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Rvl
08-20-2011, 05:47 PM
Don't shoot me:bowdown:
I have 5 ukes and I want to try tuning one of them in 5ths ie GDAE
I have mandolins too:o

Any suggestions for string diameters or strings?
I looked up the string calculator and came up with ( mm 1.11 , 0.74 ,0.49 , 0.33)

Thanks

Robert VanLane

southcoastukes
08-20-2011, 06:05 PM
Those diameters don't look right. I think you'll be better off a little lower: c - g - d' - a'. That's standard Tenor Guitar tuning, which also would be key of C, so you could use a lot of current ukulele sheet music.

We make a set for that:

http://www.southcoastukes.com/stringuide_files/5ths.htm

Strings for 5ths tuning are not so simple with classical strings. Anything much higher / lighter than our set and you would have a 1st string that would always be breaking on you.