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axeeboutaxel
07-11-2009, 06:00 PM
Oh, I'm totally new to ukuleles, so I bought this
http://www.samash.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_UK5%20Baritone%20Ukulele_-1_10052_10002_-49967336

Then I later found out it's rumored to be a tenor, not a baritone
http://www.ezfolk.com/forums/forum43/6445.html
I guess that's better after I found out baritones are loow.

I just got it yesterday, went to samash, and the guy tuned it GCEA (My dog has fleas~)
So, is it really a tenor?

Now I wanna replace the store strings, but I don't know which ones to buy! I heard Aquila is good, but can anyone recommmend which one specifically?

jlegaspi
07-11-2009, 06:17 PM
you heard right. that brownsville is a tenor i wonder why they say its a bari .... very decent TENOR uke
havnt tried it with any other strings then the ones that come with it

axeeboutaxel
07-12-2009, 05:43 AM
Thanks for the clarification!
I kinda wanted it to be bright sounding.
Now, can anyone tell me which Aquila specifically?
There's all these tenor 6-string, tenor nylgut low wound, and tenor nylgut high G - that gets me all confused..

seeso
07-12-2009, 06:04 AM
Well, you don't want a 6 string set. Your uke only has 4 strings.

As far as whether to go low G or high G, that's up to you. Most ukes are strung high G (re-entrant). I'd buy a high G set to start out.

Also, a lot of people don't like any of their strings to be wound. If you feel the same, you can buy a tenor C set without wound strings (http://www.ukuleleworld.com/strings-tenor-aquila-high-g-no-wound-string-set-key-of-c.html).

axeeboutaxel
07-12-2009, 07:15 AM
Oh, alright.
Thanks for the link!
Ima order it noww.

EDIT: I mean, later cus I just found out the shipping -_-
I'll check the local samash later hah