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kerneltime
03-16-2019, 07:09 PM
I see a lot of 18 and 19 inch tenors being posted..
which tuning and which strings do you’ll use??

Jim Hanks
03-17-2019, 02:46 AM
My super tenor I have in reentrant F tuning, cFAD, with Southcoast strings which are no longer available. I'll probably try dGBE with Living Water.

70sSanO
03-17-2019, 09:18 PM
I have (2) 18” tenors. One currently tuned to Bb, but has been tuned to C in the past. The other is tuned to C. I have used standard fluorocarbon tenor strings Worth Browns, Oasis Warm and Bright when tuned to C. With Bb, I use heavier Worth. Now I use the equivalent Seaguar leader for both.

I’ve had these ukuleles for 9 and 12 years.

John

kerneltime
03-18-2019, 10:51 AM
Related https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?138296-String-Question

DownUpDave
03-18-2019, 11:10 AM
My super tenor is a 19" and I initially tuned mine to linear B tuning. Strings used were Fremont Soloist squeakless wound on 4th, Thomastick CF27 on 3rd and Oasis warm florocarbon on 2nd and Ist. I have had it tuned down to Bb with this string set and it still had decent tension and sound. That string set is basically a low G set for GCEA.

I just got a little crazy and installed some Hannabach Silver series medium tension classical guitar strings. I have it tuned one half set up from DGBE (baritone tuning). Sounds great.

anthonyg
03-18-2019, 12:39 PM
A 19" scale instrument will play very well with standard DGBE Baritone strings tuned DGBE. You could try tuning up a semitone if you wanted to yet DGBE is just fine.

Jim Hanks
03-18-2019, 12:54 PM
A 19" scale instrument will play very well with standard DGBE Baritone strings tuned DGBE. You could try tuning up a semitone if you wanted to yet DGBE is just fine.
Yeah, if they're wound. For unwound DGBE strings, I like tuning up to Ab

MopMan
03-18-2019, 02:06 PM
On my 18" tenor I have found the best results with the standard Oasis and Worth tenor sets, tuned to Bb. Necessary disclaimer: YMMV, ukuleles and ears differ considerably.

kerneltime
06-03-2019, 06:43 PM
I tired Mya Moe gcea Baritone Strings on a tin guitar 19 inch tenor.
so far so good..