View Full Version : baritone tuning

10-22-2009, 09:08 AM
I have a chance to pick up a baritone quite cheap, but was wondering if they can be tuned to regular low G and what strings would be best for doing that.
This is a great site especially for us noobs, increadable amount of info here! Thanks in advance for your help.

10-22-2009, 09:15 AM
Yes, I believe it's possible - but as to which strings to use, I don't know...hopefully somebody will come along with that answer but I do believe it's possible.

10-22-2009, 09:59 AM
I tune my baritone Gcea and I use this site to get my strings. They have sets for both tunings.


10-22-2009, 10:39 AM
Elderly has a G set by Aquila: http://elderly.com/accessories/names/aquila-nylgut-baritone-uke-set--ANBP.htm

I haven't used them myself... but I've heard good things. That being said, I'm really liking my bari strung dGbe (with a high d... I use a 1st string to replace the wound 4th.) It's a nice compromise that retains some of the low range of the bari but gives it a more "ukey" sound. Nice blend when played with G6 strung ukes as well. I'm not sure how many other people have tuned baris this way, but it's pretty cool sounding.

10-23-2009, 03:54 PM
I want to turn my Baritone into a Bass Ukulele. What strings should I use?