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My bandmate in The Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band, Ted Staunton, came over last Sunday and he brought his National guitar, so we tried them out together.
I just got my new resophonic uke, a Johnson, from my friend David Newland. David was given a real National by The Corktown Uke Jam group which he co-founded in Toronto and was good enough to offer me first dibbs at his old Johnson, the very uke that got me interested in ukes in the first place.
Anyone had any experience with Johnson resophonic ukes? I've been offered one for $150. I really enjoy playing this uke and like the sound it produces, but have read some negative reviews. Is this a good price and a wise choice.
I play in a jug band with a fiddle, washboard and sometimes a National guitar and/or a banjo or mandolin, so I need some volume.
I've seen both done. This article might be interesting: http://liveukulele.com/gear/strings/
It can be done, without adding too much tension to the neck. Larger ukes like the tenors are often strung this way.
I have this Eddy Finn Ukulele (it's a EF22CE) I've wondered the same thing about swapping the the bottom string to a thicker gauge and tuning it an octave lower.
My main instrument is guitar, so tuning the low string down an octave would be really awesome for me. As the the intervals between the top 4 strings on the guitar are the same as the ukulele strings.
Has anyone done this before? Does this add too much tension to the neck and throw the intonation off? Thanks.
I like the idea of a low G string for melody playing and have tried the low G for a while, but the high G is so much nicer for chording that I changed back. If you plan on doing any clawhammer playing the high G is better.
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