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hey there

expecting the arrival of an ashbory bass today.

i think there was some discussion regarding alternative string options.

if any one could point me in that direction i'd appreciate it.

 

thx

ets

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you need different strings to put on an ashbory? bassuke.com, but they aren't any cheaper.

I've heard the g string breaks A LOT with the orig silicone ones, so ppl prefer those bass uke ones yeah

Drop Scott winburn a line, he made a real nice one couple years ago he's probly got an opinion

I've experimented with various Ashbory strings. Roadtoad Pahoehoe strings are indeed the best. That is the brand that you get from Bass Uke. Owen, the designer of the strings, also helped with the design of the Kala U Bass. Since that has been a phenomenal hit, you can also now get the strings at Guitar Center.

roadtoadmusic.com

Randy,

 

I know that this is a difference of opinion, but I doubt that large diameter nylon strings will work well on short scale instruments.  Once nylon get much over 0.050" thick, its is pretty inflexible.  That's why to replace the surgical tubing used on Ashborys, something a similar flexibility profile is needed.  Polyurethane cord which is the basis of the strings from RoadToad music really works well.

 

the best,

 

Wichita Sam

Sorry just tryin to help...i`ll go back and sit on my stool in the corner now.....lol
 
Wichita Sam said:

Randy,

 

I know that this is a difference of opinion, but I doubt that large diameter nylon strings will work well on short scale instruments.  Once nylon get much over 0.050" thick, its is pretty inflexible.  That's why to replace the surgical tubing used on Ashborys, something a similar flexibility profile is needed.  Polyurethane cord which is the basis of the strings from RoadToad music really works well.

 

the best,

 

Wichita Sam

Sam, Ashbury strings are not tubing. They are solid silicone.

Wichita Sam said:

Randy,

 

I know that this is a difference of opinion, but I doubt that large diameter nylon strings will work well on short scale instruments.  Once nylon get much over 0.050" thick, its is pretty inflexible.  That's why to replace the surgical tubing used on Ashborys, something a similar flexibility profile is needed.  Polyurethane cord which is the basis of the strings from RoadToad music really works well.

 

the best,

 

Wichita Sam

Pete,

 

thanks for the info, but silicone nonetheless.  Silicone is much more supple than nylon, that makes polyurethane cord a much better match.

 

the best,

 

Sam
 
pete linch said:

Sam, Ashbury strings are not tubing. They are solid silicone.

Wichita Sam said:

Randy,

 

I know that this is a difference of opinion, but I doubt that large diameter nylon strings will work well on short scale instruments.  Once nylon get much over 0.050" thick, its is pretty inflexible.  That's why to replace the surgical tubing used on Ashborys, something a similar flexibility profile is needed.  Polyurethane cord which is the basis of the strings from RoadToad music really works well.

 

the best,

 

Wichita Sam

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