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    Just replaced Worth hard clears (low g) on my Kamaka HF-3. They're a little thicker which I seem to like because the "g" string isn't as "floppy" as the Worths and there is a noticeable increase in volume and sustain. They have a nice balanced sound like Southcoast strings and no "boominess" from the low end. So far I likely!!!
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    And you acquired them where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teek View Post
    And you acquired them where?

    Strings are available at www.ukulelecreations.com
    And also Smiley Kai is selling em' at Ukulele Source .

    I live two blocks from Ukulele Source.
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    I love them!!! I Met Jason at NAMM this year and he gave us some samples. I've tried a set on a Lacewood Kala Tenor and have decided to put them on my Kanile'a Islands Tenor as well. I also just order some for stock in our shop. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gyosh View Post
    I live two blocks from Ukulele Source.
    And you have only five ukuleles? How do you have such self-restraint?

    I'll be attending a private ukulele workshop in SJ on February 18, and I'm looking forward to my regular post-workshop visit to Ukulele Source.

    Thanks for the tip about the strings. Is the low g wound or non-wound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mds725 View Post
    And you have only five ukuleles? How do you have such self-restraint?

    I'll be attending a private ukulele workshop in SJ on February 18, and I'm looking forward to my regular post-workshop visit to Ukulele Source.

    Thanks for the tip about the strings. Is the low g wound or non-wound?
    Not so much "self restraint" as "teacher salary" The PhD's are non-wound low "g"
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    I just put a set on my LoPrinzi mahogany tenor and they do sound very nice. I usually like a wound low G, but the unwound G with this set sounds nicely balanced. Sort of "old timey" but with a little modern growl. Good sweetness in the trebles. And so far they are comfortable and easy to play.
    Last edited by Scott S.; 02-12-2012 at 03:23 PM.

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    I am just reviving this thread because I saw their ad in Kamuke. Was there any problem with the string fitting in the nut since it is thicker than the Worths?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedwahine11 View Post
    I am just reviving this thread because I saw their ad in Kamuke. Was there any problem with the string fitting in the nut since it is thicker than the Worths?
    I had a little trouble with the open "C" buzzing because it was too low. I built up the nut a bit using a trick I learned in Rick Turner's build class, filed it down to the action I wanted, and it's been fine since.
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    yeh i just changed strings i use tenor low g.... on my koaloha super concert and i agree the phds feel firmer and tighter than the factory strings from koaloha..the buzz on the g string is gone and the lows are richer..the highs are still nice..i read that they designed these strings for koaloha ukes...in my opinon much better than koaloha factory strings...

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