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Thread: WHat's Going on with my Koaloha?

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    Default WHat's Going on with my Koaloha?

    I have a beautiful Tenor. Sounds like a dream, but its is so quiet right now. My beater concert is a cannon compared to the Koaloha.

    It used to seem louder and more full when I had it strung low G. I now have it strung high G. Could it simply be the strings I put on it have quieted it down? I think I have Worth Fluorocarbon's on it now.

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    I think that KoAloha tenors are strung with low G from the factory. So a change from that will have less volume and power.

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    For the OP, does the Koaloha tenor sound too bright for you in High G?

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    I'm going to guess that this is string related, but mostly because every KoAloha I have played was like a sound cannon. They are typically crazy loud.

    The Worth's you have on now, are they clears or browns, and are they by an chance the low-tension set? Lower tension strings are usually quieter than higher tension sets.
    Mainly a concert player.

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    If you are used to low G, going to reentrant can sometimes make the uke sound thin and wimpy, at least until your ears get used to it.
    John

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    Thanks, everyone. I suppose I should either go back to Low G, or maybe try a different set of strings.
    Last edited by sully151; 05-04-2020 at 08:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graylights View Post
    For the OP, does the Koaloha tenor sound too bright for you in High G?
    Not really, Its still sounds warm, just a little quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cluze View Post
    I'm going to guess that this is string related, but mostly because every KoAloha I have played was like a sound cannon. They are typically crazy loud.

    The Worth's you have on now, are they clears or browns, and are they by an chance the low-tension set? Lower tension strings are usually quieter than higher tension sets.
    I have Worth CT-63's on it.

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    Changes in humidity can cause a solid wood instrument to get louder or quieter. Did you just go through a cold (or warm) snap? Turn on heat or A/C?

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    What is the beater concert?

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