best strings for E tuning on guitalele?

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Re: best strings for E tuning on guitalele?

Post by Mimmo2us » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:13 pm

if you do that you have problem about the 6th bass strings and the 1st and 2nd. In this case these two are special nylgut made denser. A standard nylgut do not mannifest good performances. The 6th wound has a very thick copper wire.
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Re: best strings for E tuning on guitalele?

Post by gilles T » Thu May 04, 2017 9:00 am

Hello all,

Just an update about my latest experiment with a set of d'Addario pro arte ej46FF. These are hard (well, quite hard) tension carbon and very thin strings. I tuned my Gretsch guitalele to F, and it appears to be a perfect match : the instrument really "sings" and keeps in tune, and this low pitch gives the feel of low to medium tension under the fingers. Incredible amount of volume and sustain. Much better than blue Alliance and Cantiga, maybe because the thinner gauge results in a much better intonation...
Guess the sound improvement must be astonishing on the laminate Yamaha GL1 as well.

Regards,

Gilles

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Re: best strings for E tuning on guitalele?

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Re: best strings for E tuning on guitalele?

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Re: best strings for E tuning on guitalele?

Post by gilles T » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:58 am

Hello,

Just as an (important) update :
I just put on my guitalele a set of Hannabach 890 mt for 1/8 guitar and I must say I maybe found the ultimate strings to achieve a satisfactory E tuning on a very short scale. These strings are quite expensive (about 18 €) but keep in tune, have wonderful intonation and a lovely singing tone. The G wound string feels smooth under the fingers and doesn't have the tubby/dead sound of thick, unwound G's.

Strongly recommended!
regards,
gilles

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Re: best strings for E tuning on guitalele?

Post by mangogerry » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:01 am

Hello there,

I tried different options on my GL1, including the Hannabach strings 1/8 cause they were
mentioned here and also on youtube. Well, I wasn't happy at all with them,
base strings sounded mushy...mids and highs too soft, really dull in my opinion.
Also, they are made for 44-48 scale, the GL1 has 43. Tension wasn't good.
Finally I went with those strings: (MOD EDIT - search for) "Jugendgitarre: Mensur 39-44 cm" from Dr Junger Saiten

Those are strings for children guitars, scale 39-44. The tension is still not perfect but
they sound much better than the Hannabach, the difference is quite staggering.
Mids and highs much more lively, base less loud and mushy, more fresh and metallic sounding.
All wound strings except the high e.

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Re: best strings for E tuning on guitalele?

Post by diamondsky9 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:11 am

hello
Has anybody else tried Dr Junger 39-44 kinder strings for Guitalele and how are they going for you mangogerry after a few weeks?

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