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    Default Another D#%$ String Thread

    Just got my new Big Island Koa tenor, and although the Aquilas on it sound great, I want to experiment with other strings. If you would, list maybe four different brands you have tried and like and which ones within the brands you prefer. I would post pics, but don't know how. It is the one Aaron was selling for MGM in the marketplace a few weeks ago. Pics are there.
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    Four String Recommendations:

    1. Orcas fluoros: They sound incredible on my aNueNue koa tenor
    2. Worth Browns: ditto
    3. Ko'olau Alohis: good, all around sound
    4. Southcoast mediums: surprisingly bright

    I'd also throw in a shout-out for Fremont Blacklines as well
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    The first I've heard of Southcoast. Worth Browns and Blacklines are certainly in. Thanks
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    On my concert I am running an odd set. I have Freemont blackline c,e,a and I have a worth bm low G.
    Very little difference between the 2 sets (worth & freemont) but I liked the 3 freemonts just a little better they had a bit more mellow IMHO and the worth didn't seem to be quite as loose .Either set would be fine but since I tried them both and the best of both worlds were already paid for I put this set together. Shame really as I can buy the freemont low g but seems impossible to find the worth BM low g lol. GL hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine.
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    I guess you're talking about the BIs. I thought the Mainland felt and played good, but this BI is awesome. I can't believe I just used that word. Anyway, if the BI feels and plays this good, I can only imagine what a Kamaka would be like. I'm already planning on one soon and I don't suffer from UAS. I just want one and I deserve one. UAS has nothing to do with it. Only weak people suffer from UAS. I also want and plan on getting a ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangorockfish View Post
    I guess you're talking about the BIs. I thought the Mainland felt and played good, but this BI is awesome. I can't believe I just used that word. Anyway, if the BI feels and plays this good, I can only imagine what a Kamaka would be like. I'm already planning on one soon and I don't suffer from UAS. I just want one and I deserve one. UAS has nothing to do with it. Only weak people suffer from UAS. I also want and plan on getting a ...
    Happens. I love my mainland and it may get played the most but that is b/c it sits in my classroom and I spend most of my time in the classroom. But my koaloha concert is my favorite...followed by my Mele redwood top...Stay away from the other ones


    I'm a worth man. I have my koaloha super concert strung with freemonts and I do not like them. But I did like them on my sceptre. So...

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    Which other ones? Do you know something I need to know about Kamakas? I really like the Koalohas also.
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    All K brands. Stay away from them. Bad for you. They do curve the uas because of cost but they make buying anything else difficult.
    Quote Originally Posted by mangorockfish View Post
    Which other ones? Do you know something I need to know about Kamakas? I really like the Koalohas also.

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    How come there's not much talk about Kala Reds lately?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangorockfish View Post
    How come there's not much talk about Kala Reds lately?
    I put a set of Kala Reds on my 1950s Harmony, just for fun, since the "binding" is a stripe of red paint, and the top has a treble staff with the notes in "D" tuning stenciled on in red.

    It looks great, and sounds just fine. I have to retune after every song, but that isn't the strings - it is the cracked plastic on the tuning buttons.


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