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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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27" scale baritones - tune

When you standard tune these new Baritones are they the same as a regular seven? I know they can handle lower tunings...anyone???
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-14-2001, 09:03 PM
 
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27" scale baritones

They're tuned standard 7, but the 27" scale makes the strings tighter, this meaing that u have more control over them & can play faster, but keep in mind that the distance between the frets is also bigger.
And shure you can tune them lower, tuning them to a low A, will give u the same string fell as on a standard 25" 1/2 7 string
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-15-2001, 10:34 PM
 
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27" scale baritones

Actually, these guitars, like the K7, come from the factory tuned down a whole step.

The guitars can be tuned to standard pitch, but the tension change is significant (think moving up a string gauge). Also chording in the lower positions is difficult due to spacing.

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