this post combines strings, general instruction, possibly setup and technique, so i thought i'd stick it here... anyway, it just occurred to me today that tuning DAEB (low to high) could be really interesting. violins and cellos, i believe, are tuned in fifths like that. tuning this way instead of in fourths might push one's creativity, and there would be a bigger range than EADG. but i've never heard of anybody using this tuning, so there must be something wrong with it. obviously you'd need much lighter strings for the E and B, and a heavier one for D, and there could be intonation issues. i'd like to hear your thoughts in general, o wise ones.