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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    Another option may be Oasis, offered in both bright & warm versions, you may want to try the Warm set. Same set for soprano, concert & tenor. You get long strings which you can cut in half to yield 2 complete sets. Easy to get from Strings By Mail.

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    Excellent suggestion, John. I may grab some of those myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Sheehan View Post
    Excellent suggestion, John. I may grab some of those myself!
    They’re good baseline strings and I always have them around. I find them very similar to the Martin strings, the main differences for me are Oasis are cheaper because I get at least three soprano or concert sets from a pack, plus they’re more versatile, as they work with all sizes. Martins, on the other hand, are still quite cheap and available at the guitar store near my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Greenbag View Post
    ‘Titanium’ strings seem to confuse - certainly confused me in the past. As I understand it they are a form of clear nylon that looks just a little darker than ‘normal’ clear nylon and is very slightly denser and very slightly stronger. I’ve not tried them but intend to at some point, certainly they have supporters here on this forum. SUS have a good video on D’Addario nylon strings, it might help you.
    That's right, the Titanium strings contain no actual titanium or any other metal. It's just a brand name. I think the material isn't nylon per se but a very similar monofilament compound. Certainly behaves very much like nylon as it's similarly stretchy. It's slightly purple in colour, and the feel is also similar to nylon but maybe slightly harder, almost glass like as D'Addario themselves describe it. It's actually my favourite string in terms of feel. Sound-wise it's actually probably something that the OP is after. It's brighter than clear nylon but warmer than fluorocarbon. The thickness is identical to nylon, however, so if one doesn't like thick strings then I can't recommend them. Also, in my opinion, they have a very peculiar shimmer/resonance when played and for that reason I think they only suit very particular ukes, usually ones that have some natural warmth to them already. With that in mind, they might not be the best strings for a soprano so I can't recommend them unconditionally. They are quite cheap though so I'd say they're worth a try.

    Then again, they sounded surprisingly good on the recent Enya Nova tenor which is a plastic uke, so my perception of them is clearly not universal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukecaster View Post
    Another option may be Oasis, offered in both bright & warm versions, you may want to try the Warm set. Same set for soprano, concert & tenor. You get long strings which you can cut in half to yield 2 complete sets. Easy to get from Strings By Mail.
    Another option with a few different "flavors" are the UkeLogic

    https://theukulelesite.com/accessori...s.html?cat=110

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziret View Post
    They’re good baseline strings and I always have them around. I find them very similar to the Martin strings, the main differences for me are Oasis are cheaper because I get at least three soprano or concert sets from a pack, plus they’re more versatile, as they work with all sizes. Martins, on the other hand, are still quite cheap and available at the guitar store near my house.
    Thanks, Z !! Hope you're doing well !!

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    definitely not getting the titanium strings but the Oasis warm strings sound pretty good and I may be getting a set of Worth Browns and Oasis Warms that may sound like a Champagne Super Nova and be my Wonderwall
    Last edited by Ukahuna; 06-08-2021 at 08:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Sheehan View Post
    Thanks, Z !! Hope you're doing well !!
    I am! I hope you are, too, Bill.

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    So far the best I've found for my soprano is Living Waters, Martin regular fluorocarbons, and Oasis Warms.
    I also actually like the way Aquila Nylgut's sound on it.
    Ukuleles:
    1960's Martin Style-0
    LoPrinzi Concert (Redwood & Mahogany)
    Fred Shields Style-0 Replica
    Kala Elite 1MHG-S
    Ohana SK-25S
    Kala Elite 1KOA-T << Letting this one go. PM if interested.

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