[CAUT] CAUT Digest, Vol 44, Issue 7

Ron Nossaman rnossaman at cox.net
Sun Jun 10 12:51:50 MDT 2012

On 6/10/2012 1:18 PM, Robert Callaghan wrote:

>> I think part of the GH1's problem is the lowest plain wire, just above
>> the break, is too light.  To get that low of a note the strings have
>> to be at fairly low tension.  To me, lose lowest 6 notes or so sounded
>> like a Hawaiian slack string guitar.  So I restrung one once with
>> heavier gauge wire there and it was improved.  Probably what it really
>> needed though was to have wound bass strings above the break.

It's not the tension so much as the break%, which changing wire size 
won't improve. The low tenor lengths are just too short and, as you 
said, definitely ought to have wrapped strings on a separate bridge.

Ron N

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