D'addario J65 Clear Nylon Ukulele Strings
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27 of 28 found the following review helpful:
Working great for me! Nov 02, 2007
I bought these strings to replace the rather flat and dull sounding original strings on my Uke. I noticed a difference right away, they sound brigher and the instrument is a little louder as well. They aren't going to make a cheap Ukulele sound like an expensive one, but for a few dollars they made a nice improvement. I went from clear strings to black which I think made my Uke look better as well. I will buy them again.
20 of 21 found the following review helpful:
Bright sounding strings May 19, 2010
By Nunya Biz
First off, I'm NO ukulele expert. That being said: I replaced the original strings on my new Mahalo U-35PK Sparkling Soprano Ukulele Outfit in Pink with these. I know they stated Concert, however, reading up on this, they can still be used on a soprano or standard uke. Immediately I noticed a difference in sound on these strings. Like another reviewer said, it's not going to perform miracles on a cheap uke, but it sure helped out a lot. The sound is quite a bit louder and so much brighter as well. I'm loving the sound. Also, I really like the way they look on my pink uke; it's a nice touch. I would definitely recommend these.
15 of 16 found the following review helpful:
ugh! Jan 25, 2012
I received a makala tenor strung with aquila nylgut. It was a joy to hear and play, but it had a slight buzz. In trying to fix it, I snapped one of the strings. I saw good reviews for these j71s and I didn't want to wait a week for strings. This fun sounding, easy playing instrument has turned into a muted, muddy sounding instrument that's a pain to play. Personally, I can't stand them. They're classical guitar strings, and they string very tight with a lot of tension. It just doesn't sound like a uke to me, it lost all its volume and bright uke sound. Yuck. Mad because I snapped that string. Oh well.
Update: These strings place an unnatural tension on a uke. In 3 days my neck has become noticeably bowed. Unless you have a more expensive, structurally sound uke, I'd stay away from these. I have a Makala MK-T, and I had to take the strings off so they wouldn't bow the neck anymore. I'd be real careful getting these strings. These are all hard tension strung strings, the re-entrant G extra hard tension, the C in this set is .041, which is unheard of in a uke. They're thick strings. They generate no sound, the sound you do get is muddy. And the payoff is it can ruin your neck.
20 of 25 found the following review helpful:
Stringing along Jun 13, 2007
By Richard L. Steiner
After buying a new concert ukulele and reading a bunch of advice on the Internet I was convinced that I needed to replace the stock strings that came with the instrument. I bougnt a set of D'Addario strings in the hope that the sound would improve and the uke would stay in tune longer. I have had the new D'Addario strings on my ukulele for about a month now and frankly I don't see much variation from the ones that came with my instrument. I suppose a "real" musician would notice a difference, but an old uke plunker like myself can't see a big change. The D'Addario black strings are OK and they look better on the uke than the clear ones that came with it. I can recommend the strings if you want or need a replacement, but don't expect musical miracles.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Great Strings to replace Stock Strings Feb 24, 2011
When I got these strings, I was heisitant about it because, well it was plastic as well as my stock strings. However, the stringers were a bit softer. When I put the strings on and removed my stock strings, they sang. The strings proved to be so much better and blew out my stock strings! It sounded better and it was louder (which helps also because I have a soprano ukulele)! It was totally worth the buy!
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