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Waterguy
07-15-2008, 03:45 PM
I got my Kala spruce top tenor from Music Guy Mike. I am enjoying it immensly, with one minor quibble. That would be the wound steel C string. It sounds good, but it tends to sound good to long. It keeps going after the other strings have given up.

So, 2 questions.

How normal is a wound C on a Tenor?

If I bought a set of tenor Aquilas, would I be looking at the same set up?

andrew
07-15-2008, 04:55 PM
How normal is a wound C on a Tenor?

If I bought a set of tenor Aquilas, would I be looking at the same set up?

Very normal, and yes.

Worth strings don't have a wound C. I'm sure there are others.

Kanaka916
07-16-2008, 04:55 AM
Aquila has a set of plain strings (http://elderly.com/accessories/items/ANTRP.htm) as well as a wound 3rd (C) set (http://elderly.com/accessories/items/ANTRW.htm). They also have a low G set with the 4th (G) string wound.

grappler
07-16-2008, 05:49 AM
so does Ko'olau!

i bought some awhile ago..

havent put them on yet.
give me 5 more months then you guys will hear the diff

uber_goober
07-16-2008, 06:11 AM
Worth, Aquila and DAddario all make sets with a plain C. I personally use Worth's on my tenor. I really like the sound of all nylon (or flurocarbon, in the case of Worth).

KAWIKA27
07-16-2008, 06:13 AM
Aquila has a set of plain strings (http://elderly.com/accessories/items/ANTRP.htm) as well as a wound 3rd (C) set (http://elderly.com/accessories/items/ANTRW.htm). They also have a low G set with the 4th (G) string wound.

i have the low G on my fluke tenor. its good for me in the style that i play but........where one style opens another one closes off it can be played but it dosent sound right to me atleast i havent tried it on the c string i gota try with my next set.