Baritone 6 String Appreciation Thread

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  1. rockskate4x

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    I like drop B with 12-56 on 24.75, although it is definitely best with a wound third. A baritone would make it sound nice and tight, and maybe you could get away with something like 11-52 sans wound third :hbang:
     
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    What was it about those pups that made you go with them for the lower tunings?
     
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    Robb Flynn from Machine Head uses 27" scale guitars, and they play almost exclusively in C#/Drop B, and IIRC he uses 10-52's for Drop B on that scale length.
     
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    I've played Drop C in a 24" scale and a 27" scale... both sounded great. I've seen drop A on an american-made strat sound devastating. Really, I like the longer scale length for comfort reasons, but the tension/string gauge issue is really up to the player.
     
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    My Baritones :D Gotta get more of dat 27.7" scale length in the world.
     
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    Got my new 30" 6.



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    Damn! What is that?!?
     
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    Haven't opened this thread in a long time... well I'm still a sad panda.

    Here's what I want :
    1) 26.5" or 27" scale
    2) floyd rose tremolo
    3) not bolt-on

    seems like all manufacturers will combine 2 of those specs together, but never all three :(
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I checked the FRX out and oh my god, i'd rather save up for a custom guitar than getting this thing :lol: . but thanks for the input :wub:

    I just rant about that because, come on, is it so hard to take a soloist and add an inch to it ?
     
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    I have a friend out here in west Houston that builds instruments, and this was what I asked him to build me :D
     
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    Got that Ibby SRC6 and am really digging it. It was a 30" scale 6 string baritone I was wanting all this time but just didn't know it. Really glad I found this thread. It helped me make (finally) the right NGD decision.
     
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    jeff kisel (carvin) just posted on his page about baritone scale preference of 6ers
     
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    Just got my 30" 6 and holy crap do I love it. I'm still adjusting to the size and my idiotic tuning, but it's pretty much exactly what I needed.
     
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    I saw that a wee bit ago and commented. Maybe this should have its own thread to draw attention? I don't want to steal your post glory, so I'll leave it to you. The current fervor is for 26.5" or 27".
     
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    i made one in the 6 string forum
     
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    Bumping this thread for a question or two...

    Anyone tried the Hagstrom Viking Baritone? I'm quite interested in it, but I'm curious about the stock pickups. Can the bridge pickup handle the low tunings without getting muddy or mushy? I don't wanna go through the hassle of trying to swap pickups in a semi-hollow. :lol: The Viking Baritone just looks so appealing and has some specs I quite like.
     
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    Forgot to post a picture after I got my Epiphone LP Baritone. Was a little beat up when I bought it but she growls! Duncan Distortion in the bridge and a Sentient in the neck.
     

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    More info on the fretless please
    How is the finger board treating you ?
    I have one with metal fingerboard but thinking to go with ebony on next one, hence wondering.

    And how does the bass pickup sound on it ?
     
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    Depends of the style of music you intend to play. I find that mine handle the low B quite well when used for clean or low gain application. For high-gain, I,d say that the pickups themselves ain't bad, but since its a semi-hollow construction, it tends to feedback quite easily.

    I've used mine for a while, but it didn't meet my need in the end, though its a great guitar for the price. Feels like I'm a dwarf when I pick it up, so damn huge lol
     

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