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D Minor open tune

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 16. 11 Replies

My friend would like a 3 string fretless CBG that is tuned to open D Minor.Not being a musician and being a relative newby to building 3 string fretless CBGs, I said "I have no clue how to do…Continue

Is it OK to use a hardtail bridge on a fretless 3 string acoustic?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Floyd Jan 29. 12 Replies

Anything I should know about trying a hardtail bridge on an acoustic guitar. Surely someone has done it before.The pics are what I'm thinking about trying…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to Mel Cooke's discussion D Minor open tune
"Piano Chord for Dm is D-F-A, so a 3 string using D-G-B strings would just tune the G & B strings down to F & A to get D-F-A."
Mar 16
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Rich G replied to Mel Cooke's discussion D Minor open tune
"Dm 1-3b-5 = D-F-A Fretless Slide = a little more tension check Google for string tension chart and decide what octave you want or how much base. (typically dgb of heavy 6 string if we're talking steel electric vs. acoustic phosphor…"
Mar 7
Bill Saunders replied to Mel Cooke's discussion D Minor open tune
"Mel, I've used these strings tuned DGB, but CB Gitty sells as DF#A. Maybe downtune the F# to F. unsure if the gauges give the string tension you're looking for. There's nickel wound for electric and bronze for acoustic Electric…"
Feb 16
Korrigan replied to Mel Cooke's discussion D Minor open tune
"Visit your local music store and check out their selection of single strings or you can order single strings online from places like JustStrings or StringJoy."
Feb 16
Mel Cooke replied to Mel Cooke's discussion D Minor open tune
"Korrigan, thanks for this info. Much appreciated. I was just looking on CB Gitty and don't see a set of strings with those parameters. Do you have a source for a set like this?"
Feb 16
Korrigan replied to Mel Cooke's discussion D Minor open tune
"Playing with slide you're going to want more tension than you'd get just using the A D and G of a standard guitar set. For low tuning (A2 D3 F3) use 42 30 26 or, for high tuning (A3 D4 F4), use 20w(or 19p) 14 12. These will give you about…"
Feb 16
Mel Cooke replied to Mel Cooke's discussion D Minor open tune
"25" scale played with a slide Thanks!"
Feb 16
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"Mel, type your reply as usual, then click on the HTML Editor, then click Add Reply. Your reply should go through, this method has been foolproof for me ever since the glitch started? Cheers "
Feb 16
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"Mel, do this every time you post, our site is old, glitchy & temperamental  :)"
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D Minor open tune

My friend would like a 3 string fretless CBG that is tuned to open D Minor.Not being a musician and being a relative newby to building 3 string fretless CBGs, I said "I have no clue how to do that".So, here i am.Is there such a thing? What strings would I use?Thanks in advance,MelSee More
Feb 15
Carl Floyd replied to Mel Cooke's discussion Is it OK to use a hardtail bridge on a fretless 3 string acoustic?
":D   That works!  I do like my armrests for computer work.  They are ergonomically setup to be the same level as the keyboard.  Nobody want carpal tunnel syndrome."
Jan 29

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