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TheProfessor
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Jun 11th, 2019 10:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

Not pushing you to make the plunge, but I’ve been watching Jerry Jones baritones ever since James McMurtry started playing one out in like 2003.

Jerry retired and those prices aren’t going down.

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Planet Peegoo

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Jun 11th, 2019 08:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

5Strats, 11-50 would work if you tuned D to D. No need to mod the nut.

BrentD, you could go B to B but you’ll need that full 30” scale or the strings might be really floppy.



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Jun 12th, 2019 02:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

My thing is an Austin strat strung with DR DDT strings, the heaviest set which is 13-65. I tried tuning down to A but settled on B.

It has a tremsetter on it, so pretty stable, and chords sound pretty good despite my ham hands.

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Planet Peegoo

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Jun 12th, 2019 02:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah man! 13 to 65 on a Strat get pretty crowded near the nut. Sort of like a jazz bass...but you being a bassist, you’re probably right at home on it.

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GospelBilly!
Jun 12th, 2019 05:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Peegoo, I'll have to give this a try.

BrentD
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Jun 12th, 2019 07:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

Peegoo, just to follow up: so you'd expect the Reverend at 26.75" B-B would be floppy? The Eastwood Sidejack I played was OK at 28". The Jerry Jones is 28" too.

Just trying to get a sense. Maybe I'll do the normal thing and go play that Jerry Jones.

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Planet Peegoo

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Jun 12th, 2019 10:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

I think you’d need some pretty fat string on it to have it sound good and play in tune.

Pinetree
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Du riechst so gut.

Jun 12th, 2019 10:39 PM   Edit   Profile  

My Dano has .16's




BrentD
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Jun 13th, 2019 07:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

They're 12-68s according to Reverend's website. Now I want to play one just to see how floppy it is.

Please remember that the above sentence is in context.

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GospelBilly!
Jun 15th, 2019 02:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hey kids! Rondo has got a "new" baritone that's Jazzmaster-ish selling for $225 or something. It's a 27" scale length, but I didn't see anything about the pickups and switching.

I just may pull the tripper and shoot my self anyway! (;oD

ps - It's a Douglas, how can you go wrong?!

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GospelBilly!
Jun 15th, 2019 02:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

Well heck fire, here's all the dope:

It's humbucker sounds only which makes hesitate.

Raljon Rondo (NBA joke)!

Te 52

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Jun 16th, 2019 11:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

There's a tradeoff between scale length and string gauge on a baritone.

Say you play with 10-46 strings on a regular guitar with 25.5" scale length, and you'd like to retain the same feel of that string tension.

Here are some combinations that will give you B to B tuning and retain that same tension as 10-46 on a regular guitar. Of course you'd want to round off the ideal string diameters to the closest available size.

Scale Length.....String Gauges (ideal)

25.5".....13.3-61.4
27.0".....12.6-58.0
28.6".....11.9-57.7
30.3".....11.2-51.6
32.1".....10.6-48.7
34.0".....10.0-46.0

Generally speaking, the longer the scale length, the better the tone quality, but playability may be compromised by the long left hand stretches. All other things being equal, I'd recommend going with the longest scale length you're comfortable with, then adjust the string gauge to give a good tension that's not too floppy.

(This message was last edited by Te 52 at 04:37 PM, Jun 16th, 2019)

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The Escalator
Jun 16th, 2019 03:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

He blinded me with science. (-:

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Planet Peegoo

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Jun 16th, 2019 04:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

He blinded MEEE with science!

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Jun 17th, 2019 07:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well, his tagline *is* the Laws of Physics. Also, he strictly enforces them.

Thanks!

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The Escalator
Jun 17th, 2019 08:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

I can smell the cheeemicaals

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GospelBilly!
Jun 17th, 2019 08:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

My head hurts! (;oD

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The Escalator
Jun 17th, 2019 08:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

Doesn’t physics enforce its own laws?

Te 52

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Jun 21st, 2019 11:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

"...Doesn’t physics enforce its own laws?..."

Oh, I didn't say I enforced them, I just said they're enforced. As one might discover when hitting a patch of black ice on a sharp turn at 75 mph. =8-O

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GospelBilly!
Jun 21st, 2019 02:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

Whoa, whoa there little lady, those must be fake!

I'm an enforcement officer from the PHYSICS DIVISION and you cannot defy physics with silicone! (;oD

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