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    hey everyone!

    It's been a fair while since I posted on here, but summer is imminent and I'm practicing with my uke more

    Just wanted to know you guys' opinions on low G strings. I have a Lanikai SMP-C with aquilas atm, but would love to try others!

    I heard somewhere - but can't remember the name of - a make of strings that bring out a really nice tone in my uke.. so if anyone has any ideas as to what those strings could be

    Thanks!

    Joe
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    Skylark Soprano (beater)
    Lanikai Solid Monkeypod Concert

    ... I'm actually a drummer.

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    Southcoast's are excellent, and (though I haven't tried them yet), Worth's non-wound set seems well respected.

    You could also try to snag one of Aquila's new red low G strings -- they're pretty cool.

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    Southcoast! That's the one I remember it now.

    Just searched briefly on the internet for them, and it appears that nowhere in the UK sells them. So if anyone knows of anywhere that does, please let me know
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    Skylark Soprano (beater)
    Lanikai Solid Monkeypod Concert

    ... I'm actually a drummer.

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    I ordered fluorocarbons from Mya-Moe in the States - cheaper than in the UK and fast delivery! Would recommend as supplier, if he has the ones you want....
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    I recently put Fremont Blackline Low-G strings on my Lanikai SM-T Spalted Mango Tenor and really like the way they sound. I tried them because they had an unwoung low-g string.
    Last edited by guitarsnrotts; 05-06-2012 at 03:16 PM.
    My 4-String Family:
    Kamoa E3 Pineapple Soprano
    Martin S-O (given to my brother for Christmas with the stipulation he learns to play it)
    Early-70s Kamaka Soprano
    KPK Acacia Concert (given to a friend for his birthday because he wanted to learn to play ukulele)
    KPK Deluxe Long Neck Acacia Pineapple Soprano
    Gretsch Concert Resonator
    Lanikai O-8 Spruce/Ovangkol 8 String Tenor
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarsnrotts View Post
    I recently put Fremont Blackline Low-G strings on my Lanikai SM-T Spalted Mango Tenor and really like the way they sound. I tried them because they had an unwoung low-g string.
    I agree with the Fremont Low G tenor set. I use them on my Lanikai tenor laminate 21-TE-BK. I also use them on my baritone tuned DGBE and I am pleased with the unwound string on the bass of both set ups.
    Last edited by 1931jim; 05-07-2012 at 02:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeC View Post
    Southcoast! That's the one I remember it now.

    Just searched briefly on the internet for them, and it appears that nowhere in the UK sells them. So if anyone knows of anywhere that does, please let me know
    You'll have to place an order through Southcoast. BTW, check out the Uke Strings thread.
    Last edited by Kanaka916; 05-07-2012 at 04:14 AM.

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    I also like the Fremont Blacklines with the low G on my Lanikai ST Tenor. I got mine from UkeRepublic

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    Thank you Kanaka916 for your hard work on the "Uke Strings Thread" It is very much appreciated; all this information assembled and condensed into two neat postings which I have saved and printed out. Regards Jim.

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