G string tuned to B

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G string tuned to B

Post by TaylorR » March 31st, 2009, 8:03 pm

Hi... So i've tried at least 4 times to tune my G string up to a B for a few songs and everytime (over the past like 3 years) I've broken said string. How can it be done?

The songs I've been trying to play are Dogs by Damien Rice and Noah (Ghost in a Sheet) by Fionn Regan. It must be an Irish thing to tune that way.
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Re: G string tuned to B

Post by dogbite » April 1st, 2009, 3:33 am

what gauge G string? if the gauge is lighter, I believe it can be tuned upwards and still keep the correct tension w/o snapping.

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Re: G string tuned to B

Post by Nick » April 1st, 2009, 4:42 am

there is a reason they make a B string.

Have you tried tuning everything else down, leaving the G string alone and using a capo?

Isn't the tuning DADADE anyway?
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