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    I got one of these to play with. The action seems high. Any standards on this? Bridge adjustment is via wood removal, rather a 1 way process, so I don't want to go too far.

    Strings are an unknown. Any suggestions on gauges & sources? I'm tuning GDAG at the moment.

    It is fun, but I know it can be more fun.

    Thanks much for any suggestions. Haven't had one of these before.
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    Steve-
    Tuning on these is generaly GDAE, with GDAD as a common alternative. Zouks and OM's are kind of less standardized than mandos, generally. What's the scale on it? That will have a big influence on string gauges.
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    Also-- you might want to post in the CBOM section... many knowledgeable zouk players there...
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    Steve:
    .042"w, .032"w, .020"w, .014" makes a nice set for tuning GDAE, GDAD & what I use, one whole tone lower, FCGC, where I find it sounds much better. Those TC's come set up for octave stringing, but I cut the nut and saddle for unisons.
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