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Original Post By: Hobbitgate Date: 12/15/2017 11:45:43 AM
Hello from Canada everyone
I have a new Martin T1K that has the original strings with high G. I'd like to change to ones with low G. So far I haven't found any music stores near me that carry anything but the high G sets.
From your experience could you recommend any brands that you think would sound good on this tenor and where they can be ordered online from?
Thanks for the help
Posted By: Ukeguy Date: 12/16/2017 9:52:28 AM
Check out the low G strings that Mya-Moe sells. They do sell a set that enables you to change between hi and low G tuning without altering you instruments. They have a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvMMNG3pDB8&t=51s that discusses it. Peace!
Posted By: Hilo Greg Date: 12/20/2017 1:04:32 PM
You should surf over to Elderly Instruments. They are very knowledgeable about ukes (among other stringed instruments) and have a great mail order dept.

https://www.elderly.com/accessories/strings/ukulele-strings

Posted By: warndt Date: 12/26/2017 11:06:23 PM
https://www.stringsandbeyond.com/aqredse13wol2.html

This is my favorite Low-G. I buy it as a single to be used with my favorite set of strings.

This one sounds the best and lasts the longest IMO.

Good luck!
Posted By: Hobbitgate Date: 12/28/2017 5:27:56 PM
I put on a set of Aquila new nylgut string with a low G. I am very disappointed with the sound. Low G id fine but the rest sound very dull and lifeless on the Martin. I think they do well on certain brands but don't do a thing for the sound on this instrument. Will try some of your suggestions
Posted By: warndt Date: 12/29/2017 2:38:22 AM
I just buy the "single string" wound low-G "Red Series" instead of the set. This low-G also lasts a long time before a string change is needed.
Posted By: J Boy Shyne Date: 1/5/2018 7:38:21 AM
I buy wound nylon D (4th) classical guitar strings, the cheapest available at Guitar Center or if I'm getting a lot of stuff, through Elderly who have the best prices if you buy enough to qualify for free shipping. On classical guitar the D string tends to wear out faster than the other strings. The D string works perfectly as a low G string on a tenor uke. On uke (and guitar) a wound string will wear out faster than non-wound string. When I buy through Elderly, I call because they have lots of loose strings about that aren't listed on the website. It should cost between $1.00-$1.5
Posted By: Hobbitgate Date: 2/8/2018 10:28:42 AM
I ended up keeping the Aquilla low G and put on Worth brown's and the sound really perked up. I'll try some of the other suggestions over time. Thanks everyone.

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