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Bill McCloskey


Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 9:06 am    
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so, I have two eharps. I've been looking or a different tuning for the second eharp. After much consideration, I've decided that I have no interest in a new tuning, so I've begun to think about using the same eharp tuning, but tuned down a 4th or a 5th.

I know Claude Brownell played it that way but he had a 30.5" scale steel. The eharp is 23 "

How will the sound be affected by using a significantly shorter scale length?
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Miles Lang


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Rincon Beach, California, USA
Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 2:06 pm    
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I find that my shorter scale Stringmaster sounds sweeter and fuller than my longer scale Stringmaster. Only difference is scale
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Bill McCloskey


Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 2:51 pm    
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Well, I just strung it up and.....

it sounded pretty terrible. I think the longer scale maybe the way to go. If i can find someone to build what I want.
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