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Fireflybuzzbuzz
01-31-2008, 11:39 AM
Hey guys, i know its a weird question, but here goes. Anyone know weather it is possible to dye nylon strings? I have a black ukulele and i think it would look awesome with orange strings. I know its possible to dye nylon, it just involved heating it. is it possible to dye without distorting the sound?

ChiyoDad
01-31-2008, 01:36 PM
I don't know about dyeing strings yourself but Guadalupe Custom Strings (http://www.guadalupecustomstrings.com/) has long been offering multicolored "hand-painted" nylon strings for mariachi, classical and flamenco players. They also have strings for ukuleles in "your choice of sets in Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink, Clear, Black or mixed colors".

Email them and ask if they can do orange.

Fred Miu
01-31-2008, 01:41 PM
plus dying black nylons would work that much. black is very hard color to dye unless you strip it from its color.

GX9901
01-31-2008, 04:48 PM
I recently tried some KoAloha dyed strings (discontinued) and some Guadalupe colored monofilament ukulele strings on my Honu concert, and found both to be underwhelming. I had put Worth CD's on it and those really sound much better to me. They're not bad, but they don't really compare to the Worth strings in my opinion.

UkuLeLesReggAe
01-31-2008, 11:03 PM
it would look good, but i wouldn't do it

radstrings
11-10-2011, 04:07 PM
Just got our website up and running, please visit us at www.radstrings.com and check out our inventory of colored ukulele strings! Vivid Sound!!
Mahalo!

Kanaka916
11-10-2011, 05:04 PM
Just got our website up and running, please visit us at www.radstrings.com and check out our inventory of colored ukulele strings! Vivid Sound!!
Mahalo!
Eh, get sum sound bytes or wot?

Trinimon
11-10-2011, 05:29 PM
I've read a thread on someone's blog who has successfully dyed nylon strings by soaking them in a hot (not boiling) acidic dye solution like Rit Dye. In another blog, someone used Kool Aid (which he says has dye ie food colouring and is acid based) and added vinegar. The pics of the strings were a tinted colour. Humm, I have some extra Worth Clears kicking around, maybe I'll experiment on them this weekend if I can find Rit Dye in my area.

Edit: Found one of the blogs here:

http://dixiebanjolele.blogspot.com/2010/10/coloring-clear-nylon-strings.html

Lori
11-10-2011, 07:31 PM
http://stringsbyaurora.com/our-strings/ukulele-strings
More info and photos on the Aurora strings by Aquila.

–Lori

MisterRios
11-10-2011, 08:19 PM
Uke Republic also carries the Aurora strings. Had no idea they were made by Aquila. Might have to pick some up myself: http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/aurora-silkgut-ukulele-strings

mascompro
11-11-2011, 04:22 AM
I got some of the purple Auroras They sound really nice on my Paulele. plan to order some more and try them out on my kids Maholos.

modern day ukuleleist
11-11-2011, 05:18 AM
I would love to put a set of bright green strings on my mainland tenor that I'm going to order soon, but I feel like novelty strings like that always sacrifice quality.

JamieFromOntario
11-11-2011, 05:32 AM
What do think of these?

www.leivastrings.com