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Gillian
10-15-2015, 09:35 AM
It came with Rotosound RS77sd jazz bass flatwounds, 40. 50. 75. 90.

The E string sounds terrible at every fret and the intonation on ALL the strings gets worse as I go up the neck. I have no idea where to place my fingers to play a correct note...on the fretline?, between them? some places, like up at fret 9, it's almost a whole fretline below where it should be.

I found the website of this amazing bass player (http://www.shortscalebass.co.uk/): who also thinks Rotosounds suck on short scale basses.

Hmmm....his short scale basses look really nice, too.

Jon Moody
10-15-2015, 03:00 PM
What's the scale on that? Is it the same as the other U-Bass type instruments?

Could you take a measurement from the pins at the bridge to the nut? That would help, especially when dealing with metal strings.

Gillian
10-16-2015, 06:17 AM
The scale of the Ohana bass uke is 24.5 ".

Jon Moody
10-16-2015, 06:35 AM
I'm going to guess (from looking at pictures) the winding length of the string that's needed is around 26"-27" long. You're going to be really limited to find anything for it, as this review echoes (http://www.ukulelemag.com/gear-reviews/ohanas-obu-22-ukulele):

"Finding replacement strings is one concern, though. I wasn’t able to easily find any suitable replacements, in case I broke a string or was simply looking for a fresh set. One solution is purchasing strings for an acoustic bass guitar and cutting them to length, though some folks recommend against cutting strings since it can lead them to unwind."

Did you buy the uke used? I haven't seen anywhere that Rotosound flats come stock, which I'm going to put a lot of your intonation issues on. I'd contact Ohana and see what they recommend first, and go that route.

EDIT: LaBella apparently has a set of flatwound strings for the MicroBass (http://www.microbass.com/portfolio/mblb). You'd have to see if they're made for the 23" or 25" scale before dropping $60 on them. Otherwise, I'm not coming up with anything else.

Gillian
10-16-2015, 08:57 AM
Thanks SO much for the research!

I tried calling LaBella to ask about their microbass set, but their customer number is disconnected. I then called Ohana (very nice people) who said their bass strings are specially made for the OBU, but they are all roundwounds and are sending me a complimentary set. I said thankyou, but this is puzzling since my OBU came with flatwounds. We'll get to the bottom of this mystery next week when Louis, the owner, is back in town.

Jon Moody
10-16-2015, 10:02 AM
Glad to help, and very cool that you're getting a complimentary set of strings.

kohanmike
10-16-2015, 02:17 PM
I just bought a 24.5" scale mini P-bass with round wound strings, but I prefer flat wound, so I thank you too, and I just found the La Bella on eBay for $33.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LA-BELLA-760FM-DEEP-TALKIN-FLATWOUND-BASS-STRINGS-MEDIUM-GAUGE-4s-49-109-/111575675614

Jon Moody
10-16-2015, 03:14 PM
I just bought a 24.5" scale mini P-bass with round wound strings, but I prefer flat wound, so I thank you too, and I just found the La Bella on eBay for $33.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LA-BELLA-760FM-DEEP-TALKIN-FLATWOUND-BASS-STRINGS-MEDIUM-GAUGE-4s-49-109-/111575675614

I'd double check the winding length to ensure you're getting the correct size. Flatwounds definitely aren't meant to be trimmed to size, and I don't think any of the sets on that eBay listing will fit your bass.

kohanmike
10-16-2015, 09:00 PM
I'd double check the winding length to ensure you're getting the correct size. Flatwounds definitely aren't meant to be trimmed to size, and I don't think any of the sets on that eBay listing will fit your bass.

Good thought. Your link is from the Gold Tone web site for their solid body 23" scale MBE MicroBass. I wonder if La Bella makes a special short set for Gold Tone since the site labels them MBLB. There are no specs for those strings on that page so I just wrote Wayne Rogers of Gold Tone (who I've corresponded with before about my GT MicroBass) and asked if he knows the full length of those strings.

Jon Moody
10-17-2015, 01:18 AM
Good thought. Your link is from the Gold Tone web site for their solid body 23" scale MBE MicroBass. I wonder if La Bella makes a special short set for Gold Tone since the site labels them MBLB. There are no specs for those strings on that page so I just wrote Wayne Rogers of Gold Tone (who I've corresponded with before about my GT MicroBass) and asked if he knows the full length of those strings.

