"Uncle John, The great Warren Zevon! Maybe have to give that a go :-) Curious as I am about all the alternate tunings, open G is just so versatile like you say and beginner-friendly. Probably why I always fall back on it and especially for these tune…"
"I love GDGB tuning. Got it in my LPG and an octave higher in one my cigar box mandolins. You and I play a lot different styles with it, but that shows the versatility of the lesson. Cool stuff here!
Ha, do you know Thompson The…"
"Reminds me of a related - and hilarious - story: Got a buddy who started going live on FB doing his favorite tunes during lockdown - then he tried "It's The End Of The World As We Know It". Where he got the courage I'll never…"
Hi Tom. I don't use glue on the tack heads. I pre drill the tack holes about 3/4 of the tack length. I want the tacking to be gentle on the bowl. I get very tight heads with no slippage. I'm going to try glue on one using the hose clamp method. I'll make my own body for that to suit the clamp. I do glue in tacks that don't hold with super glue. I get a few of them due to too deep pre drilling. Hope this helps.
Hi Tom, I thought we were friends on here already!
I'm using the EADG strings from a string and tuning down slightly on the top and bottom. This neck has a steel rod for strength. TBH the quarter sawn oak I use for my necks is mega strong. It can easily support 4 strings without any strengthening!