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    Quote Originally Posted by twokatmew View Post
    I highly recommend the Savarez singles available from Strings By Mail. I created a set for my baritone, but I use Fremont Black Line fluorocarbons on my tenor and concert. If you like the gauges of the A and E strings you're currently using, just pick something similar. For example, Fremont tenor strings use 0.023" and 0.027" for the A and E strings. Savarez offers 0.0224", and 0.0236"and 0.0272" among others. Hope this helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booli View Post
    Ha! we must have been typing at the same time - Great Minds Think Alike!
    I guess they do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubulele View Post
    On my linear baris, I use Thomastik-Infeld strings for the D and G. I've just ordered a custom bari "set" from Ken Middleton (Living Water strings) which consists of two 1st strings and two 2nds—effectively, the trebles I need for two sets, pairing with the T-I's. These may not be quite as custom as ordering strings of slightly larger or smaller diameter, but I'm quite content with the standard trebles. I'm sure you could order tenor trebles from Ken the same way, more economically than ordering Savarez singles. Of the strings I've tried so far, Living Waters are my favorite fluorocarbons.

    Though I swear by Savarez strings for my classical guitar, and have done so for decades, I find the Savarez Alliance uke strings a bit stiff and high-tensioned—which ought to make them just about perfect for Bb tuning, something I've yet to try. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Sounds like a good setup ubu!

    I am going to have to check out those bari 'treble sets' from Ken as I did not know about them before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubulele View Post
    You're quite welcome.
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    I'm very tempted to go down the fishing line route at least for my A string , this 100% fluorocarbon line they sell at a fishing tackle shop near me seems to fit the bill , if i go for the 30lb it is roughly 0.56mm diameter which is midway between concert and tenor diameter that would suit me . This an American website but they sell it in UK where as Seaguar would need to be imported , decision's decision's .

    https://www.cabelas.com/catalog/prod..._ref=prd738591
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    Quote Originally Posted by frigiliana View Post
    I'm very tempted to go down the fishing line route at least for my A string , this 100% fluorocarbon line they sell at a fishing tackle shop near me seems to fit the bill , if i go for the 30lb it is roughly 0.56mm diameter which is midway between concert and tenor diameter that would suit me . This an American website but they sell it in UK where as Seaguar would need to be imported , decision's decision's .

    https://www.cabelas.com/catalog/prod..._ref=prd738591
    How do you know if it will sound any good!!! At that price it is very economical.......unless you hate the way it sounds. I have liked both the Savarez and Pyramid singles from Strings by Mail. They are high grade florocarbon and sound great.

    Pyramid PVF Carbon singles are $3.33 and come in 48" length (enough for two sections). That is $1.70 each or $6.80 for 4 strings, same price as the average ukulele set of strings. Diameters of .0212", 0232" .0248" will give you the tension and tone you want from an A string for concert or tenor. They have a huge range of sizes and I have been really pleased with the tenors and baritones I have put them on.
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    Your correct DownUpDave i don't know if i will like them but i've never tried Savarez or Pyramid either . There is shipping and Vat to factor in from Strings by Mail also . I have a fellow ukulele player thats just gone down the fishing line route next time we meet up i'm going to sound him out on his experience with them .

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    Quote Originally Posted by frigiliana View Post
    Your correct DownUpDave i don't know if i will like them but i've never tried Savarez or Pyramid either . There is shipping and Vat to factor in from Strings by Mail also . I have a fellow ukulele player thats just gone down the fishing line route next time we meet up i'm going to sound him out on his experience with them .
    Excellent idea, I would be interested in learning how you make out. Shiping and Vat can add up no doubt. Up in Canada our biggest deterrent is difference on the dollars adds 30% to the cost of getting things from the States.
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    Just a quick update to this thread , i've just fitted the Savarez single fluorocarbon strings suggested by Booli from Strings by Mail and they work a treat paired with the Thomastik wound G & C strings early days yet though , i'll probably buy them from Schneider Musik as they're more local to me.

    I did try the fishing line but they didn't sound or feel right not musical if that makes sense.

    On a totally different subject i've always felt my Godin Multiuke great but the back where your thumb goes a bit sticky , well on another forum someone recommended very lightly sanding the lacquer down with 1200 wet and dry then using 0000 wire wool and then some Teak Oil apparently it's a well known trick amongst bass players to speed up there playing , i tried it yesterday Wow what a difference absolute pleasure to play moving up the neck with barre chords , i appreciate it's a bit drastic but i've no intention of ever selling it , thought i'd pass it on for feedback .
    Cheers Dave
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    Great tip Booli on buying longer lengths. I wonder if I could find longer lengths in wound strings? On my low G tenor, I used a .030" wound D string from a D'Addario EJ46 classical guitar set, and it was great. But, being a wound string, it wore out faster than the other 3 flouro strings. Anyone know if longer length wound classical guitar strings like this are available anywhere for purchase?

    I guess I can just buy a bunch of single strings from SBM. I looked on there, and see single D'Addario .030" classical strings for $1.08 each (link below), but they don't specify if they are wound or not, I want a wound string.

    https://www.stringsbymail.com/daddar...tring-207.html

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