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Photojosh
03-14-2015, 08:39 AM
Just like the title says, what baritone strings are people liking these days?

DGBE is my preference, but I'm not totally against GCEA. I just am not interested in dGBE/gCEA for the bari. I like the linear sound. I also don't personally have anything against wound strings on the bari. But it's not a requirement for me.

Reason behind posting:

Not long ago I got an Kala KA-ABP-CTG Acacia Cedar Top Baritone (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?104701-NUD-Kala-KA-ABP-CTG-Acacia-Cedar-Top-Baritone). I'm enjoying it a lot (my first bari after a few years of the other uke sizes). But I've just sort of left the stock (in theory) Aquilas on there. I don't love Aquilas and I don't hate them. They sound alright here, but I think I could do better.

chuck in ny
03-14-2015, 10:42 AM
i like the daddario J68s. two wound, two plain, sound good, durable. i don't have a lot of experience with baritone strings and got them on recommendation.

drbekken
03-14-2015, 11:29 AM
Linear: GHS
Re-entrant: Southcoast Heavy Gauge

I never tune a baritone to GCEA. Never.

Stuntman
03-14-2015, 12:52 PM
I am a linear person.

I like Daddarios or the southcoast sets.

The southcoast LL-NW for linear in the key of C

bunnyf
03-14-2015, 01:21 PM
Not a huge fan of wound strings but I'm liking the Savarez classical strings on my bari, using the 3 treble and a wound D

hammer40
03-14-2015, 01:33 PM
Bb (f Bb d g) tuning for me. Strung with D'Addario fluorocarbon (tenor) EJ99T's using the first two strings (e,a) for the d and g and two silver wound D'Addario classical bass strings for the f and Bb.

I absolutely love this tuning on the baritone, a bright, rich, articulate sound, completely resonant.

NewKid
03-14-2015, 01:51 PM
SouthCoast ML-SW tuned to linear Bb.

JonThysell
03-15-2015, 04:56 AM
Daddario nyltechs are nice if you still want that Aquila sound but with a better feel. Worths are great too, though the unwound d can be boomy. My current fave is worth tenors ct, with a Fremont soloist wound low-g for the d string.

PhilUSAFRet
03-15-2015, 06:07 AM
Have heard many good things about Southcoast strings. I'm under the impression that not too many go back to their old strings after trying them.

hammer40
03-15-2015, 08:00 AM
Have heard many good things about Southcoast strings. I'm under the impression that not too many go back to their old strings after trying them.

I did, nothing really wrong with them, but not quite what I was looking for.