View Full Version : Ukulele tuned like a mando

Feb-14-2004, 11:55pm
Ok in an ealier thread about a mando for a 7 yr old, jflynnstl said you can buy ukulele strings with the tension to tune it like a mandolin. I would like to know where I can find these strings because I would like to do this to my ukulele. You might ask why, well I play a lot of classical mandolin and would like to experiment with this idea and do some finger picking and play some classical peices. If anyone knows where I can get the strings to do this please let me know.

This could tune into a new style....who knows...but I like the idea

Feb-15-2004, 4:58pm
I use 3 strings lower ones out of the Martin Baritone Uke set and 1 of the soprano set.
wound with silvered copper and aluminum over a multifiliment core fot the lowest pitch, the others are clear monofiliment.
I have a spruce-headded banjo-uke
I'm not sure about glued on bridges.
It is a bit more tension torquing the bridge.
I tune it a whole step lower,
at F C G D. I've found trying to tension them up to GDAE results in much shorter string life on the wound ones. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif