yep it is very quiet on this one.
I would have replied earlier but the first post I read when i was in work and could not reply, the next two I just missed and the third I saw just now while flicking through all the sections to see what i have missed.
My father in law retunes a lot of instruments different. i.e uke to banjo, banjo to madolin etc. not too sure what he does exactly, but he did retune his 4 string banjo to the same as a mandolin and it sounded great.
I think you could experiment in anything and retune anything you want but I would think you might need different stings as the uke strings are different, or swap the strings about?
ye get some that are cut out for the job and others just get by from pretending