View Full Version : Suggestions for non-wound Tenor Strings

01-08-2014, 02:14 PM
Currently my C and low G strings are wound on my Pono tenor. I'd like to try out something different because I don't particularly like the strings- they aren't comfortable and have some buzzing and scratching occasionally. Looking for suggestions on brand and where to buy. Thanks!

01-08-2014, 02:27 PM
Sounds like you have a linear set. Not sure if you want to stay with linear or try reentrant unwound.
Living waters

Hope that helps.

01-08-2014, 04:34 PM
Yeah, sticking with linear tuning I just don't want my top two strings to feel like a guitar anymore. I'll check those out. Thanks man.

01-09-2014, 12:25 AM
There is also the Southcoast LL-NW set:


01-09-2014, 06:28 AM
http://www.elderly.com/accessories/names/hilo-tenor-uke-plain-3rd-set--HTUP.htm id recommend trying these. I recently had d'addarios and they felt very tight like it was hard to bend the string. These play very nice and have a nice sound but a very distinct feel. They don't feel like a regular ukulele string so id recommend just getting one set at first just to make sure you like them

01-09-2014, 07:09 AM
Also Worth (clears and Browns), Fremont, and Orcas.

You can find Worths at Elderly and the others at Uke Republic. There are other retailers; these are just where I get mine and have gotten great service.

02-02-2014, 05:22 AM
I just ordered a set of the Living Water Low-G Tenor strings from the UK, looking forward to trying them. I, too, prefer unwound strings.

02-03-2014, 05:56 AM
Big fan of brown Worths. Hilo also has non-wound tenor sets.

02-03-2014, 06:04 AM
I've yet to find a uke that doesn't sound good with Living Waters or Worths. Particular ukes might sound a little better (more to my liking at any rate) with other strings, but I almost always start with LW or Worths and go on from there.

Though if you're a soprano player I always recommend the Martin m500s first- they sound great and they're generally easier to find in retail stores than other fluorocarbons.