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Melissa82
09-29-2014, 02:51 PM
I just received my concert size Mainland Mahogany uke in the mail today from kkimura. I slapped on some Savarez strings and they are amazing. I used to really like Worth Clears but these Savarez strings are amazing. If you are looking for a warm sound, definitely check them out.

flailingfingers
09-29-2014, 03:30 PM
There is a reason that Collings uses them.

Jim Hanks
09-29-2014, 03:44 PM
Low g or high G? My KPK longneck soprano came with Worth Clear trebles and unwound Savarez low G.

Ukejenny
09-29-2014, 03:49 PM
I have Worth clears on my tenor. I wonder what Savarez strings would do for my powerful little soprano?

Melissa82
09-29-2014, 03:51 PM
Low g or high G? My KPK longneck soprano came with Worth Clear trebles and unwound Savarez low G.Well, I tuned to high G, lol... I expect it is high G.


I have Worth clears on my tenor. I wonder what Savarez strings would do for my powerful little soprano?Try it, you may be surprised.

mm stan
09-29-2014, 05:16 PM
I like the Salvares 504, slighter little thicker and softer compound with less tension producing a warmer tone...

Uncle Leroy
09-30-2014, 12:02 AM
My Collings has them on it and I really like them.

iDavid
09-30-2014, 12:59 AM
I like the Salvares 504, slighter little thicker and softer compound with less tension producing a warmer tone...

Where did you buy them?

mm stan
09-30-2014, 01:35 AM
Where did you buy them?

http://search.juststrings.com/search?catalog=juststrings&query=savarez+corum+504&x=0&y=0

http://www.stringsbymail.com/store/search/results.html?search_in_description=1&zenid=mek6f689sc1jkm7poodvkgq3o2&keyword=savarez+corum+504r

http://www.stringsbymail.com/store/search/results.html?search_in_description=1&zenid=mek6f689sc1jkm7poodvkgq3o2&keyword=savarez+540R

http://www.stringsbymail.com/store/savarez-540r-trebles-alliance-normal-tension-treble-set-3806.html?zenid=mek6f689sc1jkm7poodvkgq3o2

Doug W
09-30-2014, 03:42 AM
Savarez are the current strings of choice on my Mainland.

dkcrown
09-30-2014, 04:24 AM
Another Savarez fan here

Telperion
09-30-2014, 04:37 AM
Another Savarez fan here

Yep, me too. Love em on my ukes, especially the Collings. As far as uke specific sets go, they only make high g (re-entrant) sets. You can piece your own sets together though, and I have tried some of the singles from Strings by Mail for unwound low g, but I just think a wound low g is still superior. I used to use the Savarez Corum 504 for this purpose, but I'm not sure if they still make it. Anyway, once you get into that 0.090" diameter, it seems like the standard KF-Alliance strings aren't as lively as the rest of the set. I typically play high g, though, and Savarez is definitely my string of choice, with Worth clears a very acceptable alternative.

-Steve

hollisdwyer
09-30-2014, 04:41 AM
I like the Salvares 504, slighter little thicker and softer compound with less tension producing a warmer tone...

Pardon my ignorance but aren't 504's branded as guitar strings? I see that Savarez do have sets for ukes. So what are you guys using? Custom mixes of strings or complete sets right out of the packet?

mm stan
09-30-2014, 08:46 AM
Pardon my ignorance but aren't 504's branded as guitar strings? I see that Savarez do have sets for ukes. So what are you guys using? Custom mixes of strings or complete sets right out of the packet?

Aloha Hollis,
okay I dont tell all but I will tell you, please do not repeeat this... ;)...for the CEA strings http://www.stringsbymail.com/store/savarez-540r-trebles-alliance-normal-tension-treble-set-3806.html?zenid=mek6f689sc1jkm7poodvkgq3o2 for the top three strings
Savarez 540R_Trebles Alliance Normal Tension, Treble Set
Savarez Classical Guitar Strings Savarez 540R_Trebles Alliance Normal Tension Classical Guitar Strings, Treble Set Set of 3 treble strings...
$7.69

And this low G for the 4th string....http://www.stringsbymail.com/store/savarez-corum-504r-4th-string-d-normal-tension-3812.html?zenid=mek6f689sc1jkm7poodvkgq3o2

or you could use your string combo, or pick Craig Brandau set...
C3 CB LowG
Custom Customer Concoction | Craig Brandau Low G Uke Set which comes with 4 strings http://www.stringsbymail.com/store/search/results.html?search_in_description=1&zenid=mek6f689sc1jkm7poodvkgq3o2&keyword=savarez+corum+504r
Craig Brandau's Low G Ukulele Set: 1st: Savarez Alliance KF 541R - (A) normal tension .0244 2nd: Savarez Alliance KF 542R - (E) normal...
$10.18


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hammer40
09-30-2014, 09:16 AM
Pardon my ignorance but aren't 504's branded as guitar strings? I see that Savarez do have sets for ukes. So what are you guys using? Custom mixes of strings or complete sets right out of the packet?

Yes, they are classical guitar strings. The uke sets that Savarez now offers (140R/150R), are made up of the 540 Alliance (guitar) trebles. Prior to the sets being offered, you just made your own set from the Alliance (fluorocarbon) classical single strings.

