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Thread: Low G: Nylon vos Wound Any Impressions

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    I use the smooth wound low G from Oasis and the wound low G and wound C from Thomastik-Infeld. The Oasis string is on the boomy side. The Thomastik is more balanced sounding. I agree with Bratz that the "wound third string, even a flatwound Thomastik... The zinging noise caused by my right hand fingers playing on upstrokes " is annoying.

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    Ive abandoned non-wound low g for a couple reasons.
    Primarily I prefer the tension of the wound. It lets me lower the action and still avoid buzzing
    Also, wounds are thinner, so you don't have to re-groove the nut.
    Also, they project more. Some people say boomy, but that is usually because a wound 4th sticks out, not because its boomy but because it doesn't blend as well.
    But if you use a wound 3rd and 4th, the blend is better, and you get a louder fuller sound all all around.

    I use TI wound basses. They are quite mellow for a wound string, and they blend very well with a 4th/3rd, and flourocarbon trebles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukulelerick9255 View Post
    I play with a wound G(Fremont Soloist) no squeak as it’s a polished string. To avoid it overwhelming the other strings it needs to be combined with a wound C also. I prefer nylon to fluorocarbon strings for E and A and I use D’Addario black nylon. Beau Hannam custom Selmer Macaferri Tenor.
    May I ask what you use for your wound C? As a guitarist, I prefer matched basses, but it seems most ukulele sets with wound basses often use silvered copper wound for fourth string and aluminum wound for third.

    I started with a baritone uke, and I immediately went with matched basses. But now that I've added concert and tenor, I find I'm spoiled by the all-plain high-g sets. When I haven't played the baritone in a while, I'm shocked by how I have to adjust my right-hand technique to avoid booming on the basses. That said, a plain low-G sounds too thuddy for my ears, so I will go with a wound low-G should I make that change. I expect I'll go further and use a wound C, too.
    Last edited by twokatmew; 01-21-2018 at 07:00 AM. Reason: add comment
    Margaret, long-time classical guitarist gone uke crazy
    Concert: Kala ziricote, KA-ZCT-C - gCEA (Worth BM46)
    Tenor: Kala solid mahogany, KA-SMHT - gCEA (Worth BT63)
    Baritone: Kala solid cedar top acacia, KA-ABP-CTG - DGBE (NYL033W, NYL028W, Savarez Alliance KF74 .030", KF62 .024")

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    I really like using the tomastk infeld flat wounds for the g/c. They are mellower than fremont, and blend quite well with flourocarbons.
    For tenor at least cf-30/cf-27 for the g/c

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