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    Default String recs for Silvertone Baritone

    A very good friend just got a very nice deal on a Silvertone baritone that is in very nice condition. He wants to keep it low D. Does anyone have experience with what set from what brand would work well. Currently it has a wound nickel and a wound brass he says. The B string was actually in tune when he bought it. I don’t think it had been touched in years.

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    Last edited by Kimosabe; 04-12-2021 at 06:48 AM.

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    Worth browns.

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    Had a Silvertone baritone a few years back. Thought it sounded nice and warm using Aquila Nylguts with 2 wound bass strings.
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    Uke Logic baritone with their smooth wound low G. Great sound and feel.

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    Silvertone has a narrow neck. I agree, they sound good with nylgut Aquilla's but the playability is better with a higher tension set. I'd go with the Uke Logic flourocarbons and high tension wounds. I would never use an all nylon set on any Harmony built baritone...too floppy
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    Martin M630 have 2 wounds and a nice bright sound. D’Addario Titanium have 2 wounds and are warmer sounding. I have had good luck with both those sets and they are readily available.
    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields walnut pineapple super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Enya Nova *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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    Much obliged to all the above. I have encouraged my buddy to look here for info.

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    I've been experimenting with bari string sets for the past several years and wrote an article about the results on my blog. My favorite set is the Galli UX780.

    https://baritoneukes.com/choosing-st...tone-ukuleles/

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    Wow Cat - really good info. Thanks for sharing your journey. I have a Harmony Bari - a guess a cousin to the Silvertone. I've tried a bunch of strings on it - but I've found Aquila Nylguts to be the best bet for the B and E strings. Still playing around with the D and G strings.

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    Thanks, about2. I'm glad you found it useful!

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