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FCF tuning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Austin K Jun 29. 18 Replies

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

Attaching a piezo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Austin K Jun 17. 18 Replies

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

 

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Austin K replied to Austin K's discussion FCF tuning
"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…"
Jun 29
Taffy Evans replied to Austin K's discussion FCF tuning
"Hi Austin, yes you are correct the shorter scale guitars require less tension to bring the string to concert pitch, so heavier gauges can be used or take advantage of a light action. Taff"
Jun 29
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Austin K replied to Austin K's discussion FCF tuning
"Ok, that makes sense. Good thing to keep in mind. "
Jun 29
JP Lace Master replied to Austin K's discussion FCF tuning
"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…"
Jun 29
Austin K replied to Austin K's discussion FCF tuning
"So what's the correlation between scale length and string gauge ? It would seem to me that with a shorter scale you could use a heavier gauge string but perhaps I am mistaken."
Jun 28
Korrigan replied to Austin K's discussion FCF tuning
"Keep in mind he has a 21" scale."
Jun 28
JP Lace Master replied to Austin K's discussion FCF tuning
"I did mean C tuned D string, yes."
Jun 28
Austin K replied to Austin K's discussion FCF tuning
"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. "
Jun 28
JP Lace Master replied to Austin K's discussion FCF tuning
"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…"
Jun 28
Austin K replied to Austin K's discussion FCF tuning
"No but I'm thinking about trying F3, C4, F4 just to see what it sounds like. "
Jun 28
Korrigan replied to Austin K's discussion FCF tuning
"Ok, thought you might have been going for a very bassy tuning.  : )"
Jun 28
Austin K replied to Austin K's discussion FCF tuning
"Lol, yes. That's what I thought I wrote."
Jun 28
Korrigan replied to Austin K's discussion FCF tuning
"You mean F2, C3, F3 right?"
Jun 28
Austin K replied to Austin K's discussion FCF tuning
"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…"
Jun 28
Austin K replied to Austin K's discussion FCF tuning
"Lol, that's a good idea, I will probably start doing that.  Lots of great info and people on CBN, I just wish it was a little more user friendly."
Jun 28

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About to start my first
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I love playing guitar, and the sense of accomplishment I get from building something from re-purposed materials. It seems like a perfect fit for me.

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