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Difference between orchestral tuning and solo tuning?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Millah, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. Millah


    Nov 17, 2006
    Hey everyone, i searched the forum for this but couldnt find anything.

    Im trying to buy a pair of strings, its my first time and i know very little.

    Some say orchestral tuning and some other's solo tuning. Just want to know what the difference is.

    thanks alot guys.

  2. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Solo tuning is a tone higher than orchestral tuning ie F# B E A.

    If you look at the String Gauge Sticky you'll see that the solo strings are thinner to reflect this.
  3. Millah


    Nov 17, 2006
    what would be the standard for jazz ?
  4. Orchestra tuning, but not necessarily with "orchestra" strings.

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