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01-23-2009, 12:36 PM
I've got my great uke, made by Lori Espanol, and i just love it. But the time comes for new strings. I was wondering what brand of strings have the most mellow, low-end (low end meaning bass) feel. Aquila? I don't know much about uke strings so help me out!

01-23-2009, 01:45 PM
Here's a thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7129) that may or may not answer your question.

01-23-2009, 03:01 PM
Thats a great response Kanaka!

My quick response on strings is to try different ones and and see. Sometimes you can find strings in bundles that have several different stirngs in them for cheap. Thats what I did to find what I like... Hope both those answers help!

01-23-2009, 03:02 PM
Mellow and low end arent how people generally describe Aquila. They say theyre bright. I love my Aquila strings, not as bright as people made them seem if you ask me.

01-23-2009, 04:30 PM
I think string preferences between the major brands is so subjective to each ear that the debate of what is the best string will never be resolved.Try a few of the leading brands and see what you like.

rar jungle
01-23-2009, 10:50 PM
i think kooalau golds are the thickest and most mellow sounding strings i've tried. aquila have a sort of rough texture and sound along with their brightness. worths and fremonts are loud, clear and pure.

if you are really interested in low end, then maybe you want "low g" strings? not sure which brands are best for "low g" but aquilas sounded much richer than worths to me, when it comes to low g. haven't tried all the other versions of low g.