View Full Version : Suggestions for Strings

12-12-2009, 05:22 PM
I have a Fluke concert and need a set of backup strings. Not sure what strings are on it right now as I bought it from someone who only played it a few times.

Any suggestions?


12-12-2009, 05:33 PM
I recommend Aquila nyglut strings on a fluke. I have them on mine and they sound great.

12-12-2009, 05:40 PM
Yup. Aquilas on a Flea/Fluke sound awesome.

12-12-2009, 06:19 PM
I'll swim against the stream...

Worth Clear Mediums.

The Flea/Flukes have some volume to them. To my ear the Worths back off on the volume a bit (still plenty loud) compared to Aquillas, and impart a warm and full sound without being sharp.

When picking/plucking Worths give crisp clear notes (provided the plucker is plucking properly).

12-13-2009, 02:30 AM
I appreciate your help, Thanks!

12-13-2009, 04:01 AM
I just changed my first set of strings last night. Yea, another milestone! :P
I have a Kala and I don't know what brand of strings it had out the factory but I hated them. They were stiff and had a weird feeling on my fingertips. I changed out to Aquila nylgut. I love them. They are soft and springy. I never knew strings could feel/sound so different...

Ahnko Honu
12-13-2009, 07:24 AM
I put KALA Reds on my Fluke and sounds great. As a rule Aquilas make laminates top 'ukuleles like a Fluke sing brighter so are the usual recommendation, and worth trying. I put Aquilas on my laminate Mahalo pineapple and it sounds like a different instrument, very nice improvement.

12-13-2009, 05:08 PM
I have a rosewood fretboard on my Fluke, so hopefully the Aquila's will make it sound even better.


12-13-2009, 05:22 PM
Ditto on the Aquilas. I even put them on a $30 Leolani and that thing sounds great, now. But I've never tried the Worth's. I hear nothing but good things about them...