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Thread #14940   Message #2063495
Posted By: Les from Hull
29-May-07 - 05:18 PM
Thread Name: Irish Bouzouki Strings
Subject: RE: Irish Bouzouki Strings
You've got a set for octave strung bouzouki. The .16s and .11s are OK as these strings are always double strung, but you'll need another .11 to go with the .28 and another .16 to go with .40.

The cheapest way to go would be to get single guitar strings in the gauges you need and carefully remove the ball (the little brass thing at the end) to leave loop ends. You can do this with a pair of side-cut pliers by 'nibbling' away at one side to remove it and pulling the rest away. I hope this helps.