Ok, here's a question that I haven't found any answers for in the knowledge base; I'm interested in trying an FCF tuning. My CGB has a 21" scale length. Any thoughts on what strings I should use? I…Continue
I'm currently building my first cigar box guitar, in fact it's pretty much finished . One of the last things I need to do is install the piezo. I've noticed that everyone seems to use a hot glue gun…Continue
"Yeah that makes more sense.,I was thinking about what the other guy said and while everyone has their own opinion and experiences heavier gauge on a longer scale doesn't make sense to me. He was referring to bass strings which are a heavier…"
"the shorter the scale length, the lighter the string gauge. Look at your standard 4 string bass guitars, they have string gauges for specific scale lengths and it is the same with guitars although to a lesser extent.
Something to do with the reduced…"
"You mean a C tuned D string right? That's what I got going on, ADG tuned to F2, C3, F3. The strings I got on it now are light gauge but I will probably go heavier when I decide to change them. Thanks for the advice. "
"I've a Canjo tuned to FCF, good low growl in the tone. you're best bet (my experience anyway) is to Tune an A string down to F and combine that with the C tuned C string and F tuned G string. I'd go with heavier gauge strings to get a…"
"So I decided to go with F2, C3, and F2. Ironically figured for 15 lbs. tension it's in the same ballpark as the GDG tuning I was using! Which is G2, D3, and G3. I like the punchy sound of the F2, and best of all I didn't have to change…"