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« on: August 31, 2010, 01:26:42 AM »

I have a Forum II all mahogany.  Have been playing it with high strings (top 6 of a 12 string set) and really like it for a change of pace.  Neat sound--particularly amplified.  Just wondering if anyone else out there has a guitar they keep high strung?  Any thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 04:55:33 AM »

I've got two all hog Larrivees but I've never heard the term "high stringing" before.    What's the purpose of that ?
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 12:13:32 PM »

I've got two all hog Larrivees but I've never heard the term "high stringing" before.    What's the purpose of that ?

High strung tuning is also called Nashville tuning. You can even buy sets made up of the proper 6 strings, ie the high octave strings as in a 12 string package.

Used quite a bit in Nashville for studio backup and overtracking to add a 'different' sound to a song.

certainly less bass. Maybe more jangly.

That said, no, I haven't tried it on a Larrivee mahogany top.


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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 12:37:29 PM »

A similar tuning is raised b, which I have on my old beater.  example available here http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=31481.0

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