58.5 cm, Arabic tuning, low tension, wound g - Pyramid

58.5 cm, Arabic tuning, low tension, wound g - Pyramid

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A low tension set for Arabic tuning at 58.5 cm. Best used if you have an instrument coming out of major repair, or if you're really trying to cop that Arabic tone on this scale length.

While there are Arabic ouds built  at 58.5 cm, if you have a 58.5 cm scale length oud, it is more likely to be a Turkish build. A Turkish oud  at 58.5 cm  may sound better with the medium tension sets.

Experiment,  or check with your oud maker on how your instrument is tuned and braced.

This set uses a wound gg, providing a smoother timbral transition between registers.

Reach out to me if you want to substitute the 1005 with a 1013AL , which measures at 3.27 kgs and so is slightly more calibrated. Some people find that aluminum wounds can be fragile, so make sure all of your contact points -- i.e.. bridge, nut, tie slots, peg holes where the string goes through -- are smooth.

C 1237 3.45 kg
F 1024 x2 3.26 kg
A 1016 x2 3.21 kg
d 1109 x2 3.25 kg
g 1005 x2 3.17 kg
c' RN650 x2 3.34 kg 

For a 7 course for this set, use the high f' of RN500 at 3.45 kg.

This also makes for a good medium set at 60 cm:

C 1237 3.62 kg
F 1024 x2 3.42 kg
A 1016 x2 3.37 kg
d 1109 x2 3.41 kg
g 1005 x2 3.30 kg
c' RN650 x2 3.52 kg

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