Do I need five contra bass sgrings?

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Musicmaker
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Do I need five contra bass sgrings?

Post by Musicmaker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:26 am

I am in the very early learning stages with the Zither.
I have a another Zither which needs all new strings.
I find i do not touch the contra bass strings anyway.
Do i need em?
Pete

Rudy Mueller
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Re: Do I need five contra bass sgrings?

Post by Rudy Mueller » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:43 am

I use primarily F, C, G, and occasionally D, usually in closing. The pros use them all, sharps and flats.

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kenbloom
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Re: Do I need five contra bass sgrings?

Post by kenbloom » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:27 am

I like having them but you can certainluy get along without them. One of the reasons I prefer the perfecta zither is that it is so much easier to get the contrabasses. Just my 2p.

Ken Bloom
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