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Pbancr12
08-17-2018, 04:36 AM
I am planning to switch over my Loprinzi tenor Uke to low G. What is the thinnest low G string that would be least likely to “bind up” in the nut?

Thx.

Pirate Jim
08-17-2018, 04:41 AM
A wound string would be your best bet. Much thinner than an unwound one. My personal recommendation would be a Thomastik Infeld CF30 or, failing that, a Fremont Soloist.

Joyful Uke
08-17-2018, 06:01 AM
I'm using a Freemont (wound) low g string on a LoPrinzi concert, & that's working well.

I've found that Donna is good about answering questions, (in my case, even though I didn't buy directly from her), so if you'd like her input, you might want to contact her, I used the email address on her website.

JJFN
08-17-2018, 06:18 AM
A wound string would be your best bet. Much thinner than an unwound one. My personal recommendation would be a Thomastik Infeld CF30 or, failing that, a Fremont Soloist.

Great choice Jim. I've used both and they are great.

Pbancr12
08-17-2018, 06:57 AM
Thanks so much!

jimavery
08-17-2018, 08:21 AM
Also worth noting the Aquila 72U Red Series. I've found mine ok, but to be honest I don't play my tenor much.

Kenn2018
08-18-2018, 01:07 PM
The Living Waters Fluorocarbon Low-G is pretty thin as well. Thinner than the wound strings I have encountered. I don't have a pack nearby to give the specific diameter, but it's on the outside of the package.

Pirate Jim
08-18-2018, 01:25 PM
Living water low g is 0.91mm

Thomastik Infeld CF30 is 0.76mm

Fremont soloist is 0.76mm

D'addario normal tension silver wound classical guitar 4th string is 0.74mm.

I'd be extremely surprised to find a wound low g that was a higher gauge than an unwound - the primary reason for wound strings is to keep the gauge low but the tension high enough. What wounds have you been using? Most guitar 5th strings are around 0.9mm, i.e. the same as the living water low g, so have you been using the 6th string as a low g? That would be seriously floppy tension, I just can't imagine it working.

Tootler
08-19-2018, 04:50 AM
The Living Waters Fluorocarbon Low-G is pretty thin as well. Thinner than the wound strings I have encountered. I don't have a pack nearby to give the specific diameter, but it's on the outside of the package.

Living Water string gauges here http://www.kenmiddleton.co.uk/living-water-strings/