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Offline Mark Cordova

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Bouzouki Strings,
« on: Oct 18, 2005, 10:06:19 PM »
Are Irish Bozouki strings different than the greek strings? If so how?
Are instruments basically the same?
What's the best brand of Irish Bozouki strings?


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Re: Bouzouki Strings,
« Reply #1 on: Oct 20, 2005, 03:37:19 PM »
The Irish bouzouki is different from the Greek bouzouki but I can't remember why. I think maybe the Greek one has less strings. Irish zouks are normally flat back and Greek bowled.

I would suggest visiting Han Speek's bouzouki site and directing questions to him.
http://home.hccnet.nl/h.speek/bouzouki/

Because you can't really get zouk strings and people decide on the gauges they require and buy guitar strings, you can buy Irish bouzouki strings from here, I've had a set and they were grand:
http://www.eaglemusicshop.com/


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Re: Bouzouki Strings,
« Reply #2 on: Oct 21, 2005, 10:27:40 PM »
I think Elderly Instruments sells bouzouki strings.  elderly.com

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Re: Bouzouki Strings,
« Reply #3 on: Oct 25, 2005, 10:46:48 AM »
Hi,
  The difference is the tuning, greek;CFAD. Irish GDAE. many people tune the Irish to an open tuning like ADAD etc. The Music Room or Hobgoblin should be able to supply strings of a good quality.
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Re: Bouzouki Strings,
« Reply #4 on: Oct 25, 2005, 02:37:29 PM »
Thanks for all the answers. Do all sets of Irish Bouzouki strings have to include the octave strings for the G and the D.

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Re: Bouzouki Strings,
« Reply #5 on: Oct 25, 2005, 05:50:24 PM »
they're tuned in pairs or couplets, like a mandolin and unlike a 12 string guitar. Alec Finn I think used a Greek bouzouki with only 6 strings (3 pairs), not sure if he still does. That was in the 70s when the zouk was first being used in Irish music and you could only get the bowl backs.

I would recommend Eagle music strings rather than the Music Room because Steve & Joan Noone used to be partners in the Music Room but have now formed their own business and I'd much prefer to do business with them. The Eagle strings they sell are specially for the Irish bouzouki.

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