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Mike mushok baritone to bass vi tuning?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by jbrady, Jan 12, 2012.


  1. jbrady

    jbrady

    Sep 23, 2009
    I've done a lot of searching on the subject, and in not coming up with any experiences with tuning and strings to bring the prs Mike mushok down to a tic tac bass tuning.

    Thanks for any insights or experiences.
     
  2. grisezd

    grisezd

    Oct 14, 2009
    Ohio
    D'addario has a Bass VI set in their XL line. I have them on my home built. I'd like a little stiffer low E, but otherwise they're fine. Tuned E to E, typically.

    Does the Mushok have a 30in scale? Shorter may not be so great.
     
  3. jbrady

    jbrady

    Sep 23, 2009
    It has a 28 inch scale, which I figured might be a problem. With a shorter scale, does that mean it would need thicker strings? I'm sure I can assemble a set from just strings, and will use that bass vi set as a guideline.

    I hope thats the case, because I haven't found any other baritone basses I'm attracted to. Especially this one in sunburst.
     
  4. grendle

    grendle

    Mar 4, 2011
    Central FL
    It's a baritone ment to be tuned to B I believe. I'm not totally sure what tic tac is, but I would tune it any way you want. It's ment for his altered tunings and tuning below A I believe. Most baritones are only 27 " that I have seen so 28 should be able to handle anything you can throw at it.
     

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