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6 String Violin
Open Violin Note order for a 6 string electric violin
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DeeLight41
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Hi,
I've been searching for this answer all over before I posted but I can't find it.facepalm
Does anyone know what the open string notes are on a 6 string electric violin?
A 4 string is EADG (thin to thick) but what are the rest/order for a 6 string electric? Please help. beg

Thanks,
Dee

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Fiddlerman
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From the top: E, A, D, G, C, F - all perfect fifths.
I played on the Viper 6 string and as cool as it is, it's kind of confusing. :) I guess it takes some getting used to.

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thumbs-up Thanks Fiddlestix & Fiddlerman.

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Okay, Help me out/Humor me. I want to experiment with my strings. I want to take my 4 string violin and string it like my guitar to see if I can play better.
I have a six string guitar--EADGBE (low to high) I want to string my 4 string violin to DGBE-low to high.
The problem will be the G & D string on the violin. The G would be too loose to make it a D and I think the D on the violin would have to be tuned to high and it would break.
What individual strings could I purchase that would enable me to get the "guitar tuning" I'm looking for?

Patience is necessary to learn the violin: But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.-James 1:4
When I get discouraged: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.-Philippians 4:13

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Fiddlerman
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Bottom up:
For the D – Get a 5 string violin C or viola C and tune it up a whole step
For the G simply install your normal G in place of the normal D position.
For the B – Tune a standard violin D down 1 1/2 steps
For the E – use an other standard D and tune it up a whole step

I'm not sure how the strings that you change the adjustments of will resonate but I might suggest getting a high tension D and a light tension D for the B and E.
Use the light tension for the E (which you tune up) and the Heavy tension for the B (in which you tune down). IMO that should equal the tension out.

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Thank you so much. I am forever grateful!! So excited to try it. I will let yall know how it turns out. dancing

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Fiddlerman said

Bottom up:
For the D – Get a 5 string violin C or viola C and tune it up a whole step
For the G simply install your normal G in place of the normal D position.
For the B – Tune a standard violin D down 1 1/2 steps
For the E – use an other standard D and tune it up a whole step

I'm not sure how the strings that you change the adjustments of will resonate but I might suggest getting a high tension D and a light tension D for the B and E.
Use the light tension for the E (which you tune up) and the Heavy tension for the B (in which you tune down). IMO that should equal the tension out.

I did it. I changed the strings and played by ear along with some music for the past 3 days. Changing the strings made it some much easier for me to pick up on songs by playing the scales. I actually sounded good!
I will say that within these 3 days I have struggled with keeping the strings this way or changing them back and in the end as soon as I finish typing this I am changing them back to the original EADG. Why you ask? Because I am not In Love with the sound. The E string is not high enough and the D string is too low for me. It sounds almost like a cello. I love the sound of the violin. The light flowing high notes of a classical violin, not my Gu-o-lin.
My desire (or impatience) to start playing violin now got the best of me, however I've decided to stay the course and press on with the pure tone of my violin.
I've attached a video to show you how my Gu-o-lin sounds if you are interested.
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When I get discouraged: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.-Philippians 4:13

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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing that with us. :)

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