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PapaGeorgie
07-16-2017, 10:42 AM
Thinking about a baritone...but I want the same tuning as my tenor. Low g. Any string makers make a stock set?

Thanks,

George.

Jim Hanks
07-16-2017, 10:52 AM
Southcoast LML-NW : http://southcoastukes.com/linear.htm
Living Water baritone custom : http://www.kenmiddleton.co.uk/living-water-strings/

PapaGeorgie
07-16-2017, 11:16 AM
OK thanks.

Kimosabe
07-16-2017, 01:43 PM
Here's what I do. I use a set of South Coast strings that can be tuned low D but I tune them up two steps to get an A tuning which is very close to the best resonance for a baritone. The South Coast strings are good at both tensions. I find the A tuning ( the third string) to be nice for the baritone and my voice. A capo at the third fret would make it GCEA or you can just transpose chords. Raise them all three steps.

UkerDanno
07-16-2017, 02:11 PM
Southcoast LML-NW : http://southcoastukes.com/linear.htm
Living Water baritone custom : http://www.kenmiddleton.co.uk/living-water-strings/

and there's a great Harmony Bari for sale in the marketplace!

JackLuis
07-16-2017, 02:32 PM
I thought about it when I bought my Bari, but just played C forms and eventually learned the right chord names for them. Only took about three months and I'm not too diligent. After a year or so, I don't get confused when I switch from C to G tuning, ...too often.

Croaky Keith
07-16-2017, 10:20 PM
Same chord shapes, different names is all. :)

If you're not playing with others it won't matter that it is in a different key, or you could put a capo on the 5th fret.

PhilUSAFRet
07-16-2017, 11:34 PM
Have heard more positive comments about Southcoast bari strings than any other brand.