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walcottnguyen
02-19-2017, 07:49 PM
A month ago I ordered a tenor, since I already got one I decided to tune this one like a baritone
At first I tried with the Aquila tenor dGBE but it sounded so wrong to me for some reason. Then I swapped the high D for a low D, it sounded good but I got used to the high tone of my other tenor, it felt like playing a bass.
Already hating the high D tuning, I decided to replace the low G for the high G. Surprisingly it sounded very pleasant.
I wonder if anyone has ever done the same?

TCK
02-19-2017, 08:49 PM
Not sure totally what you mean. I tune my baritone GCEA linear...Did you go GCEA re-entrant? Makes for a great sound because the Bari gives beautiful resonance. I just like the linear tuning because the bass response is so great to.

walcottnguyen
02-20-2017, 03:15 AM
Not sure totally what you mean. I tune my baritone GCEA linear...Did you go GCEA re-entrant? Makes for a great sound because the Bari gives beautiful resonance. I just like the linear tuning because the bass response is so great to.

No, I mean I tune my uku DgBE, instead of the low G I use the high G. Sound really great and Hawaiian-like

Jim Hanks
02-20-2017, 01:23 PM
Huh, that's a new one.

TCK
02-20-2017, 02:31 PM
That is different for sure...video?
No, I mean I tune my uku DgBE, instead of the low G I use the high G. Sound really great and Hawaiian-like

JackLuis
02-20-2017, 03:21 PM
I tune my tenor dGBE and had trouble with the G string booming out. I had to shift to an E string before I tamed it. My Cedar topped tenor couldn't take low G tuning at all. Or maybe I needed to learn how to play her?

I'd love to hear yours.

igorthebarbarian
02-20-2017, 07:52 PM
When I had a baritone, I had used Ken Middleton's Living Water Strings re-entrant dGBE - high "D", low G, and LOVED those strings and that sound. That's what I would do if I had a baritone.