View Full Version : Testing out strings on my ukes

08-14-2011, 02:28 PM
Hey all,
I'm a fairly new uke player (almost 7 weeks). I was thinking that I wanted to try out different strings on my ukes (I have a few).

Is there a recommended amount of time I should keep strings on my uke before I switch to another set? Keep in mind that I'm inexperienced, but I still want to try to "get to know" the various sets of strings so that months/years from now I'll have a solid opinion.

08-14-2011, 08:34 PM
Totally depends on you, but you need to give them time to play a variety of stuff.

I have tested strings for as little as a day per set, but I test them so much I almost know what to expect from them before they go on. Occasionally I get a surprise though.

08-14-2011, 09:54 PM
It is like wine...garbage goes down the sink immediately, but in the last year even if I liked them a little, they stayed on until they were worn out (or close to it) with very few exceptions