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UKESTAR
02-28-2008, 03:04 PM
Yes, some of us have more than one ukulele. What strings are currently on the uke that you play most?

OOOPS!! HELP!! I tried to create a poll where the person could select the current strings on their favorite uke AND THEN tell us all if they would buy them again........didn't work so well.

The way the poll options are set up, we can't tell what strings would and would not be purchased again.

Anyone know how to make this happen??

studentaccount1
02-28-2008, 05:13 PM
I like Sting of "The Police" fame.

Next favorite would be the professional wrestler who popularized such moves as "the Stinger Splash" and "the Scorpion Death Lock"

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oh strings....

I like D'Adarrio Pro Arté classical guitar strings(yes guitar strings) and have them on everything except my Sonny D concert which I use Hilos or any other standard black strings.

(just an observation, but this board is getting more gear-centric with the polls lately eh?)

bluesuke
02-28-2008, 05:30 PM
I use Aquila they have great sound!

mossyoak
02-28-2008, 06:04 PM
on my uke I have Ko'olau golds but I have some d'adarrio pro arte that I want to put on but I'm scared if they don't sound good I wont be able to find the koolaus.

Howlie Boy
02-28-2008, 07:27 PM
The only strings i will buy are ghs. i have tried a few others and they dont feel the same so, im afraid to spend money and waste it if i dont like them so i stay with what i know.

Howlie Boy:cool:

grappler
02-28-2008, 07:28 PM
im using aqulia
not the best i dont think..

UkuLeLesReggAe
02-28-2008, 07:29 PM
Standard Strings Whoooooooooooo!!!

Howlin Hobbit
02-28-2008, 07:45 PM
I only have two playable ukes and both have Aquilas.

I like them a lot and probably wouldn't put anything else on the two I have now. However, I'd be willing to try other strings if I got another uke (or more than one other... let's dream big).

acabooe
02-29-2008, 06:06 AM
I've got the stock GHS strings on my Kala Tenor, but after a year, they are starting to sound bad.
I just bought a couple of pairs of D'Addario J71 Pro Arte strings, and I'm gonna try those out.

Aloha
Acabooe:cool:

Esy
02-29-2008, 07:17 AM
I have Aquila on soprano and Koolau gold wound c on my tenor.

dajoka
02-29-2008, 07:54 AM
i love my koolau golds (all nylon, hi-g) on my pono tenor. i stay sked fo try new strings, jus in case dey no sound good ... i guess if da buggah no stay broke, no need fix um eh?

Ukeguy510
03-02-2008, 03:52 PM
The D'addario strings seem to have high tension. Probably compared to my Ko'olau golds on my soprano. I guess it takes some getting used to. I'm actually developing some calouses.

On a side note: I ordered a set of tenor uke strings but recently ordered a Flea concert. I'm assuming I can still use the tenor strings on the concert?

ukejon
03-02-2008, 04:09 PM
Worth extra-hard tension clear tenor strings. Love 'em.

bof
03-03-2008, 02:59 AM
Worth Med/brown
and Aquila Nylgut are my absolute favourites.
I tried some other strings Pyramid Nylon, Pyramid Carbon, Ghs Nylon, but I don't like Nylon at all.

nikolo727
03-03-2008, 06:34 AM
to be honest with you, i really like aquilas.

it gives it a nice sound, they are pretty durable.

able to stretch easily, and they are easy to pick with and just strum in general.

it doesnt have the "noisy" sound that the plastic like strings have.


they are pretty good!



i would rather try D'Addario strings though.

i hear that they are like aquilas but better.


i havent gotten them yet but they will be my next strings!

UkuCouS
03-03-2008, 12:48 PM
I used to use Aquila strings before, but the C string was sounding soooo loud, that I finnally focused only on this one.
Since I use D'Addario's I feel muuh better

Jimmy
03-03-2008, 01:04 PM
Aquila were the only decent baritone GCEA strings I could find. Nylgut, I believe.

