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peterp
09-07-2010, 08:24 AM
i'm thinkin' about one of these, but i've never played (or seen) one. is the tension more like a concert than a "standard" soprano? what strings do you use? soprano or concert? does anyone besides kamaka make a good long neck soprano? mahalo.

bongofury
09-07-2010, 09:07 AM
I have a Koaloha long neck soprano that is my main uke. Yes, the tension is exactly the same as a concert. I use worth brown strings that work for both soprano and concert sizes.

Pippin
09-07-2010, 11:15 AM
Your choice of strings might vary depending on personal taste and the uke you are playing. I happen to like Aquila Nylguts but many people prefer to use Worths or another fluoro-carbon string because they are thinner, have higher tension, and seem to stay bright a good while.