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Re: High "G" string
In a message dated 98-12-21 03:16:10 EST, you write:
<< >I was just wondering since aparently there are other players tuning
>to fifths and tuning a high E string to G if there is a string size
>that wont break as easily to tune up to G.
A standard 0.09" should take a G tuning but if they are breaking try a
0.08" or a 0.085 if you can find one. You get a tradeoff between tension
and strength but it should work ok. Bear in mind that Fripp uses a Gibson
scale length guitar (24 3/4") so if you use Fender scale (25 1/2") the
string tension will be greater you will be more likely to break strings.
A standard issue light-gauge set for electric 12 string uses 0.08 for the
octave-higher G string, so it seems like that would take it. Even still,
12-string sets will give you two of those 0.08's, obviously because they're
still pretty easy to break.