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Re: Baryton guitar strings/tuning?

BTW. I forgot to even mention what I tune it to. I'm sure this list has a 
plethora of banjo players who are waiting with abated breath. I use 2,5-2 
nylon guitar strings tuned down almost a full octave (open A). 
Here I am using it on a classic Cramps song shortly before it's wireless 
transmitter went AWOL. 

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 2, 2012, at 10:19 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> powerful.
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.perboysen.com
> http://www.youtube.com/perboysen
> On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 3:38 PM, etienne guertin 
> <etsguertin@sympatico.ca> wrote:
>> 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
>> www.perboysen.com
>> http://www.youtube.com/perboysen