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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanaka916 View Post
    I'm sorry, I believe you're referring to the J54 set which are black nylons with a wound C.
    Thanks for the correction; didn't have the sleeves they came in handy at the time of the post. Either way, I do like the wound C.
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    I just put a set of Pro Artes on one of my concerts, and quite like them. Definitely more mellow then the Aquilas that were on it and the smooth feel and thickness make fingerpicking a little cleaner for me. I had a set of D'Addarios (don't remember the type, but an opaque white with a couple wound) on a baritone and wasn't impressed. I just got my pineapple back from Kamaka with a set of their black strings which I understand are made by D'Addario, but haven't much time to play it yet but they sound quite nice on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Monkey View Post
    Thanks for the correction; didn't have the sleeves they came in handy at the time of the post. Either way, I do like the wound C.
    You're one of the few who likes wounds . . . cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanaka916 View Post
    You're one of the few who likes wounds . . . cool!
    I attribute that to my years of bass playing, so that wound string still gives me that little bit of familiarity. That said, while I like the wound C on the Boulder Creek, I'm not sure how well it will work with the Kala.

    It's so much nicer with string sets around $4-5 instead of dropping $50 for my bass.
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    OBM, the following thread may be of interest to you . . . if not, it's a good read for info.

    http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/fo...for-Southcoast

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    Thanks for the link. It looks like he said they have enough testers, but I emailed him anyway; maybe there's room for one more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roxhum View Post
    I don't think the Kamaka strings made by D'Addario are the same as ones you can buy in the stores. Sorry, I don't know anything about them but would be interested in hearing what others have to say.
    They're not the same as the normal d'addario soprano set. They're even fatter

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    I tried them on my Kanile'a tenor.

    See http://www.gotaukulele.com/2011/08/d...g-test-on.html

    No doubting the quality BUT since took them off and went back to worths. Too much effort to play, and the uke lost it's uke qualities. Sounded to much like a guitar to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael_ View Post
    They're not the same as the normal d'addario soprano set. They're even fatter
    I dunno... the Kamaka strings on HF-3 look like normal, and feel so. But I haven't swapped to any other string, just a regular user's feeling

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    Once my Aquila's wear out, I've got a set of the J53's waiting to go on and test out.
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