View Full Version : strings for Tom pocket uke

05-17-2016, 12:47 PM
I have a Tom pocket uke that my wife likes to play. Problem is the standard soprano strings it comes with sound too lifeless. I tried the strings Aquilla has for the I-uke but they are stretched really tight on the Tom since it is a longer scale. She wants to be able to play standard chord shapes with other people. Have any of you tried some light weight soprano strings that sound bright?

05-17-2016, 01:34 PM
I have a Rubin pocket uke and use Fremont black hard tension strings, meant for a soprano but work fine on the Rubin as they make the strings a bit stiffer. Nice bright sound too. I'm not sure how long the scale is on your Tom. My Rubin is ~ 11 1/8 inches scale.