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6stringconvert
11-13-2009, 04:44 AM
Just replaced the Aquilla strings on my cheap and cheerful Kala KA-C.

I was concerned that the Martin Clears were going to be very quiet - as the soprano/concert strings are almost half the size.

Boy was I wrong. These new strings punch the volume out, a real pleasant surprise.

I'll have to bed them in properly for the definite judgment - but so far so good.

6sc

RevWill
11-13-2009, 05:27 AM
Are those the older style Crystal Nylon or the newer Fluorocarbon? I like the fluoro on my Flea.

6stringconvert
11-13-2009, 06:15 AM
they are the Flurocarbons:

http://www.totalmusicsupply.com/Images/Models/Full/102008.gif

Cheers, 6sc

Tsani
11-13-2009, 08:32 AM
I will have to check my local music store. Last time I used them I hated Martin strings, but I don't remember if they were fluorocarbons. I am currently using Worth Clears and I really like them a lot. I tried the Aquilas but I was not a big fan of those either.

berean_315
11-13-2009, 10:02 AM
Wow, I'm surprised. I always had a bad impression of Martin ukulele strings. The ukes I've played in the past that had them sounded pretty bad. Maybe it's because these are "New". I wonder if they are similar to Worth Clears? I've tried the worth clears and like them a lot.

Thanks for the post.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
11-13-2009, 10:23 AM
they are the Flurocarbons:

http://www.totalmusicsupply.com/Images/Models/Full/102008.gif

Cheers, 6sc

What I find curious is that this set will fit either a soprano or concert. Somehow that just doesn't sit right with me...........

Big_e
11-13-2009, 01:36 PM
My Sopranino likes Martin Flourocarbons. It gives the tiny uke more volume. In my opinion, Martins do sound better as they settle in and I find it hard to replace old Martin strings 'cause thats when they're at their best.
My regular sized sopranos (Lanikai LU-11 and Pineapple) use Fremont flourocarbons.
Ernest

mokai
11-13-2009, 02:35 PM
What I find curious is that this set will fit either a soprano or concert. Somehow that just doesn't sit right with me...........

that's how worths are too.. worth BM/CM and BL/CL all work on soprano/concert