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komedy
03-22-2017, 11:45 AM
Has anyone tried the new GHS artist series strings sets used by
Sarah maisel for the tenor and the craig chee baritone tuneing on guitar??

thanks

bborzell
03-22-2017, 08:15 PM
I dropped into my local Uke store to get new strings for three of my tenors. Was planning on either Worth or d'addario. I noticed the GHS strings in the rack and decided to try them out; at $3.79 a set, I figured I couldn't go too far wrong.

Since I don't like to constantly tune more that one uke at a time, I started out with the Dupont D hole. With it's Spruce top and Koa back/sides, it is the brightest of my three acoustic tenors. So far, the GHS strings have made it brighter, particularly the A string.

I knew that titanium blends add brightness to treble strings (the low G is not titanium), but I am a bit surprised at how bright the A is. Oddly, when I finger pick, the effect is minimal, but when I strum with any speed/force, the A rings out noticibly.

I'll string up the warmest of my ukes next (Pono ATDC) after the Dupont tuning sets in.

bborzell
03-27-2017, 12:46 PM
Strung the Pono up with the GHS strings. Impressive sound. Bass is full and not boomy. Treble is clear and not brittle or too bright. Good match to the ATDC.

The MP is next.

bborzell
03-27-2017, 12:50 PM
Almost forgot to add that the titanium strings come with a bead at one end that is designed to anchor the string behind the bridge instead of wrapping it.

Good idea, bad implementation. The bead will work its way through the bridge.

UkerDanno
03-28-2017, 04:23 AM
Has anyone tried the new GHS artist series strings sets used by
Sarah maisel for the tenor and the craig chee baritone tuneing on guitar??

thanks

A friend bought a set from Sarah, the Low G tenor set. She is a former Living Water lover and she likes the Maisel/Chee strings because they are a little thicker. I thought they sounded pretty good! Of course they sounded pretty good with Sarah and Craig playing them!
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FYI, not sure what the difference is between regular GHS but the Maisel/Chee sets go for $10.

sukie
03-28-2017, 07:07 AM
I have them on my Moore Bettah right now -- re-entrant ones. I really like them. I want to try Aldrine's strings next. But if they aren't my favourites I will go back to Sarah's strings. I like everything about them.

MickeyD
03-28-2017, 07:13 AM
I tried the re-entrant baritone Chee set - mostly good, but would want to change the nut saddle sizes if I were to keep it.

bborzell
03-28-2017, 02:56 PM
Not where I bought them. They were $3.79 per set.

bborzell
03-28-2017, 02:57 PM
A friend bought a set from Sarah, the Low G tenor set. She is a former Living Water lover and she likes the Maisel/Chee strings because they are a little thicker. I thought they sounded pretty good! Of course they sounded pretty good with Sarah and Craig playing them!
98888

FYI, not sure what the difference is between regular GHS but the Maisel/Chee sets go for $10.

Not where I bought them. They were $3.79 per set.

UkerDanno
03-29-2017, 07:42 AM
Not where I bought them. They were $3.79 per set.

is this what you got?
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bborzell
03-29-2017, 08:10 PM
Yep, the Tenor Lo G version.

bborzell
03-30-2017, 05:42 AM
Here they are at $2.54 a set.

http://www.juststrings.com/ghs-cu-stg.html

Sporin
03-31-2017, 06:33 AM
Here they are at $2.54 a set.

http://www.juststrings.com/ghs-cu-stg.html

Was about to order a set but it's nearly $10 with shipping. Living rural I'm not sure I can find them in a brick and mortar shop. Bummer.

bborzell
04-01-2017, 01:53 PM
I live about 20 miles from any store that carries uke strings. I use Juststrings to buy a bunch at a time; having four tenors makes it worthwhile. My order for the GHS strings was $32.00 for 10 sets. That would buy me about 2 sets of the more popular sets.

