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Thread: Comparing the gauge/tension of Worth Brown strings between Baritone and Tenor

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    Default Comparing the gauge/tension of Worth Brown strings between Baritone and Tenor

    I need to replace the B (1st) & E (2nd) strings on my Baritone uke, from the Worth Brown BB63 set. However, I have run out.

    I noticed that the Tenor set BT63 has a high G and C which appear to be the same gauge. And I have a spare set lying around (as I use wound strings on the Tenor).

    I.E. The B from the baritone set is .74(0.0291") and the E is .62(0.0244"). This is the same as the high G and the C from the Tenor set. I.E. the G is .62(0.0244") and the C is .74(0.0291").

    Am I safe to assume that these are in fact the exact same strings? Or are they going to be a different tension/hardness?

    They seem to be very slightly different shades of brown, but it's hard to tell and the Worth website is not very clear.

    Thanks for any help.
    Last edited by Strumaround; 09-14-2018 at 12:59 AM.

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    I assume you're looking at this chart : http://worthc.to/english/w_strings.html

    I'm pretty sure all the brown strings are the same composition as they aren't listed as HD or EX.
    So you wouldn't want to compare LD and LGHD for example just because they are the same gauges - but all the browns should be the same composition.

    So yes, you should be safe using those tenor strings on your baritone. Intuitively, if you put a C tenor string as B baritone it should feel a little tighter on the baritone but not terribly so. Putting a G tenor as E baritone should be just about the same tension.
    Ukelele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, FBL cFAD
    Kala KSLNG-C Lava
    Guitars:
    Cordoba C1m 1/4, TI CF127, G
    Cordoba Mini M, SC F# EFS
    Jupiter #47, TI CF127, G

    Jim's Blog

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    Thanks Jim, I hadn't seen that page. But yes, I think so.

    I was comparing the B (1st) & E (2nd) strings from here http://www.stringsbymail.com/worth-u...inch-7712.html

    With the 3rd and 4th from here http://www.stringsbymail.com/worth-u...-set-7680.html

    And assuming that they are the exact same strings?
    Last edited by Strumaround; 09-14-2018 at 05:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strumaround View Post
    And assuming that they are the exact same strings?
    That's my conclusion as well.
    Ukelele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, FBL cFAD
    Kala KSLNG-C Lava
    Guitars:
    Cordoba C1m 1/4, TI CF127, G
    Cordoba Mini M, SC F# EFS
    Jupiter #47, TI CF127, G

    Jim's Blog

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    Yes, this is how I understand it as well. In fact, I have swapped strings from different Worth Brown sets in this manner.

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    Thanks folks.

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