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Thread: Low-G Strings: Resources or List of Options?

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    I've sort of given up on buying non-wound strings for low-G on a soprano (Fremont black was too slack for a Kala Kiwi, IMO).

    I plan on testing various Seaguar Blue (& perhaps Seaguar Premier) fishing lines over the next year or so for all strings, including Low-G, on various sizes.

    I have an Outdoor Ukulele Moonshine w/ D'addario carbons on them, including a low-G, which has the same exact specs as Seaguar Blue 100lb & Seaguar Premier 130

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    Best non-wound I've found is a Savarez KF95. The KF95A pack will give you enough length for three low-Gs.

    Thomastik-Inkfield makes the best wound string. I've got a CF35 on my baritone for the D, but I think the CF27 and 30 would be more appropriate for low-G pitch.
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    I know Aquila sells a singular wound Low-G string, which I got accidentally after ordering an aquila string set for a soprano, and Amazon sent the wrong thing lol. I got to keep the g string for free, so I put it on my Luna Tattoo, and I absolutely love it. It gives it a more dark, rich and full tone, and really expands the musical potential of the ukulele!
    Don't forget that Uke'n do it!
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    Pepe Romero sells low g sets with a smooth wound low g. I have them on my Beau Hannam and on my Moore Bettah. I'd call them medium tension. Well balanced and a nice feel on the fingers. I've also tried the Thomastik-Infeld 3rd and 4th strings with Oasis 1st and 2nd string and was well pleased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTurner View Post
    Pepe Romero sells low g sets with a smooth wound low g. I have them on my Beau Hannam and on my Moore Bettah. I'd call them medium tension. Well balanced and a nice feel on the fingers. I've also tried the Thomastik-Infeld 3rd and 4th strings with Oasis 1st and 2nd string and was well pleased.
    I think that's a La Bella. I had it on a uke and loved it. But right now I'm using Aquila Red unwound, and I like that too.
    Kala KA-ASAC acacia baritone
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    Thanks. Any sources other than stringsbymail.com ? Backordered...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Bordessa View Post
    Best non-wound I've found is a Savarez KF95. The KF95A pack will give you enough length for three low-Gs.

    Thomastik-Inkfield makes the best wound string. I've got a CF35 on my baritone for the D, but I think the CF27 and 30 would be more appropriate for low-G pitch.
    Last edited by Wukulele; 01-18-2019 at 05:34 AM.

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