NukeDOC
03-03-2008, 01:32 PM
Aquila were the only decent baritone GCEA strings I could find. Nylgut, I believe.
are you using a tenor set? or are you using a set made for baritone? i found that aquilas dont have very much in the way of elasticity. on a baritone, with the longer scale, it needs to be tensioned very high to reach that high A note. so when i tried to string up my bari with aquila tenor strings, i snapped the A string. so far no probs from the all nylon though. on average the A strings are about 30-40lb test by fishing line diameter standards. so there's a lot of room to groove.

bof
03-08-2008, 10:17 AM
Okay finally I was able to try out Koolau Gold Strings. I totally changed my mind about Nylon.. I love them. They climbed up in my ranking and will find their place next to Worth/brown and Aquila Nylguts.

koa
03-08-2008, 02:01 PM
Worth BMs on the uke I play the most. A basic no frills King A5 soprano. BLs on the longneck soprano KoAloha. Just a more balanced overall sound vs the BMs on that uke.

Like the Aquila on the KoAloha concert, except for the string squeal, more time to settle in and relatively short life span compared to the Worth BMs. Have long ago replaced the Aquilas with the Worths

Esy
03-09-2008, 07:44 AM
little question, i use koolau golds string and after two week it seems to be rougher. I played before on my soprano on aquilas and the different is so big...

It`s only my feeling the koolau string is harder as stone ?:confused:

bof
03-09-2008, 08:06 AM
yeah theyre harder than Aquilas... But you will get used to it. Don't try Fluor-Carbon strings if the Koolaus are too hard for you.

jhob
03-10-2008, 05:06 AM
I use aquila nylguts on my applause soprano. When I bought it, it came strung with d'addarios but they sounded awful! Really weedy, thin and quiet. The aquilas were in a different league.

Esy
03-10-2008, 05:27 AM
yeah theyre harder than Aquilas... But you will get used to it. Don't try Fluor-Carbon strings if the Koolaus are too hard for you.

I give it one more chance, because they have got wonderful sound.

nikolo727
03-10-2008, 06:24 AM
how expensive are D'Addario strings?

Esy
03-10-2008, 06:29 AM
how expensive are D'Addario strings?
4.50$

http://cgi.ebay.com/DAddario-Pro-Arte-Tenor-Ukulele-Strings-chords_W0QQitemZ260218594350QQihZ016QQcategoryZ162 24QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l124 7QQcmdZViewItem

nikolo727
03-10-2008, 06:30 AM
thats not bad


i just cant get onto any sites that sell crap because im doing all of this at school

:p

LagunaUku
03-11-2008, 12:49 PM
So after reading this thread I went down to the local guitar shop to buy some aquilas. Didn't have them in stock...in fact the only ones they had in stock were the D'Addario J71 Pro Arte Tenors.

Question: Will these tenor strings work on my soprano? The guy at the guitar shop said they would, but I'm not sure how much he knows about ukes. Any advice is much appreciated.

Cheers!

redsedge
03-11-2008, 01:50 PM
Just put aquilas on my cheapie Makala and wow! I love those strings.

AdamTheHobo
03-11-2008, 01:59 PM
i dont know at i have its just the stock string that came on the uke

UKESTAR
03-11-2008, 03:13 PM
So after reading this thread I went down to the local guitar shop to buy some aquilas. Didn't have them in stock...in fact the only ones they had in stock were the D'Addario J71 Pro Arte Tenors.

Question: Will these tenor strings work on my soprano? The guy at the guitar shop said they would, but I'm not sure how much he knows about ukes. Any advice is much appreciated.

Cheers!

Return them...the tension is too high on tenor strings for a small soprano and could possible break the bridge of the uke.

LagunaUku
03-11-2008, 03:34 PM
Ukestar...thanks for your advice. I think I'll try to swap them for the D'Addario Concert J92. I imagine these should work for a soprano? For all those who use D'Addarios on your uke, which model has worked well for you?

Thanks again...you guys are alot of help!

UKESTAR
03-11-2008, 08:08 PM
Ukestar...thanks for your advice. I think I'll try to swap them for the D'Addario Concert J92. I imagine these should work for a soprano? For all those who use D'Addarios on your uke, which model has worked well for you?

Thanks again...you guys are alot of help!

Most of the string talk has been about the strings that you currently have (tenor J71)....just that we put those on our tenors as designed.