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UkuleleAdventure
01-27-2012, 10:25 AM
Just out of curiosity, what is everyone's favorite types of strings.
Thanks,
Kyle

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
01-27-2012, 10:35 AM
Aw, Ko'olau Mahana, my favorite lately, isn't an option.

Hiddencross
01-27-2012, 10:36 AM
Hard to pick just one because strings can be used to add brightness, mellowness or volume. It depends on which of these characteristics I'm trying to bring out in my uke. Here are my top four picks:
1. Southcoast
2. Worth
3. Fremont
4. Aquila

Plainsong
01-27-2012, 10:49 AM
It depends on the uke. Either Martin Fluoros, or Aquilas. I'd love to try some titanium concert strings, but no one answers when you ask how to get them so.. yeah.

I'm trying to get out of the Worths comfort zone, but the strings I picked for the Koaloha concert are such a mismatch it's ridiculous. They're not bad strings, they just don't suit the combo of my hands and that uke. I keep telling myself I'll stick with them for the duration, that it isn't a huge deal, but then steam starts coming from my ears.

wheelgunner
01-27-2012, 10:56 AM
Worth brown medium are my defaul strings. Only if they don't work do I try something else.

Hippie Dribble
01-27-2012, 10:59 AM
worth and southcoast for me.

OldePhart
01-27-2012, 11:04 AM
This is something you have to let the ukulele decide. Both of my longneck sopranos work really well with some fluorocarbon fishing leader that is basically equivalent to a Worth CM set with a slight tweak to the E string for better balance. I just recently disovered that my Mainland mango tenor, while very nice with clear fluorocarbon strings, is amazing with Ko'olau Gold nylon strings, and my Mainland cutaway mahogany tenor seems to favor Aquila with a wound low-g.

I've also used Martin fluorocarbon strings on longneck sopranos and they were very nice, too.

John

Nickie
01-27-2012, 11:06 AM
I'm sort of still a beginner, and don't have the most discerning ear, but I play Aquilas. My soprano, which I never see, has Martins on it/

wickedwahine11
01-27-2012, 11:19 AM
My vote is for Worth CHLGHD - the low g, hard heavy clear strings.

gyosh
01-27-2012, 11:26 AM
My vote is for Southcoast Strings.

Dirk is absolutely brilliant at pairing strings with what you're looking for!

SailingUke
01-27-2012, 12:12 PM
Just out of curiosity, what is everyone's favorite types of strings.
Thanks,
Kyle

My favorite strings are ukulele strings.
Doesn't anyone know how to use the search button.
BTW, what's you favorite uke ? or how do you play a "C" chord with a low g?

RyRod
01-27-2012, 12:14 PM
Southcoast!

ichadwick
01-27-2012, 12:33 PM
Just out of curiosity, what is everyone's favorite types of strings.
Thanks,
Kyle
The intact type. I really don't like the broken type.

Hippie Dribble
01-27-2012, 12:46 PM
My favorite strings are ukulele strings.
Doesn't anyone know how to use the search button.
BTW, what's you favorite uke ? or how do you play a "C" chord with a low g?

grumpy bum...he he (it's fine mate, summer will be here soon) :)

Plainsong
01-27-2012, 01:03 PM
Ya know I'm of this school of thought that with a few exceptions, getting the "wrong" string set on a uke doesn't really matter so much. It's not a huge difference, not anything that anyone but you notices, and it still sounds nice enough and you can just manage fine with them until the next time.

I still think it's true, but I don't know what it is about the string matchup of Southcoast soft mediums with a Koaloha concert. What was I thinking? Sure the Koaloha is bright, but it doesn't need taming! It's fine as it is! And there I was reading the description thinking "Oh yeah, this'll be cool." - I probably should have asked Derek. Doh!

It's like when a talented horse doesn't get on with a talented rider. The uke is great, I can tell the strings are nice... and you put the two together and it's just... no.

And why is this a huge deal? (well, huge and huge, of course) Because restringing takes forever with my knot tying skills. And you have to order lots of Southcoast strings when ordering international. (That's not a complaint at Southcoast, I know international shipping costs, that just is what it is.)

I bet lights would be awesome. What was I thinking, "Herp derp, let me fix this sound that isn't broken, herp derp."

