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Thread #167157   Message #4028580
Posted By: GUEST,nickp (cookiesless)
16-Jan-20 - 04:20 AM
Thread Name: Any dulcimer folk help- intonation grrr
Subject: RE: Any dulcimer folk help- intonation grrr
Four SEPARATE strings tends to be called 'Galax' style. I suspect that the four here are in the common 2 single (mainly) drones and a doubled melody.

Don't know about DAA in that sense, not sure whether the D is melody or an A. On a DAD tuning that would be DD melody, A middle and low D.

Using a slightly higher gauge string by a couple of thous of an inch are likely to help. For example using a 17 thou instead of a 15 is unlikely to make a difference with tension but can have a big difference on intonation. It's a bit traila and error though.