Electric Mandolin Strings

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Electric Mandolin Strings

Postby Neil Cawley » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:52 pm

I purchased an electric ukulele, four strings, 17 inch scale length and I want to string and tune it like a mandolin. I tried using medium to light strings but keep breaking the E string during tuning. The string is breaking in tension between the nut and the bridge. The string I was using was 0.011" in diameter. My research on the web indicates I should try a 0.009" string. Anyone have experience with this kind of tuning?


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