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roscoesmusic
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« on: February 11, 2013, 03:16:52 PM »

i got one and dont no quite what to do with it??? came tuned down to b but i never knew what key i was in!
put 13's on it now and tune it to d cause that is good for some of my vocals. its a big loud mo fo, ill give it that. do they just move the bridge farther down closer to the end to make the 27 in scale fit?
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 03:41:08 PM »

I had a BT-03 for a few months a while back.  I used heavy gauge D'Addarios and tuned it to B.  It was a lot of fun and I used it for a few recordings.  Like these two

http://www.reverbnation.com/denisturbide/song/7045741-rambling-rumble
http://www.reverbnation.com/denisturbide/song/8977556-rumbling-ramble

They're kinda like a 12 string.  They have a time and a place.  Cool sound. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 04:29:47 PM »

I really like my BT-03. If you're a baritone vocalist, like myself, it opens up a new world. No more capoing up five frets or straining to sing songs that you love but can't quite find both a guitar and voice friendly key. I use D'Addario heavy guage strings and mostly tune it B to B. You're tuned a fifth lower than standard so if you know your cycle of fifths, it's not that hard to figure out what key you're in or what key you need to play with a regularly tuned guitar. A little like cross-harping. Maybe not for everyone but, personally, I find it very useful. In fact, I just got rid of my 12 string which I found way less useful. Heh.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 02:28:08 PM »

I had a BT-03 for a few months a while back.  I used heavy gauge D'Addarios and tuned it to B.  It was a lot of fun and I used it for a few recordings.  Like these two

http://www.reverbnation.com/denisturbide/song/7045741-rambling-rumble
http://www.reverbnation.com/denisturbide/song/8977556-rumbling-ramble

They're kinda like a 12 string.  They have a time and a place.  Cool sound. 

Nice tunes bud!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 03:07:09 PM »

I had a Larrivee BT-60 for several years. Really enjoyed it.
(I tuned B to b).
.013 isn't really heavy enough for that tuning. D'addario makes a set of baritone strings (EXP23, as I recall) which I liked alot.
I don't sing, but I liked the baritone for slower, old traditional fingerstyle pieces.
I miss that git.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 06:57:41 PM »

I have the BT of Denis now since more than a year. I enjoy it a lot. At first I was curious to experiment others settings/strings but I finally decided to use also EXP23 (B to B or Bb to Bb sometimes). It's a very unique guitar. The sound and fellings are so special than my others guitars, it defenitely makes you play differentely with the BT... Very great guitar for fingerstyle ! (I use it mainly for that.. celtic, rags, open tuning/or not...). I agree with Queequeg, no rush-playing, just let it ring... :)
Strumming is not so bad but in that case I prefer to tune it up and change a bit the setting. Here's a recording I made last year for an organisation (strumming) : http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150946197194518&set=vb.359925140723444&type=2&theater (BT + accordion) I think the setting at that time was C to C. I don'r really remember...
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013, 02:12:16 PM »

the recordings sound great. thanks for the posts. guess us bari players r a rare breed.
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