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larabie23
03-03-2018, 04:47 AM
Just wondering what kind of strings Kala Travel owners prefer to use. Iíve got the soprano and tenor thinline and thinking itís time to explore new strings. Iím loving the Worth and Aquila lava on my other ukes and Iíve heard some use the Aquila reds on their Kala Travel ukes.

NoyBoy98
03-03-2018, 05:42 AM
If you’re looking for good volume and sustain, try the Aquila Sugar strings. Great strings if you can get past the squeakyness from the texture.

UkerDanno
03-03-2018, 05:59 AM
A lot of people in my group have the tenors, since that is what the leader recommended when the group first started. A lot of them like Living Water...

Croaky Keith
03-03-2018, 06:38 AM
..... A lot of them like Living Water...
So do I, I have them on nearly all my ukes, including my thinline solid spruce concert. :)

actadh
03-03-2018, 07:35 AM
I have a Kala spruce top soprano, though not the thinline. I went with Martins and love the sustain and clear, clean tone.

Uke Don
03-03-2018, 08:10 AM
You might try Worth Brown if you want a slightly smoother sound, or Worth Clear if you prefer it brighter.

larabie23
03-03-2018, 02:30 PM
I did just that today ! So far Iím liking the Worth Brown, they do seem to round out the sound.

NoyBoy98
03-03-2018, 08:15 PM
Put some D’Addario fluorocarbon on my Kala Spruce top today. A little mellow/muddy sounding are my first impressions. Not as loud or sustained as the Sugars I had on before it, but def more comfortable to play. Have a set of Martin tenor and concert strings that I will test coming in on Monday.

Demick
03-03-2018, 08:23 PM
Martin M620's has helped my Kala travel tenor.

igorthebarbarian
03-03-2018, 09:39 PM
Had Worth Browns on mine (high G) tenor that my friend has. I like that they seem to tone down the brightness of the Spruce. And the Brown contrasts nicely against the lighter top.... having said that, strings are so subjective.

larabie23
03-04-2018, 06:04 AM
Put some D’Addario fluorocarbon on my Kala Spruce top today. A little mellow/muddy sounding are my first impressions. Not as loud or sustained as the Sugars I had on before it, but def more comfortable to play. Have a set of Martin tenor and concert strings that I will test coming in on Monday.

I'm going to try the Martins as well on my Tenor today. I put the Worth browns on my soprano yesterday; so far I like the sound, seems more balanced.

larabie23
03-04-2018, 06:05 AM
I will be trying the Martins on my tenor today!