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delray48209
07-22-2011, 06:52 AM
Vote for the brand of strings you favor on your ukulele.

ukulelecowboy
07-22-2011, 06:55 AM
Southcoast Strings. i am particularly loving the linears.

RyRod
07-22-2011, 07:02 AM
Southcoast Strings. i am particularly loving the linears.

+1

I'm liking the medium tension strings right now.


If I didn't have these on though I'd be using some type of classical guitar strings.

Mouthy1
07-22-2011, 07:18 AM
Fo' Sho'! Southcoast strings are super amazing!


Southcoast Strings. i am particularly loving the linears.

sukie
07-22-2011, 07:22 AM
D'Addario T2s.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
07-22-2011, 07:29 AM
No fair. One vote's not enough...

Aquila strings sound terrific on my Harmony soprano.

Southcoast Light Gauge strings sound wonderful on my SpruceHouse S-O. Aquila and Martin strings both sound great on this uke as well.

The factory Kamaka (D'Addario) strings brought out the deepest tone from my Kamaka, but chords sounded a little too muddy for me. I've tried other sets---Hilo, Southcoast Medium Gauge, and Martin---with better clarity, but none had the depth of the factory strings. I'll have ukulele string aquisition syndrome until I've found a set with both depth and clarity.

kenikas
07-22-2011, 10:24 AM
Got to agree with TheOnlyUkeThatMatters, can't vote since different strings are better on different ukes. To many variables to pick just one!

wickedwahine11
07-22-2011, 11:18 AM
Worths - the CHLGHD ones.

chindog
07-22-2011, 12:20 PM
I was going to vote for the G string, but I was torn between it and the A string. I didn't see either in poll choices, though.



:p

Uke Whisperer
07-22-2011, 12:32 PM
Martin 600s on all but all but KALA KA-SLNG. Aquila sound best on it.
Haven't tried any Southcoast's yet...
So right now I would have to say Martin (4 out of 5)

SailingUke
07-22-2011, 12:57 PM
No fair. One vote's not enough...

Aquila strings sound terrific on my Harmony soprano.

Southcoast Light Gauge strings sound wonderful on my SpruceHouse S-O. Aquila and Martin strings both sound great on this uke as well.

The factory Kamaka (D'Addario) strings brought out the deepest tone from my Kamaka, but chords sounded a little too muddy for me. I've tried other sets---Hilo, Southcoast Medium Gauge, and Martin---with better clarity, but none had the depth of the factory strings. I'll have ukulele string aquisition syndrome until I've found a set with both depth and clarity.

You could vote on one the other 100 string poll posts.

joeybug
07-22-2011, 11:16 PM
I voted for "Aquila" because it's the one I mostly have on my Ukes, but I also use Worth Browns on my KPK and LOVE them, I think it really does depend on the Uke! :D

ceviche
07-23-2011, 12:04 AM
Worth Browns (Medium) turned my KoAloha Soprano into a near-religious experience.

BWright
07-23-2011, 01:53 AM
Southcoast linear.

Gasocaster
11-07-2012, 04:02 PM
I haven't been playing Ukulele long, I have had black Nylon,(that came on the Makala), Martin, that came on a used Cordoba, and Aguila...I will be using Aguila, till I find something that compares. D'Addario makes wonderful strings that I use on other instruments, (tenor guitar, steel string guitar, baritone guitar, and upright bass).

Hippie Dribble
11-07-2012, 04:09 PM
southcoast, worths, living water :) Voted worths in the poll, simply because they're what I have most experience with. I'll probably be buying southcoasts from now on, as I have a few sets of worths and living waters to keep me going awhile... :)

PinoyUker
11-07-2012, 04:33 PM
Whoever voted GHS...

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
11-07-2012, 05:36 PM
Whoever voted GHS...

... is cool. Love GHS soprano strings!

bynapkinart
11-07-2012, 06:25 PM
I would revise my choice...I chose Ko'olau Alohi's, but my favorite strings have come from combos of classical guitar strings on my tenor. I had a ton of success with the Savarez Alliance sets I've put together, but right now I'm liking the D'addario combo I've got on it now. I really like putting my own set together, its a little more satisfying than buying a set and hoping for the best. I feel like I'm getting to know my uke too!

gyosh
11-07-2012, 06:32 PM
PhD's

Southcoast G650's

Linho
11-07-2012, 08:36 PM
Southcoast Strings. i am particularly loving the linears.

+1. For me the Light Medium Gauge.

bazmaz
11-07-2012, 09:23 PM
Don't have a favourite, and not sure how anyone can.

I have several ukes - they all have different strings on them, decided upon by testing loads on each instrument. They each take different strings different ways, and the choices I have made then depend on my own ears and my own playing. May not suit others.

There is no right or wrong string

Flyke
11-07-2012, 09:39 PM
My vote for other = Southcoast.

drbekken
11-07-2012, 09:52 PM
I'm with Southcoast.

ukeeku
11-08-2012, 03:23 AM
Just put a set of PHD on my 5-string. Love them

bearbike137
11-08-2012, 10:40 AM
If I could only go with one brand of uke strings for the rest of my life, it would be Worth Clears, no doubt. However, I have had a couple of ukes that I thought sounded best with Southcoast strings.

And the worst sounding strings? KAMAKA!!!

CTurner
11-08-2012, 11:19 AM
Southcoast has the range and variety to help almost any uke. Gets my vote.

pulelehua
11-08-2012, 12:04 PM
Seems like Southcoast needs to be a separate category on the poll. :rolleyes:

OldePhart
11-08-2012, 12:07 PM
I voted for Worth clears, though actually I use Seaguar fishing leaders in the same gages as Worth clears. I've found that sets equivalent to CM work well on some of my ukes, my sopranos became cannons with CH gages, and a modified set I do that is similar to CM except for the E string all work well on various ukes.

That said, these aren't the only strings I like. There is one uke that I like Aquilas on. My Mango tenor loves Ko'Olau Gold. I am still looking for better options on my mango soprano - the CM-equivalent and CH-equivalent sets both work well, and the CH intonates almost perfectly, but they are a bit bright on that uke. Ko'Olau GOld strings work well on it and intonate very well in D tuning, but I've still not decided if I can live with the tuning instability.

So, the real vote is for "whatever sounds and intonates best on a given uke."

John

coolkayaker1
11-08-2012, 12:19 PM
Seems like Southcoast needs to be a separate category on the poll. :rolleyes:
I just voted Other for Southcoasts.

kauaijim
11-08-2012, 08:19 PM
Southcoast. Just put soft mediums on my new Pono MC (factory second) and they sound quite nice. I love the heavies on my baritone. Southcoast strings work well on Pono mahogany ukes.

Kimosabe
11-09-2012, 04:46 AM
Absolutely Southcoast, the most scientific and the most refined. Strings for a musician's musician.