I like these fine.

redpaul1
04-02-2017, 10:29 PM
I bought a set of Craig's bari-tenor strings from the man himself a couple of years ago - and then went out and bought a tenor uke to fit them to! :-o

Admittedly there was about a year between the two purchases and the tenor (an Ohana TKS-15E 'thinline' Electro Tenor Ukulele (www.gotaukulele.com/2014/03/ohana-tks-15e-thinline-electro-tenor.htm)) had been discounted from 200 to 75(!) - and the strings suit the mahogany body very well (I tried them on my spruce-topped Kala travel tenor, as well: not so good a match), but still... if that's not a case of UAS, I don't know what is :(

bonesigh
04-03-2017, 05:08 AM
I also bought a set right from the man's hand. I don't remember the name of the set but I think it was Low G CEA for the Baritone. Anyway, that's how I have them on my Bari. I love them but only for certain songs. They don't sound good strummed because they are so low sounding. It's like having a bass really and I add my bass Bari (that's what I call it anyway) to some of my songs that I make in Garage Band. If I can find the time (and energy), fighting bronchitis, I'll put up a short vid of the sound for y'all (:

Sporin
04-06-2017, 08:43 AM
Added a couple more sets of strings to my order to make the shipping a bit more palatable and they are ordered! Looking forward to trying them, my current set of Living Wate

bonesigh
04-07-2017, 12:07 PM
Here is a video I made today of the very low sounding GCEA set on a Bari.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdL3SgSHATg

Sporin
04-13-2017, 09:02 AM
Mine came, looking forward to stringing the uke up tonight or tomorrow as I am playing with some friends on Easter and that will give them a good stretch n tune.

Craig Chee
04-16-2017, 08:50 AM
Here is a video I made today of the very low sounding GCEA set on a Bari.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdL3SgSHATg

Hi everyone! Hi bonesigh, that is a super interesting set that you have! I love the unique sound that you're getting with it. Unfortunately that is definitely not a set that Sarah or I have ever sold. The bari-tenor set strings that we made with GHS is a re-entrant Baritone Tuning (DGBE) with a high D.... and only the one string is wound (the rest being a ground nylon). A quick video sample can be watched here: http://www.ghsstrings.com/videos/2031354


For everyone else, we've loved seeing people experiment and start playing with the bari-tenor set. Andrew Molina actually quickly fell in love with the set and used it for a few songs on his latest recording. Can't wait to hear what y'all do with it!

Sporin
04-17-2017, 05:19 AM
Strung mine up on Saturday and a few notes...

I tied all but the C string. The C was the only one who's end knot was large enough to trust. In fact, I used it on the E string and it popped through my bridge while tuning. So 3/4 are tied the conventional way and I hope the C knot holds because I already trimmed the excess and I'll have to break into my other set for a duplicate C string if I have to restring.

Other than that small thing, I am VERY pleased with the sound. They are bright and clear and noticeably louder than the old Living Waters (love those, too) I had on before. So I'm very happy with these, well done!

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Rllink
04-17-2017, 07:45 AM
I love this thread. When bought my first ukulele, you didn't even say GHS without spitting on the ground. A lot of ukueles came with GHS strings on them, and the usual advise was to not even try to tune them up, just replace them immediately with Aquilas. The sands of time change everything.

LarryS
04-17-2017, 12:14 PM
I wonder how they compare to Aquilas

Rllink
04-17-2017, 02:40 PM
I wonder how they compare to Aquilas

I would imagine that would depend on who is listening to them and what they want to hear. I can tell you that in my case, I played those old black GHS strings that came on my Makala until they died, then replaced them with Aquilas and I didn't notice much difference, while others swore that it was a night and day difference. But then that was back when Aquila Nylguts were popular.

bonesigh
04-18-2017, 01:25 PM
Hi everyone! Hi bonesigh, that is a super interesting set that you have! I love the unique sound that you're getting with it. Unfortunately that is definitely not a set that Sarah or I have ever sold. The bari-tenor set strings that we made with GHS is a re-entrant Baritone Tuning (DGBE) with a high D.... and only the one string is wound (the rest being a ground nylon). A quick video sample can be watched here: http://www.ghsstrings.com/videos/2031354


For everyone else, we've loved seeing people experiment and start playing with the bari-tenor set. Andrew Molina actually quickly fell in love with the set and used it for a few songs on his latest recording. Can't wait to hear what y'all do with it!

Well I'll be. Huh, I don't buy strings often and bought something from you when you were last here in Reston Va. at the NVUS (Moses) club. I could swear.....but, eh, I quite often don't remember things right. At least I can remember songs!!!! BTW Your workshop with Sarah shortly before you guys got hitched was one of the best I'd ever taken. Especially that exercise with the fingers of the left hand! Thanks (:

komedy
04-20-2017, 10:21 PM
wow this post took off while I was gone. I bought couple of the artist series. itching to try the baritone setup on the tenor.