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arturo7
11-20-2011, 08:42 AM
I've read through several string discussions, but didn't see much talk about where to buy them online. Looking for Aquilas and Worths. Any suggestions? Maybe a UU sponsor?

Thanks

joejeweler
11-20-2011, 08:50 AM
i find elderly instuments has pretty good pricing and variety, and you get price breaks at 3 and 5 set increments. Shipping is reasonable also so i usually get 5 or 10 sets at a time in various sizes, as needed. (soprano, concert, & tenor)

I prefer the Aquila sound on most of my ukes, but they carry Worth also. The Martin M600 set that came on my recent Moore Bettah soprano has been growing on me. :D (i don't think there is a string made that wouldn't sound great there!)

http://elderly.com/accessories/cats/STUK.html

Kanaka916
11-20-2011, 08:58 AM
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?39969-FYI-Uke-Strings

ukuhippo
11-20-2011, 09:01 AM
Worths have the advantage that they're so long that you could use them to string your uke twice.

lancemanion
11-20-2011, 05:01 PM
I've had great luck with Hawaii Music Supply on the North Shore of Oahu. Fast shipping and stand up guys. this is their Ukulele website:

www.theukulelesite.com

philpot
11-20-2011, 05:56 PM
I always buy from UkeRepublic. He's fast, reasonable shipping, and just a great guy to deal with. Check him out, http://ukerepublic.com/

guitarsnrotts
11-21-2011, 03:50 AM
I've bought my guitar and uke strings from www.elderly.com for over 25 years. Competitive prices and great customer service.

PoiDog
11-21-2011, 05:43 AM
Either Elderly or UkeRepublic. No doubt about it.

mr moonlight
11-21-2011, 05:54 AM
Just strings is the place to go if you want something that's a bit more unusual. For just standard strings I've purchased from Elderly and Hawaii music supply.

As for strings, I suggest trying out the Ko'olau Alohi's. Ko'olau is the same company that makes your uke. Aquila's are great for lower end ukes, but most people tend to use other strings on higher end instruments. I like the sound of Worth Clears but I've had bad experiences with intonation. I'd also recommend D'Addario Pro Arte Strings.

arturo7
11-21-2011, 08:29 AM
Thanks everybody!

Just placed an order with Elderly.

No I need to figure how to string a uke... time for another forum search

PoiDog
11-21-2011, 08:34 AM
Thanks everybody!

Just placed an order with Elderly.

No I need to figure how to string a uke... time for another forum search

Changing strings isn't nearly as intimidating as you may think. And it is really a good way to bond with your uke. Take it slow and you should have no problem.

ukuhippo
11-21-2011, 08:43 AM
http://ukuleleunderground.com/2008/02/uke-minutes-5-how-to-re-string-your-ukulele/

arturo7
11-21-2011, 08:51 AM
coolio

Thanks for the link!

hapuna
11-21-2011, 08:55 AM
I've read through several string discussions, but didn't see much talk about where to buy them online. Looking for Aquilas and Worths. Any suggestions? Maybe a UU sponsor?

Thanks
I'm a Worth Dealer and sell them on Ebay and Ebid(not a fan of Ebay). I usually always have the clears and some browns. If you just want 1 or 2 sets my total cost is less than elderly but if you are buying a lot you can get the free shipping and its a good deal. If anyone is interested and they have paypal I can send them out within a day. Just contact me on UU or email me at russ@sounduke.com. Let me know you are from UU and I will do the shipping for $1.00