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Viol Tuning lowest note

Well, there's a pretty good argument for considering the modern concert string bass to be a "member of the viol family," and although the standard 4-string tuning puts the lowest string at ...
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How can I hang a viola de gamba on the wall?

I don't have a fully informed answer, but I'll take a shot at a few: Many guitar hangers won't work because their "fork" relies on the headstock being wider than the neck. For this ...
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Alternatives to gut for fretting a viol(a)

I have two options that both work pretty well, the first being zip ties and the second being electrical wire. Zip ties are probably the easiest since they're cheap and easy to tighten, but the ...
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Alternatives to gut for fretting a viol(a)

PSA: Strings made for the modern pedal harp are gut and are far cheaper (especially per foot) than violin-family strings. I use a "first octave" E for my violin E string, and get two string ...
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Alternatives to gut for fretting a viol(a)

If you don't mind a little Do It Yourself, you can use Sausage Casing, which can be purchased by the pound. It takes some stretching and drying and possibly some twisting to make thicker strands. ...
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