#1
jsut recently, well within the last five minutes, i discovered the baritone guitar!!! i have plenty of guitars lying around and im handy with tools(no pun intended... but make jokes anyway), so im wondering is there any way that i can adapt a guitar so that it wil be a baritone guitar, or it least be able to be tuned down to b or c rather then e without the annoying rattle and looseness?
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#2
you can always tune down lower with thicker gauged strings. simple as that. the tension will be more stiff like a standard E tuned guitar but lower.
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#4
Quote by ESPjohn666
Baritone has a longer scale length. Not just drop tuned. Youll need a new neck.


yeah. unless your guitars have the standard fender neck pocket, you'll be outta some luck. if they do have that square neck pocket then check out Warmoth.com. tons of customization stuff.
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#5
thanks guys, but what is the difference in scale lenght, between a standard electric and a baritone electric?
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#6
The distance between the nut and bridge is the scale length.

Regular electrics are usually 24 3/4ths of an inch, 25 inches, or 25 1/2 of an inch. Baritones are something like 27 1/2 inches, or 28 3/4 inches.
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Last edited by Will_Minus at Jan 27, 2007,
#8
[quote="'']So why are baritones usually tuned to B and have a longer scale lengh?
To compensate for the lack of tension that comes from tuning your guitar low. That way you can tune low and still retain normal string tension. Even though some people use regular tuning with baritone scale length... I know a guy who does, he likes the increased tension. He says that now, regular guitars feel floppy.
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#9
[quote="'']So why are baritones usually tuned to B and have a longer scale lengh?

So that they will be baritone?

the baritone goes lower, and they will vibrate wth the same tension if they are longer
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