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    Default Ultimate Fluorocarbon Comparison Chart

    I decided to reorganize my string set stash and relabel my stock of fishing line strings, and in doing so was looking up lots of different diameters of fluorocarbon. This evolved into the desire to make a chart so that others can compare multiple brands in one handy spot.

    Sorry baritone folks- I kept it to soprano-tenor since they are tuned the same. Caveat to the Seaguar line: their website lists 50lb line as .028, but the spool I have is labeled .026. Hope it is helpful to those shopping around or mixing and matching! Let me know of any errors or additions and I'll make them. It was a bit tedious getting it translated into html, but worth it I hope lol.

    **edited to fix that Mya Moe standard strings are made by Worth. Added tensions (indicated by a T) for strings that I could find one for.**

    Brand Size/Designation A E C G Low G option
    Anuenue Black Water Soprano/Concert .019 .027 .031 .022
    Tenor .023 .027 .031 .025
    Beansprout
    (made by GHS)
    Soprano/Concert/Tenor .022 .026 .030 .022 .030w
    D’Addario
    clear fluoro
    EJ99SC Soprano/Concert .0205
    T-7.90
    .026
    T-7.13
    .0319
    T-6.77
    .0224
    T-7.49
    EJ99T Tenor .0205
    T-12.30
    .026
    T-11.11
    .0319
    T-10.53
    .0224
    T-11.66
    .0413
    T-9.91
    Fremont
    clear fluoro
    Soprano/Concert/Tenor .0205 .0260 .0291 .0224
    Fremont
    Blackline
    Med. Soprano/Concert .019 .027 .031 .022 .036
    Hard Soprano/Concert .022 .027 .031 .023 .036
    Tenor .023 .027 .031 .025 .036
    GHS
    clear fluoro
    H-20 Soprano/Concert .026 .033 .035 .0307 has singles available
    H-T20 Tenor .026 .033 .035w .0307
    H-T30F Fingerstyle Tenor .027 .035 .035w .0307
    Molina Signature .026 .032 .035 .028
    Living Water Soprano/Concert .0205 .026 .0291 .0224 .036
    Tenor .022 .026 .0291 .0244 .036
    Martin clear fluoro Soprano/Concert .0191 .0251 .0340 .0220
    Tenor .0220 .0284 .0340 .0251
    Mya Moe (made by Worth) Soprano/Concert .021
    T-9.2
    .026
    T-8.3
    .029
    T-7.0
    .022
    T-8.9
    .043 T-9 or .026w T-8.1
    Tenor .022
    15.0
    .026
    T-11.1
    .029
    T-9.3
    .024
    T-14.1
    .043 T-9 or .030w T-14.3
    Oasis
    GPX clear fluoro
    Bright .0215 .027 .030 .023 .029w
    Warm .023 .027 .030 .025 .029w
    Seaguar Blue or Pink Label fishing line leader
    (possible combo)
    Light/Soprano/Concert 30lb .020 50lb .026 80lb .032 40lb .024 (blue) .022 (pink) Big Game 90lb .036 (blue), Big Game 100lb .036 (pink)
    Medium/Tenor 40lb .024 (blue) .022 (pink) 60lb .029 80lb .032 50lb .026 Big Game 90lb .036 or 100lb .041(blue), Big Game 100lb .036 or 130lb .041(pink)
    Uke Logic Soft .019 .025 .032 .023 .036 or .30w
    Hard .023 .028 .036 .025 .042 or .30w
    Worth
    Clear or Brown
    CL/CL-LG Light 46”
    BL/CL-LG Light 46”
    .0185 .026 .029 .0205 .0358
    CM/CM-LG Medium 46”
    BM/BM-LG Medium 46”
    .0205 .026 .0291 .0224 .0358
    CT/CT-LG Tenor 63”
    BT/BT-LG Tenor 63”
    .0224 .0260 .0291 .0244 .0358
    CH/CH-LG Heavy 63”
    BS/BS-LG Strong 63”
    .0224 .0291 .0319 .0260 .0358
    Last edited by Anthroterra; 07-14-2020 at 03:29 AM.

    UAS Symptoms:
    Beansprout #346 walnut/cedar - alto
    Mya Moe #2150 walnut resonator - tenor
    G-String CST1 custom koa - tenor
    G-String CB semi-custom koa - tenor
    Deering Goodtime banjolele - tenor
    Risa Les Paul steel-string electric - tenor
    Risa Uke Solid - tenor
    Asonu whale-shaped Tahitian - concert
    Outdoor Ukulele - soprano
    Kala KA-SA-B - baritone
    Kala UBass
    Ohana O'Nino
    Fluke

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    Nice easy to read updated version with strings (Uke Logic) not in the older charts. What's your opinion of the Seaguars?

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    If you need Seaguar fluorocarbon line heavier than 80LB there are plenty of options in their big game listings, e.g., Seaguar Pink and Premier are available in 100LB+. I'm not too fond of Seaguar Blue—on the bright side and seems to fray too easily—but love the tone of Pink closely followed by Premier. Plus, they're more fray resistant.

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    Great stuff. I would love it if you had a file that could be downloaded, either a spreadsheet or pdf to keep as reference.

    As far as Worth Brown, I think the size is the same as clear variety

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    Editing to add pink option since diameters were close and the big game options. Thanks for the tip! I've not tried the premier or pink- I ordered the blue a few years ago for students (and my son) who can be a bit rough on their ukes and haven't played them much personally. I restring for free.

    UAS Symptoms:
    Beansprout #346 walnut/cedar - alto
    Mya Moe #2150 walnut resonator - tenor
    G-String CST1 custom koa - tenor
    G-String CB semi-custom koa - tenor
    Deering Goodtime banjolele - tenor
    Risa Les Paul steel-string electric - tenor
    Risa Uke Solid - tenor
    Asonu whale-shaped Tahitian - concert
    Outdoor Ukulele - soprano
    Kala KA-SA-B - baritone
    Kala UBass
    Ohana O'Nino
    Fluke

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDW View Post
    Great stuff. I would love it if you had a file that could be downloaded, either a spreadsheet or pdf to keep as reference.
    Thanks. I actually wanted to upload a pdf initially. If anyone wants it in pdf or word feel free to PM your email and I'll send it out

    UAS Symptoms:
    Beansprout #346 walnut/cedar - alto
    Mya Moe #2150 walnut resonator - tenor
    G-String CST1 custom koa - tenor
    G-String CB semi-custom koa - tenor
    Deering Goodtime banjolele - tenor
    Risa Les Paul steel-string electric - tenor
    Risa Uke Solid - tenor
    Asonu whale-shaped Tahitian - concert
    Outdoor Ukulele - soprano
    Kala KA-SA-B - baritone
    Kala UBass
    Ohana O'Nino
    Fluke

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    Thank you. This is quite interesting, several sets have tenor and other sizes with same gauges. So are they interchangeable and only difference is in length? It is also notable that there seem to be very few standard gauges and the main difference is how they are combined by the brands. Does this mean that it's all basically the same stuff?

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    The density and surface texture also impacts the tone and feel of a string. It's really obvious when you go from different materials—fluorocarbon to composite to nylon. However, even fluorocarbon can vary a lot in feel and surface texture. I prefer really smooth strings of higher density (less finger noise and slightly better tone) but some like the opposite.

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    Wow! Anthroterra,

    What a great resource. Thanks so much for doing this.
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    You can learn by reading, but you don’t begin to know until you begin to try to do.

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    Nicely done. One question...Martin Carbon...do you mean their traditional fluorocarbon, or the new premium which are Carbon Blacks repackaged (and no longer sold by Aquila on their own)?
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