.024-.016-.014--- Sounds good but too heavy?

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
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2 years ago
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Wow! Thanks for the info, Rob. I like all those tunings.

Rob N Lackey said:

DAA, Robin, and EAA for mixolydian. In fact, I believe I've gone up to DAc for a little minor action




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Rob N Lackey
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DAA, Robin, and EAA for mixolydian. In fact, I believe I've gone up to DAc for a little minor action

Robin Thompson
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2 years ago
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Rob, I can go to DAA yet like the sound of CGG with this set-up. How high have you tund with similar gauges?

Rob N Lackey said:

I would think they'd be fine, Robin. I've used similar gauges and the instruments have been fine.




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Rob N Lackey
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I would think they'd be fine, Robin. I've used similar gauges and the instruments have been fine.

Robin Thompson
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The VSL is 26.5, William.


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William Mann
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2 years ago
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What is the vibrating string length of your dulcimer? I useheavier strings on my shorter dulcimers, because they tune up to pitch at lower tension.Ibuy strings in bulk and experiment, but my usualsfor DAA these days:

25.5" VSL -- .024/.014/.014

27.5" VSL -- .022/.013/.013

28.5" VSL -- .020/.012/.012

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
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2 years ago
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Hey, friends--My dulcimer's just been strung with, bass to treble, .024- .016-.014 and the sound's good in CGG. I've never gone this heavy with the gauges across the whole fretboard before and am wondering whether I can do my lap dulcimer harm by going this heavy?Thanks for your thoughts!Robin


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