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carpekd
07-25-2009, 04:47 PM
I'm having problems with sustain on my cheapo stock GHS strings. During recordings, it seems my pickup won't hear the last remnants of the note. So I'm wanting to upgrade, but my main concern is the sustain of the strings. Any suggestions?

Ahnko Honu
07-25-2009, 05:10 PM
It seems that Aquilas and laminate top 'ukuleles are a match made in heaven.
I replaced the Hilo strings on my laminate Mahalo pineapple with Aquilas and WOW what a differance it made. I get all my Aquila strings from this guy:
http://stores.shop.ebay.com/DrClucks-Music-Emporium__W0QQ_sidZ3569265?_nkw=aquila+tenor&submit=Search

Pippin
07-26-2009, 02:01 AM
To get more sustain, you can also replace the nut and saddle. It costs about $25 in materials. The saddle is easier and can be done without a lot of effort.... just a little filing (sanding smooth) and pop out the old one, pop in the new one. The nut is trickier, but, if you keep the old saddle and nut, you can always put them in again.

paw123los
07-26-2009, 02:30 AM
Yo can also try Worth strings. They give a lot of susstain but are a little softer and give a little less punchy sound then aquila strings.

Thumper
07-26-2009, 02:32 AM
I'm an Aquila fan, but I think Worth Clears have more sustain. I've got them on my tenor Fluke, and they really sing.