Thanks, Summer & JQ,
You both seem to be converging on a solution I didn't know was there. Extra bass strings! Since I didn't know I could buy them
, I was forever running out of D's, but I have a drawer full of trebles I will probably never use. Ought to save a little money, too. Stayed too long in the ranks of the eternal beginner, (26 years
), so now I'm finding out things I should have known for years. The CGF here seems to be a good place to do it, though.