I am trying to find any video where someone has taken the 3 lowest strings (E, A and D) from a full set and then put them on an acoustic cigar box guitar and tuned them to DAD or EBE. I would want to know what they would sound like. Do you know about a such video or could you upload a such video?
Del Puckett on YouTube, it’s a very common alternative to the higher tension GDG tuning? Here’s something CBGITTY put together about EBE & string choices with audio clips, just keep scrolling down til you see the clips, there’s also one for DAD? Cheers :)
Here is a good Del Puckett video that shows heavy strings vs lighter gauge. He may call the heavy ones as being A, D, & G guitar strings, but they are very close the E, A, D strings from a regular gauge guitar string pack.
The CBG in the pic below acoustically sounded too thin, tinny, & banjo-y to suit me. I switched it to a 56, 44, 32 from a Ernie Ball "Not Even Slinky" 12-56 pack. Much better for me. Much fuller, more bottom, & no banjo. :) Oh, tuned to EBE. With these heavy strings I would not tune up to GDG. I use a capo.
Pic is with a lighter gauge set of strings. I didn't snip the strings because I was still tweaking things. I find it much easier to restring with the same strings if they are left long.