Hey,anybody!!  I just built a 4 string box. I'm going to put a single coil in it.

This is the first one I've made. Did'nt come out to bad. Anybody got any tips on tuneing?

I tried to tune in tenor guitar tuneing but, that E string just don't want to go up to A. It pops !

I'm tring to get use to playing 4 strings apose to 6. It's real cool.  If Y'all got any tips please let me know. Thanks Rooster

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Well, I've done a few 4-stringers now  I've tuned to eBGD, gDAE, open G, gCEA (ukulele).  All have their own unique signatures.  What gauge strings are you using?  I usually use .011, .016, .022, and .030/.032.  I found that .009 was too light and would snap easily.  Do what sounds good to you and post some pics of your build!

 All my 4 stringers are tuned GDgB.

I use the ADGB strings the middle 4 of a set of  6.

I found it works best for me... it's all about what you get use to.

Experiment  !!!

Hey Rooster, Check this video out it may help....

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/video/cigar-box-guitar-tuning?comment...

Hi rooster, I'm currently playing with open D tuning. Same as a 6 string but lose the two lowest strings. This leaves you with(from low to high) D, F#, A, D. Used the top four strings from a regular set. This gives a nice sweet tone as you get the three unwound strings and one wound.  Lends itself to blues slide very well, but if you want a "grungier" sound then possibly try GDgb as below. This gives more access to power chord type playing (root and fifth)

Hope this helps

Alan.

I usually tune to  b+G+D+G+ (lefty) using the middle four strings from a set of 6 Super Slinkys (9's), works for most songs for me though you could go a little lower,  if your voice will suit it you could tune bGDG. (-:

Sorry it's took me so long to get back with y'all. Been busy. Thanks for all the info it's great and really helps alot!!

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