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Thread: Any (low G) string recommendation for concert uke?

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    The only low G string I've ever liked is the Fremont Soloist. I use it on my concert-scale ukes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janeray1940 View Post
    The only low G string I've ever liked is the Fremont Soloist. I use it on my concert-scale ukes.
    +1 for the wound Freemont Soloist.
    I use it on my concerts with low G, and it works well for me.

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    Concert scale ukes require thinner string diameter than tenor and I am not sure if there are any plain low G available. So you may have to get a wound string and deal with issues like short life of this kind of string. D'Addario may have one in a suitable diameter and their tension tool might help. But concert body may be too small to create good sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janeray1940 View Post
    The only low G string I've ever liked is the Fremont Soloist. I use it on my concert-scale ukes.
    Likewise! I've tried multiple low-g strings, and I have a Freemont Soloist on a Light Bird Tenor, Moon Bird Concert, and Kala Aratani. I had one on my Koalhoa tenor and then switched it back to High G, and now I am swithing it back to the Soloist. It just seems to do well with almost any tonewood and any other set of strings (to my ear anyway).
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin666 View Post
    Concert scale ukes require thinner string diameter than tenor and I am not sure if there are any plain low G available. So you may have to get a wound string and deal with issues like short life of this kind of string. D'Addario may have one in a suitable diameter and their tension tool might help. But concert body may be too small to create good sound.
    I had a fluorocarbon low G on my concert scale soprano. Don't recall the brand, may have been Worth. Didn't care for it, too muddy sounding. Would go for wound if I did it again. Saw an Ohana soprano in a shop with wound low G once and it was so subtle looking, at first I couldn't figure out what was so different about it. At that gauge, the wound string wasn't too noisy. But I've long since decided that if I want linear tuning, I'll play my baritone (although I do have a high D, waiting to try out someday...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyful Uke View Post
    +1 for the wound Freemont Soloist.
    I use it on my concerts with low G, and it works well for me.
    +2 for Fremont Soloist.

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    My 2nd fave is the Freemont Soloist.
    My fave is the Thomastick, but wow, it's expensive.
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    Fremont blacklines on one of my concerts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wukulele View Post
    Since you're able to isolate the location of the buzz, perhaps it's a fret buzz?
    For wound lowG I am highly biased towards Thomastik (& will likely put Thomastik wound C-strings on all my better ukes).
    The only real reasonably sized gauge lower strings are all wound, IME. Most flour/nylon lower strings are too wide & require widening of slot at nut.
    thomastik are amazing!

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