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  1. Strings In Depth Part One - D'Addario Ukulele Strings

    Warning (Timmy Mallett will appear in this blog) Ukulele Strings by brand Last year I wrote several blogs that broadly covered Ukulele strings by brand. I must admit that I was a bit concerned nobody would read them but the response was overwhelmingly positive and hasn't ever really stopped coming so thank you very much. With that said, I think...
  2. Wound Low G or Unwound Low G? That is the question...

    Wound Low G or Unwound Low G - That is the question? Good day to you, as I write this it is Wednesday morning and I have already answered the eponymous question 4 times by email this week. It is not unusual for me to speak to customers about this every day and recently I even wrote this question on...
  3. Aquila 23U2 - Low G Baritone GCEA

    Hi there, Just a short sharp blog today about a new set of ukulele strings we are offering. For a couple of years we have had a reoccurring enquiry from our customers that they are not able to get a set of GCEA baritone strings with a low G. Up until recently we have had a little bit of a...
  4. One man and his Guitalele - A tale of strings

    The ultimate search for Guitalele strings. About three months ago I fell in love with an instrument that came into the shop. I don't know if many of you have ever had the chance to play a Kanile'a GL6 but they are all a much welcome addition to any high end ukulele/guitar collection. In my job I get to play...
  5. D'addario - Great strings with overcomplicated names

    Daddario make too many good strings. As of February 2015, they make Nyltechs, Titaniums, Carbons, Rectified, Extrudeds and a whole host of other strings under the Pro Arte name. If you were to restring your ukulele with a different type of Daddario string every six months it would take you 1250 years to have sampled all of them (maybe a...
  6. Living or dying by the sword of Aquila!

    So many different types of Aquila! What do they all do? I'm glad you asked. Recently Daddario and Aquila released new ranges of strings. Aquila's are called the Lava series. It is very easy to google ukulele strings and read 'Monofilliment' this and 'super nylgut' that. Hopefully this post will go back to basics and just tell you what effect...
  7. It's all about the strings... (Updated)

    This Blog was originally published in January 2015 but our range of ukulele strings has broadened since then so I hope this updated version provides more insight. The great string debate.. Let's talk about strings. Every day my colleagues and I speak to at least several different customers that want to know what strings to put on a ukulele. I...

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