5 string ukulele

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  • #28251

    jinajupiter
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    I see many artists performing with a double G string, high and low. Does anybody own one, and what brands are making them?

    #28253

    recdog
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    Good question. Somewhere I saw a video where Taimane talks about her 5 string Kamaka. She explained that she actually uses a double low G and that it gives her uke a deeper tone.
    -Ron

    #28254

    lisadmh
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    I don’t have one but I’m interested. I tried an 8 string recently and loved it at first go but at my second visit really only wanted the double G. If you can get your hands on one to try, that would help. I haven’t been able to try a 5 string yet.

    #28255

    robinboyd
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    I also haven’t tried one but I am interested. Mele (who made my good uke) make 6-string models with doubled C and A strings, but they aren’t cheap!

    Mele Mango Tenor 6

    #28256

    jinajupiter
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    Why would you want to have a double C and A string?

    #28258

    robinboyd
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    I imagine it would give a generally fuller sound when strumming, with an emphasis on the C and A strings… Not something I would go out of my way to achieve, but I suppose if you are made of money and have a huge uke collection, then it is something to try…

    #28261

    lisadmh
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    The 8 string I tried had a much fuller sound but to the point of messy. The harmonic was amazing. I think it would be interesting for strumming, but too much going on for picking. The high C stringwas annoying as it’s an all new sound. The double G was interesting as it worked for high and low G songs.

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