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    Default Seaguar "Pink" fluorocarbon?

    Has anyone tried the Seaguar "Pink" fluorocarbon line? The marketing copy says it's "soft and supple". I don't know if that's good or bad for use on a uke.

    I'm specifically looking for a .034 or .036 line for use as the C string on my sopranos. The D'Addario EJ99sc uke set is great, except the C string which feels a little low in tension for me. The classical carbon guitar set is too expensive to buy for one string, at $15 each.

    Recommendations?

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    No, I've never tried the Seaguar "Pink" fluorocarbons, but you seem to be really knowledgeable about ukulele strings in general. I'm sure they're very good strings. Probably everyone should use them for a better sound. I hope you find what you're looking for.
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    In both of the Martin M600 and M620 ukulele string sets the C fluorocarbon string is in fact a 0.0340" and the whole set usually sells for like $5 USD like everywhere.

    Martin is the ONLY pre-packaged uke strings that have anything thicker than the typical 0.0291" or 0.0320" C string that I have found in 3 yrs of testing strings.

    Maybe just try the Martin strings???

    Hope this helps.
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    How about something like: https://www.stringsbymail.com/oasis-...034-4260.html?

    Strings By Mail is great and you can buy singles of pretty much every set they carry, I believe. I'm sure you could find something there.

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    Thank you Brad and Booli for the helpful suggestions.
    I haven't tried the Martins, it's nice that they're so cheap.

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    You're welcome, Soundbored. Good luck with your new string and have a nice day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Down Up Dick View Post
    You're welcome, Soundbored. Good luck with your new string and have a nice day.
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    Soft, supple and pink? Sounds like the ideal thing to put on one of those cutesy wittle soprano things.


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    Very good, jolly boy, but no comment--none at all . . .
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    Luna “Peace” concert - CGDA (5ths) Fingerstyle

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    Flea "Red" concert - Hi-F BbDG Strum
    Kala "Exotic Mahogany" soprano - Hi-A DF#B Strum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundbored View Post
    The D'Addario EJ99sc uke set is great, except the C string which feels a little low in tension for me. The classical carbon guitar set is too expensive to buy for one string, at $15 each.

    Recommendations?
    may I suggest you to keep playing them for a while?

    I'm using the same set, and for a couple of weeks I continued to dismount it and re-string the Aquila Supernylgut (which are harder in tension), because even if I liked the sound of the D'Addario better, the Aquila seemed to be better in balance, tensionwise.

    however, it was just because I couldn't do two days straight without switching them... I've had the Aquila on for a couple of months, so changing to a different tension and gauge felt strange, and I always wanted to go back to them.

    the C in particular felt too low in tension, compared to the Aquila SN, BUT I then understood that the Aquila's C was too tight, I just got used to it and to the set.

    at a certain point I decided to keep the D'Addario set on, and now it feels wonderful on every aspect, and I don't even remotely think of changing back.

    take this as an advice if you started using this not long ago if you've used it for a while, and still can't get used, try the Martin M600, they have bigger C and E, but smaller A and G.

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