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    Default WTB: South Coast wound C string

    Hi all! I know this is a long shot, but if anyone happens to still have a South Coast wound 3rd string (C) around, I would love to buy it from you. I am down to my last one and nothing works better on my Kamaka tenor.

    By the way - does anyone know whether Dirk made these himself, or did he outsource his strings? Thank you.

    Originally Posted by ukemunga:
    "Best is a very personal thing. You gotta play it to love it. And you'll always think there's one better. And there is."

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    I believe Dirk made the strings. Closest I've come to a replacement C string is a Thomastik-Infeld CF27. I was hoping someone would have bought out his formulas for strings but so far, nothing. Jim Hanks may know more.

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    Hey Patrick. Thank you for the reply. I have tried the CF27, but I don't like it nearly as much on this particular uke. I have my fingers crossed that someone has a few SC wound strings sitting in a drawer!

    Originally Posted by ukemunga:
    "Best is a very personal thing. You gotta play it to love it. And you'll always think there's one better. And there is."

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    Sent you a PM.

    Best, Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
    I believe Dirk made the strings. Closest I've come to a replacement C string is a Thomastik-Infeld CF27. I was hoping someone would have bought out his formulas for strings but so far, nothing. Jim Hanks may know more.
    Sorry, I have no added intel here. When I tried to get the last stock last winter, the wound basses were missing, so as far as I know, those secrets passed with Dirk.

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    There’s a chance that I might have some odd SC strings in my string box. I’ll check over the next few days and I’d I have any success I’ll get back to you.
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    Hey, thank you! Much appreciated! Happy New Year!

    Originally Posted by ukemunga:
    "Best is a very personal thing. You gotta play it to love it. And you'll always think there's one better. And there is."

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