They do make a custom set, even though the graphic on the Goldtone site is for a regular set.

You need the WINDING LENGTH, which is the distance from the ball end to either the silk (if it has any) or the taper. Ideally, the winding length will fall somewhere in between the nut and the closest tuning peg on your instrument, so none of the "meat of the string wraps around the tuning post, or so the silk doesn't extend over the nut onto the first fret area.

kohanmike
10-17-2015, 06:35 AM
Got it. I'll ask that too.

kohanmike
10-19-2015, 05:33 PM
Gold Tone gave me the answer, the MELB LaBella strings on their sight are 38" tip-to-tip. I don't know how they wind them for a 23" scale base, which I asked them just now.

I have two electric basses that are 22" scale for which I use short scale flatwound strings, to accomplish that, I drilled string-trough holes at the tail of one to use up the extra length, the other is a custom that I had the builder also do string-through at the bridge plate into a chamber on the back with anchors for the string barrels. They both work very well that way and I can use any short scale bass strings on them.

Jon Moody
10-20-2015, 06:29 AM
Gold Tone gave me the answer, the MELB LaBella strings on their sight are 38" tip-to-tip. I don't know how they wind them for a 23" scale base, which I asked them just now.

That's the length of the string, and not the winding length. Given that standard silking length is around 10-12" long, I'd say the official winding length of the MELB strings are somewhere between 26-28" long.

Since bass strings are compound wound (meaning, they are made from more than one cover of wire), the winding length is the length to the shortest wind, where the taper starts (or in the case of LaBella flats, the silk). Reason this is important is because if you're like me and have a Hofner Beatle Bass, while the instrument is a short scale, it needs a string with at least a 34" winding length, because of the detached bridge design. 34" is not the winding length for most sets of strings that are "short scale." For the Hofner, you need what many call a "medium scale" string. Without this knowledge, nearly all of the "short scale" strings on my Hofner would have the silked part moving past the nut into the first fret area, which is not ideal.

Gillian
10-20-2015, 09:32 AM
I received the complimentary roundwound set from Ohana and the length from ball end to the beginning of the taper: 26.5".
The gauges are .045, .065, .080 and .100. I cut approx. 7" of excess wire at the tips which allowed for one or two wraps around the tuning posts.

The big positive difference is now my lovely OBU-22 is in tune all the way up to, and past, the 12th fret. I now know where to consistently place my fingers to get the accurate note.

The big negative is, after playing with smooth, quiet flatwounds, it sounds like I'm plucking guy wires, with a zipper accompaniment. Is this my bad technique or just something that comes with playing roundwounds? I love sliding into a note but not with these strings!

I've read where you can sand down the top of the roundwounds with a few passes of real fine grit sandpaper but that seems like a job for a luthier or someone with just the right touch.

My plea to Ohana, LaBella, Rotosound, GHS, D'Addario, etc.....PLEASE make some flatwounds for these extra-short scale (24.5") basses!

Jon Moody
10-20-2015, 10:01 AM
The big positive difference is now my lovely OBU-22 is in tune all the way up to, and past, the 12th fret. I now know where to consistently place my fingers to get the accurate note.

That's great on the intonation, and I'm glad that ill-suited strings were the culprit.

Just remember, the lines are a tool and not the end-all, be-all. I play regularly with a pianist (who uses a very nice grand), and depending on how long it's been since the piano was tuned, will have to adjust where my fingers are, in relation to the fretlines.



The big negative is, after playing with smooth, quiet flatwounds, it sounds like I'm plucking guy wires, with a zipper accompaniment. Is this my bad technique or just something that comes with playing roundwounds? I love sliding into a note but not with these strings!

I'm on the other side; I prefer roundwounds on all of my fretless basses. OEM phosphor bronze is way too noisy however, where a nickel wound string would do better. Sadly, you really don't have options at this point.


I've read where you can sand down the top of the roundwounds with a few passes of real fine grit sandpaper but that seems like a job for a luthier or someone with just the right touch.

It's not as hard as you're making it seem. A couple of quick, light passes would do the trick. It won't take care of ALL of the extraneous noises you're getting from roundwound strings, but it will silence it a bit.



My plea to Ohana, LaBella, Rotosound, GHS, D'Addario, etc.....PLEASE make some flatwounds for these extra-short scale (24.5") basses!

