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srpompon
08-28-2013, 11:13 AM
Hello,

I have a old Martin soprano w aquilas strings now and in all my other ukes i use fluorocarbon strings, i note the fluos have more tension than the aquilas, is ok to put fluos in my martin?

thanks!!

Ivan

v30
08-28-2013, 11:26 AM
Does the T in CT stand for tenor?

srpompon
08-28-2013, 11:44 AM
Does the T in CT stand for tenor?

yea.... i live to far and when i order i ask for tenor ones and cut the strings because i have 5 tenors and only 2 sopranos, but the question is about fluos or not fluos...

Pukulele Pete
08-28-2013, 11:51 AM
I use Martin m600 strings on my Martins . I tried Aquila's but didnt like them on the Martin.

davidrboy
08-28-2013, 11:53 AM
I use Worth browns on mine...

srpompon
08-28-2013, 12:02 PM
great... i have some m600 here also... thanks!!!!!!! i hate the thickness of the aquilas

mm stan
08-28-2013, 12:25 PM
Yes tenor stings on a martin is a definete no no...more tension.... go with the martin M600 strings...or Oasis..

allanr
08-28-2013, 12:33 PM
I've found that different instruments respond differently to different strings. So while I've been tempted to try to find a one size fits all string solution, I've learned to use a "right tool for the job" approach instead. To me, the results are worth it. Aquila Reds on the concerts. Tenor fluorocarbons with low G on the tenor. Fluorocarbon with high g on the soprano.

allanr
08-28-2013, 12:35 PM
... Except for the Koaloha concert. It gets high g Worth Browns

srpompon
08-28-2013, 12:49 PM
stan,

tenor strings have differences from soprano strings (same model/manufacturer) or only the length?



Yes tenor stings on a martin is a definete no no...more tension.... go with the martin M600 strings...or Oasis..

srpompon
08-28-2013, 12:50 PM
Allan,

whit the aquilas the martin sound really nice, but i dont like the "touch"....

in your ub1 you have fluos?


I've found that different instruments respond differently to different strings. So while I've been tempted to try to find a one size fits all string solution, I've learned to use a "right tool for the job" approach instead. To me, the results are worth it. Aquila Reds on the concerts. Tenor fluorocarbons with low G on the tenor. Fluorocarbon with high g on the soprano.

Chris Tarman
08-28-2013, 01:01 PM
I have Martin M600s on two of my vintage Martin sopranos, and Worth Browns on the other. I have Worth Clears on my Kiwaya KTS-7. I really like all of those strings. I think the M600s sound really nice on Martins.

peewee
08-28-2013, 01:21 PM
Yes tenor stings on a martin is a definete no no...more tension.... go with the martin M600 strings...or Oasis..

I realize this flies in the face of common sense, but wouldn't tenor strings be LOWER tension?

They're designed to be at X tension on a longer Tenor scale length at a certain note. If they are tuned to that same note on a shorter soprano scale length, would they not then be at a lower tension ?
Not that I would risk the integrity of my martins to prove my point, and looking at the gauges, it doesn't really make sense, but

worth CB gauges - high tension concert soprano:String gauges are 0205 (.52mm), 0260 (.66mm), 0291 (.74mm), 0224 (.57mm). Made in Japan.

Worth BM: medium tension, String gauges are .0205"(.52mm), . 0260"(.66mm), .0291"(.74mm) .0224"(.57mm). Made in Japan.

Worth CT gauges: String gauges are .0224"(.57mm), .0260"(.66mm), .0291"(.74m m) .0244"(.62mm). Made in Japan.

so the A and G are a little fatter in the tenor set, but not by that much..I suspect they could be used on a soprano.

And yes, Martin 600s are great on my Martin ukes.

fernandogardinali
08-28-2013, 02:54 PM
I got my Martin 0 recently and believed that they would improve its sound, so I took the Oasis strings off and put Martins. Didn't like it at all, too overpowering, specially tuned to D. The Oasis strings sounded great though. You can get it on Strings By Mail with a cheap shipping to Brazil (must be cheap too to Argentina) and the strings are long enough to 2 ukes.

wendellfiddler
08-28-2013, 03:57 PM
I'm not so sure that flourocarbons are higher tension than Aquilas. Here's Gordon from Mya Moe Ukes chart on string tension. http://www.myamoeukuleles.com/string%20details.html

If he's correct, flourocarbons aren't higher tension than aquilas, but they higher tension than nylon.

Doug