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cornfedgroove
09-27-2009, 04:18 PM
I dont have any new strings to compare...
which strings produce more tension baritone or tenor?

I got a 19 inch scale cbu string baritone right now...I did my first glued bridge and am feeling insecure. I dont wanna rip my bridge (doubtful, but leary). I ripped the bridge off twice before I realized I needed to sand the finish off the box so it could bond. Its strung up baritone right now, but I'd prefer tenor GCEA.

regardless of strings, that dang cbu sounds like heaven opened up and hot chicks poured out to belly dance for the saintly.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
09-27-2009, 06:04 PM
Depending up the strings, use this as a guide line.
Tenors--39 pounds of pull. Baritones -- 53 pounds.
Belly dancers exert somewhat higher pressure.

cornfedgroove
09-27-2009, 06:20 PM
ok...so if the bridge is good with baritones, its fine for tenors. thanks

I aint been around around with alot of strings...just aquila, ghs, d'addario and hilo.

I like the d'addarios but the strings seem floppy on a 19' inch scale...thinking about making it 21 inches and trying that, waddaya think bout that idea?