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Converting 3 string to 4 string

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig on Thursday. 6 Replies

So other than just not using the ...3rd? String on a 4 string guitar when playing a song or riff made for a 3 string how do you take say a lesson from Shane or anyone designed for 3 string and play…Continue

Mounting resonator cones

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jun 6, 2019. 2 Replies

i built my first resonator using a spun aluminum cone and was happy with the sound and tone however I didn’t have the right size screws to mount the steel cover at first. Once I did get the cover on…Continue

Decal top removal

Started this discussion. Last reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH May 13, 2019. 3 Replies

is there a good way to remove the paper decal top off a cigar box so it can be used on another box? I have tried a heat, various cutters, blades. Continue

Bedpan pickups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Oct 13, 2018. 5 Replies

I put this in the wrong forum, should have been here.  i have a bunch of stainless bedpans, 18, I bought to make guitars from and would like to have your options on what type , model, ect of pickup…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to Robert Bryan's discussion Converting 3 string to 4 string
"Right. I made a Baritone conversion neck and put it on a Strat. It has Dulcimer fretting, I call it the Ducitar. 6 strings at 28" scale. It's tuned open C : C/G/C/B/C/C. You can play Bass chords on the 3 top - lower tuned strings,…"
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Oscar Stern replied to Robert Bryan's discussion Converting 3 string to 4 string
"I think C you'll get a much fuller sound. Well we could have a 7 String version tuned DGBDGBD like a Russian 7 String Guitar cause whatever yo do on the bottom 4 strings can be done on the top 4 as well. Converting a 4 string Cigar Box Guitar…"
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Paul Craig replied to Robert Bryan's discussion Converting 3 string to 4 string
"Your 3 string guitar is usually tuned ( 1 - 5 - 1 ) The 1 is the root note of your chord and the 5 is the 5th note of the chord and the other 1 is the root note at a higher octave. Your choices are: A: Keep the 3rd note string of your 4 string…"
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Oscar Stern replied to Robert Bryan's discussion Converting 3 string to 4 string
"You'll really need a Special Conversion kit. The next idea I had was to convert my 4 String Cigar Box Guitar into a 6 (or maybe a 7) String cause I don't want to built a new instrument & get another Cigar Box, I wanted to simply swap…"
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Robert Bryan posted a discussion

Converting 3 string to 4 string

So other than just not using the ...3rd? String on a 4 string guitar when playing a song or riff made for a 3 string how do you take say a lesson from Shane or anyone designed for 3 string and play it on a 4 string?See More
Jan 27, 2020
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"Paul Simon on a three string ... very cool"
Dec 1, 2019
Taffy Evans replied to Robert Bryan's discussion Mounting resonator cones
"Hi Robert, yes to what Blind Doughboy has said. I also place the cone in position, push down on the centre (bridge position) so simulate string pressure, then with the other hand I tap around the cone where it contacts the top using a finger, so as…"
Jun 6, 2019
Blind Doughboy replied to Robert Bryan's discussion Mounting resonator cones
"I personally wouldn't use the type of cone that screws to the top. The whole point of a reso cone is that it floats on the lip of a tone ring (or sound well). Not being connected - screwed on glued to anything - allows the cone to do what the…"
Jun 6, 2019
Robert Bryan posted a discussion

Mounting resonator cones

i built my first resonator using a spun aluminum cone and was happy with the sound and tone however I didn’t have the right size screws to mount the steel cover at first. Once I did get the cover on it seemed the volume and maybe the tone had been reduced. The cone just sits on the top and without the cover is held there by the tension from the saddle the same as in a normal guitar. The cover screws go through the lip of the cone and so hold it tight to the top. I am going to take the top off…See More
Jun 6, 2019
KOOL DOG HOOCH replied to Robert Bryan's discussion Decal top removal
"Try covering with a damp washcloth and then iron it, the steam should loosen the glue."
May 13, 2019
Tom T replied to Robert Bryan's discussion Decal top removal
"I've had good luck removing the "My Father's Cigar" decal by using a heat gun (carefully) to warm up the underlying glue. Once you get a corner up, just continue to apply a little heat under the decal to help it along. A hair…"
May 11, 2019
Taffy Evans replied to Robert Bryan's discussion Decal top removal
"Hi Robert I would try scanning it onto my computer or photocopying it and using the copy. At least copy it before trying to remove it. Taff"
May 11, 2019
Robert Bryan posted a discussion

Decal top removal

is there a good way to remove the paper decal top off a cigar box so it can be used on another box? I have tried a heat, various cutters, blades. See More
May 11, 2019

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Everything, love the sound, love the idea of reusing mateirials. Am hoping i can learn 3 or 4 string easier than a six string guitar. It should go well with my blues harmonica playing

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