Best strings for fingerpicking classical?

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    catherinerae
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    I’m so confused about strings. I’m enjoying the classical pieces on rockclass101 so have started to play them more. But I’m not sure if I have the best strings. (They came with the ukeleles—Aquila?) I have a Cordoba concert and an Ohana low G concert. Sometimes I get frustrated with the Cordoba strings—-tone isn’t great.

    Any suggestions for the best strings for fingerpicking classical music?

    #46856
    biancak
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    The most important is the technique but indeed the default nylon strings (typically Aquila Nylgut) are not the most ideal ones for classical pieces. I change them to fluorocarbon to get a warmer tone (e.g Martin)

    D’Addario has this guide to their strings
    http://uke.daddario.com/uke_personality_finder.html
    I attached the full page version of the same from a uke magazine

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    #46858
    catherinerae
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    Thanks for the advice (and the fun D’Addario graphic.) Will give some fluorocarbons a try.

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