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Old 11-25-2017, 02:51 PM
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Anyone else play one? I stumbled across them a few months ago. 3 strings, really easy to play and makes me think outside the guitar rut Iíve found myself in lately.
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Have a listen to Justin Johnson and Seasick Steve, if you don't know about either of them already.

This is my interpretation of the CBG:



The bridge posts pass through the plank and rest on the biscuit tin. It is fairly quiet, but somewhat dobro-like. It has a magnetic pickup that senses the metal top movement, and it sounds like a piezo.

I play it at least as much as anything else I have these days, because I like the tone and I've got more interested in lap steel the past couple of years.
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Old 11-25-2017, 04:03 PM
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Have a listen to Justin Johnson and Seasick Steve, if you don't know about either of them already.

This is my interpretation of the CBG:



The bridge posts pass through the plank and rest on the biscuit tin. It is fairly quiet, but somewhat dobro-like. It has a magnetic pickup that senses the metal top movement, and it sounds like a piezo.

I play it at least as much as anything else I have these days, because I like the tone and I've got more interested in lap steel the past couple of years.
Nice one, I like it. And, Justin Johnson is an amazing guitarist.
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:51 AM
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Mine. The T52 one is my favorite.

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What tuning do folks use on the three strings?
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Do you guys play out with them, or are they for home entertainment ?
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What tuning do folks use on the three strings?
I think the most popular tuning is g d g, although open d and open e are not uncommon. Also, most people play slide blues on them. I’ve been learning some slide on them but it’s harder than it looks, for me, at least. It’s definitely a technique thing.
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Do you guys play out with them, or are they for home entertainment ?
Iím strictly a home player. Iíve seen a few videos of gigging bands playing them.
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This clip gives an idea of what the T52 sounds like played through a little Yamaha amp. Iíd just bought my first looper pedal and I was trying it out. The rhythm and lead were improvised by me on the spot just messing around.

Keep in mind, as you listen to it, Iím a rhythm/fingerstyle acoustic player. I bought the T52 to try to learn some lead electric playing. Point being, donít expect too much when listening.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sQJ-eQoTmhw
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