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iamesperambient
10-17-2013, 09:45 AM
Ok so i will be getting a steel stringed solid body electric baritone uke as of tomorrow! question it uses gauges 11, 14, 21w 36w.
Where would get a single strings for these gauges?
I would hate to have to buy 2 sets only to throw out
2 strings from each set just to get these gauges.
Its a shame no one makes more steel strings designed
for ukulele. if anyone can help please let me know!

thanks!

Jon Moody
10-17-2013, 10:33 AM
The simple fact is that it's such a small market, making strings for a steel stringed solid body electric uke - of any size - isn't that feasible for a large string company. You can always try using elec guitar strings, but with the scale length difference, I'm assuming you'd need to beef up the gauges to get a set that doesn't have really low tension.

SailingUke
10-17-2013, 10:34 AM
Almost all guitar stores sell individual strings.
"Strings By Mail" and "Just Strings" also sell single strings.

Jon Moody
10-17-2013, 10:39 AM
"Strings By Mail"

I got to tour that place a month ago. Bunch of really awesome folk up there in Traverse City.

iamesperambient
10-17-2013, 10:40 AM
Almost all guitar stores sell individual strings.
"Strings By Mail" and "Just Strings" also sell single strings.
thanks thats the answer i was looking for!

iamesperambient
10-17-2013, 10:45 AM
Almost all guitar stores sell individual strings.
"Strings By Mail" and "Just Strings" also sell single strings.

so i checked i cant seem to find those exact gauges if anyone
happens to find 11, 14, 21, 36 on there in singles let me know please!
so far i cant seem to find the 14 or the 21! i want to stock up now
and order at least 2 of each...so please help if you find them on there
any brand is fine! thanks guys~

iamesperambient
10-17-2013, 10:48 AM
so i checked i cant seem to find those exact gauges if anyone
happens to find 11, 14, 21, 36 on there in singles let me know please!
so far i cant seem to find the 14 or the 21! i want to stock up now
and order at least 2 of each...so please help if you find them on there
any brand is fine! thanks guys~


so i found in ghs boomers singles 11, 14, 22W 36W
cant find 21 :( do you guys think it would be ok
if that one string was a that one gauge up?

iamesperambient
10-17-2013, 10:55 AM
so i found in ghs boomers singles 11, 14, 22W 36W
cant find 21 :( do you guys think it would be ok
if that one string was a that one gauge up?

i found it on strings by mail the 21 la bella brand the rest is ghs boomers
kind of annoying but they have them all in singles so now i know where to buy!
thanks!!!!

iamesperambient
10-17-2013, 11:03 AM
i found it on strings by mail the 21 la bella brand the rest is ghs boomers
kind of annoying but they have them all in singles so now i know where to buy!
thanks!!!!

actually nevermind it appears the 21 doesn't mention its wound...so im not sure if its the correct one or not :/
if anyone can help please let me know! i want to stock up soon.

SailingUke
10-17-2013, 11:42 AM
Here's another source, they will make a custom set.
Guadalupe Strings (http://www.guadalupecustomstrings.com)

iamesperambient
10-17-2013, 11:45 AM
Here's another source, they will make a custom set.
Guadalupe Strings (http://www.guadalupecustomstrings.com)

thanks ill check it out i also emailed
strings by mail to see if they can source
those gauges for me. i dont know if it would be a horrible
thing if i did a lighter gauge like 10, 13, 20, 34 or something like that
if it would affect the instrument or not. if thats the case maybe thats an option too?