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Ukeval
02-28-2014, 08:52 PM
Just got this "old" new uke and try to play it (low g tuning, Aquila new nylgut).

http://youtu.be/CJHfdICYEFw

coolkayaker1
03-01-2014, 06:23 AM
Ukeval, sweet. Your playing, as always.

So that is low G (GCEA)? I like it. Not as loud and sustained as some wood baritones, makes it more of a concert/tenor sound than most baritones (perhaps bc of the tuning, but I think it does have less sustain--which is not always a bad thing; some baritones sustain like guitars!)

Thank you.

strumsilly
03-01-2014, 06:39 AM
Ukeval, sweet. Your playing, as always.

So that is low G (GCEA)? I like it. Not as loud and sustained as some wood baritones, makes it more of a concert/tenor sound than most baritones (perhaps bc of the tuning, but I think it does have less sustain--which is not always a bad thing; some baritones sustain like guitars!)

Thank you.

the one I had[and sold] had an 18 inch scale, so really closer to a tenor 17 " scale than a 20" baritone scale. they definitely score high on the cool factor and have a nice tone.
excellent picking

coolkayaker1
03-01-2014, 06:50 AM
the one I had[and sold] had an 18 inch scale, so really closer to a tenor 17 " scale than a 20" baritone scale. they definitely score high on the cool factor and have a nice tone.
excellent picking

Oh, I see, I see. So sounds like one can use any tenor strings (with enough length for that additional inch). Thanks, SS.