Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 34

Thread: Ukulele String Comparisons Spreadsheet

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    176

    Default Ukulele String Comparisons Spreadsheet

    Recently on one of the many threads about ukulele strings, a spreadsheet comparing string manufacturers and types was mentioned. It does not seem to be available to the forum anymore.

    I have created a new spreadsheet which compares many of the most popular ukulele strings on the market showing data collected from the manufacturers web sites etc. It includes , in many cases, the string composition, string diameters and string tensions in Metric and Imperial units for Soprano, Concert. Tenor and Baritone tuning. Not all manufacturers provide string tension data as the spreadsheet shows. Unavailable data is recorded as "NA".

    String choice is subjective. What you hear with a particular string set on your particular ukulele may not be what another player hears. In order to obtain the perfect sound for you and your ukulele, you will have to try different sets. Hopefully this spreadsheet will assist you in selecting string sets to try.

    There are still some brands of strings that are not included, and I am trying to find the required specifications to include them. I will update it as the information comes available. I you have information on other strings that could be included, or suggestions, please contact me or reply to this thread.

    My thanks to Andrew at HMS for helping me obtain some of the data which appears in the spreadsheet.

    In the meantime, here is the link to the PDF File of this Spreadsheet which you can link to without needing permissions. You can also print out the file from this location.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9X...it?usp=sharing

    I hope you find this useful.

    Regards,
    Bill
    Last edited by NOTLguy; 06-05-2014 at 05:27 AM.

    Pono ATDC Tenor Cutaway
    Vintage Tenor Banjo Ukulele ( circa 1920 )
    Vintage le Domino Concert Banjo ukulele ( circa 1931 )

    If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    9

    Default

    Thanks! This is very helpful.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    176

    Default

    Bump

    For those who may have missed this.

    Regards,
    Bill

    Pono ATDC Tenor Cutaway
    Vintage Tenor Banjo Ukulele ( circa 1920 )
    Vintage le Domino Concert Banjo ukulele ( circa 1931 )

    If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    208

    Default

    This is great. It is particularly helpful since I may attempt to try using fishing line as strings. This gives me an idea of what gauges to try.

    Thanks,
    Bill

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    2,242

    Default

    good job, Bill!
    Just Play

    Sopranos: 1st uke, Lanikai soprano LU-11 - Aquilas | 30's Martin style 0 - Martins | Fender Piha'eu - Worth Browns | Lanikai banjolele - Fremont Blacklines
    Concerts: Kanile'a K-2 CP - Living Water | Islander AC-4 - Living Water | Ohana CK-35-8 - Living Water | Kala KA-ACP-CT - Living Water, low G
    UBass: Kala Exotic Mahogany - Road Toad Pahoehoe

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    176

    Default

    You will notice that the string length is not always available. Not all manufacturers give this information on their sites. For any of the strings missing this data, if any of you want to measure your strings before installation and forward the information to me, I will add it to the spreadsheet.

    Regards,
    Bill

    Pono ATDC Tenor Cutaway
    Vintage Tenor Banjo Ukulele ( circa 1920 )
    Vintage le Domino Concert Banjo ukulele ( circa 1931 )

    If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Santa Monica, CA
    Posts
    3,167

    Default

    Nicely done. Can you add Aquila Red?

    E
    More an appreciator of the ukulele than a true player. My motto is: "Don't matter how good it ring if it ain't got some bling."

    Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.—Voltaire

    Curious about the relative importance of tonewood vs. the luthier? See Luthiers for a Cause to learn more!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    176

    Default

    Aquila Red is one of the string sets that I could find no data on. I tried contacting Aquila with no success. If anyone knows where I can obtain data on these strings, please contact me and I will add them to the sheet.

    Regards,
    Bill

    Pono ATDC Tenor Cutaway
    Vintage Tenor Banjo Ukulele ( circa 1920 )
    Vintage le Domino Concert Banjo ukulele ( circa 1931 )

    If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    new brunswick, new jersey
    Posts
    1,561

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NOTLguy View Post
    Recently on one of the many threads about ukulele strings, a spreadsheet comparing string manufacturers and types was mentioned. It does not seem to be available to the forum anymore.

    I have created a new spreadsheet which compares many of the most popular ukulele strings on the market showing data collected from the manufacturers web sites etc. It includes , in many cases, the string composition, string diameters and string tensions in Metric and Imperial units for Soprano, Concert. Tenor and Baritone tuning. Not all manufacturers provide string tension data as the spreadsheet shows. Unavailable data is recorded as "NA".

    String choice is subjective. What you hear with a particular string set on your particular ukulele may not be what another player hears. In order to obtain the perfect sound for you and your ukulele, you will have to try different sets. Hopefully this spreadsheet will assist you in selecting string sets to try.

    There are still some brands of strings that are not included, and I am trying to find the required specifications to include them. I will update it as the information comes available. I you have information on other strings that could be included, or suggestions, please contact me or reply to this thread.

    My thanks to Andrew at HMS for helping me obtain some of the data which appears in the spreadsheet.

    In the meantime, here is the link to the PDF File of this Spreadsheet which you can link to without needing permissions. You can also print out the file from this location.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9X...it?usp=sharing

    I hope you find this useful.

    Regards,
    Bill
    nice and very helpful but no baritone :/
    Current Ukes:
    Makala Shark Soprano (high g)
    Vorson Steel String Solid Body Electric Tenor (low g)

    Electric Guitar/Electric Ukulele Based drone ambient music
    http://iamesper.bandcamp.com

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Alabama, USA
    Posts
    2,857

    Default

    This is incredible! I have members in our uke club who have questions about strings and this will be wonderful for them as well. Thank you so very much!!!
    Click a photo for information!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •