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Thread: pHD strings?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2019

    Default pHD strings?

    Has anyone had any experience with the pHD strings? I'm going to need to restring soon, and have been considering giving these a try, but would like to know at least a bit about someone else's experience before I do.

    yeah, I know, it's subjective. but still ... are they more similar to Fremont Blackline (which I love), or Worth Brown? Maybe they're like the Aquila Nylguts?

    For reference, I play a Kanile'a K1 tenor exclusively.

    Big mahaloz in advance!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Saratoga, CA


    They are very nice. I have liked them each time I have put them on a uke. They are closed to living water and luthier strings than worth brown.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    JoCo, NC (near Raleigh)


    I've only had them once. On my uke they seemed a little thinner and brighter than LW or Worth Brown. Sounded good though.
    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
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant
    Jupiter #71, A, UG1


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Southern California, USA


    those are Jason Arimoto's strings. They are great. I would say they are like Worth Clears. It seems like the tension is a touch higher but I have no basis in fact about that. I have them on tenors, and on concerts. For some reason, I want to say that they were designed with Daniel Ho and they optimized them to be used on KoAlohas, but I could be totally wrong.

    On your K'anilea, I would think these would be a noticeable difference (in a positive way) to the stock Aquila nylgut strings.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    L.A. California


    PHDs are top tier strings.

    Each instrument, and ear, has a different optimum sound so try them and see if you like them.
    Playing my Magic Fluke and grinning like a fool!

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