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 Tuning 12 strings from low to high. 
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Post Tuning 12 strings from low to high.
Hey guys, looking at a 12 string Warr and wondering if it can be tuned from lowest to highest like a "regular" 12 string bass rather than the traditional warr tunings. The one in the picture is a 10 string and is tuned in 4ths Low B to Ab.

Alternatively, could it be tuned 6x6 without the bass being inverted?


Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:37 am
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Post Re: Tuning 12 strings from low to high.
sorry, here is the picture.


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Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:53 am
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Post Re: Tuning 12 strings from low to high.
Forgot to mention, at the moment its tuned in inverted 5ths at BEADGC on the bass side and 4ths at C# F# B E A D on the melody.


Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:01 am
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Post Re: Tuning 12 strings from low to high.
I don't think you could find strings for that long a scale that would be able to take the tension, and be flexible enough for tapping.

You'd have to rework the nut to change the tuning to what you suggest as an alternative, in any case.

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Post Re: Tuning 12 strings from low to high.
Actually, La Bella makes strings that will work on that Warr


Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:16 pm
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Post Re: Tuning 12 strings from low to high.
Thanks Greg and rclere. I will look into la bella.
Anyone know someone who has tried this?


Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:37 am
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Post Re: Tuning 12 strings from low to high.
Where are you located?
Maybe someone knows a good luthier in your area that knows how to work with the Warr.

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Post Re: Tuning 12 strings from low to high.
at the moment kent england.


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