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 String gauges for 5ths on Alto and 10 String 
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Post String gauges for 5ths on Alto and 10 String
Hi fellow Stickists!

I'm very happy to be back reading this forum after being away for some time.

I have perhaps a slightly offbeat question, but I'm hoping that there's sufficient expertise here that I can at least get a better notion than I currently have:

I'm looking to explore alternative tunings for both my Alto and 10-string sticks.

My specific question is: what gauges (if any) might allow *6* successive strings to be tuned (ascending) in 5ths? What would be the highest recommended pitch for the highest-pitched string?

If 6 ascending 5ths isn't possible/recommended, what might the corresponding recommended gauges/tuning be for 5 strings?

FWIW, my usual preference for both instruments is light gauge.

TIA,

Jerry.


Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:20 am
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