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noah_clinnson
02-12-2010, 10:16 AM
I just bought a new to me Kala Baritone ukulele strung with a low g set of aquilas but it came with a set of standard baritone strings as well. I'm debating switching to see what I like more. The obvious question then is, would the low g set of strings still be okay to use if I'd want to switch back?

I don't think it would be a problem but I'd be less willing to try a change now with nothing to switch back to.

Ukuleleblues
02-12-2010, 11:04 AM
10-4 no problem. U could break them by accident (as with any restringing) but other wise I would not give it a second thought.

haole
02-12-2010, 01:02 PM
Reusing old strings is usually fine! I bring a used set with me everywhere in case of emergencies. A few times the old strings were so worn out that they were on the verge of breaking (big sharp gouges from the frets) so I tossed 'em, but if they're not mangled beyond recognition, it's worth saving your old ones.

ukulelearp
02-12-2010, 01:56 PM
I always save my old ones, at least for a bit. I usually migrate my nice strings from my nice ukulele down to my crappy Hilo.

buddhuu
02-12-2010, 02:04 PM
'Ukulele and fiddle... the only instruments on which I'd do that.

On uke, no problem as long as the strings aren't 4 years old and knackered.