It's a relatively new instrument scale, sadly. We looked into making a set of strings for the U-Bass (which has a lot more models out than this one at current), but it's still a pretty specific set of strings, that only works on one instrument at this point.

Not saying it won't happen, because the LaBella flats on their site show that it has, but the above are considerations to keep in mind.

Gillian
10-21-2015, 06:54 AM
I'm still on the hunt for flatwounds for our extra-small scale basses, specifically for the 24.5" OBU. There is a recent post (7/02/15) in the "testimonials" at the Ohana website from a guy who states:

"I am excited to report the results of new flatwound steel bass strings for the OBU-22 bass uku made for me by Splitsecond Music, I have been using my new strings for about two weeks, and they are absolutely perfect, a pleasure to play, and the intonation is spot on! Thanks for all your help ."

I sent Ohana an email wanting to know what kind of help they gave this guy to get these strings, and that they should place an order and stock them.

In the meantime, I called Goldtone Microbass and was told their LaBella flatwounds will work for basses with scales from 23" to 25".

Gillian
10-21-2015, 07:03 AM
That's the length of the string, and not the winding length. Given that standard silking length is around 10-12" long, I'd say the official winding length of the MELB strings are somewhere between 26-28" long.

Since bass strings are compound wound (meaning, they are made from more than one cover of wire), the winding length is the length to the shortest wind, where the taper starts (or in the case of LaBella flats, the silk). Reason this is important is because if you're like me and have a Hofner Beatle Bass, while the instrument is a short scale, it needs a string with at least a 34" winding length, because of the detached bridge design. 34" is not the winding length for most sets of strings that are "short scale." For the Hofner, you need what many call a "medium scale" string. Without this knowledge, nearly all of the "short scale" strings on my Hofner would have the silked part moving past the nut into the first fret area, which is not ideal.

Thanks for this info, OBM. I'm waiting delivery of a Hofner Contemporary bass (so excited!!). I have an extra set of Rotosound 77 short scale-standard gauge flatwounds that I was going to put on my new bass, but from your post, they are too short. There's $30 wasted....

Jon Moody
10-21-2015, 07:20 AM
Thanks for this info, OBM. I'm waiting delivery of a Hofner Contemporary bass (so excited!!). I have an extra set of Rotosound 77 short scale-standard gauge flatwounds that I was going to put on my new bass, but from your post, they are too short. There's $30 wasted....

According to Jason's list at Bass Strings Online (http://www.bassstringsonline.com/Bass-String-Lengths-by-Manufacturer_ep_47-1.html), the Rotosound short-scale flats you have are too short, at 32" ball to silk (or, winding length).

Winding length is gigantically important when picking out wound strings for a bass. While there is "some" uniformity with string brands, there is a lot of variance in instruments and a lot that are exceptions to the rule (the Hofner needing medium scale strings being the most widely known).

UkeNukem
10-22-2015, 07:16 AM
One thing I discovered doing my recent dread to bass conversion is that the thinner bass strings (say 60 and less) are the same guage all the way along so you could use standard scale stings for those since you are cutting them down anyway. Where the D & G srings on this new set non-tapered?

Anyway, other than that I would recommend a product called FingerEase. a spray for lubing your strings. Just a quick spray ever so often will lower the squeak and give you a smoother feel.

Jon Moody
10-22-2015, 08:10 AM
One thing I discovered doing my recent dread to bass conversion is that the thinner bass strings (say 60 and less) are the same guage all the way along so you could use standard scale stings for those since you are cutting them down anyway. Where the D & G srings on this new set non-tapered?


It'll depend on manufacturer, but it's closer to between .050 and .055 on roundwound bass strings where it'll go from one to two covers.

For flatwounds, however, nearly all of them for bass are going to have at least two covers, because the flat ribbon wire is so thin.


Anyway, other than that I would recommend a product called FingerEase. a spray for lubing your strings. Just a quick spray ever so often will lower the squeak and give you a smoother feel.

While that does help (esp with the squeak associated with phosphor bronze strings), it won't make a set of roundwound strings feel or sound like flats.

Gillian
10-26-2015, 09:15 PM
Well, I ordered some La Bella MBLB flatwounds, because I was told they were made for basses between 23" and 25" scale. Perfect, I thought, for my Ohana fretless which is 24.5"

Well, the first string I tried, the E, looked promising. It was the right length. I had to file the nut slot a bit wider to accommodate the additional thickness but that was easy. I threaded the string through the sound hole, clipped the excess silk from the nut end, put the bridge pins in and started tightening...when I heard a pop. The outer winding started to separate where the string bent over the saddle.

