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Thread: C string sounds dead on many of the tenor ukes I have listened to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziret View Post
    That's precisely the unicorn I'm trying to resist. I think someone said it has a thick neck though? If so, resistance is possible.
    It's a bit thicker than a Kala neck, but nothing noticeable (at least not to me). And I think the width of the nut is 1 3/8"

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    ahoy

    tenor
    hear it on more than one of my soprano ukes

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo1022 View Post
    It's a bit thicker than a Kala neck, but nothing noticeable (at least not to me). And I think the width of the nut is 1 3/8"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    We have one, and if the neck were think, I wouldn't bother picking it up. And yes, the C string is NOT thuddy or muddy. It has the original strings, except for the A, which broke, so we stuck an Aquila on that was lying around here. No problems!
    I highly recommend a Tiny Tenor, it's the best of both worlds, and to me, the tone matches any uke I've heard at twice the cost.
    I don't know whether to be happy about this or not, but I'm glad to hear it from you because I think our preferences in ukes are similar.
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    Funny you brought this up Mezcalero, it was something I noticed on some Ukes with warmer tone woods and nylon strings, and it sent me on a string shopping frenzy in search of a set that made C more lively...

    I found for the most part Aquila Nylgut seem to make a lot of Ukes project that thuddy sound too...
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    Southcoast with wound G and C helps a lot. Thud is gone using this set with low-g. Wound C alone can also work with high-g, and definitely diminishes the thud.
    Last edited by neo1022; 09-25-2017 at 08:36 PM.
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    Kala travel uke (spruce & mahogany) (KA-SSTU)
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    Romero Creations Tiny Tenor (Spruce & Mahogany)
    Kala Spruce-Ovangkol (KA-ASOV-T)
    Blackbird Farallon (Tobacco Sunburst)

    Beginning uke player with early onset UAS. Just getting started...!

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    This is my experience with Kala KA-CEM, concert size model, my first uke.
    I bought in in mid August (this year) and always wondered why the C-string sounded so dead, even imagined some defect with my uke bridge gluing etc.

    So today I changed the strings to same kind Aquila New Nylgut strings and I am happy to say that I seemed to have had a faulty C-string from the factory stringed one. (They were all nicely tied together at the bridge, now not after my stringing of course. I would not bother myself about such superficial looking stuff.)
    Anyways now C-string sounds longer instead dies soon and I can also check the tuning on upper frets on that string. I am so happy now.

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    I noticed the thudiness on the C string on 8 string when I changed the C course to unison from octaves by replacing the high C. I liked the tuning better but the C strings bothered me so restrung th uke with fluorocarbons (which I would have done anyway eventually) and wow! The difference. The uke really came alive.
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