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natchez
04-01-2019, 09:41 AM
Would anyone who has tried the two string sets above on a concert ukulele have an opinion to share? I have been using the Worth CM strings and the Living Waters seem to have the same gauge/specs in the concert size. Was wondering if it was worth (pun intended) ordering some Living Waters, or since they are both fluorocarbon and the same gauges not much in added value. Thanks for any feedback.

glennerd
04-01-2019, 09:53 AM
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The beauty of Living Water strings is that when I visit the website, I can hear Ken's voice in my head as I read the text. Quite remarkable, actually.

hendulele
04-01-2019, 04:22 PM
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The beauty of Living Water strings is that when I visit the website, I can hear Ken's voice in my head as I read the text. Quite remarkable, actually.

I’ll second that.

I’ve played both and love both. I think the LW may be slightly quieter and cleaner than the Worths, which really project. I strum primarily and would imagine the Living Waters would be preferable if you finger pick. YMMV

natchez
04-01-2019, 05:32 PM
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The beauty of Living Water strings is that when I visit the website, I can hear Ken's voice in my head as I read the text. Quite remarkable, actually.

Lol


I’ll second that.

I’ve played both and love both. I think the LW may be slightly quieter and cleaner than the Worths, which really project. I strum primarily and would imagine the Living Waters would be preferable if you finger pick. YMMV

Thanks, I strum and finger-pick. Plus, some chord melody. So, thanks for the input.

TobyDog
04-01-2019, 05:44 PM
I like both of these brands a lot. But I'd have to say I prefer Worth. I mostly play fingerstyle.

raffrox
04-01-2019, 06:03 PM
It's a good question and I think both are great. I recently tried out a set of low g Living Waters strings on a new uke and I love them. I don't think you can lose with either but different strings do definitely suit different ukes but the availability does have an effect for me as well. It's harder to get Living Waters strings in Australia compared to local sellers of Worth strings.

Croaky Keith
04-01-2019, 10:51 PM
I'm the opposite, living in the UK, I use Living Water strings. :)

technicalta
04-04-2019, 06:32 AM
I'm a big fan of Living Waters strings so they get my vote. They fit especially well with my KoAloha and Kanile'a concerts.

Also, you can order LW strings from Uke Republic so you don't have to wait for shipping from UK. I'm lucky enough to live relatively close to Uke Republic so I can just drive over and pick up a set if I really need them.

https://ukerepublic.bigcartel.com/product/living-water-ukulele-fluorocarbon-strings

UkerDanno
04-04-2019, 06:38 AM
I like Worth browns, but not clears. Love Living Water...

natchez
04-05-2019, 04:58 AM
Thanks for all the input!

MopMan
04-05-2019, 04:29 PM
IMO, the Worth clears are brighter and edgier sounding and the Living Waters are more rounded and subdued. But I do like both. If you are a fan of unwound low g, both brands are fantastic.

CommonCurt
04-05-2019, 05:01 PM
I had Living Waters installed on the recent LoPrinzi concert I purchased, and they sound great.

I'll be putting Martin Premium "PolyGut" strings on it next to see which I like better.

RafterGirl
04-06-2019, 04:11 AM
I've used both. Worth Clear on soprano. Living Waters on concert. I like both, but give the edge to LW.