No one notices but me, but it's me that is getting aggravated whenever I play, for what should be no reason.

And no, I'm not really steamed about this, but I've got no one else to complain about strings to! :D

UkuleleAdventure
01-27-2012, 01:11 PM
My favorite strings are ukulele strings.
Doesn't anyone know how to use the search button.
BTW, what's you favorite uke ? or how do you play a "C" chord with a low g?
Sorry for pissing you off.:confused:

SailingUke
01-27-2012, 01:17 PM
Sorry for pissing you off.:confused:

Oh I am not pissed, I am just feeling a little feisty on the fine FRIDAY afternoon here in SoCal.
It is sunny and warm !!!!!!

UkuleleAdventure
01-27-2012, 01:35 PM
Oh I am not pissed, I am just feeling a little feisty on the fine FRIDAY afternoon here in SoCal.
It is sunny and warm !!!!!!
Hope you feel better:)

Doc_J
01-27-2012, 01:49 PM
worth and southcoast for me.


+1 on that.

From the posts here, it looks like SouthCoast may be the most favored.

Actually, it depends on the uke (I also regularly use Aquila, Martin, Fremont, and Ko'olau 'Alohi on some).

Sporin
01-27-2012, 01:55 PM
I'm really liking Martin Fluorocarbons right now, have them on 2 ukes. Sounds is great and I really like how they feel.

Kanaka916
01-27-2012, 03:33 PM
Just a thought, I think you need to revise your poll and add Southcoast to the mix . . .

vanflynn
01-27-2012, 04:14 PM
Brown worths for one nice voice, also like Fremont and martins for others. Looking forward to trying the new two D Addarios

UkuleleAdventure
01-27-2012, 04:16 PM
Just a thought, I think you need to revise your poll and add Southcoast to the mix . . .

I would if I knew how to...

guitarsnrotts
01-28-2012, 03:23 AM
I've tried Nylguts, Martins, Hilo and a few others and like the Worth Browns the best so far although I just put Fremont Blacklines on my tenor and like them alot.

haole
01-28-2012, 05:10 AM
I like fluorocarbons and Ko'olau Alohi best for higher-end ukes, and Aquilas/Auroras on my Flea.

Sporin
01-28-2012, 05:17 AM
Looks like I'm going to have to try the poll-leading Worth's at some point.

UKISOCIETY
01-28-2012, 06:10 AM
Worth Brown mediums and Martin Flurocarbons for the plastic ukes, Guadalupe fiber-core for the tenor Bluegrass Ukes, Aquila nylgut for most of the others.

UkuleleAdventure
01-28-2012, 09:27 AM
I should probably go out and by some worths now...

Manalishi
01-28-2012, 11:41 PM
Unable to vote because I use Aquilas and Worths equally
and the poll only allows for one vote!

ukuhippo
01-29-2012, 02:50 AM
I'd love to try some titanium concert strings, but no one answers when you ask how to get them so.. yeah.

You can buy them on ebay (D'Addario EJ87C)

Plainsong
01-29-2012, 04:16 AM
Wow, only 45 DOLLARS SHIPPING. What a bargain. And 10 sets to try one.

ukuhippo
01-29-2012, 05:41 AM
Ah, you're in Finland. You could convince a US based member to buy them for you and send them to you.

MisterRios
01-29-2012, 10:43 AM
Martins, but only because Worths are impossible to find in Europe right now. I did like the Martins so much, I immediately ordered an additional three sets for later.

UkuleleAdventure
01-30-2012, 09:56 AM
I wonder how worths compare to southcoasts...

Plainsong
01-30-2012, 11:03 AM
Martins, but only because Worths are impossible to find in Europe right now. I did like the Martins so much, I immediately ordered an additional three sets for later.

Southern Ukulele Store in the UK on eBay has Worths. :)

OldePhart
01-30-2012, 11:39 AM
What is my favorite kind of string? The kind you put on an ukulele!

SailQwest
01-30-2012, 12:13 PM
My husband and I have our ukes currently strung:
4 with Aquilas
2 with Worths
2 with Guadalupe Custom String Fibre-cores.

The GCS strings are my favorites. They sound fabulous!