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It was like the string was too stiff to curve over the saddle. Any thoughts? Just a bad string? Maybe the bridge pins are too long?

So, I'm having to make do with the horrible Ohana bronze buzzy, chirpy, roundwounds that are scratching the fretboard on my fretless bass until I get this situation figured out. (I need my bass at our uke meeting tomorrow so I have to play it)

Jon Moody
10-27-2015, 02:49 AM
Could be a number of things. I would contact LaBella and see about a replacement, and also send them some pictures to see if they have any idea what happened.

Gillian
11-06-2015, 10:38 AM
Okay..since the last post I've been calling around doing more research.

LaBella bass strings for the "microbass" 23-25"scale don't work on the OBU. They are too rigid at the ball end to go over the saddle, hence the snap and $30 down the drain.

I called Ohana and spoke with Lewis, a really nice guy, who said that he found a company that has made some flatwounds for the OBU and will be testing them out next week. If they pass Lewis' testing, I'll be ecstatic.

In the meantime, I'm having a blast with my new Hofner Contemporary bass. I put LaBella "Beatle Bass" flatwounds on it, although the Hofner stock roundwounds didn't sound too bad. I didn't buy it because McCartney plays a Hofner but because after trying out Fenders and others, it was the most comfortable for me. (Although I will have fun playing it on our uke club's next "Beatles Night". I've almost got the bass line to Penny Lane down.:))

Xad
12-26-2015, 12:30 PM
Not sure if this thread is still active, but I too have an Ohana OBU-22 (fretted, though), and really struggled with the strings. Couldn't find anything. So I went a different route. I carved a new set of bridge pins, adding an extra 1/4" in length, and bought a slew of nylon spacers on Amazon. That way, I could thread the spacers over the string, and hide the extra (ball-end) string length inside the body of the bass, where they rest on a small bit of foam). I currently have D'Addario Black Nylon tapes (ETB92S) on the Ohana, and like them a lot. Very upright bass sounding, especially if I play near the bridge. And with this setup, and I can pretty much use any existing short scale set, as long as the tension isn't crazy. If you want more information about carving bridge pins, or the spacers, or pics, let me know.

Gillian
12-28-2015, 06:46 AM
Thanks for the suggestion and I'm impressed with your solution but I'm not as resourceful as you.

I'm going to send another email to Ohana to ask what the status is in their collaboration with the string maker who makes flatwounds. It pains me to not play the OBU but I can't stand the sound of the stock roundwounds and I don't want to abrade the fretless fretboard with their rough surface.

I'll post any response I get from Ohana.

Xad
12-28-2015, 02:42 PM
Great, thanks - looking forward to hearing what they say! I found the stock round wounds unplayable as well. Made me sad. Spent a lot of time trying different approaches. But this one turned out to be very easy and effective.

Carving the bridge pins was dead simple, that is, if, like me, you don't mind that they're not beautiful :-) Just used a piece of dowel from home depot.

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Here's one by itself:

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Here's a view if you peer deep inside (before I realized I should put a bit of foam in).

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From the front, you can't see the string inside at all.

Croakie
12-29-2015, 08:36 AM
It's a shame to have to go thru all this to make these things more playable. I wish I had waited for more reviews before getting one. It will sit in a closet until I find a buyer.

Xad
12-29-2015, 03:24 PM
Yep, I agree. And I felt like an idiot - I had talked first with Jason at bassstringsonline.com (great guy, by the way), and his advice was simple: "Don't by a bass you can't get strings for!" But I bought it anyway. Would have saved myself a lot of trial-and-error if I had listened. That said, now that I can put whatever strings i want on it, I'm happy enough to have it -- but I'll listen to his advice going forward.

Gillian
12-31-2015, 06:56 AM
Hi, Croakie,

I'm glad I'm not the only one complaining about those horrid strings.

Gillian
01-06-2016, 05:46 AM
I received a reply to my email yesterday. Louis said the flatwound prototype he received from his string maker sounds really good and is excited to try the production set.

So be patient, OBU owners. It sounds like flatwound strings will be available pretty soon.

