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String Tension

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Brown Oct 7, 2015. 7 Replies

Hello allWhat is your favorite string gauges for open G I bought a set of Strings off of the C B Gitty site but I don't think my string tension is right ... 25 3/4 length got good string height about…Continue

 

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Richard Brown replied to Richard Brown's discussion String Tension
"Thats Awesome Information Thank You Wayfinder"
Oct 7, 2015
jim replied to Richard Brown's discussion String Tension
"I pull them from a set of D'Adario strings, EXL116 The high g string is tight for slide while the low G is floppy and dirty!"
Oct 6, 2015
Richard Brown replied to Richard Brown's discussion String Tension
"Thank you Jim I think I'll give that a try Rich"
Oct 6, 2015
jim replied to Richard Brown's discussion String Tension
"Gdg for electric, I use .042, .030, ..018.  The .018 is unwould and sounds good for slide work."
Oct 6, 2015
Richard Brown replied to Richard Brown's discussion String Tension
"Hi Jim. Good question 3 string G D G thanks Rich"
Oct 6, 2015
jim replied to Richard Brown's discussion String Tension
"I would have to ask what notes of the open G tuning you are after. And 3, 4 or 5 string etc."
Oct 6, 2015
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String Tension

Hello allWhat is your favorite string gauges for open G I bought a set of Strings off of the C B Gitty site but I don't think my string tension is right ... 25 3/4 length got good string height about 3 mm at the 12 fret would a larger Diameter tighten things up a bit ? These are .026 .017. 013 electric string what do you think ?See More
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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Been researching Americana Music and got fascinated with CBG found links on google and her I am
What instruments are you building or playing?
I play guitar - slide guitar - some bass - some piano.
Building my first CBG

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At 1:44pm on August 31, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Richard, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)!

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