2 String CBG builds, playing, tuning

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2 String CBG builds, playing, tuning

2 string CBG only

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Would be nice to see 2 strings being built and played for us that cant play very well these types of CBG are great.

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G-Bass Tabs 2

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 21, 2018. 1 Reply

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G-Bass Tab

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Tuning for a 2 CBG-Bass

Started by Marshal Wayne Robin. Last reply by Marshal Wayne Robin Jun 21, 2017. 2 Replies

I'm new to this (computer's) so hope i am doing this right. I have been a member of CBG for 5-6 months now, and have built several 3 stringers, a 4 string bass, and a uke.This is my first 2 stringer,…Continue

Deuces are Wild!

Started by Simpleton Mar 15, 2017. 0 Replies

But from limitations, comes creativity!  --Debbie Allen'Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free!  --Simple GiftsJoined the Nation back in Fall of 2016.   1st build was Spring 2016--a…Continue

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Comment by MrRandomWritings (Backwater Bri) on February 18, 2012 at 12:50pm

Kevin - I would tune DA which is what I usually use on my 2 stringer

Comment by kevin martin on February 18, 2012 at 12:07pm

Hi All, I have strung my 2 stringer with  E & A strings from an electric guitar, could anyone please advise me as to the best string combination, and to what notes they should be tuned to. I have heard that some players have a particular string, but tune it to a different pitch. Any thoughts would be be most appreciated.

Comment by Uncle John on December 21, 2011 at 6:40am

Hey Rick,  I like that deuce a  lot.  I care about a player and will take that and tradition most of the time too.  Paper board very often sounds great.

Comment by Rick Hayes on December 20, 2011 at 10:22pm

I was hoping to spend the day with the kids but they were mostly interested in coloring and TV, so I ran downstairs for an hour or so and threw together this 2-string cigar box. While true to the original concept of cbg, (more desire to play than money to buy), it is pretty much a POS compared to the workmanship, and time for that matter, that I see the people here exhibiting in their builds. 1" dowel, zither pins from busted autoharp, 2 screws for nut, tremolo claw from a junked electric for bridge, braided clothesline for strap, and the cigar box (though possibly 30 years old) is American paperboard. BUT it is fun, I am working on my 2-string chops, and appreciating the virtues of the round neck on a 2-string. I can easily play melody and thump the bass, or play a harmony pair depending on how I tilt my cut-off wine bottle neck. Tuned relative 1-5, or g-d. 

Comment by voodou jack on November 2, 2011 at 6:01am

nice job,j'aime beaucoup,the death play whith 2 string....

 

Comment by Uncle John on November 1, 2011 at 7:44pm
Randy,  El Diablo Deuce.  Nice job.
Comment by Randy S. Bretz on November 1, 2011 at 6:41pm
Comment by Brad Boerger on July 12, 2011 at 12:54pm
just finished up another 2 stringer.  was a one stringer but tired of that quickly.  put on the biggest 2 strings off a broken garage sale guitar, tuned it EB. I like the sound of it.  with the piezo and my cheap battery amp cranked enough to get lots of distortion, it sounds real trashy.
Comment by bemuzic on June 15, 2011 at 2:12pm
I've got 36 and 26...tuned to anything from E,B to A,E....use what ever two you like depending on whether you like a deep low sound or a high sound. And you could tune them like the bottom two on a 3 stringer..or like the top two...or any thing else you fancy.  Experiment and see what you like : -)
Comment by MrRandomWritings (Backwater Bri) on June 15, 2011 at 1:53pm
my computer is having a brainfart! 46 and 36 - I'm going now!
 

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