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paw123los
02-02-2013, 12:22 AM
Does anybody make such set of strings ? I mean so called "original tenor tuning" strings ? I love the of sound Lyle Ritz's and Benny Chong's (I know he uses a baritone) ukuleles and would like to try that on one of my tenors.

I know Aquila makes dGBE set of strings but I hate Aquila strings. I would like a classic nylon (or similar) set.

Lalz
02-02-2013, 01:12 AM
Southcoast has them: http://www.southcoastukes.com/ukulele.htm (heavy gauge or heavy medium). Great strings in general.

UncleMoon
02-02-2013, 03:36 AM
You could try some of Ken Middleton's Living Water strings too. I've got a set on my baritone, they sound great.

http://www.kenmiddleton.co.uk/Pages/LWS.aspx

paw123los
02-02-2013, 04:16 AM
You could try some of Ken Middleton's Living Water strings too. I've got a set on my baritone, they sound great.

http://www.kenmiddleton.co.uk/Pages/LWS.aspx

Thanks. I hear a lot good opinions here about Living Water strings, but never tried them. But will the baritone re-entrant set work on a tenor ukulele ?

PhilUSAFRet
02-02-2013, 04:41 AM
Southcoast has them: http://www.southcoastukes.com/ukulele.htm (heavy gauge or heavy medium). Great strings in general.


:agree: I have Southcoasts on two of my ukes and I think they are great. I think that they would be the safest bet.

SailingUke
02-02-2013, 05:21 AM
I made my own set.
I used a flourocarbon (fc) .026 "E", fc "C" .030 tuned down to "B",
A polished Labella "D" tuned "G" (low G) and another fc "C" tuned up to "D".
Sounds and feels great on my tenor.

kauaijim
02-02-2013, 05:29 AM
Southcoast. Nothing wrong with Living Water strings, as I've tried them. I know people have their favorites and I use Fremont and Worth as well, but for what you are considering Southcoast is the choice. Email Dirk and he will set you up.

Lalz
02-02-2013, 10:59 AM
Thanks. I hear a lot good opinions here about Living Water strings, but never tried them. But will the baritone re-entrant set work on a tenor ukulele ?

They could work, but a tenor is a much shorter scale so the tension might be too slack for it. Could be worth testing though.

UncleMoon
02-02-2013, 01:06 PM
Thanks. I hear a lot good opinions here about Living Water strings, but never tried them. But will the baritone re-entrant set work on a tenor ukulele ?

He's got a set of re-entrant string for the tenor too.

paw123los
02-02-2013, 08:24 PM
I made my own set.
I used a flourocarbon (fc) .026 "E", fc "C" .030 tuned down to "B",
A polished Labella "D" tuned "G" (low G) and another fc "C" tuned up to "D".
Sounds and feels great on my tenor.

Thank you - I will try that set when I will set my next order in stringsbymail.

I will ask Ken about Living Water tenor dGBE - shipment from UK will be faster and cheaper for me.
Maybe I will also buy a set of Southcoast - I never tried them and I am quite interested - I see many good opinions.

Has anyone compared the sound of Living Water or Southcoast to Worth Clears or Browns in gCEA tuning ?
I switched few years ago from Worth to Savarez as Worth Clears were a little to punchy for my taste and Worth Browns were to thin.