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shalomjj
10-04-2016, 10:52 AM
Anybody own the 5 string Ohana Tenor? If so, what are the width between high an log g string. It also looks like the high g is on the outside. I am thinking of converting one of my tenors to a 5 string. Thanks!

Lori
10-05-2016, 06:16 PM
At the nut, I would say the grooves for the strings are about 1/16th of an inch apart, on center. High G string is on the outside.

–Lori

Shimmy
10-06-2016, 01:38 AM
2 mm on the Kala.

But with floppy Aquilas (SuperNylgut high G / Red Low G) that proves too close. The two strings clash in anything but the most gingerly strum.
Need a wound low G and heavy gauge (like 0.025 inch) fluorocarbon high g for that close spacing.

Lori
10-06-2016, 06:56 AM
2 mm on the Kala.

But with floppy Aquilas (SuperNylgut high G / Red Low G) that proves too close. The two strings clash in anything but the most gingerly strum.
Need a wound low G and heavy gauge (like 0.025 inch) fluorocarbon high g for that close spacing.
Living Water Strings have a set made for the Ohana 5 string uke. Ken Middleton is a UU member and rep for Ohana, and he developed a great line of uke strings.
http://www.kenmiddleton.co.uk/Pages/LWS.aspx
–Lori

Shimmy
10-06-2016, 09:03 AM
Living Waters sets are light gauge. I bought two sets couple years ago.

A 0.036 gauge fluorocarbon Low G has no better tension than an Aquila Red.
The Red sounds better on some instruments, until it snaps.

SailingUke
10-06-2016, 04:17 PM
I am using LW's on my Ohana 5 string, plays and sounds great.