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Thread: Gretsch G9121 Tenor Strings Dilema

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUpDave View Post
    Thanks for the update.......very strange indeed. Are they Aquila strings, I know that is what they use to come with stock. I have Martin M620 florocarbons on mine right now. I've had Oasis and Worth CT (my favorite, though Aquilas did sound good). Best of luck with your search.
    The specs say they are Aquila but who knows.
    The strings I have been using are D'Addario Nyltech. The Aquila Nylgut strings are impossible to find in the rural area I live in and I am not going to pay $5 for shipping Ha. Ha.
    Not sure what the difference is between the Nyltech and Nylgut. Maybe just the name that D'Addario is using. They are supposed to be manufactured in conjuction with Aquila.

    Thank you for the additional string brand information you are using.

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    I remembered a thread a couple of years ago about some of their models having some issues. I wonder if that has anything to do with it. The soprano strings would be a lot easier on the instrument.
    Here is that older thread from here:
    http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/...retsch-G9100-L

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    Well here is a copy of the email that I just received from Fender/Gretsch.
    The explanation still does not explain why there were soprano strings on the uke when I first bought it new.
    Oh well live and learn.
    i still have not heard back from Sweetwater but I am beyond caring about this anymore.
    I will try the Tenor strings as suggested and see what happens.
    If the uke is affected by this I will take it up directly with them now that i have something in writing. HA..Ha..

    -----------email reply from Fender----------------

    Hi David,
    I just checked with our Gretsch specialist. Anything that says Soprano strings are recommended is incorrect, I will try to get that corrected. Tenor strings are what's on there.

    Nathan Jones
    The Voice of Fender
    Consumer Relations Representative/Direct
    Sales Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
    17600 N. Perimeter Dr., Ste-100 Scottsdale, AZ
    85255 (480) 845-5133

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    Quote Originally Posted by jer View Post
    I remembered a thread a couple of years ago about some of their models having some issues. I wonder if that has anything to do with it. The soprano strings would be a lot easier on the instrument.
    Here is that older thread from here:
    http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/...retsch-G9100-L
    Thank you for the link.
    Very interesting information in there.
    I will have to find my inspection mirror and check mine out to see whats in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celticknits View Post
    Thank you for the link.
    Very interesting information in there.
    I will have to find my inspection mirror and check mine out to see whats in there.
    No problem. I'm glad you heard back from the manufacturer.

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