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KoloheBoy
05-16-2008, 05:51 PM
I just bought these off of ebay for my koa applause. Does anybody have any experience witht these or know if they are better then regular black or clear strings?http://cgi.ebay.com/KALA-RED-Ukulele-strings-Tenor-set-High-g-wound-c_W0QQitemZ230252651213QQihZ013QQcategoryZ16224QQc mdZViewItem

UKISOCIETY
05-17-2008, 06:42 AM
I have a few sets of Kala Red for soprano and concert. They didn't work well on my Bushman Concert Jenny (Aquila is best for it). But they worked well on an old Decca Soprano and on my Northern JCD-2 concert - and on my plastic TV Pal! The wound C string broke the plastic friction peg tuner on my TV Pal, but I put in an old tuner and the strings sound great. see my videos for what they sound like - Hank Snow song with the strings on my Northern. And Deep River Blues in my garage for the TV Pal! Oh also, the Advantage to playing ukuele that I also did in my garage. The reds strings on an old Decca that I painted baby blue!

Hope that helps!

KoloheBoy
05-17-2008, 12:54 PM
I have a few sets of Kala Red for soprano and concert. They didn't work well on my Bushman Concert Jenny (Aquila is best for it). But they worked well on an old Decca Soprano and on my Northern JCD-2 concert - and on my plastic TV Pal! The wound C string broke the plastic friction peg tuner on my TV Pal, but I put in an old tuner and the strings sound great. see my videos for what they sound like - Hank Snow song with the strings on my Northern. And Deep River Blues in my garage for the TV Pal! Oh also, the Advantage to playing ukuele that I also did in my garage. The reds strings on an old Decca that I painted baby blue!

Hope that helps!
thanks sounds great!

mwalimu
05-17-2008, 01:30 PM
I didn't like them. Mine were wound, except for the 1st string and they squeaked too much for my taste.

KoloheBoy
05-17-2008, 01:38 PM
I didn't like them. Mine were wound, except for the 1st string and they squeaked too much for my taste.
oh well what kind of ukulele do u have?:confused:

Ukeguy510
05-17-2008, 04:46 PM
I had these but didn't like them much. The C- and E-strings are both wound. Your preference may vary.

Don't the Applause ukes come with D'addario strings already? You didn't like em?

KoloheBoy
05-17-2008, 05:20 PM
I had these but didn't like them much. The C- and E-strings are both wound. Your preference may vary.

Don't the Applause ukes come with D'addario strings already? You didn't like em?

yeah they do i think. idk. just changing it up a lil. bit. if i dont like the red strings ill go with black. and clear.

Snow
05-18-2008, 11:36 AM
I've equipped them to my Vintage White K-wave and I must say, they look rather sexy on it if you ask me :D. Sound wise, they sound too dark and mellow.

SnakeOiler
05-19-2008, 05:36 AM
I tried a set on my 61 Silvertone and have to admit I did not like them. They sounded OK, but it felt like I was strumming barbed wire.

slusamson
05-28-2008, 03:04 PM
I just got a set a few days ago and I'm taking them off... they sounds dark and plastic-ey... the wound strings also buzz a lot on my uke and don't feel nice under my fingers...

KoloheBoy
05-29-2008, 05:55 PM
i guess it all depends on the type of uke u get the strings will make a difference either good or bad on an ukulele. also depending on ur preferance

jhob
05-31-2008, 12:10 AM
My applause soprano is strung with aquilas and I would definitely recommend them. Over the d'addarios it came the strung with the sound is about 1000% better with the aquilas.