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    Quote Originally Posted by UkerDanno View Post
    I believe they're both nylon strings wound with either rounds or flats...
    D'oh. You're probably right, though I don't see any details on the flats. I have electrics on my mind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    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.
    Michael, the Gold Tone website says those flats can only be used on fretless instruments. Does that match your experience with them?
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    Kala APB-CTG baritone uke (currently tuned DGBE)
    Ohana BK-35CG baritone uke (currently tuned low-octave ADF#B)
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    Quote Originally Posted by John boy View Post
    Michael, the Gold Tone website says those flats can only be used on fretless instruments. Does that match your experience with them?
    Not at all, I use them only on fretted, including an acoustic.




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    OK thanks. Sounds like they work just fine on fretted instruments.
    Last edited by John boy; 07-16-2019 at 08:12 AM.
    Kala KA-TE tenor uke (currently tuned re-entrant gCEA)
    Kala APB-CTG baritone uke (currently tuned DGBE)
    Ohana BK-35CG baritone uke (currently tuned low-octave ADF#B)
    Various guitars, banjos, and basses

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    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.
    I put the Galli round wound on one of my solid body bass ukes with frets and piezo pickup... boy are they bad, no matter what I did, they rattled agains the frets like crazy, and the ridges were just as noisy. They should be good for fretless, but the ridge noise will still be there, absolutely NOT FOR ME! If anybody wants them, just pay for mailing.


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    Thanks for taking one for the team, Mike. From your description, those are definitely not for me either.

    But, hey the flats are back in stock: https://kalabrand.com/collections/u-...ts/ka-bass-4fw
    Only $49! Who wants to try?
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    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
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    Thanks for taking one for the team, Mike. From your description, those are definitely not for me either. But, hey the flats are back in stock. Only $49! Who wants to try?
    I'm sure they'll be available from other Galli distributers for a better price, but I'm not going to be one, very happy with the LaBella/Gold Tone flats.


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    Here's a comparison...
    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
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    Got the new Galli flatwounds on my Kala acoustic. I really like them. Have a little buzzing on the E string, need to let them settle in to see if that's an issue. It's nice to be able to play without an amp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croakie View Post
    Got the new Galli flatwounds on my Kala acoustic. I really like them. Have a little buzzing on the E string, need to let them settle in to see if that's an issue. It's nice to be able to play without an amp.
    Would love to hear a sound sample. I definitely liked the flats over the rounds in Magnus' video. Not sure if I liked "better" than the Pahoehoes though. Hmm.
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    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
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127

    !Flukutronic!

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