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Picker Jon
05-11-2015, 10:55 AM
I just got a Kala concert banjo uke and after tightening up all the screws and tuning the head, I'm loving it! I've not been playing uke long but I was amazed at the difference changing strings from Aquila to Martins had on my Gretsch - made it sound much better.

I'm not sure what strings came on the banjo but I was wondering if changing them might make a difference to the tone. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about which ones might be worth a try?

Thanks! PJ

PhilUSAFRet
05-11-2015, 11:31 AM
Aquila super nylguts are the standard for banjo ukes and for good reason, however, lots of folks prefer other strings to them. "much better" is pretty subjective. In the end, the best strings are the ones that make it sound the way you like. It's good you found a set of strings you like for it..

CeeJay
05-11-2015, 12:01 PM
I just got a Kala concert banjo uke and after tightening up all the screws and tuning the head, I'm loving it! I've not been playing uke long but I was amazed at the difference changing strings from Aquila to Martins had on my Gretsch - made it sound much better.

I'm not sure what strings came on the banjo but I was wondering if changing them might make a difference to the tone. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about which ones might be worth a try?

Thanks! PJ

Which Kala is it and how old ?

Sorry ,you said "concert" duh ...me no looky properly...

Tootler
05-11-2015, 01:02 PM
I have a concert banjo uke and it has old style Aquila nylguts on it and they sound great. It has a proper banjo sound

Captain Simian
05-11-2015, 02:58 PM
I have Martin's on my Firefly and Frankenstein banjo ukes, Super Nylguts on my resonater banjo uke. Pretty satisfied with how they sound with those strings.

Down Up Dick
05-11-2015, 03:00 PM
My Lanikai concert Banjolele has Aquila Nylguts on it, but they're just regular concert strings. I have some Aquila 42U Banjolele strings that I'm gonna put on soon. I hope they're the same as the ones on it when I got it. I liked 'em really well.

The regular ones on it now are good, but I like the old ones better. :old:

stevejfc
05-11-2015, 04:43 PM
Regular Aquila Nylguts work well on banjo ukes. Don't bother with their Banjolele strings............really not much difference

Down Up Dick
05-11-2015, 04:48 PM
Regular Aquila Nylguts work well on banjo ukes. Don't bother with their Banjolele strings............really not much difference

Too late--I already got 'em, but thanks anyway. :old:

Tootler
05-11-2015, 10:34 PM
Regular Aquila Nylguts work well on banjo ukes. Don't bother with their Banjolele strings............really not much difference

Quite likely that both are the same and the branding is just a marketing device.

PhilUSAFRet
05-12-2015, 01:10 AM
Very close, but the Super Nylguts are slightly heavier. Most folks may not notice though.

igorthebarbarian
05-12-2015, 07:00 PM
I have Worth Browns on my Firefly to kind of tone it down and prefer the feel of Worth's vs. Aquila. I don't need the neighbors complaining! Have Worth Clear's (I think) on my Waverly Street banjo uke.