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    Hi Folks -

    I am the proud owner of a nearly-new 40 year-old Martin Baritone ukulele.

    This instrument has pegs in the saddle, requiring ball-end strings. I'd like to use a combination of wound / nylon strings.

    It seems that I am going to need to purchase individual classical guitar strings, because most baritone ukulele string sets have threaded ends (not ball ends).

    Can any Martin Baritone / peg saddle players share what type of strings they use and from whom they purchased them? I tune the instrument D-G-B-D (like a cavaquinho).

    Thanks!
    Rob
    Last edited by Baskervils; 07-09-2011 at 03:45 AM.

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    Here is a thread that should help.
    http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/fo...th-bridge-pins
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    Ray



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    Ah! Makes sense. I thought that it may be that simple, but I like to make life difficult. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baskervils View Post
    Ah! Makes sense. I thought that it may be that simple, but I like to make life difficult. Cheers!
    You are not making life difficult. It never hurts to ask a reasonable question. I remember the first time I had to restring my really nice classical guitar. I didn't want to screw up the top if a string knot came undone. Now I drill holes for strap buttons, some refinishing, etc., but never without lots of research.
    Let's have a laugh after we cry. Let's hope we live before we die. Loudon Wainwright III
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    You can try tying a glass bead to the end...
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