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barefootgypsy
01-24-2015, 02:41 AM
Hi there folks! I bought a budget used bari last year because it was a good buy, but wasn't enthused about playing it. Recently I was recommended by a good UU pal to string it with a set of High D Living Waters Strings. I did so yesterday, and I love it! Sounds beautiful fingerpicked! If you have done any videos with your bari strung this way, please will you post them here? I would love to see..... thank you! :D

wayward
01-24-2015, 02:49 AM
My baritone is low D, but I am quite interested in this 5 string from Tinguitar.com , which is high and low D ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd4_gSL-Suw&x-yt-ts=1421914688&x-yt-cl=84503534

SweetWaterBlue
01-24-2015, 02:51 AM
I'm too lazy to edit videos anymore, so I mostly do audio on SoundCloud. About 4 months ago I bought one of the "Gambler Special" Lanikai LU21Bs off eBay for $25. I liked it OK as a low D, but when I strung it with a high D, it became a much better sounding instrument. It had too much low frequency resonance with the low D (at least to my ear).

All of the songs (with the exception of The Crawdad Song played on a tenor) in my "Folk" playlist linked below on SoundCloud were recorded with my LU21B high D baritone. Most are finger picked, but there is a bit of strumming in the Grandfather's Clock and Colours songs to hear what strumming sounds like. Most have my Ashbory bass filling in the bass line. You need headphones or a good set of speakers to hear the bass on these. Excuse my singing.

https://soundcloud.com/sweetwaterblue/sets/folk

Most of the other baritones, even mid-priced ones, I have played don't handle that low D string as well as they do a high D IMO.

Lalz
01-24-2015, 03:17 AM
Ooh! Congrats! I like re-entrant baritones a lot.

Here's a lovely video with one, feat. Ken Middleton using Living Water strings:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRUDJU2SJlk

SweetWaterBlue
01-24-2015, 03:26 AM
Ooh! Congrats! I like re-entrant baritones a lot.

Here's a lovely video with one, feat. Ken Middleton using Living Water strings:



Ken is a re-entrant evangelist and a good one. He is one of the main reasons I will always keep one of my baritones tuned re-entrant.

drbekken
01-24-2015, 04:32 AM
http://youtu.be/a6BgXqa3Q9M

Here's one on a Hilo baritone. The instrument is extremely low end, but it doesn't sound too bad with a high D setup.

SweetWaterBlue
01-24-2015, 04:38 AM
http://youtu.be/a6BgXqa3Q9M

Here's one on a Hilo baritone. The instrument is extremely low end, but it doesn't sound too bad with a high D setup.

Nice. I took my more expensive baritone to my regular Tuesday night jam session, where I usually play my low end bari. My jamming partner played and listened to both, and said the more expensive one was pretty and had a sweet voice, but she just didn't have that blues grunt that he likes so much on the cheap one.

drbekken
01-24-2015, 04:42 AM
Nice. I took my more expensive baritone to my regular Tuesday night jam session, where I usually play my low end bari. My jamming partner played and listened to both, and said the more expensive one was pretty and had a sweet voice, but she just didn't have that blues grunt that he likes so much on the cheap one.

Yeah, I agree with this. I have a Rogue baritone, which by usual standards is a pile of utter junk. However, in a blues setting, the instrument is downright WONDERFUL. With a high D, it's not much. Seems like some instruments handle high D well, while others are better with a low D.

southcoastukes
01-24-2015, 05:29 AM
Love that Bekken!

And just search YouTube for any of Benny Chong's videos.

barefootgypsy
01-24-2015, 10:24 AM
Thanks so much everybody! You don't hear that much on a bari, at least compared to the other sizes of uke - of course the voice is quite different. I need to listen to a lot of the sort of repertoire that sounds well on it. I've enjoyed ALL of that! Keep 'em coming please folks! I will look up Benny Chong's videos next, thanks southcoastukes!

Lalz
01-24-2015, 01:22 PM
You probably already know this blog, but just in case: humblebaritonics.blogspot.co.uk (http://humblebaritonics.blogspot.co.uk) :)

Lalz
01-24-2015, 01:23 PM
http://youtu.be/a6BgXqa3Q9M

Here's one on a Hilo baritone. The instrument is extremely low end, but it doesn't sound too bad with a high D setup.

What a great video!!

drbekken
01-24-2015, 11:22 PM
Love that Bekken!

And just search YouTube for any of Benny Chong's videos.

Benny Chong is a master musician.

manfromtexas
01-25-2015, 12:31 PM
http://youtu.be/a6BgXqa3Q9M

Here's one on a Hilo baritone. The instrument is extremely low end, but it doesn't sound too bad with a high D setup.

i've been lurking around her for months now - not feeling compelled to post or write about anything - just doing a whole lot of reading. only got myself a username so I could look at the pictures. so this is my first post! just had to tell you that was outstanding!! loved the way you played that tune!

barefootgypsy
01-25-2015, 11:49 PM
i've been lurking around her for months now - not feeling compelled to post or write about anything - just doing a whole lot of reading. only got myself a username so I could look at the pictures. so this is my first post! just had to tell you that was outstanding!! loved the way you played that tune! Hi there, I do agree, and I had already posted it to my blog yesterday! See below..... I think when you have an instrument that you want to play well, you need ideas - that's what this post was about. Thanks again everyone - please keep them coming!

mocash2003
01-26-2015, 02:32 AM
Benny Chong is a master musician.

Speaking of Benny Chong, here are some videos of him at NAMM 2015 playing high-d baritone:
https://vimeo.com/117780574
https://vimeo.com/117781951

drbekken
01-26-2015, 04:23 AM
Speaking of Benny Chong, here are some videos of him at NAMM 2015 playing high-d baritone:
https://vimeo.com/117780574
https://vimeo.com/117781951

Well, what is there to say? Excellence personified.