Suggestions for fluorocarbon strings on Pono MS

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I recently bought an used Pono MS Soprano that came with Aquila New Nylgut strings that I don’t like at all (while I really like the Super Nylgut that I have on my Kala soprano).

I would try fluorocarbon strings but after reading many reviews of many brands I’m a bit confused so I decided to ask here for an advice.

If it could help I play mainly old swing with a bit aggressive strumming, no finger style, and since sometimes I play with other instruments I would like a bit of volume.

Thanks for your suggestions!
 

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My favorites are worth CT's and Uke Logics (both soft tensions and hard tensions). Strings are a personal preference. I like good volume as well. All my ukes are currently strung with Uke Logics.
 

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I'd start with the commonly found (and relatively cheap) Martin M600, then go from there, if necessary.
 

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I’ve always been partial to Oasis strings. They are double length, so you get 2 string changes for a good price. Ponos tend to like thicker strings, so get the warm set.
 

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I am probably in the Minority here but I am not a fan of fluorocarbons on Mahogany Pono's. I have owned a number of sopranos, concerts, and tenor mahogany Pono's and I find the Ko'olau Mahana to be the best for me. I have tried string set after string set but I have not found a set of fluorcarbons that work for me on these ukes yet, and I generally love fluorocarbons.
 

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Get in touch with Joel at the Ukulele Site (and Uke Logic Strings). He's been super helpful to me and impartial. Give him a feel for what you're shooting for (the last paragraph of your post), maybe what you don't like about your current strings, and any preferences about tension/feel and I'm sure he'll point you in the right direction. mailto:joel@theukulelesite.com
 

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Tons of choices, buy a few different packs and try them till you find what YOU like. Uke Logic, Worth and Oasis are all good places to start.

I have owned up to six various Ponos at a time and found all these brands worked for me on various Ponos. I have cut my Pono heard down to two. Each one may like a different string set. Experiment. It's your ears and fingers.
 
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Thanks again for all the suggestions, very appreciated!
 
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