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The conventional answer is: down to the B a fourth below the low E in standard tuning. However, to do this, you not only need to restring the instrument with very heavy strings. You will also need to pay a professional guitar technician to do a new setup. The technician will need to install a new nut with newly-cut slots to achieve the correct string height ...


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In general, the longer the scale length - the more stable a string will be as the tension is lowered and the pitch follows. A thicker gauge string will allow you to fudge the numbers a bit and get lower, but usually at the expense of intonation, which in terms of what you're looking for; you'll need to adjust for anyway. So possibility? Anything is ...


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What's your goal? Seems like, sure, you could tune a fifth string like a drone while you save up for the real banjo, but the drone tuner is up at the fifth fret to keep it out of the way of your first-position playing. Git-jo is about either allowing guitarists to get bluegrass sounds without learning anything, or to get the rhythm chunk of dixieland jazz, ...


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I bought an inexpensive Tele style guitar with the idea to set it up as a baritone. A guitar magazine suggested the long scale would work. I put .013-.056 strings on it and tried to set it up BEADF#B, but I could not get it to intonate. Specifically, the sixth string saddle was tight against the back of the bridge. I even took the spring off. And even at ...



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