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zac987
04-28-2011, 07:43 AM
Let's say I bought some Aquila strings, the GDAE mandolin tuned set. Then I put them on my banjo uke. How banjolin-like would it sound?

seeso
04-28-2011, 02:43 PM
Let's say I bought some Aquila strings, the GDAE mandolin tuned set. Then I put them on my banjo uke. How banjolin-like would it sound?

Only one way to find out.

itsme
04-28-2011, 03:00 PM
Only one way to find out.
True, dat. :)

Mandolins are not tuned re-entrant, so it will sound a little less "ukey" with GDAE.

zac987
04-28-2011, 04:22 PM
Haha, well that's true. Let's change the question: does anyone here actually use mandolin tuning on their ukuleles / banjo ukes? If so, how does it sound and how reliable are the strings?