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    Default Harmony Baritone string suggestions?

    I just picked up a 40/50s Harmony baritone and put DGBE Living Waters flo. Strings on it. I have these same strings on different bari and have been very happy with them but on the Harmony they seem so floppy. Does any one have experience with the old Harmonys and can suggest a string set with more tension?

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    I dont have a string suggestion, but while waiting, you could try tuning up to Eb or E and see if they feel better there.
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    I had a Harmony baritone that I had a complete set of umwound Aquila reds. Very nice strings and bassy. It has been sold to another member, so maybe he will soon chime in. My mom also has a Harmony baritone with Martin M600 strings and it sound and feels good to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    I dont have a string suggestion, but while waiting, you could try tuning up to Eb or E and see if they feel better there.
    I thought about that but I am so used to playing/singing certain songs in a particular key, that I am not sure if I can do the mental gymnastics to play it where I can sing it, but just to see how it sounds, I think I will try tuning it up for now. I really can't stand how loose they are now, so I find myself not playing it, but it is my camping baritone and I would like it to play better. I used it for the past 5 days camping and it drove me crazy. The D string, especially, wants to bend so much, I can practically fall off the fretboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhoenisch View Post
    I had a Harmony baritone that I had a complete set of umwound Aquila reds. Very nice strings and bassy. It has been sold to another member, so maybe he will soon chime in. My mom also has a Harmony baritone with Martin M600 strings and it sound and feels good to me.

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    Hope he sees this and weighs in. I would like to hear his opinion. This is the first time that I've been bothered by a set on a particular instrument.

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    I have harmony baritone with hilo red package strings I put on...my friend had one too, and he said mine sounded way better....I hope I did not make him sell his...geez
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    Well i bought the harmony baritone from dhoenisch and i really like the reds on there. Granted I am a fan of the reds and probably always will be so im a little biased, i feel like they really fill the baritone with a good warm bass sound, plus they just feel good to me. Although they do feel a little loose on it(not in a bad way but it might bother you if thats the issue with the others) i think ud enjoy them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mm stan View Post
    I have harmony baritone with hilo red package strings I put on...my friend had one too, and he said mine sounded way better....I hope I did not make him sell his...geez
    Stan, did they have decent tension as well as sound good? I feel like, in my hands, loose strings make for sloppier playing and just aren't comfortable. I don't want a super tight string that makes it hard for me to fret, just not sooo bendy.

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    I have the Martin 630 set on my Favilla baritone and like them. the Favilla has a 19" scale though.I had a Harmony, but I don't remember what strings I used on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhoenisch View Post
    I had a Harmony baritone that I had a complete set of umwound Aquila reds. Very nice strings and bassy. It has been sold to another member, so maybe he will soon chime in. My mom also has a Harmony baritone with Martin M600 strings and it sound and feels good to me.

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    the Martin 6oo is a soprano/concert set. I think you mean the 630. which is the baritone set with 2 floro trebles and 2 wound bases. that;s what I have on my bari.
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