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Re: Baryton guitar strings/tuning?

Thanks! That was a very interesting article. I haven't thought about
tuning up the two middle strings from a trad baritone tuning but I
will check out that. Makes the guitar closer to the TD Harp Guitar
where the harp strings double up guitar strings in the same octave.
Also similar to playing in the same octave on both fretboards of a
Stick. Having four alternative pedal notes at hand on a guitar must be

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 3:38 PM, etienne guertin <etsguertin@sympatico.ca> 
> was reading this article. interesting approach to baritone strings
> http://www.acguitar.com/article/default.aspx?articleid=27434
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Per Boysen
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2012 5:09 AM
> Subject: Re: Baryton guitar strings/tuning?
> Well, my bariton scale Telecaster is not "low" (currently) but maybe you
> could see it as "unique" to tune it as a regular guitar despite the 
> longer
> scale. I never thought about that way, I just tried regular E A D G B E
> tuning out of curiosity and since I happened to have a spare set of 
> regulars
> - and am surprised how great it sounds this way! It doen't sound any 
> bariton
> at all, just like a super Telecaster but with better intonation, better
> balansing of both frequencies and notes in a chord and finally  much more
> prounounced fundamentals. So I'm wondering if anyone knows what mojo is 
> at
> work here? My layman theory is that longer and thinner strings behave 
> this
> way. Maybe it also has to do with the thin and high frets of this 
> All-Parts
> neck? Both factors also applying to the Stick that executes these very 
> same
> sonic characteristics. Just taking a guess here, I need to experiment 
> more,
> also with normal bariton tuning (by thicker strings) and compare.
> On Saturday, June 2, 2012, chaz worm wrote:
>> Cool Per! I've always preferred unique things. That is why my first 
>> banjo
>> that I inherited, a very cheap horrible banjo, one of the first things 
>> I did
>> was rip out the frets and made it a nylon strings. I think usually 
>> banjos
>> will often use classical guitar sets plus a 1 string for the high drone.
>> In my little town the local guitarsmith only has ONE classical single 
>> but
>> it was the B string or 2. I like low things. Instead of the standard
>> 1,4,3,2,1.
>> I had an epiphany. Why not 2,5,4,3,2?
>> It's now my favorite axe. My Baritone, fretless nylon string minstrel
>> banjo.
>> Fwiw, here's a recent clip of me not using it
>> Check out this video on YouTube:
>> Chaz Worm Medley (Plan B and Turn to Stone)
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> Chaz
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jun 1, 2012, at 6:19 PM, Jim Goodin <jimgoodinmusic@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Per man you are getting all sorts of cool things these days, last week 
>> the
>> Tim Donahue harp fretless, this week a tele baritone, what's next?
>> one standard thought is that yes it has longer scale of the neck so one
>> suggested tuning is lo B E A D F# B which parallels std E A D G B E by 
>> 4th
>> down.  On a 12 string of late I have been using C G D G B E though I 
>> jump
>> around a fair amount in tunings.
>> how are you tuning your fretless harp strings?
>> jim
>> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 5:41 PM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> For some reason I'm suspecting there are many guitarists subscribed to
>>> this list. So may I please ask you a question: What strings do you
>>> prefer for baryton guitar?
>>> I just achieved a bariton Telecaster, by replacing the neck with an
>>> American All-Parts bariton neck, and at the moment I'm playing it with
>>> .010 strings tuned as a normal guitar. This sounds so damn good I can
>>> hardly imagine a guitar can sound better! But isn't baryton supposed
>>> to be lower? Is the normal procedure to strap it with thicker strings
>>> and tune them lower?
>>> Greetings from Sweden
>>> Per Boysen
>>> www.perboysen.com
>>> http://www.youtube.com/perboysen
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> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
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