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wrestlingmatt51
10-14-2013, 02:04 PM
So I don't want to have a wound string for a low G anymore. But I've only ever used one unwound and it was a classical guitar string. So I was wondering what your guys' opinions are of unwound low G strings as far as brand and also nylon vs fluorocarbon, etc.

wickedwahine11
10-14-2013, 03:35 PM
I only use unwound low g - my current favorites are PhD and Living Water.

Moxieuke
10-14-2013, 04:23 PM
I use Aquila Red (since the rest of my strings are Nylgut) and I like it a lot.

AKuker
10-14-2013, 04:39 PM
I have Worth brown mediums that I like a lot.

hibiscus
10-14-2013, 04:45 PM
Freemont Black Line (new and can be found on eBay as a single string)

Bao
10-14-2013, 11:15 PM
Only ever used Aquila red unwound low Gs. A few of them broke but when you get a good one, it's wonderful.

drbekken
10-15-2013, 02:43 AM
Aquila Reds sound good even on a soprano. I was surprised, indeed.

musiccityuker
10-15-2013, 02:49 AM
I use Worth clear Low Gs... love 'em!

ralphk
10-15-2013, 02:55 AM
my mahogany Pono likes worth browns low g

wendellfiddler
10-15-2013, 06:23 AM
Wound G strings sound great on tenors. Aquila has a good one. They don't last as long as unwound, but they're thinner, so using them on a uke that hasn't been set up for the wider unwound string is possible without modification in most cases. Sometimes the modifications for unwound G strings are not reversible without major changes - for example on a uke with a slotted bridge - or even on a tie bridge where the whole has to be made wider. It probably depends on the quality of the uke, etc. I only use high G tuning these days so I wouldn't want a uke that had been modified for an unwound low G. It depends on whether that matters to you or not.

Duk

Gary52
10-15-2013, 10:27 AM
I didn't like playing wound low G--annoyed by the squeak and the wound string always sounded out of place with the unwound strings. But today I replaced the Worth clear (unwound) low G on my Kala mahogany tenor with a Fremont Soloist since many on the forum have recommended it. The difference is like night & day. The Worth was "boomy" and had longer sustain than the other strings. The Fremont matches the other strings better in volume & sustain, and is easier to modulate the volume on. Not completely squeakless, but much less squeak than other wound strings I've played. If you haven't tried the Fremont, I'd suggest giving wound strings one more chance.

wrestlingmatt51
10-16-2013, 05:10 AM
Ok thanks everyone for the advice

wrestlingmatt51
10-16-2013, 05:11 AM
Wound G strings sound great on tenors. Aquila has a good one. They don't last as long as unwound, but they're thinner, so using them on a uke that hasn't been set up for the wider unwound string is possible without modification in most cases. Sometimes the modifications for unwound G strings are not reversible without major changes - for example on a uke with a slotted bridge - or even on a tie bridge where the whole has to be made wider. It probably depends on the quality of the uke, etc. I only use high G tuning these days so I wouldn't want a uke that had been modified for an unwound low G. It depends on whether that matters to you or not.

Duk

Ok I'll keep that in mind

Five Ways
10-16-2013, 08:50 AM
Depends a lot on the uke but I love the worth clears they suit me just fine.