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Thread: Recommendations for high tension low G fluorocarbon strings to drop tune to DGBE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roastbeast View Post
    I already do this with my Martin re-entrant gCEA strings.
    Maybe I'm confused about what you're trying to accomplish. You want a linear DGBE tuning for tenor scale, yes? How about starting with this
    https://www.stringsbymail.com/pepe-r...set-24589.html

    Then if there's something you don't like about that, we can go from there
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    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, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Hanson 5-string tenor, LW dGBEA
    Southern Cross concert GCEA
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, E cuatro TI/Oasis

    !Flukutronic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    Maybe I'm confused about what you're trying to accomplish. You want a linear DGBE tuning for tenor scale, yes? How about starting with this
    https://www.stringsbymail.com/pepe-r...set-24589.html

    Then if there's something you don't like about that, we can go from there
    I'd like suggestions for a high tension, low G tenor set of fluorocarbons (preferrably unwound) that I can drop tune from GCEA to DGBE. I can do this on my tenors using Martin Fluorocarbons - gCEA drop tuned to dGBE - with relative success.

    So... my uke's primary tuning would be linear GCEA with the option of tuning down to DGBE with strings that won't get too floppy.
    Last edited by roastbeast; 04-09-2021 at 11:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roastbeast View Post
    So... my uke's primary tuning would be linear GCEA with the option of tuning down to DGBE with strings that won't get too floppy.
    Hmm, I strongly suspect that such a set does not exist. That's a big range to ask from a single set. I suppose your best chance would be these:
    https://theukulelesite.com/ukelogic-hard.html

    do note the notice about the big low G string possibly not fitting your uke without nut adjustment
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    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, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Hanson 5-string tenor, LW dGBEA
    Southern Cross concert GCEA
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, E cuatro TI/Oasis

    !Flukutronic!

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    In my experience, DGBE on a tenor just doesn't work. The GBE part is not a problem. The problem is, a guitar pitch D requires a longer scale.

    However, I love dGBE (reentrant) on a tenor.

    -W
    Last edited by Wiggy; 04-10-2021 at 05:00 AM. Reason: TMI

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    The Uke Logic .042 high tension string works well for low g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roastbeast View Post
    I'd like suggestions for a high tension, low G tenor set of fluorocarbons (preferrably unwound) that I can drop tune from GCEA to DGBE. I can do this on my tenors using Martin Fluorocarbons - gCEA drop tuned to dGBE - with relative success.

    So... my uke's primary tuning would be linear GCEA with the option of tuning down to DGBE with strings that won't get too floppy.
    That sounds to me like a recipe of getting the worst of both worlds.

    You will have a tenor G that's uncomfortably high tension, and a baritone D that is too floppy.

    How about having a tenor or baritone tuned to DGBE and using a decent capo at the 5th fret when you miss GCEA?

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