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Re: Baryton guitar strings/tuning?

It's the higher tension.

On Jun 2, 2012, at 2:09 AM, Per Boysen wrote:

> 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.