Everyone wants to know about the high B. That's a string developed by Octave4plus (no financial interest) that can withstand the tension of the B. It takes a lot of REALLY slow, incremental tuning to get it up to the note, so if you are limited to one axe, you may not find it practical onstage. Once you do get it tuned, it can last a very long time - I had one last for at least 9 months on the 335. Bending not recommended.
You know, if you're tuning CGDAEG, you'll be changing string gauges too. But the G on the high end is easily doable with a typical .008.A demonstration of New Standard Tuning. Similar to Full Fifths Tuning, NST (CGDAEG) is all fifths, with the exception of the high string which is tuned to G. Certain technical challenges are posed...
Brian - Quite the fan club you have here! I remember that specific night. We'd done the COTB holiday thing most every year for a decade, but each year it was like brand new, mainly thanks to the minimal rough-sketch rehearsal, at least 60% by-the-seat-of-our-pants improv on stage. Pretty cool. Good memory. Thanks for posting!www.brianbrink.com To hear more of my music, go to http://soundcloud.com/brianbrinkmusic
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Cittern improvisation on The Bach Cello Suite II - Courante with a piano accompaniment, extended but true to the changes Bach implied. We fondly call this "jazzCittern". The cittern, with its fif...