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Ken Hutchinson replied to Daniel Walter's discussion looking for alternate tunings- in the group Cigar Box Basses
"If your tuner gives you just a note name like C then you do not know the octave except by other means. If your tuner says C4 then it is giving you the octave. In this case it would middle C at 262 Hz. Some tuners give you the octave number and/or…"
Oct 14, 2017
Ken Hutchinson replied to Daniel Walter's discussion looking for alternate tunings- in the group Cigar Box Basses
"I'm an electrical engineer so I know a lot more physics theory than music theory! My procedure is pretty much what you describe. Put the string on and tighten it until it is ringing cleanly, not flopping against the fingerboard. Now look at the…"
Oct 10, 2017
Ken Hutchinson replied to Daniel Walter's discussion looking for alternate tunings- in the group Cigar Box Basses
"It gets confusing because there are not two but many E's and the same for every other note. Scientists (and bassists) generally designate notes by frequency or by the note letter followed by a number. Normal guitars are tuned starting on E2 (82…"
Oct 9, 2017
Ken Hutchinson replied to Daniel Walter's discussion looking for alternate tunings- in the group Cigar Box Basses
"Poking around a little on Talkbass.com I could not find a lot of information on 25.5 inch guitar to bass conversion tunings but I think that some go as low as the traditional EADG bass tuning. In fact I once read somewhere that some guitarists drop…"
Oct 9, 2017
Ken Hutchinson replied to Daniel Walter's discussion looking for alternate tunings- in the group Cigar Box Basses
"At such a short scale GDA should work better than EAD and from what I gather a fifths tuning is not uncommon in the cigar box universe. My kit instructions advised tuning in fifths and of course I followed that advice. In the end it depends on your…"
Oct 7, 2017
Ken Hutchinson replied to Daniel Walter's discussion looking for alternate tunings- in the group Cigar Box Basses
"I'm a bass player who bought a CBG "kit" from a Barnes and Noble after Christmas sale a year or two ago. Just wandered in here because some day I might try to build a CBB to take on a bicycle ride because they are small and light…"
Oct 5, 2017
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What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
Well, they just reek Americana, don't they? Bought a guitar "kit" at a Barnes and Noble after Christmas sale. It is a blast to play and now I want to make a bass version to take on a bicycle tour because they are small and light.

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