#1
Because I want too, and just wanna make sure before I go out and by the strings.
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#2
theyre just higher gauge strings the name baritone means nothing, i could buy high gauge strings put em on my guitar tune it low and it would be a baritone guitar. if you try to tune it to standard the strings may break because theyll be too tight, but if they dont youll need to adjust your truss rod due to the higher tension
#3
Baritone strings are like .13's. So, I wouldn't advise you to put them on your guitar if you're playing anything lower than standard C. Even standard C may have too much tension on the strings.
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#4
Yeah but I play usually 1 1/2 steps down and lower and dont want a lot of slack

So can you?
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#5
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Baritone strings are like .13's. So, I wouldn't advise you to put them on your guitar if you're playing anything lower than standard C. Even standard C may have too much tension on the strings.



I play drop b lol
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#6
Then yeah, .13's are fine. Just make sure you set up your guitar for those tunings or else your neck will warp.
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#7
lol no thats not what baritone strings are for theyre for tunings WAY lower... by a heavy set of strings like .12's it should help stabilize the tuning
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lol no thats not what baritone strings are for theyre for tunings WAY lower... by a heavy set of strings like .12's it should help stabilize the tuning



ok that sounds better

I'm surprised I didnt think of that earlier, ugh I'm an idiot I know .
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#9
A baritone is usually tuned to B, I think... Of course, there are always baritones tuned to subsonic tunings that not even wales can hear, but those are exceptions.
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#10
i actually didnt know this for a while either until i read a column in Total Guitar about drop c and drop b
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A baritone is usually tuned to B, I think... Of course, there are always baritones tuned to subsonic tunings that not even wales can hear, but those are exceptions.

baritone strings wouldnt break in 1 1/2 steps down would they?
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#12
That's like C#/Db, right? Well, I don't know if they'd break... They could break, but they'll surely have a lot of tension. Highly unreccomendable.
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#13
yes that would be the tuning, so I'm assuming heavy strings are the best
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yes that would be the tuning, so I'm assuming heavy strings are the best

Look man... Instead of going with baritone strings, just put in .11's... You can't tune your guitar to C# with .13's and expect it to play well. .11's are thick enough to be comfortable in drop B, I suppose...
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Look man... Instead of going with baritone strings, just put in .11's... You can't tune your guitar to C# with .13's and expect it to play well. .11's are thick enough to be comfortable in drop B, I suppose...

My dad has an electric he set up for slide guitar with acoustic .14's he put on there. They feel awesome and the neck's fine.
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Look man... Instead of going with baritone strings, just put in .11's... You can't tune your guitar to C# with .13's and expect it to play well. .11's are thick enough to be comfortable in drop B, I suppose...

i had 12's in my brother's LP and B standard was pretty loose.

abd to whoever said something about subsonic baritone tuning: the guitar most likely won't be tuned over 2-3 octaves lower.

baritone strings are basically 13's in a longer string.

just get 11-13's.
#17
It's all preference really. But putting too tight of strings on can damage your guitar. I use .11's for D standard and Drop C, but I'm sure they would be just fine for Db. If you like tighter strings, maybe go with .12's, but I'd say .11 is the best way to go.
#18
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Baritone strings are like .13's. So, I wouldn't advise you to put them on your guitar if you're playing anything lower than standard C. Even standard C may have too much tension on the strings.



Baritone strings are *alot* heavier than that. I usually play .13/.56 in either standard or Eb, and I've never had a problem with neck warpage.
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Baritone strings are *alot* heavier than that. I usually play .13/.56 in either standard or Eb, and I've never had a problem with neck warpage.

I stand corrected and will be quiet from now on, then.
But baritone strings are .13-56... At least the Viper-400 baritone by LTD has got them.

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and to whoever said something about subsonic baritone tuning: the guitar most likely won't be tuned over 2-3 octaves lower.

It was me... It was just a joke on guitars tuned to G and F, and such.
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#20
My baritone is currently tuned to Bb Eb Ab Db F Bb.

You will regret putting baritone strings on your guitar--especially since it is set up for standard gauge strings.
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#22
whoever said they could put baritone strings on their guitar and have a baritone would be wrong.

Scene as a baritone guitar has a scale length of between 27 dn 28 inches.

Its halfway between a guitar and a bass.
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#23
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whoever said they could put baritone strings on their guitar and have a baritone would be wrong.

Scene as a baritone guitar has a scale length of between 27 dn 28 inches.

Its halfway between a guitar and a bass.

True, but I think when he said baritone strings he was talking about guage. At least I supposed he was, hence all my posts.
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#24
You could try but I would advise raising the action so that you dont get all of that buzz