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Ukejungle
10-03-2013, 09:42 AM
I recently acquired a Martin 50's Tenor and a Kamaka Tenor - both have reintrant strings on them. Thinking of going to a Low G with one of them. Can't decide which one.

Which one would you go with a Low G on?

Thanks,
Trey

NewKid
10-03-2013, 10:20 AM
Both so you can hear which sounds better.

mm stan
10-03-2013, 01:50 PM
I like to drop tune them... F#, B, D#, G# gives the a warmer tone...

Ukejungle
10-04-2013, 07:32 AM
I like to drop tune them... F#, B, D#, G# gives the a warmer tone...

The Martin seems to like the dropped tuning - I need to take it to someone to setup the action better (lower the strings) the neck looks fine buts its harder to play than the Kamaka. I might go Low G on the Martin and leave the Kamaka as is.

Trey

prairieschooner
10-04-2013, 07:49 AM
I have Worth Brown Strings on mine. I asked about just this before and got may suggestions for Fremont Blacklines. Here is a link;

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?85245-NUD!-60-70-years-in-the-making&highlight=martin+tenor+strings