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hollisdwyer
11-13-2014, 03:50 PM
My new Boat Paddle ML Tenor came with a wound G. It is a GHS 3rd, G, guitar string, .027" Silverwound.

What other brands, diameters would people recommend as an alternative to try for this?

Cheers

PhilUSAFRet
11-13-2014, 03:54 PM
/////////////Fremonts

Camsuke
11-13-2014, 03:55 PM
I've used the Jim Dunlop classical D string (4th string on guitar) with success. You can buy them in most music shops for a couple of dollars. The tension and gauge is fine for low G ukulele.

hollisdwyer
11-13-2014, 06:09 PM
I should have added that I live in Australia in the remotest capital city in the world so would be looking at a web site that sells single strings.

Stuntman
11-13-2014, 06:20 PM
If your going to buy online I'd recommend southcoast strings.

wickedwahine11
11-13-2014, 06:30 PM
My favorite is the Savarez Cantiga - sold single.

Dan Uke
11-13-2014, 07:02 PM
My favorite is the Savarez Cantiga - sold single.

I might have to try it one of these days...your uke sounds fantastic but then again, I'm sure you can put any strings and it'll sound good. ;)

Camsuke
11-13-2014, 07:54 PM
I should have added that I live in Australia in the remotest capital city in the world so would be looking at a web site that sells single strings.

There are no music shops in Perth?
http://megamusiconline-px.rtrk.com.au/guitars-c-1.html?utm_source=ReachLocal&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=Search

Andy Chen
11-13-2014, 07:56 PM
South Coast has excellent options.

Gillian
11-13-2014, 08:49 PM
Fremont Soloist 'squeakless' polished wound low-G from Hawaii Music Supply, sold single.

brimmer
11-13-2014, 09:22 PM
I bought a Fremont squeakless from an ebay vendor. Great string.

billten
11-13-2014, 10:58 PM
Interesting, my favorite low G wound right now is the GHS T4B (tie-end bronze wrap D or fourth) or the next string over in your set. I find it is really nicely balanced without the over powering thump a lot of low G strings have.


It is a GHS 3rd, G, guitar string, .027" Silverwound.
Cheers

tangimango
11-13-2014, 11:18 PM
Fremont soloist, best ive tried so far. sqeuckless and a nice gold or copper color.

hollisdwyer
11-13-2014, 11:44 PM
Thank you all for the great responses so far. I like the Savares that I strung my daughters classical guitar with. There have been a lot of votes for Fremont so I will def try those and the South coast.
And, yes, there are music stores in Perth. Some of them even sell ukuleles but I haven't found any that have much of a choice of ukulele strings.

kmac66
11-14-2014, 03:23 AM
Jason at U Space in Los Angeles put a wound LaBelle G string on my tenor and it sounds great.

hollisdwyer
11-14-2014, 05:19 AM
I bought a Fremont squeakless from an ebay vendor. Great string.

Just ordered a few of the Freemont squeak less from Hawaii Music Supply to give those a try when my current GHS requires changing.