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dbarr15
12-29-2012, 03:36 AM
looking for suggestions for tenor strings that are not wound. whats your idea? Doug

wickedwahine11
12-29-2012, 03:50 AM
My favorite unwound low g options are Living Water, PhD and Worth CHHDLG strings. Funnily enough, I like each of them best on a different uke, so you may need to try a few types to see what sounds best on your instrument.

gnordenstam
12-29-2012, 05:40 AM
I like the Living Water and Fremont strings for an unwound low G.

jwieties
12-29-2012, 06:31 AM
These are nice.
http://elderly.com/accessories/names/dakine-tenor-uke-set-with-low-g--DAKGT.htm

guitarsnrotts
12-29-2012, 06:32 AM
I like Fremont Blacklines on my Lanikai Spalted Mango Tenor.

gyosh
12-29-2012, 06:52 AM
For unwound I go with PhD strings.

Only my opinion matters! :)

blue_knight_usa
12-29-2012, 08:18 AM
Living Waters, Fremont, PhDs and Savarez all work well in unwound low G.


looking for suggestions for tenor strings that are not wound. whats your idea? Doug

PedalFreak
12-29-2012, 08:30 AM
I like the PhD, Worth CHHDLG & Worth BF-LG. Depends on the uke. The PhD & Worth CHHDLG I really like on my KoAloha. The Worth BF-LG I like on my Pono Tenor.

hawaii 50
12-29-2012, 10:12 AM
Kind of liking the Fremont Blackline Low G lately

J'Ukebox
12-29-2012, 01:31 PM
Worth Browns!!

SailingUke
12-29-2012, 05:03 PM
I like PHD and Orca unwound.
I recently tried a flatwound polished string, they are super.
Punch and sustain of a wound with the feel of an unwound, no squeeks.
Also the smaller diameter means no adjustment to the nut slots.

dbarr15
12-29-2012, 05:37 PM
Who makes the flatwound, polished string?


I like PHD and Orca unwound.
I recently tried a flatwound polished string, they are super.
Punch and sustain of a wound with the feel of an unwound, no squeeks.
Also the smaller diameter means no adjustment to the nut slots.

1motion
12-30-2012, 04:58 PM
I just switched to Low G so I dont have much to compare to but I am using the Aquila Red Series. It feels softer and maybe heavier than the normal aquilas. I like it but it did take a bit longer to stretch out than normal.

Sporin
12-31-2012, 02:55 AM
I'm very happy with the Aquila Reds, I just put one on my concert uke after having one on my Tenor for a long time. Make sure to get the new formulation ones, they don't stretchstretchstretch like the first ones did.

sumppump
12-31-2012, 04:29 AM
After I figured out that a burr on my nut was causing the string breaking problem on the Aquila Reds; I am super satisfied with them. They sound better on my Ovation tenor than anything I have used. Much more balanced with the other strings.

bazmaz
12-31-2012, 04:32 AM
+1 Living Water

nix
12-31-2012, 04:48 AM
I've only tried low G with Worth clear mediums and Freemont Blacklines. I've also only used them on concert size ukuleles. I've been pleased with both of those brands and tried each of them on multiple ukuleles. I did notice that the Worth low G tends to sound better on solid wood than it does on laminate.

Nix