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lochman
07-22-2012, 06:16 AM
hi folks...i have a pono solid mango tenor strung with aquilas at the moment....any suggestions or experience of other strings that would work or sound better . ....thanks

OldePhart
07-22-2012, 08:02 AM
On my Mainland Mango tenor I've tried the following:

Aquilas (what it shipped with): Okay, but basically like every uke with Aquilas - loud, somewhat "brash" Aquila sound.

Clear fluorocarbon strings similar to a Worth CM set: Very sweet, noticeable loss in volume vs. the Aquilas but much more complex chimey sound. These strings are a bit light for a tenor - I think maybe a Worth CT or CH set would not lose so much volume.

Ko'Olau Gold tenor strings: these gold nylon strings are the bomb on this uke. The kept the very sweet, complex sound like the flourocarbon strings with maybe a tiny bit less chime. The strings are heavier gage, intended for a tenor, so volume falls somewhere between the Aquila and the CM set mentioned above. I like these enough on this uke that I was very glad when Ko'Olau announced that they were going to continue production of them after all.

(EDIT: I just posted a song for the Seasons "contest" over in the contest forum. This is my Mainland mango with the Ko'Olau gold strings - but it's using the MiSi pickup with a bit of reverb added in Audacity). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDRsy-sNGYQ&feature=youtu.be


John

Loz
07-22-2012, 11:45 AM
I like Worth Clears on my mango tenor - they sound a little bit "clearer" to me than Aquilas if that makes sense

TG&Y
04-13-2013, 06:51 AM
I've run across Worth's, I think, but where does one find Ko'Olau gold strings? Suggestions for a good place to buy either?

Jim Hanks
04-13-2013, 08:27 AM
Strings and Beyond carry Worth: http://www.stringsandbeyond.com/ukelele.html
Not sure about the other

hawaii 50
04-13-2013, 08:35 AM
I've run across Worth's, I think, but where does one find Ko'Olau gold strings? Suggestions for a good place to buy either?

I do not work here,but seems like I am a commercial for them << haha

www.theukulelesite.com

fyi they are Ko'olau

Dan Uke
04-13-2013, 08:39 AM
I do not work here,but seems like I a commercial for them << haha

www.theukulelesite.com

fyi they are Ko'olau

Sssshhhhh...you gotta say it less so they will hire you!

TG&Y
04-13-2013, 08:41 AM
Thanks guys

Kanaka916
04-13-2013, 10:05 AM
I've run across Worth's, I think, but where does one find Ko'Olau gold strings? Suggestions for a good place to buy either?
Elderly (http://elderly.com/accessories/cats/STUK.htm) also carries a good inventory of strings including Worth, Ko`olau, Aquila, Martin. Uke Republic (http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/category/ukulele-strings) also carries a vast assortment.

OldePhart
04-13-2013, 02:12 PM
I've run across Worth's, I think, but where does one find Ko'Olau gold strings? Suggestions for a good place to buy either?

HMS has the complete line of Ko'Olau strings - Gold, Alohi, and Mahana in all sizes and in high-g and wound low-g.

John