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Fretless cbg strings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Apr 24. 5 Replies

Im trying to decide what strings to get for the fretless cbg I'm making, I think I heard that seasick Steve has a,d and b string, would that work and also should I get acoustic or electric guitar…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to Tom's discussion Fretless cbg strings
"Flat Wound strings are best for fretless and slide because they produce that unwanted string noise, but  they cost more. They aren't as bright sounding though as the round wound strings."
Apr 24
JL replied to Tom's discussion Fretless cbg strings
"it's an Open G3 chord tuning 8vb (ottava bassa),1,3"
Apr 24
JL replied to Tom's discussion Fretless cbg strings
"I have to laugh that Shane starts this vidoe with the verboten fly-by's he now says not to do, lol"
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"Well thanks for the comments!"
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"It's fretless so mainly slide taff"
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"I have a bit of a gap between the 24th fret and the cigar box will that matter?"
Apr 23
Erasmo Coco replied to Tom's discussion Fretless cbg strings
"https://www.cigarboxguitar.com/seasick-steves-3-string-doghouse-tuning ; This might help you find what you are searching for."
Apr 23
Taffy Evans replied to Tom's discussion Fretless cbg strings
"Hi, what is the scale length? is the guitar electric or acoustic? is it set up for fingering or slide? I'm sure that info would help. Cheers Taff"
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Fretless cbg strings

Im trying to decide what strings to get for the fretless cbg I'm making, I think I heard that seasick Steve has a,d and b string, would that work and also should I get acoustic or electric guitar strings?
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"A thicker box top won't have the acoustic volume that thin top boxes have because of vibration movement is more restricted, but it will work. I have a CBG made from a humidor box with 1/4" thick top that works well. With a piezo or…"
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At 7:00am on April 22, 2018, Darryl Tuttle said…

What ideas do you have for next build?

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