Baritonics -- Baritone Ukulele Studies
Baritone players who use GCEA tuning: what are you using for strings? I bought a set of Aquila GCEA for baritone. When tuned to a lower octave, they were too slack. When tuned to a higher octave, the tension was so tight that the A string snapped. Any suggestions please?
Rick:I don't use GCEA strings and could not give you a firsthand reference. I will try to find out some recommendations for you. I would not consider GCEA the "Alternate Tuning" that I want to display at this location since GCEA info may be found on 500 different sites.Jeff / Humble Uker
stringsbymail[dot]com has a phone number you can call and ask. In Hilo where I live music shop carries strings for GCEA tuning on a baritone. A lot of ukers here use it because they like the size of bari but don't know bari chords
I sometimes us EAC#F# as an alternate tuning as well as FA#DG, both on baritone uke and tenor uke.
I'm trying the tenor guitar tuning in fifth, it's not easy to play but I have a great fun. Strings: 4th and 3rd are from a baritone ukulele set,low D tuned in C, and G as usual. For the higher strings I took a set of Aquila Baritone in GCEA tuning: 2nd string in D and the 1st in A as indicated.