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Instruments: what strings to use

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GUEST,Goodlife 30 Jan 11 - 05:38 PM
Cluin 30 Jan 11 - 05:53 PM
GUEST,Jon 30 Jan 11 - 05:54 PM
GUEST,goodlife 31 Jan 11 - 04:11 AM
GUEST,Jon 31 Jan 11 - 04:44 AM
GUEST,GOODLIFE 01 Feb 11 - 05:40 PM
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Subject: Tech: what strings to use
From: GUEST,Goodlife
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 05:38 PM

I have an 8 string Bouzouki a three string Balalaika and a 12 string Bandurrias which all need re stringing i don't want to string them traditionally as i don't think there is the call for that music and i would like to string them so they can be played in harmony with the more popular folk music if it is possible and can i buy all the strings from the same place any ideas


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Subject: RE: Tech: what strings to use
From: Cluin
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 05:53 PM

Experiment.
If the scale length is shorter, like a mandola/mandolin tune it in 5ths. Consider unison strings.
If longer, tune it in 3rds.
To figure out string gauges, Google an online string guage calculator.
Google string suppliers to find the source for them.


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Subject: RE: Tech: what strings to use
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 05:54 PM

I'm using Eagle-Newtone strings from Eagle Music (UK - you don't say where you are) these days. They sell singles in loop/ball nickel/phosphor bronze as well as sets.


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Subject: RE: Tech: what strings to use
From: GUEST,goodlife
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 04:11 AM

thanks any particular combinations [g.c.d.etc]


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Subject: RE: Tech: what strings to use
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 04:44 AM

Can't help there. I don't have a bouzouki but have the shorter scale length octave mandolin (as well as mandolin and tenor banjo). I mostly play melody and use the "standard" GDAE tuning. I haven't got into more "chordal" tunings.


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Subject: RE: Tech: what strings to use
From: GUEST,GOODLIFE
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 05:40 PM

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