View Full Version : Looking for some bright loud BLACK strings... reccomendations?

Total Ukphoria
04-13-2011, 01:57 AM
Just got a pearl white dolphin uke... the black stings look cool on it... but oh the sound!:(

04-13-2011, 02:09 AM
I've never tried to put them on a Dolphin, but I like Fremont Blacklines.

04-13-2011, 02:31 AM
I put a set of black Orcas on one of my ukes and liked them, I thought they had a tone similar to Aquilas.

04-13-2011, 02:33 AM
I would also recommend the Freemont Blacklines

04-13-2011, 03:21 AM
Yea IMO Blacklines are the way to go. I pretty much use them exclusively for all my ukes

04-13-2011, 03:36 AM
I sorta think Hilo are better than fremont blacklines on some ukes but not sure about the dolphin. I have used martins and aquilas.

04-13-2011, 03:47 AM
I recently tried Hilo strings and I like them, but the wonderful thing about ukulele strings is that they are not that expensive. Try some Hilos and if you don't like them you are only out $4.00!

04-13-2011, 04:15 AM
+1 for Freemont Blacklines on a White Dolphin!

04-13-2011, 04:15 AM
in my opinion, white strings look better on a white uke than black :P

I guess another option is Risa fluorocarbons, which are also quite nice.
But the shipping from Germany might make it a bit costly compared to other options stated.

04-13-2011, 04:26 AM
They aren't black but they are dark, Worth Browns sound nice.

Also, if you find you are a fan of Aquilas, perhaps you could try to dye them.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
04-13-2011, 07:00 AM
Fremonts are definitely loud (if loud is a priority of yours). But because of their high tension and extreme smoothness I find them uncomfortable to play.

04-13-2011, 07:37 AM
Get Fremont blacklines. I cant recommend them enough.

04-13-2011, 07:59 AM
The Blacklines and Orcas are both flourocarbon and should be brighter than nylon Hilos.
I have used both and like Blacklines and Orcas. Kala Reds may look cool or the new colored Aquilas.