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Ukulele string comparison





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Uploaded on Dec 29, 2008

Good strings are essential for the sound of the ukulele. I want to show how different the same uke can sound with different strings.

I admit that I used several ukes of the same type (very cheap ones, but they are surprisingly good!). But I assure you they sound very similar.

You will hear two short tunes with every string type:

- Galli strings
- Aquila genuine gut
- Worth (brown, medium)
- Uke 24 Excellence
- Aquila nylgut

The Galli strings were tuned ADF#B, because that's the tuning they are designed for. They don't sound good at GCEA too.
All other strings are designed for GCEA, so I tuned them GCEA.

I have to say that those strings are quite different, but they're all quality strings. I could have shown the difference to bad strings, but I don't think it's worth the effort -- Just know that it is important to use good strings on your uke -- never save on the strings! Best is to try different strings and find which ones sound best on your uke.

However I want to recommend Worth, Aquila, and Uke24 strings, for they are very high quality and will make most ukes sound better -- although they're very different, so be sure to find out which fits your uke best.

The tunes are:
- Minuet (Robert de Visée)
- Gunatanamera

Hope you enjoy :)

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