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    Question Low G Baritone Strings (GCEA) Options?

    I've got a baritone on the way and plan to re-string her GCEA (low G)...
    ...what are my options?
    I've heard a lot about Southcoast Uke strings, but their site isn't that clear (they really should dumb-it-down. If they are reading these posts, IMO it takes too much thought to order any of their strings)
    Does Aquila make a set? Any others?

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    It's not that hard reallly, here is a link to the strings you want, I got a set for my baritone and they are great.
    Brian
    Ohana PK25G - Pineapple Soprano with Aquila
    Ohana SK15 - Maroon Soprano with Aquila
    Kala KA-FMSLN - Flame Maple Longneck Soprano with Loprinzi
    Eleuke BC-50E - Prototype Concert with Living Water
    Mainland Classic mahogany Long Neck Concert Pineapple with Freemont Black low g
    Sailor Brand M-EU T6EG - Six string tenor with Southcoast
    Luna TT MAH - Tattoo tenor with Loprinzi
    Koloa KU-650 - Baritone with Alohi low d
    Cordoba - Guitalele
    Eddy Finn EF-BU2F - Deluxe Banjo Uke

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    Yeah- I will second that. The only strings made for Low G Bari are Dirks Linear set, and they are fantastic. Aquila makes only high G and they were, in my estimation, underwhelming.
    That and Dirk is about the coolest guy you will ever do business with- I can promise that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savagehenry View Post
    It's not that hard reallly, here is a link to the strings you want, I got a set for my baritone and they are great.
    YIKES...that is a perfect example. I have no idea what they are selling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCK View Post
    Yeah- I will second that. The only strings made for Low G Bari are Dirks Linear set, and they are fantastic. Aquila makes only high G and they were, in my estimation, underwhelming.
    That and Dirk is about the coolest guy you will ever do business with- I can promise that.
    Is Dirk with Southcoast Ukes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul December View Post
    Is Dirk with Southcoast Ukes?
    Yes he is, he is also a member here and his string sets are awesome.
    Brian
    Ohana PK25G - Pineapple Soprano with Aquila
    Ohana SK15 - Maroon Soprano with Aquila
    Kala KA-FMSLN - Flame Maple Longneck Soprano with Loprinzi
    Eleuke BC-50E - Prototype Concert with Living Water
    Mainland Classic mahogany Long Neck Concert Pineapple with Freemont Black low g
    Sailor Brand M-EU T6EG - Six string tenor with Southcoast
    Luna TT MAH - Tattoo tenor with Loprinzi
    Koloa KU-650 - Baritone with Alohi low d
    Cordoba - Guitalele
    Eddy Finn EF-BU2F - Deluxe Banjo Uke

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    Linear is what you want, low to high GCEA, not gCEA, 17" scale is a tenor and he is recommending that you tune it to D, 20" is for your baritone and you would tune it to C like you want to. $8.25 a pack and he'll priority mail it to you, you'll get it in a few days.
    Brian
    Ohana PK25G - Pineapple Soprano with Aquila
    Ohana SK15 - Maroon Soprano with Aquila
    Kala KA-FMSLN - Flame Maple Longneck Soprano with Loprinzi
    Eleuke BC-50E - Prototype Concert with Living Water
    Mainland Classic mahogany Long Neck Concert Pineapple with Freemont Black low g
    Sailor Brand M-EU T6EG - Six string tenor with Southcoast
    Luna TT MAH - Tattoo tenor with Loprinzi
    Koloa KU-650 - Baritone with Alohi low d
    Cordoba - Guitalele
    Eddy Finn EF-BU2F - Deluxe Banjo Uke

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    Hello Paul,

    No, sorry, we are the only ones to make a set like that. I can't really understand why, as that tuning is a natural for a Baritone.

    We sell with Paypal, but then so do a lot of others. Is it not working correctly?

    I know that we don't sell a "Tenor Ukulele" set, or in this case a "Baritone Low G GCEA No-Wound" set; that's because this set is also a great set for a Tenor in low 4th D tuning. I guess we could just take all our sets and package them with 2-4 different names? At any rate here is the link to the strings you are looking for:

    http://www.southcoastukes.com/string...les/linuke.htm

    The common perception in the musical world is that ukulele players are not true musicians at all, and I know that a lot of people are attracted to the ukulele because of it's relative simplicity.

    I don't think, however, that the ukulele is a "simple instrument for simpletons". Tuning terminology in the ukulele world is often imprecise, misleading or innacurate. On the first page of our string section, and on every single string page, we practically implore people to take a few moments to read the page on "Tunings & Terminology":

    http://www.southcoastukes.com/string...es/tunings.htm

    Take just a little time to read through it - once only. We've tried to put a basic understanding of tunings into as short a space as possible. It doesn't seem to me like our site would take much thought after digesting this, and it would help you in your choice of strings and your uderstanding of your instrument whether you bought from us or not.
    Dirk Wormhoudt



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    Thanks for the contact Dirk, I appreciate it.
    I will be ordering a set right away.
    My point... if you don't mind... was that IMO your website gives too much info. Possibly I missed it, but it would be far easier for someone to simply click "Low G, Baritone Uke strings" as an option.
    It would easier for idiots like me.

    Quote Originally Posted by southcoastukes View Post
    Hello Paul,

    No, sorry, we are the only ones to make a set like that. I can't really understand why, as that tuning is a natural for a Baritone.

    We sell with Paypal, but then so do a lot of others. Is it not working correctly?

    I know that we don't sell a "Tenor Ukulele" set, or in this case a "Baritone Low G GCEA No-Wound" set; that's because this set is also a great set for a Tenor in low 4th D tuning. I guess we could just take all our sets and package them with 2-4 different names? At any rate here is the link to the strings you are looking for:

    http://www.southcoastukes.com/string...les/linuke.htm

    The common perception in the musical world is that ukulele players are not true musicians at all, and I know that a lot of people are attracted to the ukulele because of it's relative simplicity.

    I don't think, however, that the ukulele is a "simple instrument for simpletons". Tuning terminology in the ukulele world is often imprecise, misleading or innacurate. On the first page of our string section, and on every single string page, we practically implore people to take a few moments to read the page on "Tunings & Terminology":

    http://www.southcoastukes.com/string...es/tunings.htm

    Take just a little time to read through it - once only. We've tried to put a basic understanding of tunings into as short a space as possible. It doesn't seem to me like our site would take much thought after digesting this, and it would help you in your choice of strings and your uderstanding of your instrument whether you bought from us or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul December View Post
    ...It would easier for idiots like me.
    Looking forward to your order, Paul, and I refuse to accept that your are an idiot!

    As I said, take a few minutes to go through the tunings page. I appreciate the advice, but I am probably going to expand it - put more info there to clarify what key names for tunings actually signify.

    If I were to take your sugesstion, I really would have to give each set 2-4 different names. The Medium gauge set would be become "High Tension High Re-entrant C Tuning Tenor" & "Medium Tension High Re-entrant B flat Tenor", "Medium Tension High Re-entrant C Tuning Concert" and a few more. This would get confusing even to me. Understand a little basic terminology, and the way we do things is actually simpler.

    Look at all the questions on this site, for example, about putting "Tenor" strings on a Concert, etc., etc. Truth is, there are really no such things as "Tenor" strings, they're just a string company's educated guess as to what will sound good and feel good on your Tenor. We like to put more of that judgement in your hands.
    Last edited by southcoastukes; 10-22-2011 at 03:54 PM.
    Dirk Wormhoudt



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