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Griffis
06-25-2016, 02:41 PM
I think I may have even asked this before, and apologies if so, but any recommendations here?

Other considerations: I prefer thicker gauge strings to thinner. Not necessarily a stickler for tension...middle o' the road, I guess. Not super tight, not too rubbery.

Really, just unwound, low G, concert scale.

Be happy to try a low G unwound tenor set, but would they possibly be too loose, tension-wise?

I appreciate any discussion...thanks in advance!

Jim Hanks
06-25-2016, 03:07 PM
Try this thread : http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?86700-Unwound-low-g-concert-set

stevejfc
06-25-2016, 03:19 PM
Living Waters

Booli
06-25-2016, 06:12 PM
Try this thread : http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?86700-Unwound-low-g-concert-set


What Jim said^

This topic has been discussed ad infinitum since this forum came into existance - LOL.

2manistrings
06-26-2016, 11:50 AM
What Jim said^

This topic has been discussed ad infinitum since this forum came into existance - LOL.

Yes, it has, but that keeps the forum going--something else that has been discussed before!

I agree on Living Waters. For thicker 1st and 4th strings, try their tenor set. Ken Middleton recommended I do that, and I like them. Liked the concert set, too, but the tenor set was right on with slightly thicker strings.

Joyful Uke
06-26-2016, 11:56 AM
+1 for Living Water strings. I really like them.

kypfer
06-26-2016, 12:35 PM
My Kala concert has a lo-G set of Aquila "reds" fitted ... can't fault them :)

Griffis
06-26-2016, 02:02 PM
My Kala concert has a lo-G set of Aquila "reds" fitted ... can't fault them :)

Well, a buddy sent me a set of these but I haven't put them on yet mainly because of the wound G, but I think I'll go for it, see how I like them in the meantime.

kypfer
06-26-2016, 08:32 PM
Well, a buddy sent me a set of these but I haven't put them on yet mainly because of the wound G, but I think I'll go for it, see how I like them in the meantime.

The set I've got fitted has an unwound lo-G, as per the thread title, Set #86U. I've no experience of a wound string on my concert ukulele, sorry.

Mivo
06-26-2016, 09:08 PM
Based on my experience with a red G string on a tenor and a red B string on a baritone, I wouldn't be surprised if the unwound red G string sounded better on your concert than a fluorocarbon (low) G string. It should be thinner, too.

Tootler
06-26-2016, 10:41 PM
Well, a buddy sent me a set of these but I haven't put them on yet mainly because of the wound G, but I think I'll go for it, see how I like them in the meantime.

You can buy Aquila low G red as a single, which would replace your wound G.

Tootler
06-26-2016, 10:43 PM
Based on my experience with a red G string on a tenor and a red B string on a baritone, I wouldn't be surprised if the unwound red G string sounded better on your concert than a fluorocarbon (low) G string. It should be thinner, too.

No. The fluorocarbon low G is thinner. I couldn't fit a red G on my Bruko tenor but a Worth low G went on fine. Fluorocarbon strings are thinner than Aquila's nylon based formulation.