Strumstick¨ strings and tuning Chart
This chart shows what range of notes a given size string can be tuned to on a given Strumstick. More data will be added over time
Middle C is C4; On Guitar 1st string is E4, 3rd string G3, 4th string D3, for comparison.
The lowest note listed will be rather loose, the highest rather tight; best results are in the middle of the range.
Remember the Chromatic scale goes C3, C#3 (orDb), D3, D#3 (orEb), E3, F3, F#3 (etc), G3, G#3, A3, A#3, B3, C4 ("middle C"), C#4, D4, D#4, E4, F4, etc.
Example: if you want a string tuned "A3" on a standard strumstick, find A3 in the range for some guage string in the Standard strumstick column
That would be a .014, or a .020. The.020 is at the very top of its range, .014 would be best.
Strumstick G D C 4-str Chromatic 3-String chromatic
"Standard" Strumstick "Grand" Strumstick "Alto" Strumstick
(scale length") (22 3/4") (25 1/2") (17") (24") (28 3/8")
normal tuning G3 D4 G4 D3 A3 D4 C5 G5 C6 D3, G3, B3, E4 C2 G2 C3
String guage
(in thousanths of an inch; 10 =.010")
Range Range Range Range Range
Normally used strings in Red
Blue= extrapolated
Plain strings
8
9
10 C4-A4 A3-F4 F5-D6 C3-G4
11
12 G3-C4
13
14 G3-E4 E3-B3 C4-A5 F3-D4 D3-A3
15
Wound Strings
(.017" No loop end, ball end only) 17w C3-G3
18w
20w D3-A3 B2-D3 F#3-C#4 A2-E3
22w
23w C3-G3 A2-E3 F4 D5 C2-G3
24w
26w F2-C3
28w F#2-C#3 E2-B2 B2-F#3 G2-E3 D2-A2
30w
32w
34w
36w
38w
Note: "A Grand" A2 E3 A3
26w, 17w, 12