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    Iíll bet we see a rise in UU Baritone ukulele sales pretty soon.

    But maybe the ones tuned to GCEA will be keepersóI dunno . . .
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBD
    Kala tenor eight string - gG cC EE AA
    Gold Tone tenor banjolele - Hi-D GBD

    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

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    Funny, cause' I couldn't sell a mint cedar topped Kala baritone with Mi-Si pickup for $325 on the UU marketplace to save my life... just sayin'.

    Personally not a fan in the end, for the same reasons I'm not into playing acoustic guitars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Down Up Dick View Post
    I’ll bet we see a rise in UU Baritone ukulele sales pretty soon.

    But maybe the ones tuned to GCEA will be keepers—I dunno . . .
    No bari experience here, but from your post, it seems that some folks tune them GCEA, like a smaller uke. Is that to avoid needing to learn new chord shapes, you like the sound better, both, or some other reasons? Thx in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    No bari experience here, but from your post, it seems that some folks tune them GCEA, like a smaller uke. Is that to avoid needing to learn new chord shapes, you like the sound better, both, or some other reasons? Thx in advance.
    Yeah, I think people buy baritones and then find the DGBE tuning confusing. And I think they sound more like a guitar than a ukulele, though I prefer the DGBD sound.

    I find it amazing that all these different ukuleles started with the little soprano. Just like Tansy “they just growed.”
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBD
    Kala tenor eight string - gG cC EE AA
    Gold Tone tenor banjolele - Hi-D GBD

    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

    Thank the Lord for the memories about the good old days.

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

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    I'm quite happy with DGBE tuning. In fact it gives alternative shapes for chords which is useful. I already had tenors tuned dGBE when I got my baritone.

    I like the lower pitch and the linear tuning for finger picking accompaniment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tootler View Post
    I'm quite happy with DGBE tuning. In fact it gives alternative shapes for chords which is useful. I already had tenors tuned dGBE when I got my baritone.

    I like the lower pitch and the linear tuning for finger picking accompaniment.
    Yeah, I couldn’t agree more. I’m using mine to learn finger style and, later, slide.
    Kala "Spalted" baritone - Lo D GBD
    Kala tenor eight string - gG cC EE AA
    Gold Tone tenor banjolele - Hi-D GBD

    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

    Thank the Lord for the memories about the good old days.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by King David View Post
    Funny, cause' I couldn't sell a mint cedar topped Kala baritone with Mi-Si pickup for $325 on the UU marketplace to save my life... just sayin'.
    Nice looking instrument, but the pickup would be useless to me, and makes the price higher than a new one. However, if it were the 8 string version, I just mighta been tempted.

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    I like dGBE so my Bari sounds like a Uke. Some day when I learn to pick notes it'll be more fun, but strumming it's nicer Hi d.

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    I agree that strumming sounds better with reentrant tuning. I have a tenor tuned dGBE with a high D.
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    at least, not yet.

    I also play some blowy things and a squeezy thing

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    Love the sound of a bari, just have problems with the stretch, have one of both now, re-entrant dGBE spruce top, & linear DGBE cedar top.

    Probably just need to spend more time with them, but I seem to have gone back to favouring the concert scale again just lately.
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