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    If you look across the row named Ukulele Scale, you will see that strings for baritone ukes are included where manufacturers provided the data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOTLguy View Post
    If you look across the row named Ukulele Scale, you will see that strings for baritone ukes are included where manufacturers provided the data.

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    ok thanks for the info
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamesperambient View Post
    ok thanks for the info
    The strings are identified as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. For Soprano, Concert and Tenor that would be, in the same order, A, E, C, G, and for baritone, E, B, G, and D respectively.

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    THANKS FOR THE STRING COMPARISON CHART

    Martin Fluorocarbon M600 Soprano/Concert @ 30 pounds string tension per string??? 120 pounds total??? Is this a typo?
    Seems like 30 pounds are for all 4 strings since the Aquila Soprano Nylgut are 29.3 pounds for all 4 strings.
    Last edited by bobe; 06-07-2014 at 04:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobe View Post
    THANKS FOR THE STRING COMPARISON CHART

    Martin Fluorocarbon M600 Soprano/Concert @ 30 pounds string tension per string??? 120 pounds total??? Is this a typo?
    Seems like 30 pounds are for all 4 strings since the Aquila Soprano Nylgut are 29.3 pounds for all 4 strings.
    Yes, you are of course correct. Martin publishes the set tension rather than individual string tensions on their website. I have altered the spreadsheet to make it clearer that it is a "set" tension. Thanks for that, I appreciate the second set of eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukejenny View Post
    This is incredible! I have members in our uke club who have questions about strings and this will be wonderful for them as well. Thank you so very much!!!
    You are very welcome. Sounds like it will come in handy to your members.

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    Vintage le Domino Concert Banjo ukulele ( circa 1931 )

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    Bump

    In Case anyone missed it.

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    Vintage le Domino Concert Banjo ukulele ( circa 1931 )

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    Thanks for the spreadsheet. I recently posted a thread about concerns I had with the tension of the D'Addario T2s on my uke. Looking at you spreadsheet I see the T2s have less tension than the stock Aquilas. Very helpful. Thanks.
    Last edited by CJay; 06-10-2014 at 02:51 AM. Reason: Spelling

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    Hi CJay,

    It is interesting to see how tension and string diameter plays out on this spreadsheet. I tried a set of D'Addario J-71 strings and found they hurt my fingers and had a lot of tension. Another set, D'Addario EJ87T's I tried were much easier on the fingers but had slightly higher tension values and slightly larger string diameters on certain strings. The EJ87T strings are Dense Monofilament while the J71's are Nylon. The combination of tension and string diameter and string composition can play out in many different ways.

    Once again, string choice boils down to individual preference and is subjective, but a set of specifications helps with choices.


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    Bill
    Last edited by NOTLguy; 06-11-2014 at 03:26 AM.

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    Just yesterday I decided to change the original Aquila strings on my tenor Gretsch G9121 A.C.E. because I was not getting much sustain or projection. I had a set of GHS black nylon with a wound C aluminum. They're heavier than the Aquilas, but still don't have sustain and presence. So far I've liked the sound of fluorocarbon Worth CT clears I put on a couple of my other ukes.

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