1 Strings 2 months ago Could use some advice, please. Just bought a new Electromatic Baritone (aftder 50 years without playing) just as 2 of "the guys" moved on. Being seniors, this happens often enough. Anyways, I can see tuning B down to to A, or up to C, but can I tune up to E without putting a strain on the guitar with those thick strings? Or should I play as a regular bass by tuning the F# string up to G and ignoring the low B? This would give me strings 5 to 1 as E A D G B. Am I thinking straignt here?