I've been messing around with my 3 String canjo this weekend and I have come across some tunings. Saw a video for how to play Folsom Prison Blues on a CBG and loved it and copied it. But heres the…Continue
"with the exception of the 4 string, I've tried them all at some time or another, but the 2 stringer has got to be the best or at the least the most fun. The string combinations alone make it awesome for experimentation."
"I'm inclined to agree that the Tin lid is an important part of the sound, much in the same manner as a license plate guitar, it is the sound board, but the tin that makes up the body is equally important to the sound as the metal of the tin…"
"The size of the box is one thing and you are right, making it smaller is the best option, but tell me what is going on with the weight of you CBG, I've got solid body 6 strings that weigh less than that? Surely a CBG is usually lighter than…"
"It is GDG dropped a full step down, use it for any song in G that you find more comfortable to sing with FCF. (just like using a capo in the opposite direction).
One of my bands did everything in Eb standard tuning, half step down, for some reason…"
"Got to agree Nigel's vids are good.
In terms of the strings, I'm using the ADG strings from a set of Ernie Balls electric 10's and I gotta say the sound I am getting from the Tin body is beautiful.
The key doesn't worry…"
"I've used EBe, FCf, GDg, DAd... They're all workable... if you're singing, you might find a different key better matches your voice or a particular song...
When I build Electrics, the thinner strings have less tension... I…"
I've been messing around with my 3 String canjo this weekend and I have come across some tunings. Saw a video for how to play Folsom Prison Blues on a CBG and loved it and copied it. But heres the thing, the tuning used, I haven't found anywhere else. Doesn't seem like a weird tuning, FCf, just open G tuned down.can you guys tell me anything about it and suggest what else I can use it for?See More
Been another long week, very ill at the moment, but I found a spare 3 hours to build something I haven't tried before. I made a Diddley Bass and I'm loving it.got a big bourbon tin, some 2x1, some bass parts and my standard 25mm Piezo and jack. I drilled out 10 sound holes and it sounds great with the 85 gauge A string on…See More
"Hello Bryan, lets start with the dowel rod neck. a 1 inch Dia will just about do it, but may I suggest a 1 1/8, more space for the machine head. Speaking of the machine head, make sure you drill the hole for it carefully, otherwise you will find…"
"I'd go with medium which is what I usually do. Not too wide, not too skinny, just right. But I would also add its good to purchase a good saw that puts the right width slot to fit the tang of the frets.