nashville tuning

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    • #1100
      Hank
      Participant

      I thought I might try Nashville tuning on my old martin HD-28.
      I know that one needs to use lighter gauge strings for some of the strings.
      The martin is strung with SCGC Mids now….would SCGC Lites work for the “Nashville” strings?
      are the chord fingerings the same as “Standard” tuning ?


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #1101
      indexless
      Keymaster

      You can get string sets that are Nashville, basically you tune the D A and low E up an octave   String Gauges: Plain Steel .010, .014, .009, .012, .018. Phosphor Bronze Wound .027   dAdddario EJ38H

    • #1102
      Hank
      Participant

      Richard… are you saying that the DAddario EJ38H set is “NashVille”” as a set ??


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German (For Sale)
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #1103
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      That’s how D’Addario describes ’em:

      http://www.daddario.com/DADProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3769&productid=71&productname=EJ38H_Phosphor_Bronze__High_Strung_Nashville_Tuning__10_27&sid=b80bfd77-d521-4402-b78d-626f4683d689

      I’ve used them and it’s preferable to gutting a 12-string set (IMHO).

      My favorite place to use Nashville tuning was on an old dreadnaught I rebuilt many years ago that was kind of fragile.  A former owner had shaved the braces way too far, and it couldn’t take full string tension.  Even with the rebuild, it was not really good at full tension – kind of tight – but Nashville sounded great.

       

    • #1116

      I buy a set of 12string lights. And use the 1/2 of the set ,unison and octave strings. That way you get a extra bang for the$$spent. A Nashville set and a reg 6set.  Saves you a few bucks  .

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