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Thread: Replacement strings for a Fluke Flea (concert)

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    Default Replacement strings for a Fluke Flea (concert)

    I know it’s subjective, but I’d like opinions from those who have tried various strings on their Flea.

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    Nartin M600 sound best on mine.
    John

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    I have Living Water concert strings on my soprano
    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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    I've found Worth clear or brown work great, along with the Martin Premium polyguts.
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    I used Martin M620 (yes the TENOR set) on my concert Flea. They are a little heavier gauge than the M600 set, and with slightly more tension, they drive the top more, and produce more volume and have a great tone.

    I've been using these Martin M620 strings on my concert Flea now for about 4 years with no signs of any harm to the instrument, however, proceed at your own risk -

    Before anyone asks, no these are not the same physical set of strings for 4 years, but I'm changing them when they wear out, which is evident when intonation problems appear, but they last a long time for me, and I've tried other strings, and always come back to these Martin M620 strings.

    Strings are as subjective as anything else. A set of uke strings is $5-12, so why not get a few different sets and experiment?, especially since changing strings on a Magic Fluke instrument is easy as can be.

    You might find lots of other helpful info in strings in the Magic Fluke Company Appreciation thread here:

    https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com...ciation-thread
    -Joe......Have uke, will travel...

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