GHS ukulele strings offer the same high quality that their guitar strings provide. Choosing the right set of strings is largely a question of personal preference, though some people may have an easier time with particular types than with others.
Until you get into the baritone range, ukuleles typically don’t have the type of tension that one would find on guitar strings. This makes them easier to play, particularly for people who haven’t calloused their fingers enough yet to offset the stress of playing for long stretches of time. Even though that is the case, however, some people may want to gravitate toward GHS strings made out of lighter material based on their ability to keep playing them for a long period, making it easier to practice.
Strings that are wound with silver and strings that are wound with bronze are both available among the GHS ukulele strings selection for ukuleles. The differences between these types of strings can be significant, particularly for beginning players.
Generally, phosphor bronze wound strings have a bit more attention to them when brought up to tune then do strings wound with silver. In fact, strings wound with silver are popular among classical guitar players, who generally want the most delicate tone and who tend to prefer strings with a very light tension.
Phosphor bronze strings, however, have their advantages, as well. They can have a nice, throaty sound to them and hold up for a long period of time. The sounds are distinct, so it is not at all a bad idea to purchase a couple of packs of GHS ukulele strings, one of each, so that you can experiment a little in see which one really brings out the best tone based upon your play style and how much either type of string fatigues your fingers.
Nylon strings are generally easy for anybody to fret. In any set of ukulele strings, there will be nylon included. Black and clear nylon ukulele strings are both available from GHS. Some people may notice some differences between the two and others may just choose one based on aesthetic preferences.
A third option is aluminum wound strings. Aluminum wound strings have a good sound to them and are generally very easy to fret. The differences between the various types of wound strings, however, are typically so subtle that it takes experimentation to determine what any given player will prefer.
It’s important to keep strings in good shape once you string an instrument. Make certain to wipe them down after every session, which gets the grease and oil off the strings and keeps them from corroding quite as quickly. When strings do get too old, they will tend to have a dull sound to them and the feel of the strings will change considerably. Because these ukulele strings are inexpensive, it makes sense to change them out regularly. The environment where you live may also affect how long they last.Return to Home Page
Mar 25, 17 10:26 PM
You can learn to play the ukulele by watching these ukulele video lessons.
Mar 25, 17 10:23 PM
This ukulele video lesson, Reminiscing, by the Little River Band, is the perfect way to add to your repertoire of songs.
Mar 06, 17 05:48 PM
This ukulele video lesson is a blast from the past! Master Blaster, by Stevie Wonder, has a nice Reggae beat to it.