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Mandarb
10-25-2010, 03:53 AM
Well, like the title says - I changed the strings on my Kamaka yesterday (Sunday) morning. I took off the Kamaka strings that had been on for about 1 1/2 months. I put on a set of Aquilas. I was a little nervous since I have never changed strings before but everything went fine. It took about a 1/2 hour with a couple of small interruptions. I like the Aquilas on my Mainland but I am not sure if I like them yet on the Kamaka. However, they definitely feel better than the Kamaka strings. I ordered some various strings from Elderly Instruments this morning so I can try something different in a month or so.

guitharsis
10-25-2010, 04:41 AM
Glad all went well for you. I'm not sure of the Fremont blacklines on my Kamaka concert either. They seem a little thin and hurt my fingers some. They may just need to break in a bit more. They definitely sound better than the stock strings which didn't really sound all that bad. MGM also has some trial packages with different strings. I'd like to try Worths sometime.

Skitzic
10-25-2010, 06:13 AM
Glad to hear it went well! See, it's really not that hard. :p

scottie
10-25-2010, 07:27 PM
I like Aquilas just fine.

Mandarb
10-26-2010, 03:05 AM
I like Aquilas just fine.

I like Aquilas as well - just taking a bit to get used to on the Kamaka.

molokinirum
10-26-2010, 03:49 AM
I like Aquilas as well - just taking a bit to get used to on the Kamaka.

In what way?? Sound or feel etc.

CoLmes
10-26-2010, 04:59 AM
Try the T2's

Mandarb
10-26-2010, 06:11 AM
In what way?? Sound or feel etc.

I like the feel of the Aquilas. I like the sound of them on my Mainland but not as much on the Kamaka. I know they are bright strings but they sound really bright on the Kamaka. That could just be that I am used to the stock strings that were on for about 1 1/2 months and they were kinda quiet.

Mandarb
10-26-2010, 06:14 AM
Try the T2's

I ordered some Worth Browns and D'Addario J71s. I will probably switch the Aquilas out in a month or so and see what I like best.

janeray1940
10-26-2010, 06:17 AM
That could just be that I am used to the stock strings that were on for about 1 1/2 months and they were kinda quiet.

I was thinking this must be the case! When I swapped the stock strings on my new Kamaka concert for Aquilas, the volume and brightness seemed to double. Personally, I like it :)

Mandarb
10-26-2010, 06:24 AM
I was thinking this must be the case! When I swapped the stock strings on my new Kamaka concert for Aquilas, the volume and brightness seemed to double. Personally, I like it :)

Yeah - I am getting used to them now. They do not sound bad but it was more of a change than I was initially expecting and I was expecting some change. Agreed - a lot more volume as well. I thought the uke sounded nice before but what a difference with new strings.

hmgberg
10-26-2010, 09:05 AM
I have Worth clear mediums on my Kamaka concert; love them. Not as supercharged as Aquilas, but lots of ring.

sukie
10-26-2010, 10:17 AM
To echo: Try the T2s. Really.