Aloha to all,
I have been following this thread with interest. I have a Ko'olau Koa Tenor that is my low g uke and a Mya-Moe Myrtle Wood Tenor as my high G (Worth Clears). I have been using Aquila low g string sets for several years. Having experimented with many other low g string sets, I have always returned back to the Aquila's, but never cared the squeeky 4th string plus they wear out quickly. I play a lot and change out strings almost monthly.
I wanted to give the Worth CT low g string set a whirl. Comparatively speaking, the Worths have a lower string tension and small string diameter compared to the Aquila's, which for me will take some getting used to, and the unwound 4th string is not so bass bottom sounding like the wound low g. Here is the string spec's for those interested:
Aquila w/ wound 4th low g Worth Clears no wound 4th low g
A- .026 14.9 lbs A-.022 15lbs
E- .033 13.1 lbs E- .026 11.1 lbs
C- .039 11.7 lbs. C- .029 9.3 lbs
g- .030 14.3 lbs. g- .358 9.0 lbs.
I will keep the Worth low g's for a while, I do like the crisp mellow balanced sound, but the reduced string tension will take some getting used to . I did not have to alter the nut with to accomodate the thicker string which was a added bonus. I'm still seaching for the "perfect' low g string set, but it was mentioned in an earlier post from South Coast Ukes is we tend to giving up one thing for another when we look at diameters, tensions and ultimate perfect sound. I have arrived at a conclusion" that the more I learn, the less I know".