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Thread: Strings for Blackbird Clara ?

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    If you want to mellow out the timbre, use smooth (non-rectified) nylon strings, e.g., D'Addario clear nylon ukulele strings. Yes, they take longer to stretch out but they're sweet and what Jake grooves with. If you want a wee bit more edge, D'Addario Titanium might be the ticket followed by Nylgut.

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    Thank you for the great recommendations
    I am going to try worth Brown strings for tenor and report back !

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloRule View Post
    Thank you for the great recommendations
    I am going to try worth Brown strings for tenor and report back !
    Please do! I have worth browns concert on now and am curious as to how you like the tenor version.

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    In a "mix" with other instruments, it'll blend in nicely, otherwise I'd suggest a Baritone uke. Same chord shapes, but 5 frets lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromthee2me View Post
    In a "mix" with other instruments, it'll blend in nicely, otherwise I'd suggest a Baritone uke. Same chord shapes, but 5 frets lower.
    Thank you for the suggestion
    I already have baritone and tenor and guitar.
    Just trying to give this Clara a warmer voice. That’s all

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    Just want to update this thread.
    I have had the worth brown ( tenor )on my Clara for over a week now.
    It’s ok. I still find it bright.

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    I always liked my Clara, but fell in love with Worth Browns on it.
    Using Orca low g on my Farallon.
    Keep Strummin'

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    I second gochugogi's recommendations, in the same order.
    "Who hears music, feels his solitude Peopled at once -- for how count heart-beats plain / Unless a company, with hearts which beat, / Come close to the musician, seen or no?" - Robert Browning, "Balaustion's Adventure"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloRule View Post
    Just want to update this thread.
    I have had the worth brown ( tenor )on my Clara for over a week now.
    It’s ok. I still find it bright.
    I had a moment of clarity this morning. So, I am fortunate enough to own a Blackbird Farallon with sunburst gloss and a Blackbird Clara with the natural finish. I too sometimes find the Blackbird Clara a little too bright and punchy. So I was following this thread with some interest. Then I saw a video of a Clara with the sunburst which looks gorgeous. I was then reminded of my earlier thread of my visit to Blackbird and something Joe said, you are probably used to hearing instruments with a finish on them, so that is more familiar to you.

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...ckbird+factory

    accordingly, maybe we have to just accept the natural finish Clara as she is and adjust our playing to her. Not the easiest when you are juggling multiple instruments. Or, I guess you could invest in a sunburst Clara for that extra warmth.

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    It must be frustrating for uke builders when so many people are dissatisfied with the strings they choose, but I guess that's why it's nice to have such a wide choice of strings.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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