I just got a banjolele as a gift. I've played uke for years, so I assumed tuning it would be a breeze, but it has not been!
It's concert sized, and I've been tuning it to GCEA. If I tune it to the 3rd octave, the strings are all warbly, loose, and won't hold tune at all. But the 4th octave is too high and snaps the strings. I can't even get the G string past D4.
Is there a way to make the strings tighter when tuning to the 3rd octave? Or should it be in the 4th and there's a technical issue? Help!