Raymond Grimmitt
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Korrigan Jan 15. 4 Replies

Hi everybodyi seem to have created a problem for myself by making a three string guitar with a 30" scale it seemed like a good idea at the time but now i am having great difficulty trying to tune it…Continue

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Started Jan 15 0 Replies

Hi everybodyi seem to have created a problem for myself by making a three string guitar with a 30" scale it seemed like a good idea at the time but now i am having great difficulty trying to tune it…Continue

 

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Korrigan replied to Raymond Grimmitt's discussion Help
"If you are going for bass (G1 D2 G2) use 72 58 36. If you are going for normal (G2 D3 G3) use 36 24 17p."
Jan 15
BrianQ. replied to Raymond Grimmitt's discussion Help
"Forgot to add, long scale lengths usually command lower tunings solely for the sake of balanced string tension. One of my go to cbg’s has a 30” scale length with D’Addario .052, .042, .030 nickel wounds, which is strings 4,5,6 from…"
Jan 15
BrianQ. commented on Raymond Grimmitt's status
"And what is the exact problem with tuning the the other strings? "
Jan 15
Raymond Grimmitt posted a status
"Hi Brian Q The strings that i have been trying to tune to GDG are .026, .036 And .046 the .046 is the only one tuned successfully"
Jan 15
BrianQ. replied to Raymond Grimmitt's discussion Help
"First of all, that’s a Baritone scale length, which purpose is to achieve a lower timbre than a standard cbg & demands larger strings? What gauges of strings are you using & are you experiencing String breakage tuning to…"
Jan 15
Taffy Evans replied to Raymond Grimmitt's discussion Help
"Hi, or you could put a capo at the 25" scale fret and tune GDG with normal gauge strings. I would be guessing as to what strings would work best. The gauges used for a longneck Banjo might be worth looking. But I'm sure someone here knows…"
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Uncle John left a comment for Raymond Grimmitt
"Hey, Raymond.  I missed your request until just now.  Thanks. It is good to have you for a CBN friend."
Dec 26, 2021
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A club for beginners who are building for the first time and need some support from each other as well as experienced builders who are willing to teach newbies the ropes. Welcome!See More
Dec 21, 2021
Raymond Grimmitt replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Can a box be too shallow? in the group The Beginners Club
"Hi i have built one with a romeo and juliet box this inside is less than an inch and the sound is really good without a sound hole. "
Dec 21, 2021
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Biscuit tin canjo

"That tin works really well Raymond!"
Dec 11, 2021
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Biscuit tin canjo

"Sharp looking Canjo, I like the tin! "
Dec 11, 2021
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"Think you might be right Uncle John, that looks like a cat, you got your glasses on today ;-D. very nice work."
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
trolling the net for information
How many instruments have you built so far?
10
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
the simple uncomplicated build allowing me to construct ay way i want and the relative ease of playing, Also making these keeps me occupied since retiring using mainly recycled materials.

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At 2:09pm on December 26, 2021, Uncle John said…

Hey, Raymond.  I missed your request until just now.  Thanks. It is good to have you for a CBN friend.

At 9:07pm on November 29, 2021, BrianQ. said…

Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes? Site has a glitch, here’s the trick:

 
 
 

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