I am wondering if anyone has a file with the string scale for an older Baldwin R. I have a 1908 Baldwin R in my shop that I am putting new strings on. It is only the second time I have installed new bass strings and the first time to replace all the strings. I measured each plain wire string with a micrometer as I removed them and as I was doing so I came across at least two instances where the string gauge changed in the last string of a three string unison. It has made me not sure of some of my measurements and I am now worried I have some of them incorrect possibly.
I imagine the scaling of the Baldwin R is not something that has changed much over the life of that model being produced, but maybe older American made ones differ from more recent ones?I also wonder if there is a significant problem with possibly having the wrong gauge on a string or two here and there. Perhaps it was restrung at some point and the strings were not matched perfectly? If anyone has a copy of the scale for the Baldwin R, I would be most grateful.