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Regster
06-11-2008, 10:52 AM
is there a way to make a tenor uke sound more like a guitar?

i play guitar in my church now n im thinking of using a uke instead of guitar sometimes but it gotta guitar sounding.

Neil Cursed Diamond
06-11-2008, 10:54 AM
A baritone would be your best bet for sounding more guitar-like, but with a tenor I would suggest low-g tuning.

russ_buss
06-11-2008, 10:58 AM
this reminds me of that movie Victor Victoria (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084865/) starring Julie Andrews. she was a woman pretending to be a man, pretending to be a woman. great movie!

no disrespect to your question. just an observation. i'm sure you have your reasons. good luck!

deach
06-11-2008, 11:02 AM
What if you pass it through a synthesizer?

SnakeOiler
06-11-2008, 11:09 AM
What if you pass it through a synthesizer?

Or maybe a pitch shifter that would lower the tone an octave.

Regster
06-11-2008, 11:17 AM
A baritone would be your best bet for sounding more guitar-like, but with a tenor I would suggest low-g tuning.

used to have a bari but i ended up selling it, it does sound like a guitar but i can't make it into gcea tuning n it doesn't have any pick up, low-g tuning what does that sound like? can u give me a link so i can hear it

Boozelele
06-11-2008, 11:26 AM
...steel strings would do it, wouldnt it? It would just sound like you were playing up high on your guitar....maybe.

Plainsong
06-11-2008, 11:37 AM
What would steel strings do for the bridge and fretboard? I mean, couldn't there be too much tension? Not as much give as nylon strings?

I'd say Low G and perhaps a Wound C. Some of this will also depend on the uke itself.

Neil Cursed Diamond
06-11-2008, 12:13 PM
used to have a bari but i ended up selling it, it does sound like a guitar but i can't make it into gcea tuning n it doesn't have any pick up, low-g tuning what does that sound like? can u give me a link so i can hear it

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6EogbC-QX20

UU's own russbuss with a tenor strung low g, GCEA from lowest to highest instead of the g being an octave higher.

salukulady
06-11-2008, 12:38 PM
used to have a bari but i ended up selling it, it does sound like a guitar but i can't make it into gcea tuning n it doesn't have any pick up, low-g tuning what does that sound like? can u give me a link so i can hear it
I have my baritone tuned low gcea (ukuleleworld.com sells a gcea made set for baritone and I stole the low wound G off of a regular bari set) and when I play, people think it's just a little guitar. It sounds great and is really nice for ballads.

ichadwick
06-11-2008, 12:42 PM
Consider an electric uke. My Eleuke plays like a tenor but sounds much more like an amplified nylon-stringed guitar.

Regster
06-11-2008, 01:22 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=6EogbC-QX20

UU's own russbuss with a tenor strung low g, GCEA from lowest to highest instead of the g being an octave higher.

ahah that's good it doesn't sound like the normal uke, the normal uke sounds too hawaiian i don't think the pastor will approve of me using it.

now all i need to do is get a uke,all im willing to spend is 300 down, this are what im looking at
http://cgi.ebay.com/SPALTED-MAPLE-w-Solid-SPRUCE-TOP-KALA-TENOR-UKULELE_W0QQitemZ230260744951QQihZ013QQcategoryZ16 224QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262
http://cgi.ebay.com/Ohana-TENOR-solid-TOP-Mahogany-Ukulele-TK-20-CE-w-PU_W0QQitemZ230260617164QQihZ013QQcategoryZ16224QQ cmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

NukeDOC
06-11-2008, 01:23 PM
go with a low G and run it through a regular solid state guitar amp

MGM
06-11-2008, 04:23 PM
Tune your tenor to bari tuning DGBE and play it thru a pedal that has a acoustic guiatar simulator setting...