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Ultimate Equipment Guide II

Author Greg Lynch, J. C. Alvarez
Publisher Mongoose Publishing
Publish date 2005

Although bards will travel hundreds, even thousands, of miles in search of the perfectly crafted instrument, fabricated of the finest and rarest materials, few of them give any thought to the composition of the instrument’s strings. Thoughtlessly strapping waxed cord or twisted catgut to an instrument of surpassing beauty and quality seems like the height of foolishness to Seamus, who stocks a wide selection of unusual and exotic strings, each of which can impact a bard’s music in ways he has never imagined. It is possible to use as many of two kinds of the exotic strings listed below on the same instrument and gain the benefits of both. Using more than two kinds of strings makes the instrument impossible to play, due to the variations in tone supplied by each kind of string.

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