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    Default Alice Strings

    Has anyone tried Alice strings made in China from imported products about half the price of mainstream strings they have bright and mellow.

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    Isn't that a remote town in Australia?

    John Colter

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    Ha ha right in the middle.

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    Always good to have more options, but strings are already pretty cheap, how much cheaper do they need to be?
    John

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    Hi John for some reason strings are dearer in oz considering how small and light a pack is .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    Always good to have more options, but strings are already pretty cheap, how much cheaper do they need to be?
    I found a China source of fluorocarbons for $2 and change per set delivered. They're similar in gauge to Martin and Oasis strings. I'm still sitting on 3-4 sets of replacement strings but at that price I'm really curious to at least check them out.
    Last edited by mikelz777; 10-09-2019 at 04:31 PM.
    Ohana CK-42R - all-solid concert, sinker redwood top, rosewood body, maple binding, Ltd. Edition
    Kala KA-FMCG- solid/lam concert, spruce top, spalted flame maple body, mahogany binding
    Ohana CK-120G - all-solid concert, 5A acacia top sides and back, mahogany binding, Limited Edition
    Ohana SK-30M - all-solid mahogany long neck soprano (concert scale)
    Romero ST - solid/lam concert, spruce top, mahogany body

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikelz777 View Post
    I found a China source of fluorocarbons for $2 and change per set delivered.
    this is interesting - do you have a link to these?
    -Joe......Have uke, will travel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe King View Post
    this is interesting - do you have a link to these?
    The link was forbidden to be posted here so I sent it to you in a PM.

    The link offered 3 gauges colored in white, red or black respectively. I like lighter gauge strings so only the white strings were of interest to me. The higher gauge strings are a little higher priced but still, the most expensive sets are only $3.49 delivered. I haven't purchased or tried these strings yet so I can't vouch for them but I'm probably going to order a set or two just to try them out.

    Comparison of the white set with Martin and Oasis bright high G strings in mm:

    White .50 / .69 / .80 / .58
    Martin .49 / .64 / .86 / .56
    Oasis .55 / .69 / .76 / .58
    Last edited by mikelz777; 10-10-2019 at 06:42 AM.
    Ohana CK-42R - all-solid concert, sinker redwood top, rosewood body, maple binding, Ltd. Edition
    Kala KA-FMCG- solid/lam concert, spruce top, spalted flame maple body, mahogany binding
    Ohana CK-120G - all-solid concert, 5A acacia top sides and back, mahogany binding, Limited Edition
    Ohana SK-30M - all-solid mahogany long neck soprano (concert scale)
    Romero ST - solid/lam concert, spruce top, mahogany body

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    The Alice specs are .56 .71 .81 .56 and about 1.00usd on a big Chinese site .

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    I hope someone here lets us all know what they think of these!
    I *think* you can add website addresses back into a UU post by editing.
    Tracie

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