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Chicken Charlie Help: Dobro Tuning/Strings (9) Dobro Tuning/Strings 07 Jun 01

I am now the proud owner of a dobro, which came to me strung and tuned like a guitar. I have been playing it in that manner & love the sound, but now I want to start playing it dobro style. The book sez there are a variety of tunings which seem so far above std guit. tuning that the strings must be changed--some notes are four frets above standard. [Get to the point, please!! Oh, right.]

Question: Why can't you just play the dobro in guitar tuning?? Is there a down side?? I'd rather have the option of using the instrument as a guitar or as a dobro within the same performance. Am I overlooking something that's going to bite me??


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