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Yes...I realize this likely another really dumb question...but I've only had one coffee so far and I'm willing to risk ridicule...so what the hey! Could you tune a violin a 5th higher? So instead of having G, D, A and E...you'd have D, A, E and B strings. If this is possible...and if I want to try on a spare violin, do I use an E string for the B and then just tighten it appropriately? Or would it just break at that tension? Is there some other string I could try? Would I risk damaging anything else? And for those wondering why I'm wondering...it's to help with visualization/tone of notes (steps and half-steps) in the nose-bleed section. Or I could just go and dust off my mandolin...