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  1. Unwound C & G (for CGDA) , if you can find them,...

    Unwound C & G (for CGDA) , if you can find them, are going to have a fairly large diameter. They will be too large to fit in the factory-cut nut slots. In order to use such strings the nut slots...
  2. Have never been able to get CGDA or any other...

    Have never been able to get CGDA or any other comfortable fifths combo on a tenor without using wound strings. Have even tried to find some nonwound classical guitar and bass strings capable of...
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    My experience with the various groups within...

    My experience with the various groups within "community" has been disappointing. The banjo-uke (and many other) groups start out for a short time with a few folk joining, making a couple posts and...
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    That extra tuner would seem to be "major...

    That extra tuner would seem to be "major modification." I don't know how to extend the width of the neck to accommodate it.
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    Would not try to do it. It's the old "steel...

    Would not try to do it. It's the old "steel strings on instrument designed for nylon strings" issue. Unless the instrument has the appropriate (and well braced) tailpiece and proper tuners, the...
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    I agree with Nickie. The banjo-uke is to the...

    I agree with Nickie. The banjo-uke is to the ukulele as the tenor banjo is to the tenor guitar - alike only in that each has four strings. The sound is radically different despite the same or...
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    PM sent a couple minutes ago.

    PM sent a couple minutes ago.
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    The trick is to get the action "just right"...

    The trick is to get the action "just right" without messing with the intonation. From my experience working on the nut gets the action lowered without impacting the intonation, however that hasn't...
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    GDAE on a tenor uke was, for me, an exercise in...

    GDAE on a tenor uke was, for me, an exercise in frustration. Have never found anything which can reach the E note without quickly snapping under the tension. CDGA is readily available (Aquila set...
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    FS: Martin T1K tenor ukulele

    Martin T1K in great condition. Currently tuned GCEA (reentrant). Includes the Martin gig bag and shipping within the USA lower 48. PayPal only, please. Price is US$ 385. ****SOLD*****
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    Overall, I find no basic difference in playing 4,...

    Overall, I find no basic difference in playing 4, 6 or 8 string ukes. I agree with the "get it amped" comment, as I put an inexpensive tuner/amp in my OS 8-string and Lanikai 6-string. Getting an...
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    First of all, it helps to understand "action and...

    First of all, it helps to understand "action and intonation" on a banjo type instrument. Here's a quick link with a pretty good summary. ...
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    "Why low-G" is simply "why not low-G" or any...

    "Why low-G" is simply "why not low-G" or any other tuning? Since our ancestors made the first drum, musicians have sought to get greater range and more versatility out of instruments. Tinkering...
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    Thought I'd try a little "string math" to see...

    Thought I'd try a little "string math" to see what could come close. I used the contents of the Aquila Nylgut string packages for Tenor Low-G, Baritone GCEA and Baritone DGBE for this problem.
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    Am planning a couple changes to the stable. ...

    Am planning a couple changes to the stable. That's getting me slowly motivated to "relocate" a couple instruments which have seen reductions in play time. The two which are currently candidates for...
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    As long as one realizes that most ukes...

    As long as one realizes that most ukes acoustically respond best within the "traditional" tuning range for their sizes, anything goes as far as tuning each string. There is no "mandatory" tuning...
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    Whatever the choice, any stringed instrument...

    Whatever the choice, any stringed instrument mass-produced will be made in a manner that insures the most quantity will get through quality control. From a playability view, that means the strings...
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    I always use a pick on everything in the stable. ...

    I always use a pick on everything in the stable. It just feels comfortable. I have not gotten into a "pick preference" by brand name, gauge, et cetera - the medium weight discount picks the local...
  19. If a built-in tuner/amp is desired, consider...

    If a built-in tuner/amp is desired, consider having one installed in one of the ukes you currently own. It's not a difficult thing to do (I've done four of them) and most techs at guitar stores can...
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    The good this is...any tuning you like is fine. ...

    The good this is...any tuning you like is fine. I've tried several. As long as you stay within the acoustic range of the instrument (e.g., no screechy sounds) the instrument doesn't care. I knew a...
  21. Thread: Tenor Guitar

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    One can get tenor guitars in a variety of sizes. ...

    One can get tenor guitars in a variety of sizes. Guitar sizes vary radically ( https://sixstringacoustic.com/the-different-sizes-of-acoustic-guitars ). My Martin appears to be a OO, while the...
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    It's easy enough to try fifths. Aquila makes a...

    It's easy enough to try fifths. Aquila makes a GDAE string set for soprano ukes and a CDGA set that's good on concert and tenor ukes. If one likes it,great. If not, consider it just a fun...
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    When I went from acoustic guitar to mandolin a...

    When I went from acoustic guitar to mandolin a few years ago I found the fifths chords (GDAE) quite comfortable. So, I kept every future four-string-based instrument tuned fifths, including ukes. ...
  24. Thread: Tenor Guitar

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    Classical has nylon strings and braced...

    Classical has nylon strings and braced differently - can't use steel strings at all on one. Much softer and mellower sound (to me, anyway). Granddaughter is about 5'2" and 100 pounds. Gave her my...
  25. Thread: Tenor Guitar

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    Was at mine, too (Bondz Music, Wildwood, FL) with...

    Was at mine, too (Bondz Music, Wildwood, FL) with my granddaughter. After playing 6-string guitar 5 years she's much better than I am on a 6-string after 60. She left with a new classical guitar,...
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