DAd tuning . it has a spooky qualty to it. i mostly play 4 strings i keep one in DAda all the time

Comment by Mark Stowe on July 13, 2012 at 11:14pm

Simple D-A-d tuning


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