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John Sluszny


From:
Brussels, Belgium
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 11:44 am     Reply with quote

I'd like to tune one of my square neck resonator guitars in A (A C# E A C# E) instead of G (G B D G B D)
I use D'Addario EJ 42 strings.
http://www.daddario.com/DADProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3769&productid=84&productname=EJ42_Resophonic_Guitar_Strings__16_56&sid=f50da2bc-306c-42d4-a95f-7b988415e35d
What string gauges should I use to get the same string tension on the guitar tuned up in A ?
Thanks !
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L. Bogue Sandberg


From:
Chassell, Michigan, USA
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 1:13 pm     Reply with quote

Check out D'Addario's string tension calculator: stringtensionpro.com

It suggests the following D'Addario phosphor bronze custom set for A tuning to match tensions on EJ42's

.014
.016
.025w
.030w
.039w
.049w
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John Sluszny


From:
Brussels, Belgium
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 1:53 pm     Reply with quote

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Winking
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David M Brown


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California, USA
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 8:19 pm     Reply with quote

L. Bogue Sandberg wrote:
Check out D'Addario's string tension calculator: stringtensionpro.com

It suggests the following D'Addario phosphor bronze custom set for A tuning to match tensions on EJ42's

.014
.016
.025w
.030w
.039w
.049w


Thank you - I need that as a reference for the old Hawaiian A high bass tuning.
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