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Using low E, A and D strings?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Floyd Nov 19. 4 Replies

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…Continue

Making a Loud CBG

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Floyd on Monday. 14 Replies

While planning to build a CBG I am reading a lot of theory and I came across a MIT paper about sound hole shapes (…Continue

Some questions about tuning

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 15. 1 Reply

I am middle age man seriously considering to build a 3 stringed CBG. I have a couple of questions about tuning.When I was young I used to play a normal acoustic guitar. Since then my voice has been…Continue

 

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Carl Floyd replied to Engblom's discussion Making a Loud CBG
""The loudest build I ever built used a small cigar box that was all wood, but only about 2 ounces in weight. No sound holes." Pretty sure it would be louder with sound holes.  That has been my before & after experience."
Monday
Jerry Jordan replied to Engblom's discussion Making a Loud CBG
"The 2 loudest I've built acoustically were. A build where I substituted an old steel cake pan for the cigarbox, and use high action on a fretless build. The loudest build I ever built used a small cigar box that was all wood, but only about 2…"
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Jerry Jordan replied to Engblom's discussion Making a Loud CBG
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Carl Floyd replied to Engblom's discussion Using low E, A and D strings?
"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…"
Nov 19
Engblom replied to Engblom's discussion Using low E, A and D strings?
"Thank you!"
Nov 19
BrianQ. replied to Engblom's discussion Using low E, A and D strings?
"Del Puckett on YouTube, it’s a very common alternative to the higher tension GDG tuning?"
Nov 19
Taffy Evans replied to Engblom's discussion Making a Loud CBG
"Hi Carl, you lost me with your descriptions of the word concrete, ha-ha, but you nailed what I meant. Hi Engblom, ok I got ya. If you look into my earlier post, the bit – The areas I focus on -, mentioned are the Real and Practical areas to…"
Nov 18
Engblom posted a discussion

Using low E, A and D strings?

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?See More
Nov 18
Carl Floyd replied to Engblom's discussion Making a Loud CBG
""Regarding concrete, I was a bit tired and by mistake in my head I translated the Swedish word "konkreta" to "concrete". It should have been translated like "real" or "practical"." No foul. …"
Nov 18
Infirmity Citrus President replied to Engblom's discussion Making a Loud CBG
"I wonder about the effect of back angle, depth of box, and internal volume it would be interesting to score a pile of identical drop in lid boxes and make one body with interchangeable lids. it would be interesting to experiment with a plain…"
Nov 18
Engblom replied to Engblom's discussion Making a Loud CBG
"Regarding concrete, I was a bit tired and by mistake in my head I translated the Swedish word "konkreta" to "concrete". It should have been translated like "real" or "practical"."
Nov 18
Taffy Evans replied to Engblom's discussion Making a Loud CBG
"Hi, I think that Chicken bone John gave much good information, and I thought my account of the areas of importance to me would get you headed in the right direction. As soundholes do not a guitar make, neither does any other one component n…"
Nov 17
Engblom replied to Engblom's discussion Making a Loud CBG
Nov 17
Ian replied to Engblom's discussion Making a Loud CBG
Nov 17
ChickenboneJohn replied to Engblom's discussion Making a Loud CBG
"Unfortunately it isn't as simple as soundhole shape and size to create a loud acoustic instrument. The size of the resonating chamber (ie the box) and the responsiveness of the box (most importantly the top) are very important. The top needs to…"
Nov 17
Taffy Evans replied to Engblom's discussion Making a Loud CBG
"Hi, in my post above I forgot to mention that the height of the bridge is also a contributor to the volume of an instrument. Cheers Taff"
Nov 16

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