Zephyr Blues Deluxe D String

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  1. RussGord

    RussGord New Member

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    Hi All,
    New member here. Where do I find a D string long enough to fit my Zephyr Blues Deluxe? I ve gone to a couple guitar store asking about this and get that look like I’m from a different planet. Lol. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Russ
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    My rhythm player uses GHS Boomers on his Blues deluxe using the the lock method.
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    The D string is just long enough. (about 41 3/4")
     
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    Tweed26 Well-Known Member

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    I actually made a slightly longer lower bale, several actually. I've had several guitars with the Frequensator tailpice and found that a bale that is 3/4" longer eliminated the the string length issue. Pretty easy to do, if you are handy. Most hardware stores carry rod that is the correct diameter. I'd hit the rod with steel wool (to shine it up a bit), bend the shape with a vice, then shoot a little clear coat on it. The rod is cheap and it's pretty easy, really. There are people out there that say the bale lengths were determined by optimal string frequencies (hence the name Frequensator), but I didn't notice any difference. Then again, my wife tells me that my hearing isn't so good anymore, so take that for what it's worth. :D
     
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