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hollisdwyer
10-04-2015, 12:08 AM
I would greatly appreciate it if those that play Baroque music on a soprano Uke, would tell me what strings they prefer, warm or bright. Is there a brand that you think particularly suits this type of music?

actadh
10-04-2015, 06:56 AM
Aquila Reds, Martin M600, and Worth Browns work for me for that genre.
These are all strung on ukuleles with a more traditional hourglass build. Perhaps that may be as important as the string choice. The KoAloha with a musubi sound hole and KoAloha fluoros is nice, but not quite the sound I want.
My preferred soprano Baroque players: Reds on a Silvertone, M600s on a Martin and Browns on a Brueko

Mivo
10-04-2015, 11:07 AM
The KoAloah factory strings are Worth Clears CT (I love those on my LN pineapple soprano, but I haven't tried anything else on it, so I can't compare, and it's my only koa ukulele).

janeray1940
10-04-2015, 02:00 PM
I'd say a fair amount of what I play falls under that classification - my strings of choice on both my soprano and concert koa ukes are Martin M600s. They probably would fall in the "bright" end of the spectrum.

stevepetergal
10-04-2015, 04:44 PM
I play a lot of Bach and I am very happy with Worth CM strings. I suppose they're on the bright side of the spectrum. I stopped experimenting a few years ago. (I found I like the warmth of Savarez strings a bit more but was very disappointed in the sustain.)

Nickie
10-04-2015, 05:05 PM
I'm just beginning to play baroque, and the Aquila Lava strings work just fine for me.

BearMakingNoises
10-05-2015, 03:06 AM
My main Kamaka soprano is exceeding dark to begin with so regular Nylaguts add a good touch of clarity to it. I think it is dependent upon the instrument...my second Kamaka is ear piercing with with same strings.

hollisdwyer
10-05-2015, 03:53 AM
There is an amazing variation out there. Currently I have Martin M600's on the DaSilva but have just ordered an Oasis set to give the a try. I think this is going to be an interesting exercise.