I realize that it’s been an immeasurably long time since my previous post, but I’d taken a long hiatus from ukulele in order to master my guitar skills (I’ve been a perennial intermediate-advanced player for ages.) Nevertheless, my passion for ukulele has been rekindled since my options for travel have been limited to the beautiful island of Taiwan — a place I’ve spent more than seven-and-a-half years out of my twelve years living abroad.
Upon picking up my Ohana, I noticed how shrill it sounded. Any warmth I had previously associated with my previous SK35 just isn’t there…. and I chalk this up to the use of Worth Clears. I realize that Aquilas get a lot of flak in the ukulele community, but I’ve also noticed how many new versions of strings they’ve since produced. I adore the tuning stability of fluorocarbons, but really hope to add a bit of warm and overtones which the ukulele currently lacks.
So this is why I formally implore you to guide me with your wisdom :P. I appreciate any feedback you can give; anecdotal or otherwise.
P.S. I’m happy to see that this community is still going strong!