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Bob Bartoli

 

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Pennsylvania, USA
Post  Posted 4 Apr 2010 5:33 pm    
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I just got hold of a nice old 50's Fender Dual 8, what are the most useful tunings(and on which neck) to use on the guitar???? thanks guys!!!
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Jim Pivarnik


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Port Townsend WA, USA
Post  Posted 4 Apr 2010 6:02 pm     Fender
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Bob... Congratulations on owing the greatest steel ever made (IMHO). Anyway I use Bob's E7 strings on the near neck and C6 on the far. Seem to work really well for me. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Bob Bartoli

 

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Pennsylvania, USA
Post  Posted 4 Apr 2010 7:01 pm     Fender Dual 8
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Thanks Jim, what about the A 6th, is that a useful tuning.?? Seems like a lot guys use the C6 ...Thanks
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Jim Pivarnik


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Post  Posted 4 Apr 2010 7:33 pm     tunings
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Bob being an old guitar player and loving rock and blues the fretboard is more familiar for me. In these two tunings there is a lot of music to be played but the great thing bout these instruments is that there is over 100 other tunings to play with. ENJOY!
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Bob Bartoli

 

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Post  Posted 4 Apr 2010 8:28 pm     Fender Dual 8
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Thanks for all the help Jim..I appreciate it, just strung one neck up with the C6th..pretty kool!!! Bob
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Rick Collins

 

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Claremont , CA USA
Post  Posted 5 Apr 2010 8:34 am    
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Bob, I really like the sound of my Dual Pro. for Hawaiian music (I have a triple 26" scale Stringmaster I use for Country and Western Swing).

On the Dual Pro. I have C-6th on the outside bank of strings and B-11th on the inside.
It's easy to move just a few lower strings on the B-11th to change to the A-6th tuning.

I had my Dual Pro. refinished (blonde).

Since there is no cut away along the fretboard for playing clearance, I have a thin clear Mylar pick-guard
on each neck about 10 inches long to prevent scratches from the metal finger picks.

I got this thin Mylar (already backed with clear adhesive) at Guitar Center __ cut it with scissors.
It's barely noticeable.

I have Stringmaster leg sockets on it for a wider stance, since it has only three legs.
I always play standing.

Good luck with yours __ you'll love it.
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Cloverdale, CA
Post  Posted 5 Apr 2010 10:09 am    
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I'm using the new SIT Pure Nickel sets on my D-8 Fender Stringmaster now. The high E13 is great for those Don Helms and Little Roy Wiggins parts. I retune the back neck for A6 or C6 depending on the song.


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