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    Default Electric solid body string help

    Hiya! I'm new to electric ukes, and just bought a vorson electric solid body tenor from zzounds. When I was buying it they suggested some D'Addario replacement strings, and I thought why not. Now I may be super tired and just don't know what I'm doing, but I'm not sure which string goes where. Sorry if this is a dumb question, haha. I got 1
    PL016, 2 PL011, and 1 PL009. Thanks for any help, and yell at me if you must.

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    OK, but they don't sound right to me, take a look here - http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/...tring-question

    These are what I would expect, size wise - https://www.southernukulelestore.co....tyle-ukuleles/
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    The intent of giving you one plain 16, two plain 11's and a plain 9 is for the reentrant G string to be an 11, the C is the 16, the E is the 2nd 11 and the A is the 9.

    That's the intent. Whether that's what makes a good sound is a completely different question. Possibly not. If it were me I would be using heavier gauge strings than that.

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    Thanks y'all! Anthony was right, and it sounds decent.

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    An even EASIER solution to stringing the Vorson (or any similar-size steel string electric uke) is using the DGBE (4th-1st) strings out of an electric guitar set, and stringing it UP to GCEA on the electric ukulele.
    I generally pick a lighter set (usually a 009 or 010 set) out of preference.

    Easy peasy - don't even have to remember individual string tensions or go shopping for individual strings. Just buy the entire guitar string set, and don't use the bass E-A strings.

    Quite important to do a setup on the instrument though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kissing View Post
    An even EASIER solution to stringing the Vorson (or any similar-size steel string electric uke) is using the DGBE (4th-1st) strings out of an electric guitar set, and stringing it UP to GCEA on the electric ukulele.
    I generally pick a lighter set (usually a 009 or 010 set) out of preference.
    So basically just wind the D string tighter until it is in tune to high G?

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    GCEA means Low G.
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    I thought gCEA meant low g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    I thought gCEA meant low g.
    I think there will never be consensus about that. I thought the same way too, except have been lately wondering

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    That (gCEA) is re entrant. I think 'we' use a lower case g because it is a different tuning to 'normal', as in guitar, etc, that use capitals for linear tunings.
    Last edited by Croaky Keith; 02-27-2018 at 09:46 PM.
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