Croakie
01-08-2016, 01:38 PM
I saw a Unicorn on New Years Eve....................... ; > {} ) :cheers:

kohanmike
01-09-2016, 07:10 AM
I wonder if those flat wounds will work on other bass ukes, like the Rondo solid body. Let us know.

Gillian
01-09-2016, 07:38 AM
Ha ha, ye of little faith...;-)

Maybe if more OBU owners wrote or called Ohana regarding the flatwound issue, we'd get them sooner. In my correspondence with him, Louis seems like a nice guy who responds to customer issues.

I wish Ohana had thought out the OBU more. I wonder how many sales of the OBU they lost because of those harsh, stock roundwounds. Who makes a bass without the option of flatwounds, anyway?

I'm sure there are bass players who have the technique to make the stock strings sound good but I'm not one of them. :-(

Gillian
01-09-2016, 07:46 AM
I wonder if those flat wounds will work on other bass ukes, like the Rondo solid body. Let us know.

Good question. I would think the string maker would like to know there are other bass uke owners interested in his flatwound strings.

Only, I don't know who this string maker is.

Jon Moody
01-11-2016, 02:10 AM
I wonder if those flat wounds will work on other bass ukes, like the Rondo solid body. Let us know.

I seriously doubt it. Given that the Ohana is a longer scale length already, the flatwounds being made for it will likely fit that instrument, and that one alone. Putting them on a shorter scale instrument will result in having the full diameter of the string wrap around the tuning post, which depending on what company is making the flatwounds, can lead to premature breakage of the string or the tuning post.




I wish Ohana had thought out the OBU more. I wonder how many sales of the OBU they lost because of those harsh, stock roundwounds. Who makes a bass without the option of flatwounds, anyway?

Actually, a lot of people. Flatwounds may have been around longer than roundwound strings, but on acoustic instruments they are not the ideal string choice. Most players of acoustic instruments want/need volume, and the roundwound phosphor strings have that, whether you like the tone or not. Flatwounds, while in my opinion a better choice for acoustic instruments, lose a lot of the volume of the body of the instrument.

There's also the cost. Flatwounds are roughly 3x the production cost of a regular roundwound string, as there is a lot more involved in making them. Many builders don't want to front that cost, as well as that flatwounds are still not as popular as roundwound strings (although they have enjoyed a very recent surge as of the last couple of years).

mrufino1
01-11-2016, 04:25 PM
Although if it were for a 23.5 inch scale uke bass they may work... I hope that there are better 5 string sets coming soon. I like the pahoehoes except that the b is very different from the other strings, very sticky. 5 string silk core flats would be killer... Maybe GHS would take up the project? ;-)

I'm not familiar with the ohana bass, does it have a truss rod? I don't think the kala 5 string does so I'm hesitant to try to work a set of short scale flats onto it as it's my main bass and I'd like it to live...

Gillian
01-11-2016, 06:29 PM
Flatwounds may have been around longer than roundwound strings, but on acoustic instruments they are not the ideal string choice. Most players of acoustic instruments want/need volume, and the roundwound phosphor strings have that, whether you like the tone or not. Flatwounds, while in my opinion a better choice for acoustic instruments, lose a lot of the volume of the body of the instrument.

All the bass ukuleles that I know about come standard with pickups so volume isn't a concern. The only time they are played acoustically is for quiet practicing.


I'm not familiar with the ohana bass, does it have a truss rod? I don't think the kala 5 string does so I'm hesitant to try to work a set of short scale flats onto it as it's my main bass and I'd like it to live...

The Ohana OBU does have a truss rod. It has real good intonation, too... when the proper strings are on it!

Jon Moody
01-12-2016, 05:15 AM
Although if it were for a 23.5 inch scale uke bass they may work... I hope that there are better 5 string sets coming soon. I like the pahoehoes except that the b is very different from the other strings, very sticky. 5 string silk core flats would be killer... Maybe GHS would take up the project? ;-)

Strings for a standard bass-uke would be more likely, as there are a lot more of those out there. Ohana had a good idea in trying to extend the scale length, but if you don't have string options available...



All the bass ukuleles that I know about come standard with pickups so volume isn't a concern. The only time they are played acoustically is for quiet practicing.

Volume is still a concern, believe it or not, as it does add "something" to the sound, even with piezos. You do lose a lot with flatwounds on an acoustic (and this is coming from someone that's used flats on a larger acoustic for a while).

