The Southcoast Guide to Tuning & Strings

for discussion of “high re-entrant tunings” and “scale” see the “Tunings & Terminology” page

 

Medium Gauge Ukulele String Set

 

Our medium gauge ukulele strings are for high re-entrant tunings.  As the name implies, these gauges will give tunings that are generally considered the norm for whatever scale they are used on.   When formulating a Medium Gauge set, you have a fairly wide range of choice in tone.  We chose a medium bright selection.  We pair prominent, well defined bass notes with smooth, crisp highs, for a rich sounding set with outstanding  balance. 

 

Tunings are dependent on your scale length, and therefore change in key from one fretboard length to the next.  All our string sets are 30” long, and as such, are sufficient for any scale.  Our recommendations for Medium Gauge strings are as follows:

 

 

       For the 13” scale  - tune to key of D - firm tension 

                                     - tune to key of C - moderate tension

        

       For the 15” scale  - tune to key of D - high tension 

                                      - tune to key of C - normal tension

                                                                                     

       For the 17” scale  - tune to key of C - high tension

                                     - tune to key of  B flat - normal tension

 

       For the 20” scale - tune to key of  B flat - high tension

                                     - tune to key of  A - normal tension

 

for sound samples of all tunings on most scales, go to the “Instruments” page of our main site (link below). 

then visit any or all of the individual instrument pages - each has samples in a variety of tunings.

 

 

 

 

 

                 Page 5:  Medium Gauge Ukulele Strings - high reentrant

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                                                 Want to try out more than one gauge?  See our page “Combination Packs”.

 

 

   

                                                                                                

Price per set: $8.50 (includes shipment in the U.S.)

For International shipping click here

Quantity Discount (shipping always included):

2 packs & 3 packs contain 8 & 12 string packets in single packet/mailers (See “Combination Packs” page for example).  To order multiple sets in individual packet/mailers, select “Single Set” and change quantity at checkout.

 

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Soft Medium Ukulele String Set

 

Our new “Soft Medium” set has tensions similar to the standard Medium Gauges and tuning recommendations are therefore also the same.  Our standard set has a medium bright tone.  This Soft Medium set has been formulated to give another option - a “softer” sound for those with very bright instruments, or who simply prefer a mellower tone.  At the same time, however, this “mixed set” provides excellent balance - the soft sound is achieved without sacrificing clarity on the bass strings.  

 

 

                     

 

Price per set: $8.25 (includes shipment in the U.S.)

For International shipping click here

Quantity Discount (shipping always included):

2 packs & 3 packs contain 8 & 12 string packets in single packet/mailers (See “Combination Packs” page for example).  To order multiple sets in individual packet/mailers, select “Single Set” and change quantity at checkout.

 

 

 

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