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    Default I never cared for baritone ukuleles until.....

    Today I met a relatively new uker, who brought his bari with him to our rehearsal, just o show it to me.
    He had a very pretty Kala bari. He had strung it up GCEA. He let me strum it a few times, and pick it a little.
    My hands were very tired from lots of playing (and I had shut my hand in the backyard gate yesterday) and WOW.
    I loved it. The Kala had a better tone than any bari I'd ever held. But the clincher was the tuning.
    GCEA sounded so wonderful, I wanted to keep it!
    Has anyone else done this, and did you like it?
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    Yes and yes.

    Some examples on my blog.

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    Haven't tried mine in GCEA, but I do have mine re-entrant and absolutely LOVE it that way.

    It's amazing with campanella, because it sustains forever. Everything is so rich and connected.

    Only problem is stretching my fingers. I'm working on it. They DO stretch. Slowly... LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs700s View Post
    Yes and yes....
    same here

    also baris in FIFTHS tunings, CGDA and GDAE, big difference in tone compared to DGBE or GCEA tunings, with ALL NEW chord fingerings to learn for fifths tunings, but I have no trouble with that.

    ALL chord shapes are symmetrical and movable everywhere in fifths tunings

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    Yes I have done this in the past and as you say Nickie it sounds wonderful. It is basically like comparing the sound of a soprano to a tenor. The larger body will be deeper and fuller sounding with more resonance and sustain. It is a super super tenor of sorts
    Ukuleles.............yes please !!!!

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    No, i never tried GCEA. I really like the lower tones the best, and that's why I bought my Kala baritone. I had a chance to trade my Gold Tone concert banjolele in for a GT baritone banjolele, but I opted for a tenor instead. I could kick myself.

    I only play my concert ukes, once in a while, for singing accompaniment. My baritone fingerstyle is comin' along.
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBD
    Kala tenor eight string - gG cC EE AA

    Luna "Peace" concert - Lo - G CEA
    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA -
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B

    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano (Dad's Day gift) - C
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - C

    “A man’s got to know his limitations”. - Dirty Harry

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    Two of my baris came in C tuning. I couldn't see the point. I quickly switched them to G tuning (one linear, one reentrant).

    For me, one of the main reasons for having baris is to offer a different pitch range and easy transposition alternative to my C ukes. I now have a couple of baris in A tuning as well, which I'm really liking. I can always capo my A baris at the third fret for a fuller C tuning sound, but I don't really have call to; mostly I just use movable chords in that region instead, which leaves the the option of moving downward or upward.

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    Love the sound tone of baritones, deep & rich with lots of sustain, more like guitar than a traditional uke, but without having the extra strings, bulk & weight.

    I think a good combination is baritones & concert sized ukes, best of both worlds.
    Long Neck = Kala KA-SLNG - Ohana SK30M - Ohana SK30L - Ohana CK35L
    Electric = Mahalo 'Surfboard' concert - RISA Solid/Stick concert - RISA Uke Ellie tenor - RISA Solid/Stick tenor
    Concert = Baton Rouge Hotrod - Baton Rouge Sun thinline cutaway - Kala KA-CEME - Kala KA-ASAC
    Tenor = Kala KA-T (fitted with classical guitar strings DGBE)
    Baritone = Lani solid Spruce top - Kala solid Cedar top

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    ubulele, for once I understand all that you're saying and agree with you.

    uke1950, good post. I agree with you too.
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBD
    Kala tenor eight string - gG cC EE AA

    Luna "Peace" concert - Lo - G CEA
    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-G CEA -
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B

    Mahalo yellow "Smiley" soprano (Dad's Day gift) - C
    Ka-Lai Pineapple soprano (old) gift - C

    “A man’s got to know his limitations”. - Dirty Harry

    God gave us old age so we wouldn't mind dying so much.

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    If some bugger broke into our place and took everything, I just hope they'd leave
    a soprano and a baritone behind.
    Glad you discovered the baritone, Nickie.
    Bout bloody time, woman!

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