View Full Version : Eleukes and string tension

Johnny Elsewhere
03-05-2010, 01:52 PM

I recently bought a BugsGear Eleuke. And I'm VERY much in love with this uke. It's tone is amazing through just headphones!

But for me, the tension is a bit too tight on the strings. I don't want to tune down a half step to compensate, otherwise I'd have to use a capo (although that probably isn't going to fix it.). The action could be a little lower, but I've only had it for about fifteen minutes in my hands so far.

So, how do I go about loosening the tension on this bad boy? Without altering the nut or anything?

Or should I just say "Forget it," and take it to a guitar tech who knows how to do it?

Thanks guys!

03-05-2010, 02:04 PM
you could always try different strings. Some brands of strings have higher tension than others. I'd recommend Aquilas

03-05-2010, 02:31 PM
Did you get a tenor? It's tenors that normally have high tension.

Try Aquila baritone GCEA strings on tenors. They make tenors feel more like sopranos and concerts in terms of tension.
After a few days though, since the strings need to stretch out and reach equilibrium :)

Johnny Elsewhere
03-05-2010, 02:45 PM
Yes, it's a tenor. They came with Aquila tenor strings.. Maybe I'll order some baritone ones in the near future.

Do they make GCEA strings with a high G for baritones?