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UkuleleJarr
08-18-2010, 07:09 AM
just a fun convert... tenor banjo plus C tuning Aquila Baritone strings equals awesome octave banjo ukulele.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGUhb9g72y4

in case your wondering, the impact at the end is a friend throwing a tea bag at me ....:wallbash: oh well :)

kissing
08-18-2010, 07:54 AM
It would be interesting if more ukes were made in that octave tuning

Skitzic
08-18-2010, 07:58 AM
I tried that same thing but couldn't get any volume out of it.

UkuleleJarr
08-18-2010, 01:55 PM
mines got plenty of volume, the proofs in my parents telling me to be quiet.... but to be fair it was 10pm.... im planning to make an electric otave ukulele with a friend soon, but it suits the banjo a treat.

i cant think why the volume would have failed on your attempt....i just brought, re-strung, prayed and played.

Skitzic
08-18-2010, 03:09 PM
mines got plenty of volume, the proofs in my parents telling me to be quiet.... but to be fair it was 10pm.... im planning to make an electric otave ukulele with a friend soon, but it suits the banjo a treat.

i cant think why the volume would have failed on your attempt....i just brought, re-strung, prayed and played.

That's what I did. Oh well.

jacothedog
08-18-2010, 04:50 PM
Cool! That would sound great in a duo with a standard tuned uke!

rasputinsghost
08-19-2010, 03:32 AM
This is really, really cool. How much did the tenor banjo run you?

Skitzic
08-19-2010, 03:43 AM
You can get older, entry level tenor banjos for right around $100 on eBay.

rasputinsghost
08-19-2010, 05:43 AM
Cool - are fingerpicks okay on nylon strings? I want to try them out. I'm assuming metal is out of the question.