How to tune a Danelectro Baritone Guitar


kimbob
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A few years ago I bought a Danelectro Baritone Guitar. I rarely ever played it but now I have a renewed interest in it for recording. You can get some super lows out of this thing, but I don't know what the tuning is on it. You can't tune it a full octive lower because the strings are too loose (I have very heavy strings on it). What note do I tune the low E to for example. Any input or ideas on how to tune or use this thing will be greatly appreciated. It has a killer tone for low crunches.
Thanks KIMBOB
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James8831
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is what a reviwer says

http://www.proaudioreview.com/par/musician_reviews/danelectro.shtml

and it gives the tuning (they used)

No real idea otherwise.



Good luck.
Accuracy,you say? hmm interesting concept..
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kimbob
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Thanks James, thats what I was looking for.
KIMBOB
"Let that boy Boogie Woogie. Cause' it in em' and it got to come out." -John Lee Hooker-
There's no substitute for expeience. So get out there and break some strings on stage.
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James8831
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I think a baritone is a fine idea..far too big for some hands tho' .......'m finding STRAT scales too BIG now :eek:

Cheers.
Accuracy,you say? hmm interesting concept..
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Raskolnikov
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Originally posted by James8831
I think a baritone is a fine idea..far too big for some hands tho' .......'m finding STRAT scales too BIG now :eek:


Oh, cry us a river, huh? :p
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Lordathestrings
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Originally posted by Raskolnikov
...Oh, cry us a river, huh? :p
Hey, not everyone can pick up a basketball with one hand! :)
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James8831
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Originally posted by Raskolnikov
Originally posted by James8831
I think a baritone is a fine idea..far too big for some hands tho' .......'m finding STRAT scales too BIG now :eek:


Oh, cry us a river, huh? :p


Aaah..a BASS player..
Accuracy,you say? hmm interesting concept..
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