#1
I have a six string acoustic, that due to terrible quality control, has some rather intense tension issues. Anyway, point is I have it in a pretty nifty tuning I enjoy; AADGBD.

Now, I'm purchasing a new electric soon, and I don't mind getting a baritone, but is it reasonable to get a standard-ish scale guitar and use a large gauge string to tune like this. What gauge would you reccomend?
#2
Depends on what octaves you're tuning to, you'll probably have to mix and match pretty heavily to get something that works well for that tuning.
#3
probably something with a heavy top and very light bottom
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Depends on what octaves you're tuning to, you'll probably have to mix and match pretty heavily to get something that works well for that tuning.


The bottom A is A2.... like Bass range. The octave below. I suspected I'd have to purchase an individual string though.

bustapr, that was my initial thought, but I don't think I can find something that is reasonably light at one end while retaining a big enough gauge for the octave drop.
#6
You'd be better off buying a baritone

a 25inch guitar will sound like mud in A unless you use 65-70's which are unnecessary

Look for something 27-28inch scale and id suggest 10,13,17,32,45,55-60 depending on HOW tight you want the low end
#7
buy a have gauge pack and buy a light gauge pack and like the dude said mix and match
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buy a have gauge pack and buy a light gauge pack and like the dude said mix and match



....might wanna go ahead and buy some bass strings while youre at it
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other than the two E strings, the tuning is pretty standard. I would say just just use regular strings for the top 5 (if you don't mind having a somewhat loose high e string) and get a single .56 or higher for your low E
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....might wanna go ahead and buy some bass strings while youre at it

I think he is talking about tuning up to A not down to A, since hes talking about tuning an electric to the same tuning as his acoustic. If its tuning up to A a baritone wont be much good. Ive seen tuning up to A but never seen tuning down to a on an acoustic
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#11
if its tuning up to A I guess you can experiment and try to find the balance between a 42 on the bottom and an 11 or 12 on top on a normal electric since baritones are generally for low tunings.
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I think he is talking about tuning up to A not down to A, since hes talking about tuning an electric to the same tuning as his acoustic. If its tuning up to A a baritone wont be much good. Ive seen tuning up to A but never seen tuning down to a on an acoustic



ohh!!!, . I just don't ever tune up past standard so I didn't think about that. Just assumed that it was down. I'm smart
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The bottom A is A2.... like Bass range. The octave below. I suspected I'd have to purchase an individual string though.

bustapr, that was my initial thought, but I don't think I can find something that is reasonably light at one end while retaining a big enough gauge for the octave drop.

I'm assuming you're tuning the 6th string DOWN to an A because you said bass range which would be A1 not A2


Maybe you could try to buy strings for a 7 string guitar and use the low B in place of the E
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#14
oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh well that ones strange, Ive never seen an acoustic tuned like that
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