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    Default Worth CT LG vs Freemont Blackline?

    How would you compare these two string sets in terms of tone, volume, and tension on a Tenor? (This isn't really a, "What strings should I buy?" thread; I'm just looking for a comparison between these two in particular.) Thanks!
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    Don't think I've tried Worth CT on a tenor, but have had the Blacklines on 2 tenors. On a solid cedar top tenor, they sounded really good: very sweet balanced tone, good volume and tension seemed normal, not too hard or floppy. Sounded so good that I didn't want to change them until they were dead, despite having other premium string sets to try.

    On a solid mahogany tenor, they sounded great at first, but I'm thinking they might be a bit darker sounding than I want. Not sure how much of that is due to the uke build, or maybe the Blacklines sound better on cedar top tenors than on mahogany tenors? Next up on that uke will be some clear flouros, I have Martin M620 and UkeLogic hard tension sets to try, seeking a bit more high end sparkle.

    I've heard the BLs sound great on koa tenors, maybe try a set on your Koaloha.
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    Thanks John!
    Yes, the reason I posted this is that I believe my KoAloha came with Worth CT's as the stock strings. I also believe that the BL's are similar and was curious about the difference between the two.
    I use Martin M625s both on my Blackbird and Godin. I have used Martin M620's, most notably on a Kala Tri-Back I used to have, and I like them: They're bright and relatively high tension (despite the relatively thin gauge) - both good things in my view. However, I've found that on some Ukes the C (3rd) string can somewhat overpower the others.
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    Tom, nice pic, but I don't see a Hamer T-51 tele in there. Still gots?
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    Been Tele-less for a while now, but as you can see, I do have a Pan Flute!
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    Please post a table with diameters of the various sets for comparison.

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    This is all I know:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Karol View Post
    So in theory the fremont should be a bit more potent on the C and E strings as they are slightly thicker. Fluorocarbon strings have very consistent density so thickness should be the only main factor that affects tone. I think that the dye used has a cosmetic effect only

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    I havent compared the two side by side, and not on a Tenor. But triwd them both on concert scale, and I remember the Fremont Blacklines having that peculiar texture to touch while the Worth strings don't. That alone would make me want to buy the Worth strings.
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    Thanks everyone!
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