#1
hey guys,
i was wondering if its possible to get a baritone tuning(A, E, A, D, G, B) on a standard (electric) guitar.
heres what i want to do: take a set 10 guage strings, remove the high e,
mount the rest in a higher string slot and tune it up to standard (leaving the place for the standard low E slot empty), and get a really fat string (0.70), mount it in the place of the std E and then tune it to A.

so heres how it would look: std: E A D G B E
\ \ \ \ \ \
baritone: A E A D G B

so would this work on a standard guitar?

thanks in advance...
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vatsan
Last edited by vatsan at Feb 20, 2007,
#2
Don't bari guitars have different frets or something? I know they always have 24...
If not then that'd totally work.

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#4
It should work but you'd need some tuning to your guitar for the majorly heavy gauge. Also are the strings gonna fit through their slots at the top of the neck?
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#5
7-string?
cant afford one... yet...

this would still work right? considering it has a shorter scale length?
#6
so the only mods that are required are:
1. enlarge slot for wider string
2. adjust truss rod as required

btw, its gonna be a few months before i can try this.
#7
Isn't there a chance for possible neck damage because of the higher pressure?
#8
I get 13 gauge strings, and tune to from low to high, BEADF#B. That's baritone guitar standard tuning; what you posted is a 7-string in drop A without a high E string. You can give it a shot.
#9
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Isn't there a chance for possible neck damage because of the higher pressure?

not nessecarily because the strings are also looser to be tuned lower. so the tension should be about the same.
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#10
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Don't bari guitars have different frets or something? I know they always have 24...
If not then that'd totally work.

They don't have to have 24 frets, they just have a larger scale (27" and up if I'm not mistaken).

That's doable, with a few setbacks.
You'd have to file the nut at the 6th position for the thicker string to fit.
You'd have to adjust the neck so it wouldn't warp due to lack of tension.
The strings will feel like rubber bands, but that's personal taste since I don't mind that much with loose strings.
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#11
so what thickness should the final thick string be, so that it feel normal?
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