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    Hello everyone,

    Are there anyone you know who use classical guitar string on your ukulele? Just curious because a schoolmate told me that his elder brother has normal tension classical guitar strings on his Low G tuned tenor pono ukulele.

    Is this possible? Are there anyone in this forum who have classical guitar strings (D-G-B-E) for Low G (G-C-E-A) tuning?

    Thank you for any piece of advice you may have.

    dancingflee

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    Yep. Using Daddario T2's right now on Kamaka Tenor. Sounds great. Savarez is a popular choice too. Even the J71s that Jake uses are just semi-repackaged classical guitar strings.

    Search for other threads. Very informative discussions out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingflee View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Are there anyone you know who use classical guitar string on your ukulele? Just curious because a schoolmate told me that his elder brother has normal tension classical guitar strings on his Low G tuned tenor pono ukulele.

    Is this possible? Are there anyone in this forum who have classical guitar strings (D-G-B-E) for Low G (G-C-E-A) tuning?

    Thank you for any piece of advice you may have.

    dancingflee
    Using Classical Guitar Strings on an Ukulele by Curt Sheller. There are several threads regarding this topic.

    Nana ka maka; ho`olohe ka pepeiao;
    pa`a ka waha.

    Observe with the eyes; listen with the ears; shut the mouth.
    Thus one learns.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bdukes View Post
    Using Daddario T2's right now on Kamaka Tenor. Sounds great.
    Normal, hard or extra-hard tension? Something like this?

    G = guitar E, T4501 Single T2 Titanium .028 Normal
    C = guitar G, T4503 Single T2 Titanium .040 Normal
    E = guitar B, T4502 Single T2 Titanium .032 Normal
    A = guitar E, T4501 Single T2 Titanium .028 Normal
    Kanile'a K-1 Tenor Premium Handcrafted in Kane'ohe, Hawaii
    Wixom Custom TenorRedwood top, Koa sides & back, low G

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdukes View Post
    Yep. Using Daddario T2's right now on Kamaka Tenor. Sounds great. Savarez is a popular choice too. Even the J71s that Jake uses are just semi-repackaged classical guitar strings.

    Search for other threads. Very informative discussions out there.
    Available from Big City String Co. D-J71TG . . . This is the D'Addario T-2 String set (low G) packaged for a Uke. And from Just Strings - Savarez Ukulele Strings
    Last edited by Kanaka916; 01-13-2012 at 03:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Bear View Post
    Normal, hard or extra-hard tension? Something like this?

    G = guitar E, T4501 Single T2 Titanium .028 Normal
    C = guitar G, T4503 Single T2 Titanium .040 Normal
    E = guitar B, T4502 Single T2 Titanium .032 Normal
    A = guitar E, T4501 Single T2 Titanium .028 Normal
    I use HARD for g then normal for CEA. If you prefer more tension, then use HARD for strings 1-3 then xtraHARD for 4. Depends on personal pref.
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    A famous user of classical guitar strings is actually jake shimabukuro, he uses the Daddario extra hard tension strings.
    I also use the same strings but mine is re-entrant like jake's.

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    Thank you for sharing and I noticed that most use hard or extra hard tension strings. I am thinking of using the Addario EXP45 Coated Silver-Plated normal tension strings on Low G tuning. Aside from the bigger punch higher tension may provide may you please provide me any more difference between the two. On my classical guitars I have Savarez Crystals with normal trebles and high bass tension strings. I love the mellow balance of the normal trebles and the big punch of the high tension bass. Is this the same case with a Low G tuned ukulele?

    You folks have been a lot of help in my journey through the world of ukulele.....thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Bear View Post
    Normal, hard or extra-hard tension? Something like this?

    G = guitar E, T4501 Single T2 Titanium .028 Normal
    C = guitar G, T4503 Single T2 Titanium .040 Normal
    E = guitar B, T4502 Single T2 Titanium .032 Normal
    A = guitar E, T4501 Single T2 Titanium .028 Normal
    I use the T4601 for the G string. That is what Nuprin recommended for me on a Spruce T / Koa B&S.

    For Pro Artes, does anyone have a low G recommendation? I think I prefer them over the T2s.

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    David Hurd recommends Saverez strings. I've used them on many ukes and they are great. Also the D'Addario J71's are pulled from their Classical guitar line and packaged up for ukes.

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