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Gary3004
09-23-2012, 12:22 PM
Can I tune my standard banjo ukulele to d-g-b-e.

Any help is appreciated.

Roy T.
09-24-2012, 11:51 AM
Strings will probably be too loose, and more dull sounding

Lori
09-26-2012, 02:35 PM
You would probably have to experiment with string widths, or different weights of fishing line. It would be trial and error. Look at the size of your uke, is it soprano or concert, then try and use a string that is close to the note you are aiming for. So for your first string you might use what normally would be string #2 for your #1 string – "e". You could use a third string which is normally tuned to middle c for the #2 "b" string. You could use a low g string for the #3 string, and then maybe something a little thicker for the "d" string. You might have trouble getting a good tone that low, so you could try for a re-entrant D using another "e" string.
Let us know how it goes.

–Lori