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Open GDG Tuning for cello and string bass

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 9, 2020. 1 Reply

I’m thinking of working on two bowed 3-string instruments... akin in size to (and using strings for) a cello and string bass. I have the luxury of looking at string types and sizes for guitar…Continue

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Taffy Evans replied to Mikala's discussion Open GDG Tuning for cello and string bass
Mar 9, 2020
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Open GDG Tuning for cello and string bass

I’m thinking of working on two bowed 3-string instruments... akin in size to (and using strings for) a cello and string bass. I have the luxury of looking at string types and sizes for guitar tunings... but can anyone suggest cello and string bass strings to use for open GDG tuning?See More
Mar 9, 2020
Mikala replied to James Pobog's discussion General wiring question in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I might be visualizing this incorrectly, but the connectors would be behind the soundboard, and you would have to have a large hole to disconnect and switch out pups.... but I may be thinking of flat pups...."
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Here's where the freaks hang out. Get the inside scoop on wild cigar box guitar designs, advancements and experiments. Not for the timid builder!See More
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Mikala replied to BrianQ.'s discussion The Effects of Coffee, in a good way, folks........ in the group Low Budget Land
"Hmmm, guess I’ll save that for a children’s instrument build. :^)"
Oct 3, 2019
Mikala replied to BrianQ.'s discussion The Effects of Coffee, in a good way, folks........ in the group Low Budget Land
"So another thought... I’ve used (rubbing) alcohol with fabric dyes before on wood... high (90 odd% alcohol... worked well in that it didn’t raise the grain... and on solid body wood (is, solid body electric, not thin soundboard... in one…"
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"Special Tools " Either Bought or Homemade

Hi Y'all,Every cigar box guitar builder eventually makes their own unique setup in order to make things easier or make the guitars better.  Let's see your favorite tools and jigs, whether homemade or store bought.  We're especially looking for DIY ideas! So what's your special tools?See More
Sep 30, 2019
KOOL DOG HOOCH commented on Mikala's blog post Experimental Things with Strings
"You're right about starting. I watched my neighbor in my RV  park for almost a yr building canjos,( which I had no interest in building, but mildly curious about) it wast until he started building CBGs that I really took notice. The…"
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Mikala commented on Mikala's blog post Experimental Things with Strings
"LOL not arguing on any of that... his website actually led down many other circuitous paths, and in part eventually led me here to Cigar Box Nation. One of the wonderful bits about the Internet is ideas and experiments, no matter how small and…"
Sep 5, 2019
KOOL DOG HOOCH commented on Mikala's blog post Experimental Things with Strings
"Checked out the video in the tubular bell section, not to be critical. Although some of the ideas are unique attempts at reinventing the wheel. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for experimenting, God knows we'd be in the dark ages with out…"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Cigar box guitars are very... interesting... and meaningful.
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I’ve been looking at building Asian single string zithers with timber bamboo... but went off on a tangent, considering making 3 string fretless guitars... what sent me on the tangent was watching some of Shane’s videos.

And... I live in Central America, haven’t met any like-minded individuals, so getting a looper, building a magnetic coil drone machine, and... we’ll see what happens.

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Experimental Things with Strings

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 11:03pm 3 Comments

I’m seeing the whole CBG revolution as being:

  • Historical
  • Collaborative
  • Innovative
  • Experimental (Building on history, collaboration and innovation)

In that spirit, and given I have my own soapbox blog on CB Nation (yay!), I want to introduce a link for an interesting fellow in the UK, that somehow fits into the whole CBG Esprit de Corps:

Tom Fox

https://vulpestruments.com

Some…

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