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flailingfingers
12-20-2013, 06:16 AM
The package states they are made of Alliance KF composite fibers. What is that? Do they fall under nylon, fluorocarbon …what?

Kanaka916
12-20-2013, 07:32 AM
Yea, they are fluorocarbons, per Savarez site "KF ALLIANCE plain composite trebles (so called carbon strings)" . . .

flailingfingers
12-20-2013, 07:33 AM
Thanks Kanaka.

Wukulele
10-06-2019, 07:05 AM
Yea, they are fluorocarbons, per Savarez site "KF ALLIANCE plain composite trebles (so called carbon strings)" . . .

Is there an outside source for that confirmation?

Savarez strings remind me more of PhD strings, which are PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) & IME feel distinctly from fluorocarbons I've tried.

prb035
10-06-2019, 11:08 AM
Here's a little more information from the packaging;

"Set / Tenor Ukulele 4-string g' c' e' a' - Regular Tuning Scale length: 430 mm Made o fKF ALLIANCE (Carbon, Plain Composite Monofilament)String length: approx. 81 cm/ 32A1 0,57 mm E2 0,69 mm C3 0,81 mm G4 0,57 mm Made in France These Savarez Ukulele strings are made of ALLIANCE KF composite fibers which represents a big advantage,improving the sound of the instrument and enhancing its colored personality. The set 150R is suitable for Tenor ukuleles."

These KF strings are also available from SBM in a variety of gauges :D https://www.stringsbymail.com/savarez-alliance-kf-541r-1st-string-e-normal-tension-0244-3808.html :D

Naisha
10-07-2019, 12:33 AM
Definetely fluorocarbon. They're very used on harps. Harps are usually built to wear one type of strings or another, you can't simply interchange nylon for gut, or fluorocarbon and play straight away. So the builders always specify the strings that are used on that model. Savarez Alliance is a very used option as fluorocarbon strings. I'm pretty sure the material they use must be the same for ukulele strings.