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06-21-2012, 07:20 AM
Been building a Tangi replica recently and am trying to find strings for it. Anyone know what would be best to use?

06-21-2012, 07:40 AM
39285i use d.Addarios's or Martin flouros on my mini ukes
Been building a Tangi replica recently and am trying to find strings for it. Anyone know what would be best to use?

06-21-2012, 08:33 AM
A rosette on a uke that small, impressive. Mine's a bit simpler looking:


06-21-2012, 08:55 AM
I use Jasper Happy (in the UK) strings. His strings are small diameter than standard soprano strings, and they work VERY well with my Aphid ukes.



06-21-2012, 09:33 AM
Just the man I was hoping would answer. How do I get in touch with Jasper Happy? Tried hunting for him on google to no avail.

06-21-2012, 09:55 AM
This is him. Awesome guy. He sells these in two sets, which is enough strings to do about 6 of the small Tangis and my Aphids..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DOUBLE-SET-COLOURED-EXTRA-LONG-BANJO-UKULELE-BANJOLELE-UKELELE-STRINGS-/170859972222?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Sting_Instr uments&hash=item27c80c467e

06-21-2012, 10:03 AM
Thanks :) Ordered a set now.

06-21-2012, 10:25 AM
I hope he keeps making them. The last time I ordered from him he mentioned he wasn't sure how much longer he could make them, because they cost more to make than he makes from them. He only does it at this point as a service to his current customers. I like to support him when I can, because one, he's an awesome guy, and two, he is passionate about his work and music. His Dad was a fairly famous uke player back in the early part of the 1900s. I been trying to talk him into making white, or clears ones too, which at one point he was planning to, but didn't because he wasn't making enough to warrant making other types and models. But, the ones he developed, are cool for small ukes, because they are smaller diameter than standard sopranos. They sound pretty good on a banjo uke too, because they are brighter, and just ring out well on banjos..

06-21-2012, 10:27 AM
Oh yeah, listen to his sound clip at the bottom of that listing. I love his rendition of that classic..

Also, if you find you don't like em. let me know, I'll buy the remainder of them from you.

06-21-2012, 02:21 PM
For what it's worth, if those don't work out-I use Worth clears (light) on my Kala Pocket Uke. I love them. They have a very short break-in time, and they hold tune very well. The weight is just right for the little ukes...


07-01-2012, 03:43 AM
Can we see a photo of the finished uke? I use nylon classical guitar strings on my 16" uke. The ones I use have a smaller diameter than standard uke strings.

07-01-2012, 04:01 AM
Spend the last few days at my sister's graduation so haven't worked on it for a while. I'll make sure to post pics once it's complete.