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iamesperambient
06-30-2014, 07:57 AM
http://www.amazon.com/LaBella-12-Tenor-Ukulele-Strings/dp/B000EEN7UM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1404150954&sr=8-2&keywords=labella+tenor+ukulele+strings

I'm going to assume their cheap and have not that greatest sound? not 100 % sure their for sale at a local music shop just curious about them.
I'm thinking maybe the wound C might be boomy? any one knows about these?

Kanaka916
06-30-2014, 08:06 AM
Haven't gotten around to trying them nor have I read/seen any reviews on them. LaBella has been in the string business a long time, maybe they have a new formula . . . never know about strings, they could be underrated.

iamesperambient
06-30-2014, 08:10 AM
Haven't gotten around to trying them nor have I read/seen any reviews on them. LaBella has been in the string business a long time, maybe they have a new formula . . . never know about strings, they could be underrated.

i have tried them on guitar in the past i was always under the impression they are economy strings....
i may try them but a bit put off by the wound C which i suspect will be a tad to "boomy" for my taste.

peaceweaver3
06-30-2014, 09:17 AM
Haven't tried these, I'd be put off by the wound C as well. But I have tried the Uke Pro 100 tenor/concert strings and love them. Here's the Got a Ukulele review that made me want to try them:
http://www.gotaukulele.com/2013/10/la-bella-uke-pro-series-ukulele-strings.html

iamesperambient
06-30-2014, 09:22 AM
Haven't tried these, I'd be put off by the wound C as well. But I have tried the Uke Pro 100 tenor/concert strings and love them. Here's the Got a Ukulele review that made me want to try them:
http://www.gotaukulele.com/2013/10/la-bella-uke-pro-series-ukulele-strings.html

thanks for the info! i'll put them in the list of strings to test out.

stevepetergal
06-30-2014, 09:28 AM
I've heard only very good things about LaBella strings. But then again, I love a wound C string. At that price, I'd buy them and give you a full review. But, I don't have a tenor. So....

iamesperambient
06-30-2014, 09:30 AM
I've heard only very good things about LaBella strings. But then again, I love a wound C string. At that price, I'd buy them and give you a full review. But, I don't have a tenor. So....

i wish i could hear someone demo them on a tenor before i consider them, the main reason i dont like wound strings is
they turn brown with in 2 days especially playing outside when its hot. and their a bit too boomy but i can deal that
the rust thing however i can't deal with.

stevepetergal
07-01-2014, 07:36 AM
i wish i could hear someone demo them on a tenor before i consider them, the main reason i dont like wound strings is
they turn brown with in 2 days especially playing outside when its hot. and their a bit too boomy but i can deal that
the rust thing however i can't deal with.

As far as the "boomy" thing goes, this is an issue with a wound low G. I've never heard it mentioned regarding a wound string #3 (C). I play wound C strings with conventional high G ukes all the time. It never overpowers the florocarbons (which I use). Ko'Olau makes a few sets with wound C strings. I haven't heard any complaints. In fact I met with a friend this week who had just purchased an instrument with Ko'Olau strings with a wound C. He was very skeptical. But after playing it he seems to find the same thing I do about them. The wound C actually helps out with the issue of many (most?[all?]) ukuleles having a bit duller sound from the C, due to its diameter. In my opinion, the wound C actually balances out the sound from string to string.

So, since you don't know and you will hear opinions that disagree with mine, again I think you should try a set. You may dislike it but, then again, you may never go back.

iamesperambient
07-01-2014, 07:38 AM
As far as the "boomy" thing goes, this is an issue with a wound low G. I've never heard it mentioned regarding a wound string #3 (C). I play wound C strings with conventional high G ukes all the time. It never overpowers the florocarbons (which I use). Ko'Olau makes a few sets with wound C strings. I haven't heard any complaints. In fact I met with a friend this week who had just purchased an instrument with Ko'Olau strings with a wound C. He was very skeptical. But after playing it he seems to find the same thing I do about them. The wound C actually helps out with the issue of many (most?[all?]) ukuleles having a bit duller sound from the C, due to its diameter. In my opinion, the wound C actually balances out the sound from string to string.

So, since you don't know and you will hear opinions that disagree with mine, again I think you should try a set. You may dislike it but, then again, you may never go back.

ill try it out one of the biggest pet peeves for me with wound strings is with in days the string turns brown from my sweat
that really bothers me :/

stevepetergal
07-01-2014, 02:33 PM
ill try it out one of the biggest pet peeves for me with wound strings is with in days the string turns brown from my sweat
that really bothers me :/

Think of it as patina. (sounds almost musical, doesn't it?)

Ukejenny
07-01-2014, 02:49 PM
I haven't tried them. My to-try list includes some Martine, South Coast, Living Water, and whatnot. I have Worth Clears with a low G (unwound) and love them. My tenor sounds very nice.