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Surly-Mac
07-23-2015, 05:17 AM
When I wanted to learn about Ken Middleton’s Living Water Strings in Low G, I was unable to find a short, simple sound sample that I could relate to; that doesn't mean there aren't great samples out there… I just didn't find it!

So, I hope this might be a helpful sound sample for those wanting to try Living Water Strings… Caution! There is some unfortunate singing on this video; but who among us can resist the urge to sing along with our ukes? (Well, I find it difficult, anyway…)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1klnDRYYhGs
Living Water Fluorocarbon Tenor Low G
1st String Dia. (in) .0224
2nd String .0259
3rd String .0291
4th String .0358

(vs. for example Fremont Soloist low G @ .0300)

Highmiles
07-23-2015, 10:11 PM
Very nice. Thank you for the demo.
Did you have to open up the nut slot for thr low g?

Camsuke
07-23-2015, 10:38 PM
Nice work Mac, good information delivered with great style, thanks mate.

DownUpDave
07-23-2015, 10:51 PM
Great contribution SM, the singing was a nice touch. Those strings certainly are "Alive" and sound really nice on your Pono, which is a beauty.

Surly-Mac
07-24-2015, 02:19 AM
Very nice. Thank you for the demo.
Did you have to open up the nut slot for thr low g? I didn't touch the nut; the fat 4th G string isn't in danger of sliding out of the slot but it does ride with a bit sticking above the top. This is a LW trial for me and I'll most likely end up using a .030 wound low G - probably a Fremont Soloist or other polished ("squeak-less") wound string.

TheMonk
07-24-2015, 02:31 AM
Nice. I have Living Waters on my Kamaka concert and my Pono tenor, re-entrant on both. I like them very much. I got a low G set for the tenor a couple of weeks ago but haven't put them on yet. It's good to know how they will sound. Thanks.

Highmiles
07-24-2015, 12:05 PM
I didn't touch the nut; the fat 4th G string isn't in danger of sliding out of the slot but it does ride with a bit sticking above the top. This is a LW trial for me and I'll most likely end up using a .030 wound low G - probably a Fremont Soloist or other polished ("squeak-less") wound string.

Thank you for such a complete reply.

Surly-Mac
07-25-2015, 07:25 AM
Very nice. Thank you for the demo.
Did you have to open up the nut slot for thr low g?


Nice work Mac, good information delivered with great style, thanks mate.


Great contribution SM, the singing was a nice touch. Those strings certainly are "Alive" and sound really nice on your Pono, which is a beauty.


Nice. I have Living Waters on my Kamaka concert and my Pono tenor, re-entrant on both. I like them very much. I got a low G set for the tenor a couple of weeks ago but haven't put them on yet. It's good to know how they will sound. Thanks.

Thanks for the visit & the kind words - I'm just fulfilling the apparent purpose assigned me by The Creator.... i.e., "Go forth and serve as a bad example." But it's fun anyway!

Ronnu
01-03-2017, 03:23 PM
Thanks Mac, Sounded so good I just shot an order to Ken for a couple of low G sets for my Pono tenor. Have LW high Gs on my Kanilia concert and love the sound. Happy New Year

Mezcalero
01-03-2017, 04:17 PM
Interesting timing on reviving this thread. I have just been experimenting with Living Water strings on two different instruments. One is low G on Maple/Spruce Pono tenor and the other is re-entrant on a Walnut/Port Orford Cedar Ono concert . And no, the Ono is not missing a P :)

I too find them very even and the tension allows for some nice bending and vibrato action on the finger picking and melody lines. They sure took a long time to get here from Heaven, but it seems it was worth the wait.

Mike o
01-03-2017, 04:37 PM
Who is selling these in the US?

besley
01-03-2017, 06:29 PM
Only place stateside I know of is the Uke Republic.

http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/living-water-ukulele-fluorocarbon-strings