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Estudiante
06-30-2017, 04:27 AM
Question: What Worth Brown set would contain the best string for the 1st (A) string for linear GCEA baritone?

Background: I recently picked up a Kala baritone. I immediately put a Worth Brown baritone set on it (DGBE). I want to tune it linear GCEA. Strings 4-3-2 are easy, just move up one position the 3-2-1 strings from DGBE set. It's the 1st (A) string I'm not sure about.

Also, though it's a nice-enough entry level baritone, it's not what I would call "lively" sound-wise. So, for the A string choice it might be better to err toward higher tension, not lower.

Recommendations?

Thanks!

DownUpDave
07-01-2017, 01:58 AM
Use a concert set of strings when tuning a baritone up from DGBE to GCEA this will keep the tension similar to a tenor tuned GCEA. Use a Fremont Soloist for the low G. You can use the Worth BT low G set but the tension under finger does get a bit high. I have done this with good results and no issues

Estudiante
07-01-2017, 07:33 AM
UpDownDave -
Thanks for the recommendation, I'll give that a try.

EDW
07-01-2017, 07:44 AM
You might also try http://southcoastukes.com/linear.htm they have a lot of choices. Their strings work well and the sets have been thought through for nice even tension and balance.