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Howie1947
06-02-2013, 03:56 AM
Bought 1 of each from Hawaii Music Supply last week, don't now much about them. Thought I would give them a try. Any thoughts?

Doc_J
06-02-2013, 05:02 AM
Bought 1 of each from Hawaii Music Supply last week, don't now much about them. Thought I would give them a try. Any thoughts?

Which uke are thinking about putting them on?

Howie1947
06-02-2013, 05:13 AM
I hadn't really thought about that, maybe one of my Martin ukes. or possibly on the KoAloha superconcert. Any restrictions?

Doc_J
06-02-2013, 05:35 AM
I hadn't really thought about that, maybe one of my Martin ukes. or possibly on the KoAloha superconcert. Any restrictions?

Well the Alohi and Mahana are a little thicker than Worths and others, and may raise the action at the nut and not fit in some bridge slots. Probably easier to try on ukes with tie bridges. I believe the Alohi may be slightly higher tenion. I like the Alohi more than Mahana, in general.

remy26
06-02-2013, 05:38 AM
I've used the Alohi strings but not the Mahanas. I really liked them on my Kanilea concert. They're very thick strings but they feel nice. They seem somewhat similar to D'Addario T2 strings if you try them. The only "issue" that I had with them were they were pretty sensitive to humidity changes, but I think that's common with most nylon strings.

Kanaka916
06-02-2013, 05:45 AM
The Alohi's are actually T2s (Andrew clarified on that) and there are a number of comments on them. The Mahana's on the other hand are nylon strings and a bit mellower in sound and tone IMO . . . All I can say is try them, your ears should be the deciding factor.

Howie1947
06-02-2013, 06:29 AM
Thanks for all the feedback

OldePhart
06-06-2013, 01:27 PM
I've had good luck with the Alohi strings on a KoAloha and on a mahogany uke. I've also got Mahana strings on my mango soprano and they are pretty good on it - which leads me to believe they would probably be kind of dull on most other ukes.

John