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ukuhippo
04-18-2012, 10:52 AM
I'm going to buy a wound low g string for my tenor and noticed that I can also buy a set with both the g and the c string wound.
What are your experiences with these two options, will the wound c string complement the sound of the strings, or should I just go for the wound g?

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
04-18-2012, 10:57 AM
Personally I like the wound G & C from Southcoast's G650 linear set.

maclay
04-18-2012, 11:15 AM
I love the wound G and C. Lately I have been using wound G and C strings from a ko'olau alohi set combined with Worth E and A strings. I will have to give the Southcoast strings a try.

itsme
04-18-2012, 12:13 PM
I don't like a wound G by itself, it's too different from the others in tonality. But with wound G&C, it seems like it would be more balanced sounding, like how a classical guitar has wound basses and plain trebles.

ukuhippo
04-19-2012, 06:34 AM
3 0 in favor of the g wound and c wound, it looks like the only g wound is losing this battle. Thanks all for your input.

Kauai808
04-19-2012, 07:04 AM
i love wound g and c also
4-0 in favor

fernandogardinali
04-19-2012, 07:30 AM
I prefer only Wound G. They wear and it is easier to replace a bad low G with a D string from a classical guitar than an G and C.

ukuhippo
04-19-2012, 09:02 PM
I prefer only Wound G. They wear and it is easier to replace a bad low G with a D string from a classical guitar than an G and C.

I understand the practical issues but am only considering the sound.

Magoosan
04-20-2012, 06:16 AM
It's really a question of balance across all four strings. Thats where the Southcoast G650 Linear set excels. I find the wound G and C adds a lot of nice sustain. Really depends on the sound you're looking for.

CTurner
04-20-2012, 06:24 AM
The Southcoast G650 set with flat wound basses is an amazing set of real smoothness and balance. The fullness of sound I got with these was remarkable.

Hiddencross
04-20-2012, 07:37 AM
I also like the Southcoast G650 set.