Jim Cowan
Cindy Cashdollar

ALL TUNINGS LISTED FROM HIGH TO LOW.

The string gauges are just a guideline because instruments vary so much in what gauges work best.

If you have difficulty finding certain string gauges, please visit the John Pearse website.

  • C6th
    G E C A G E
    10 14 18 24 26 34
  • G
    D B G D B G
    16 18 26 36 46 56
  • G6th

    If you like to go back and forth between the regular G tuning and the G6th, keep the 34 gauge string on.

    D B G E B G
    16 18 26 34 46 56
  • C

    I use these low tunings on my old Stella squareneck, as well as a new National Resophonic Baritone Tricone.

    C G E C G C
    18 22 30 42 53 64
    18 22 *28 *38 *50 *62
    * For guitars requiring lighter gauges.
  • D
    D A F# D A D
    18 20 28 38 49 60
  • A

    Electric baritone guitar (converted for slide playing)
    I use D'Addario XL155 Guitar/Bass string set for this one.

    E C# A E C# A
    24 34 44 56 72 84
Photo ©2007 by Rob Buck
  • E13th
    E C# B G# F# D G# E
    14 18 21 28 34 42 59 72
  • C6th
    G E C A G E C A
    11 14 18 24 30 36 46 56
  • A6th
    E C# A F# E C# A F#
    13 16 24 28 34 42 58 68

Slide Rules, by Andy Volk

Designed to fit in your guitar case, Slide Rules includes over 70 of the most popular and useful tunings for acoustic & electric lap steel guitar, bottleneck slide guitar, resophonic guitar, Weissenborn® and Hindustani slide guitar as used by the greatest players of the past and present.