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  • #29671

    stinyuke
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    Hi everyone

    I’m looking for a new ukulele to add to my very small collection. My dream is a Kanile’a Tenor and the local store here has some in stock as well a 5 string Tenor by Kanile’a. That means there is a low G and a high G string togheter. After thinking a little bit about it I think this can be very exciting. Does anyone have experiences with a 5 string uke? Would you recomend it? Do you have to be an experienced player to play it? Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 🙂

    #29745

    robinboyd
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    I don’t think it would require an experienced player. I don’t have any direct experience, though. My only concern would be that you wouldn’t be able to play the melody on the G string (at least not easily), regardless of whether the melody was for low or high G. It would be great for strumming, though.

    #29753

    lisadmh
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    I’m dying to get my hands on one. I tried an 8 string, which was cool but too much. The G on it was amazing though. I could play both my high and low G songs on it and the note was always there, with the other one to set it off. Everything sounded good on the G.

    Nobody carries 5 string around here. I’d love to try before I buy.

    Sorry, no first hand experience, but I’m following this thread.

    #29756

    timolnz
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    I see Taimane Gardner plays a 5 string on lots of her you tube clips. She has contributed to RC101 and may answer questions on them. Tim

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