Croakie
02-03-2016, 11:55 AM
Hey!
Where did everyone go?
Hibernating?
Gillian, anymore news on those strings?

Gillian
02-03-2016, 12:16 PM
I got the flatwounds from Ohana yesterday and I couldn't be more pleased. :D

Watch the video I just made.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMUA_7gKI_A

Croakie
02-03-2016, 03:40 PM
Now I feel like a jerk. It was just a guy in a costume.

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTgpYg8g7oaWeJRjAKUnesbC3mSowV8l b7-oZ4qTrwNamVe6GrMhQ

Gillian, way to persevere in getting these made. Can you share any info on availability and cost?
I would love to be able to play this beautiful instrument and have it sound like that.
Thanks for showing this!
Croakie

Gillian
02-03-2016, 07:21 PM
Hi, Croakie,

Ha! :) The person to contact is Louis at Ohana. They are in southern California at (562) 997-9080. I think Louis said the string maker has made 5 sets and when word gets out, I think those sets will be gone quickly. They are NOT cheap. Louis said each string takes 90 minutes to make by hand. I'm waiting for Louis to send me the bill but I'm expecting it to be $80+.

How does one justify a set of bass strings that cost that much? Well, a mass-produced set like LaBellas cost around $35-$45. A set of genuine Hofner flatwound strings cost $90 (on sale!). These strings are custom made for this bass ukulele. It's also a good thing that bass strings last a long time.

To finally have this lovely instrument sound so good, it was worth the wait and expense to me.

Booli
02-04-2016, 12:07 AM
I got the flatwounds from Ohana yesterday and I couldn't be more pleased. :D

Watch the video I just made.

Sounds great Gillian!

I too cant stand round-wound strings, on ANY instrument, and always try to get flat-wounds.

Was the first bass line you played in your video clip, with the round-wounds 'All My Loving'?

Thanks for sharing your video, I did not know about these strings before seeing it.

Mahalo,

Booli :)

Gillian
02-04-2016, 06:00 AM
Was the first bass line you played in your video clip, with the round-wounds 'All My Loving'?

Yeah, yeah, yeah! Another great McCartney bass line.

What has me still mad is the damage done to the fretboard by those damned roundwounds. Ohana didn't think this through when they introduced the fretless model and put those horrible strings on it.

Croakie
02-04-2016, 01:36 PM
I emailed Louis at Ohana this AM, no response as of yet.
Mine is a fretted and I believe in a previous email with him he said that flat-wounds will not work on fretted.
Guess it will stay in the closet till I find a buyer.

Gillian
02-04-2016, 02:05 PM
I emailed Louis at Ohana this AM, no response as of yet.
Mine is a fretted and I believe in a previous email with him he said that flat-wounds will not work on fretted.
Guess it will stay in the closet till I find a buyer.

No!...don't give up! Persevere!

I would call rather than email...faster response. I would ask Louis again re: using the flatwounds on a fretted model. I don't see why they wouldn't work or have an intonation issue. The scale is the same and there's plenty of 'excess' at the top so length isn't a problem. Other makers of flatwound strings don't say they can only be used on fretted or fretless instruments. I don't think the maker of these strings would say that either.

mrufino1
02-04-2016, 05:44 PM
Your video made me smile! Are these steel core or nylon core?

Gillian
02-04-2016, 06:54 PM
Your video made me smile! Are these steel core or nylon core?

Hi,

I'm glad you liked the video. The strings are all stainless steel, both inside and out.

Croakie
02-06-2016, 03:00 AM
Someone from Ohana got around to answering my email. Not the person I emailed? They said the new strings are OK on fretted. I will get a pair ordered soon. Custom strings come at a price.You can get them at, http://www.octave4plus.com/. Sure hope Ohana provides this as an option on future sales. Instead of making customers jump thru hoops.

And I feel none of this would have happened without Gillian!

I thank you and so should Ohana.

Gillian
02-06-2016, 06:33 AM
Woo hoo is right! Now you can take your OBU out of the closet and enjoy it.

I sent Louis an email with my video link saying they should NOT sell the fretless OBU with roundwounds because of the damage they do to the fretboard. The flatwounds should come standard on it. Heck, they should just put the much nicer sounding flatwounds on all their OBUs.

Glad to be the squeaky wheel.

Cheers!