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WKerrigan
05-30-2014, 04:14 AM
I have a Lanikai Tenor Spruce Top that is my least played uke. It has Aquila strings and it just sounds a bit too "bright" and resonating to me. Thinking of selling it to a friend who is interested, but wondered if it would be worth trying a different type of string on it first. I have seen some people praise Worth Brown strings. And maybe a low G tuning would be a good idea. All opinions and thoughts on this are welcome.

kohanmike
05-30-2014, 05:21 AM
I have a Lanikai LQA-TCA tenor cutaway with solid spruce top and quilted ash body. I recently replaced the Aquila strings that came with it, with Worth CT clears, which gave it a warmer sound.

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Patrick Madsen
05-30-2014, 05:47 AM
Have you tried a wound lowG (linear) string? Southcoast HML-RW's are the best I've tried. They're a higher tensioned wound 3&4 stringset. Really change the whole sound of all my ukes for the better.

Shastastan
05-30-2014, 12:10 PM
I got a couple of sets of PHD's for my wife's spruce top tenor Lanikai and my Mainland mahogany tenor. They are oh so much easier and enjoyable to play than Aquilas. IMO

WKerrigan
05-31-2014, 03:07 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions!