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ian s
Apr-15-2011, 9:09am
i have a 100 year old italian bowlback with newtone strings. my tuner can be switched to either sharp or flat , can anyone please advise which is best ? thanks

Jim Broyles
Apr-15-2011, 12:03pm
If your Newtone strings are .009-.035, set it for A = 440 MHz and don't make it either sharp or flat. If they are heavier, put the lighter set on or set it a step flat. Heavier strings produce too much tension at standard pitch for your old bowlback.