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    Default They're coming (flatwounds)...

    Should be available any day...
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    I heard the same thing today from my bass teacher Denny Croy at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica. Kala seems to be one-upping the La Bella/Gold Tone flatwounds that sell for $39.95 plus shipping.

    Last week I bought a set of Galli UXB810 Synthetic Core Black Coated Strings for $37.94 from strings and Beyond, that I didn't realize are coated round wounds, with the winding being very prominent, have not tried them yet. I'm pretty sure they're the same ones, certainly a better price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    ...Last week I bought a set of Galli UXB810 Black Nylon Coated Strings for $37.94 from strings and Beyond...
    Strings By Mail has these too for $23.25:
    https://www.stringsbymail.com/galli-...ngs-22016.html
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    Ooh, very interesting. Have you ordered some Danno?
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    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
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    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
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    So these will be more like bass guitar strings, rather than the weird tubby tubbo's they come with now?
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    Ooh. Very cool. That could tip me over into getting a Journeyman.
    I'll let somebody else guinea pig how they sound though.
    Though what I really want is rubber floobies on the acoustic and flats on the solid-body. That may be just a matter of replacing the nut (and pulling the frets? that may be too crazy on a short scale). It looks like Kala has the same bridge for both the rubber and round-wound Journeymen.

    Either way, I'll wait for somebody else to guinea pig these.

    Quote Originally Posted by John boy View Post
    So these will be more like bass guitar strings, rather than the weird tubby tubbo's they come with now?
    Yes. Currently some come with rubber tubbies like you're talking about and some come with more traditional metal round-wounds. The difference is that round-wounds are a wire core with a round cable wrapped around them. These flat-wounds are a wire core wrapped with a flat band. The sound different ("darker") than round wounds and feel much smoother to play.

    There's a better description of the difference (with pictures!) at https://www.bestbassgear.com/ebass/g...es-part-2.html

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    I wonder just how much higher the tension is?
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Flea soprano, C LW
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Kala KA-GL-Koa, G EFS, O Warm/Worth B

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe King View Post
    Strings By Mail has these too for $23.25:
    https://www.stringsbymail.com/galli-...ngs-22016.html
    When I first tried to order those, I received a notice that they are out of stock, felt very much like a bait and switch scam to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by John boy View Post
    So these will be more like bass guitar strings, rather than the weird tubby tubbo's they come with now?
    The Road Toad and Aquila bass uke strings are actually polyurethane (poly), rubber is really a misnomer.

    The La Bella/Gold Tone 25" scale flats are all metal, I've used them on solid body bass ukes, mini electric bass guitars and even on one acoustic bass uke. I like the poly for the full deep sound they have, and the flats for the smooth finish, especially when playing in humid conditions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    Ooh, very interesting. Have you ordered some Danno?
    No, I haven't, quite happy with the " weird tubby tubbo" Pahoehoes on my fretless.

    Quote Originally Posted by John boy View Post
    So these will be more like bass guitar strings, rather than the weird tubby tubbo's they come with now?
    Just Play

    Sopranos: 1st uke, Lanikai soprano LU-11 - Aquilas | 30's Martin style 0 - Martins
    Concerts: Kanile'a K-2 CP - Living Water | Islander AC-4 - Living Water | Waverly Street banjolele - Worth Browns
    Tenor: Epiphone Hummingbird - Living Water low G
    UBass: Kala FS2 - Pahoehoe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcy View Post
    Currently some come with rubber tubbies like you're talking about and some come with more traditional metal round-wounds. The difference is that round-wounds are a wire core with a round cable wrapped around them. These flat-wounds are a wire core wrapped with a flat band. The sound different ("darker") than round wounds and feel much smoother to play.
    I believe they're both nylon strings wound with either rounds or flats...
    Just Play

    Sopranos: 1st uke, Lanikai soprano LU-11 - Aquilas | 30's Martin style 0 - Martins
    Concerts: Kanile'a K-2 CP - Living Water | Islander AC-4 - Living Water | Waverly Street banjolele - Worth Browns
    Tenor: Epiphone Hummingbird - Living Water low G
    UBass: Kala FS2 - Pahoehoe

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