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Now that I have the Soloist, the idea occurred to me, that it might be possible to put octave strings on the Concert for a different sound -- I'd have to rename it the Convert of course. What would be involved, are the strings thicker, requiring changes to the nut and bridge? Is the string tension on octave strings about the same? Would it sound good? Thoughts?
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On my octave adventure I simply had to lower the "G" string on both bridge and nut. They were really riding on top in both cases. Of course, I would have had to rework all the string grooves if I intended a permanent change. I did not consider the nut mod to be reversible but I was using a sacrificial violin.
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