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Andy Chen
05-20-2015, 07:39 PM
I'm not really bonding with the Koolau Gold nylons with wound low G and C strings.

spookelele
05-21-2015, 02:00 AM
So far, I've liked d'addario carbons most on atsh, which I've been struggling with on strings. I've tried worth clears, aquila nylgut, super nylgut, reds, and martin 620's.

The carbons come in both high and low g, with unwound.

thumbfingers
05-21-2015, 02:17 AM
I have been really pleased with Savarez Alliance classical guitar strings (541 R, 542 R, and 543 R) for the top three strings and D'Addario J4304 Classical guitar D on the bottom.

mocash2003
05-21-2015, 02:22 AM
If you finger pick mostly, I would highly recommend southcoast HML-RW strings. Beautiful tone and loudest strings on a Pono that I found. If you strum alot then maybe they're not the best option

Icelander53
05-21-2015, 03:45 AM
South Coast FTW

Worth Browns honorable mention.

Andy Chen
05-21-2015, 05:44 AM
Thanks, everyone.

I've put on PhDs low G and I like them better on first impressions. I shall get around to most of your suggestions, since I have most of them in my stash.

DownUpDave
05-22-2015, 12:08 AM
I have a Pono ET-PC (cedar/macassar ebony) and I love the South Coast HML -RW. The wound 3rd & 4th string give it a very guitarish sound, full and resounant. If you are into that kind of thing. One of the joys of having different tenors is achieving particular sounds with different string sets.

I have had great luck with the PhD re-entrant, lovely sounding strings.

kissing
05-22-2015, 12:30 AM
I'm a fan of D'addario Pro Artes on Ponos. Brings out a thick and warm tone

Andy Chen
05-22-2015, 12:39 AM
I'm a fan of D'addario Pro Artes on Ponos. Brings out a thick and warm tone

What low G string would you recommend to go with the Pro Artes?

sam13
05-22-2015, 03:35 AM
I am enjoying the Oasis warm with Low G wound (4th only) with my RTSH Spruce top. It is about a year old and the tone is really awesome.

I find picking the 1st and 2nd strings a little too high in tension for me with the HML RW. Haven't tried a suitable alternative yet.

Andy Chen
05-22-2015, 03:42 AM
I am enjoying the Oasis warm with Low G wound (4th only) with my RTSH Spruce top. It is about a year old and the tone is really awesome.

I find picking the 1st and 2nd strings a little too high in tension for me with the HML RW. Haven't tried a suitable alternative yet.

Thanks, I would get around to trying this at some point. Also in my stash. (Yes, I have a huge collection of strings.)

vcs700s
05-22-2015, 03:53 AM
I took the strings off my new Pono Mahogany Concert Classic last night. They sounded terrible.

I put on the Martin M600 flurcarbon strings. They made it sound like a new and better uke.

Now it sings!

Andy Chen
05-22-2015, 04:25 AM
I took the strings off my new Pono Mahogany Concert Classic last night. They sounded terrible.

I put on the Martin M600 flurcarbon strings. They made it sound like a new and better uke.

Now it sings!

Do you know what strings it came with?

Uke182
05-22-2015, 11:41 AM
The strings that came with my Pono ATSH Pro Classic were Ko'olau Mahana's with a wound C.

I don't like wound strings so I changed them to D'Addario Titanium T2's.

D'Addario Titanium T2's were too high tension for me so I changed them to 'Ukulele Creations PhD's.

PhD's were too bright for my liking and I learned that I prefer a warmer sound, so I changed them to Ko'olau Mahana's All Plain.

I love the sound of the Mahana's, but I want more volume because I learned Pono's aren't the loudest, so I plan to try Oasis Warm High G.

vcs700s
05-22-2015, 12:56 PM
Do you know what strings it came with?

I am assuming they were the Koolau Mahana strings. They come on some of the other Pono concert ukes.

Andy Chen
05-22-2015, 03:07 PM
The strings that came with my Pono ATSH Pro Classic were Ko'olau Mahana's with a wound C.

I don't like wound strings so I changed them to D'Addario Titanium T2's.

D'Addario Titanium T2's were too high tension for me so I changed them to 'Ukulele Creations PhD's.

PhD's were too bright for my liking and I learned that I prefer a warmer sound, so I changed them to Ko'olau Mahana's All Plain.

I love the sound of the Mahana's, but I want more volume because I learned Pono's aren't the loudest, so I plan to try Oasis Warm High G.

I have got PhDs on right now. Yes, they are bright but still warmer than my Koaloha and Kamaka, both of which have fluoros.

Uke182
05-23-2015, 08:32 AM
It makes sense that rosewood with cedar will be warmer than acacia and/or koa.

Icelander53
05-23-2015, 11:39 AM
The strings that came with my Pono ATSH Pro Classic were Ko'olau Mahana's with a wound C.

I don't like wound strings so I changed them to D'Addario Titanium T2's.

D'Addario Titanium T2's were too high tension for me so I changed them to 'Ukulele Creations PhD's.

PhD's were too bright for my liking and I learned that I prefer a warmer sound, so I changed them to Ko'olau Mahana's All Plain.

I love the sound of the Mahana's, but I want more volume because I learned Pono's aren't the loudest, so I plan to try Oasis Warm High G.


Check out Worth Browns. If you like warm. I think they sound great on one of my Pono's.

Uke182
05-26-2015, 07:41 AM
Check out Worth Browns. If you like warm. I think they sound great on one of my Pono's.

Yes, I heard great things about Worth Browns. I bought a set for my concert GString koa uke. I want to try Oasis because Andrew of HMS told me that he likes them better than most fluorocarbons because they are not so slinky.

Phuufme
05-26-2015, 03:22 PM
I want to try the Daddario Pro Artes, but so far I have the Daddario Nyltech. They are much better than the strings that came on my Pono ATSHC-PC