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peterbright
03-13-2015, 03:24 PM
What a difference. The original black strings in reentrant tuning compared to standard Baritone tuning and the Lavas is like night and day. The original strings sounded fine but are no match tone wise or volume wise for the Lavas. There is some squeaking from the two wound strings that I must work upon.

chuck in ny
03-13-2015, 03:51 PM
peter i have to ask how the long neck tenor plays, as a baritone. i had emailed the factory, and the lady asked casey, and he felt the long neck tenor should not be tuned as a baritone. i would assume this is because of small body size.
please tell all.

peterbright
03-13-2015, 04:36 PM
Sounds great to me but I was looking for something different when I bought it.

mm stan
03-13-2015, 11:14 PM
I assume you'd have a much more depth and volume with the lava and tuning...

peterbright
03-14-2015, 04:02 AM
I assume you'd have a much more depth and volume with the lava and tuning...

Yes I do. Tension is a bit low however. I may tune it up a step.

wayfarer75
03-14-2015, 05:38 AM
I like the Lavas much more than the Kamaka strings on my pineapple; I just put them on a couple days ago. There is a similarity in sound from both on a soprano (traditional, punchy, percussive), but there's more volume from the Lavas, that's for sure. The Kamaka strings really seem to muffle the instruments, but I've only tried out Kamaka's soprano scale ukes.