View Full Version : Banjo Uke Strings

01-12-2011, 07:37 AM
Do you use different kinds of strings on your banjo uke as comapared to your regular ukes? I know Aquila makes a banjo uke set with a wound C string - does that make much of a sound difference? Would regular strings be fine?

01-12-2011, 07:53 AM
I prefer regular soprano strings, I did not like the wound string on my banjo.

01-12-2011, 12:17 PM
Regular Aquila concert strings were the way to go for me. The wound string would always come undone.

01-12-2011, 12:20 PM
I just use regular soprano Aquilas..

01-12-2011, 05:12 PM
Another vote for regular Aquilas. I've used the banjo uke strings and they're ok, but the regular soprano strings have a better feel, especially when tuned up to D tuning. I also like La Bella Senoritas for a couple of mine, and I have Aquila guts are on my smallest uke, a MayBell 20.

01-12-2011, 05:25 PM
I went ahead and ordered some regular Aquilas from Elderly.com. Thanks for the input!

01-12-2011, 05:44 PM
I kinda like the wound- why does everyone dislike them? Mine has come undone once, I just loosened, retied and was good to go.

01-13-2011, 04:27 AM
I don't hate them. I have them on one of my Strombergs and they sound good. I just prefer the sopranos and other maker's medium/light strings.