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Thread: Strings for a KA-T

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    Default Strings for a KA-T

    Bula everyone. New uke player with a very cool new love....my Kala ka-t. Currently has the GHS strings that I bought it with but I'm wondering if Aquillas or something else would be better. Reason I ask is cause the shop I bought it from also has some more expensive ukes (soon to be mine) with different strings that feel and sound really nice.
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    Try the Aquila and I think all the Kala models are now strung with them (Aquila). Changing strings is probably the least expensive way to get your instrument to sound better. BTW, I don't advocate a particular or certain brand of string. Strings really come down to preference and trying to find the right combo can sometimes be a PITA.

    Nana ka maka; ho`olohe ka pepeiao;
    pa`a ka waha.

    Observe with the eyes; listen with the ears; shut the mouth.
    Thus one learns.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanaka916 View Post
    BTW, I don't advocate a particular or certain brand of string. Strings really come down to preference and trying to find the right combo can sometimes be a PITA.
    I will advocate Aquillas for the KA-T!!!

    I went thru GHS (stock, bleh), D'Addario Pro Arte's(dull), Kala(ehh), Ko' gold's(to quiet), Bushmans(ehh) and Aquilla's(brought it to life) in my search for the right strings for my KA-T's.
    I have 2 KA-T's one high g all unwound, the other is low G with wound G and C strings the E and A are Aquilla's.

    The one plus for all the string changes... I got good at tie'n them off.
    Ukulele, the most fun I've had being bad at something!!!

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    Aquila are the WORST strings ever! They feel terrible and make the most annoying sounds. Worth really are great strings. The clear mediums are nice on a KA-T. Give 'm a try, you won't regret it. And as an added bonus, there's enough string in one pack for two ukulele! Oh and if THAT isn't good ennough, NO WOUND STRINGS!

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