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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Tuning up a whole step


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Hot Club Man - Posted - 05/10/2019:  13:48:08


Anybody tried tuning up the plectrum banjo (Standard tuning: DBGC) to E Csharp A D
Apart from the VegaVox. Did it work for you? Light strings? Say .010 / .013 / .017 /.022 as an example. Be interested to hear.

Andrew Roblin - Posted - 05/11/2019:  06:11:46


I've been studying Eddy Peabody, so I tune up a whole-step. Light gauge banjo strings work fine for me. I have a 1950s Vega Professional and a 1970s Iida tuned this way.

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