I still make my own sets using the KF52 (.0205) 542R/KF69 (.0272) 543R/KF84 (.0331) 541R/KF62 (.0244). The Savarez (150R) made sets for the tenor consist of the KF52 (.0205)-KF69 (.0272)-KF84 (.0331)-KF57 (.0224). Basically, I'm just using a little thicker G string.

Savarez offers so many sizes in the singles you can really tailor your set any way you like.

hollisdwyer
09-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Thanks very much for explaining that to me. There sure is a varied universe of string/tonal outcomes, aren't there?

mm stan
09-30-2014, 10:48 PM
All Depends on your preferences tone, comfort and playability........

OmegaMatt
10-03-2014, 06:07 AM
We have our own ukuleles (small limited edition runs), and our latest prototype has Savarez strings. I think they're well worth a try. If you have a uke that is a bit underpowered too, they have some real volume to them.

sam13
10-03-2014, 12:33 PM
I like the Salvares 504, slighter little thicker and softer compound with less tension producing a warmer tone...

Hey Stan ... are they re-entrant? Easier for finger style playing as well?

sam13
10-03-2014, 12:39 PM
Yes, they are classical guitar strings. The uke sets that Savarez now offers (140R/150R), are made up of the 540 Alliance (guitar) trebles. Prior to the sets being offered, you just made your own set from the Alliance (fluorocarbon) classical single strings.

I still make my own sets using the KF52 (.0205) 542R/KF69 (.0272) 543R/KF84 (.0331) 541R/KF62 (.0244). The Savarez (150R) made sets for the tenor consist of the KF52 (.0205)-KF69 (.0272)-KF84 (.0331)-KF57 (.0224). Basically, I'm just using a little thicker G string.

Savarez offers so many sizes in the singles you can really tailor your set any way you like.

Are these re-entrant? Warm sounding?

sam13
10-03-2014, 12:41 PM
Hey ... just wondering about the Saverez strings ... great content here ... wondering how they might compare against South Coast strings? Am using a set of SC with a low wound g, wound 3rd ... and love the tone ... and sustain.

I would like to get a re-entrant set with a wound 3rd set ... any suggestions?

Melissa82
10-03-2014, 05:58 PM
Just so everyone knows, these are the ones I have bought.
http://www.stringsbymail.com/store/ukulele-strings-684/savarez-ukulele-strings-1130/

mm stan
10-03-2014, 06:51 PM
Just so everyone knows, these are the ones I have bought.
http://www.stringsbymail.com/store/ukulele-strings-684/savarez-ukulele-strings-1130/


I have those too, but I prefer the ones I have so I never tried them yet...let me know what you think...I have the set 150R

hammer40
10-03-2014, 08:31 PM
Hey ... just wondering about the Saverez strings ... great content here ... wondering how they might compare against South Coast strings? Am using a set of SC with a low wound g, wound 3rd ... and love the tone ... and sustain.

I would like to get a re-entrant set with a wound 3rd set ... any suggestions?


It's always difficult to try and describe a sound to another person, but here is my opinion. I find the Southcoast mediums to be bright and crisp, maybe slightly harder or more dense the the Savarez carbons. That's not to say the Savarez are warm or mellow, they are not. The Savarez have a little more of a "silky" feel to them, maybe a bit more of a bright and sweet sound. I like and use both strings, you can't go wrong with either.

I use both the Savarez 545R(A) or the D'Addario J4605(A)as my wound C string.

bunnyf
10-03-2014, 09:18 PM
I just changed out to Savarez classical guitar strings on my baritones and am very pleased with the sound. I used the Alliance 543 R treble set (GBE) and then the Corum 504 R (wound D), linear tuning, normal tension. I previously had Living Water (flourocarbons) on almost all my ukes, but was looking for a bigger sound for the baritones. I felt that the LW were a little anemic on my two baritones. I still like them on my tenor and soprano though. I would say that the Savarez have a rich, warm sound and give you more volume than LW or the Aquilas that were on previously. I'm not usually crazy about wound strings (DG on the Aquilas) which was one of the reasons I tried the LWs. I don't care for the squeak, but the Savarez is just the wound D and really is not bad with squeaking. The tension and feel of the strings are good and the sound is well balanced.

mm stan
10-03-2014, 11:17 PM
Hey Stan ... are they re-entrant? Easier for finger style playing as well?

Low g set I use sam, they work well for me picking sweet rich tone sorry I missed your post

D18picker
10-04-2014, 05:41 AM
I have a set on my Koaloha concert. Very nice with a little more tension than Worths. I use the re-entrant tuning.

franticwonderland
03-29-2015, 04:58 PM
I'm using Savarez's Craig Brandau Low G Uke Set on my Kamaka.

Love them better than Worth Clears. Warm, sweet and stabilises within shorter time.

stevepetergal
03-30-2015, 02:42 AM
I, too, just put a set of Savarez strings (Corum I think) on a ukulele on which I have always used Worth CM's. I'm very happy with the sound they can produce and initially thought I was a convert. Well, in the week I've had them on, I find myself disappointed by their sustain. As I go up the neck, It gets noticeably shorter and is even more pronounced on the smaller diameter strings (G and A). I'm not a convert, I guess, but I do like them.