A couple of questions about used strings

gyre

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I am going to put Aquilas (low G!) on my Concert uke today. The current strings have barely been used. Can I use them again? Would they work on a Soprano uke that is only slightly better than a toy?

How often should I change strings? How do you know if they are worn out?

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Skitzic

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If you think it's time to change the strings...it probably is. It depends on how hard you play and how often. Too many factors to give you a solid number. When I start to think about changing strings, I do.

Also, if the strings aren't that bad or old but I just don't want them on there, I frequently reuse them on smaller instruments. I say go for it!
 

kenikas

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I agree with Skitzic, if the strings aren't worn reuse them. I swap string around a lot trying different types on different ukes.