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frigiliana
02-17-2017, 11:23 PM
I wonder if anybody could help me identify the strings he's using in this video , he appears to have G & C wound strings but i can't work out the E & A strings . It's a lovely chord progression .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG8yREUJL6s&ab_channel=HawaiiMusicSupply

jollyboy
02-17-2017, 11:43 PM
Maybe a Ko'olau Gold tenor set with wound 3rd and 4th? Although, admittedly, the A string doesn't look very golden :) Maybe it's his own mix'n'match concoction. I guess it might depend on whether that is his own instrument or a HMS stock Pono (which it seems more likely would come with an 'off the peg' Ko'olau string set on it).

frigiliana
02-18-2017, 12:14 AM
Thanks jollyboy , i must admit the squeaky 3rd and 4th is a bit of putting, but might be worth experimenting with i currently use a Fremont Soloist low G which i love so pairing other strings with that is a learning curve for me .

jollyboy
02-18-2017, 12:38 AM
Thanks jollyboy , i must admit the squeaky 3rd and 4th is a bit of putting, but might be worth experimenting with i currently use a Fremont Soloist low G which i love so pairing other strings with that is a learning curve for me .

I've never tried the Golds but I have read a few negative comments about them here on UU (too stiff, too high tension). On the other hand they sound great (assuming it is them) on Corey's video :) I think with those strings you maybe need some uber finger strength to get the best out of them.

The Golds seem to be available in every possible wound/unwound combination. I guess some people might find an unwound nylon C too fat and thuddy, while others might find a wound C too squeaky :) Different strokes...

Personally I don't mind a bit of squeak and have lately been using D'Addario silver wounds myself (on a tenor and a baritone). The Fremont soloist is a great single low-G though (I've used it before) and matches really well with a good set of fluorocarbons imho :)

Griffis
02-18-2017, 06:17 AM
Maybe a Ko'olau Gold tenor set...

Wha? I thought these were long off the market! Years back I tried a few sets and loved them for certain ukes.

I liked the tension, guages...they looked like barely-cooked spaghetti noodles.

Only thing I didn't care for was the sound when your fingers struck them. Made a raspy noise, though that did wear off over time.

bearbike137
02-18-2017, 06:27 AM
You might try calling him at HMS and asking him! And he does post here sometimes.

hawaii 50
02-18-2017, 06:38 AM
that is a really old video....looks like Ko'olau Golds with a different A string....
Corey experiments with strings a lot...he and Kalei right now are into Nylon strings Kalei uses nylon strings only...hopefully he will answer or I can ask him what the strings are....Btw the Ko'olau Golds are no longer available,unless you get some old stock from them...

etudes
02-18-2017, 07:24 AM
I love those chords- Corey always sounds amazing. Like that Pono too.

frigiliana
02-18-2017, 07:46 AM
Appreciate all the replies thank you , seems there's no hard and fast rules on string pairing just a matter of experimenting .

hawaii 50
02-18-2017, 01:09 PM
they are Ko'olau Golds with a Aquilla A string....pretty sure Soloist lowG strings did not exist then and not to many flat wound strings out then in 2010....so had to deal with the squeaks