Baritone 6 String Appreciation Thread

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  1. hardvalve

    hardvalve SS.org Regular

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    I know this is 7-string.org., and and most folks play 7-8 and beyond. I have tried at length to play 7 strings, owned 2, and decided a 6 string Baritone is the way to go for me. I am a bit older, and just can't make the transition. This threads is for all the 6 String baritone guys out there. I am currently having a 6 string 28 5/8" headless built by Fretsongs. I will post pics with progress and when it is done. J-custom fixed bridge, EMG X 85 and 60 pickups. 1 piece Swamp Ash Body, Pau Ferro Neck with Ebony Board, and Carbon Fiber inserts.

    Post your pics and Baritone info. Looking forward to some killer stuff.
     
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  2. scherzo1928

    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    Got to love a good 6 string baritone. Here's mine
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    27.5" scale
    Mahogany body
    Sinker redwood top
    7 piece flamedmaple / mahogany neck
    macassar ebony board
    Crunchlab-Liquifire combo
    Graphtech acoustiphonic piezo thinger.
    Tuned to drop B, sometimes drop A
     
  3. hardvalve

    hardvalve SS.org Regular

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    Gorgeous!!!
     
  4. Nagash

    Nagash doesn't like things

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    nice thread idea :)

    I play a 7-string, I might consider an 8-string some day (mostly for the lulz, dunno) but I'm mainly a 6-string guy... I just prefer the sound of low tuned standard chords that you can do on a 6 tuned to B but not on a 7 tuned standard and I would definitely like to see more baritone 6-string production models.

    Ibanez and Schecter use this pussy 26.5'' (u mad ?) scale, give me 27, 27.5 (Music Man) or 28 (Gibson) inches and then we can talk :D. I'm a string murderer because of my crazily corrosive sweat and Elixirs are the only strings that last longer than a week for me (serious), so the fact that they only have 56 or 68 (dafuq ?) for thickest gauges kinda prevents me from tuning as low as I want... :(
     
  5. sibanez29

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    Here's my pisajunque that I made for myself. My favorite guitar ever (although I guess I am a little biased...)

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  6. MF_Kitten

    MF_Kitten Set up us the bomb

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    I have one of these, and i love it. 30" scale, tuned to drop D at the moment, and it's super comfortable. Great bodyshape. it's a licensed copy of this guitar:

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  7. thraxil

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    I have one of these:
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    28.6" scale. Put extra heavy gauge strings on it and tune it in open G. The neck isn't as comfortable as some of my other guitars, but for low heavy stuff, it's a monster.
     
  8. DarkRain93

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    6 string baritone guitars are so underrated, love em. At the moment I'm constructing a Short Scale Baritone Tele, really it's just a standard scale tele with higher gauge strings for B-B tuning but none the less going to be a baritone either way lol. Once its done I'll show you guys pics and shit, I'll put some of the work up as well.

    Specs:
    25.5 scale chinese made maple neck w/ reversed headstock(actually lefty neck), B-B tuning, Dunlop strings 56-13,passive EMG pickups (forgot which models), Green Humbucker Pickguard ;) , black custom painted body, black hardware: bridge(H), & fender tuning machines, roller string trees. Note all parts were ordered off of Ebay from bids dirt cheap.
     
  9. Nagash

    Nagash doesn't like things

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    standard scale is epic fail (and that rhyme is just sublime) baritone guitars aren't just guitars tuned lower, they have an extended scale length that 1) supports lower tunings with the same gauges and 2) doesn't sound the same
     
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    Its called short scale, sue me. I was planning to make different variations on the tele with different necks, 27 and 30" scales. Yeah it doesn't sound like a longer scale one but for me it serves a purpose of high harmonic registers , longer scale necks will provide more mid and low end harmonics.
     
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    I'm looking into the possibility of getting a Strictly 7 six string baritone with a 30.2" scale. I've had one response so far.
     
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    I love my Schecter Ultra VI.
     
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    I love my RG970xl.
    also love my RG1077xl.

    Thinking about trying out a mushok prs.
     
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    Having an Equilibrium custom built with a 30"-27" ff scale. 5 string tuned in 5ths with the 2 high strings doubled. Lace Deathbucker in the bridge and Drop n Gain in the neck. Teeth inlays on the 3 5 and 7.

    I often wonder if people who get into 8 string guitars really just need a baritone 6 to get the job done.
     
  15. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Just did some searching on the OLP MM5.

    Dammit you, I want it. Either the OLP or the Schecter C-VI
     
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    The OLP MM5 is a cool guitar that does a great job for the amount of money it costs.

    I sold mine to a friend recently and the plan was to replace it with a Danelectro baritone, and then the shop sold out of them and I was left with no 30 inch scale guitar for Bass VI style tuning :( If I could find another one I would try and buy it.
     
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    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    These are the only baritones I've ever owned and they were all damned good guitars. Alas, greater things came from their sale.
    I can't wait to get another multiscale built in 2 months time! Best of both worlds.

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  19. Vostre Roy

    Vostre Roy Disciple of Djod

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    What is that first LTD? Looks pretty badass, can't recall what this is

    And my contribution to this thread, La Baronne.

    Specs:

    - Telecaster®, Baritone 28 5/8"
    - Right Handed Handed
    - Maple Neck
    - Ebony Fretboard
    - 1 11/16" Nut Width
    - Standard thin
    - GD6150 (Gold Color) Frets
    - Vintage Style (11/32") Tuner Ream
    - 10-16" Compound Radius
    - No inlays, side dots only
    - GraphTech Black TUSQ XL

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    Can't believe you guys forgot THIS.... SERIOUSLY!!! :rofl:


    In all seriousness, I had a chance to play this beaut 5 times in my life, 3 times just noodling, 2 times borrowed for gigs, shit, it's just perfect....
     

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