String choice for 6 string uke bass?

dwizum

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Hi everyone,

I had an inquiry about a 6 string ukulele bass. I'm aware of the Kala 5 string u bass models but have never seen a 6 string. The problem I'm trying to solve is string availability - is anyone aware of a 6 string u bass string set?
 

dwizum

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Yeah, me either - and nothing really turning up on google. I've been asked about building one as a commission. I have no hesitation about building it, except that I'm not sure what to use for the 6th string!
 

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Hmm, good question. The only 5 string sets I know of are the Pahoehoes with a low B string and this round wound with a high C
https://kalabrand.com/products/ka-bass-5c

I don't imagine that roundwound would blend very well with the other set.

The note is C3, so I suppose I would try an unwound baritone uke string like a Worth brown or the Living Water one. It would probably be a little loose but maybe that would be ok with the Pahoehoes?