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    Quote Originally Posted by frigiliana View Post
    I've had the Thomastik C27 and C30 wound strings on my Godin Multiuke for 6 months love them , no need for any nut faffing .
    I agree. What I have previously written in this thread <--click it regarding these Thomastik and other strings might be further helpful to this current thread by DaveY.

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    Thanks, Booli -- I knew that I needed classical strings; I just didn't know that I was looking at non-classical ones. So I'll call myself "half-ignorant."

    frigiliana, thanks for that specific info about the Thomastik and MultiUke compatibility I'll try that brand. Now I just have to look up what "faffing" means to see if I might want to do that next weekend ('cause it sounds like fun).

    By the way, the MultiUke is my third solid or chambered body uke; I sold the other two. It's by far my favorite. It doesn't seem to be available from most or maybe any uke sellers (although HMS carried it a few years go), and doesn't get a lot of attention. But I've been giving it attention it looks, sounds and plays great.

    UPDATE: I looked up "faffing." I already did that in gathering all the useless info on the wrong strings. It was not fun at all.
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    Sorry DaveY it's my Lancashire flat cap and Ferret upbringing . It's a great Ukulele i wouldn't swap mine , i've been playing around with effects pedals not quite got it right yet. It's such a versatile ukulele i've played some great Funk stuff on it, Barre the 7th fret for a Em7 for a couple of bars then put a finger on the C string 9th fret and you can do a Nile Rodgers groove need to a bit of damping between the strum sounds good i'm not quite up to speed.
    Back to strings, for the 1st and 2nd strings i'm trying some D'addario Titanium sound OK and you can bend them from here to Christmas .

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    A D'Addario .028" wound classical string is what I have always used for low G. For the C string, use a .023" wound classical.

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    One suggestion if you’re going to use a wound low g use a wound c, I think this gives a much better balanced sound than a plain C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukulelerick9255 View Post
    One suggestion if you’re going to use a wound low g use a wound c, I think this gives a much better balanced sound than a plain C.
    I concur. On tenors I use a wound C even with high g tuning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveY View Post
    Thanks, Booli -- I knew that I needed classical strings; I just didn't know that I was looking at non-classical ones. So I'll call myself "half-ignorant."...
    I hope the info is helpful to you. I was rather stern because it seemed like you were being lead down a dark path toward uke implosion.

    There's nothing wrong with ignorance, for there is always a cure, but one must be open to receive the cure, and that is simply a matter of self-education.

    I do my best to impart what I have learned from my own experience and share it with other folks here on UU solely for their own benefit, and certainly not for my own ego nor to win any popularity contests...and I am simply trying to pay forward the kindness I've received from others, in the hope that UU can continue to grow and be a fulfilling resource for all of us.

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    yeah, booli turned me on to the TI's for the g/c, and they're great.
    I do tend to prefer the wound g+c, balances better, less of the bass standing out.

    They are a little higher tension than plastics, but that tension can be useful.
    You can set the action quite a bit lower with them, and they also project more so you get more volume, and a fuller bass.
    But if you're electric... you can do that other ways. Still.. since i like to play more finger style.. setting the action lower is a big bonus.

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