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Thread: Best strings for dGBE on tenor ???

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    Default Best strings for dGBE on tenor ???

    I was thinking of using some longer soprano strings, like Worths, thinking that the extra length would make the pitch lower without having to loosen them up too much. Any suggestions?
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    You could try a custom Living Water set.

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    I have tried the dGBE tenor sets from Aquila and Living Water, and personally, my two tenors did not sound good with either. I love Living Water and Aquila strings on other ukes and other tunings (LW in C, Aquila in D), so it may simply be the combination of the tuning and my two instruments that didn't mesh.

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    I'd check to see what Dirk has at South Coast Strings.
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    You could use new tenor or concert strings & only take them up to dGBE, works quite well.

    Sometimes you can get away with just down tuning the strings already on it, but they might have less tension than using new ones, I think, because they've been stretched.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    Thanks for the suggestions!
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    +1 on the Living Waters, I've been playing them one of my baritones for a long time.
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    Living Waters makes it easy. Just say you want some tenor dGBE strings and they do all the brain work.
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    I think that Craig uses these strings on a tenor to get baritone tuning.

    http://www.ghsstrings.com/products/1...964772-ukulele

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    The GHS are great
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