Friday, February 21, 2014

Oasis Ukulele Strings Review - part 2

I originally did a review on these new ukulele strings offered by Oasis when they were still in beta mode. You can read my full review of them here.

They weren't available for purchase yet at that time and Dave hadn't yet decided on an official recipe, but my opinion of them hasn't really changed since then. They sound great!

The wait is over and they are now available in four different types - "bright" Low and High G, as well as "warm" Low and High G.

The ones that I originally reviewed were of the "bright" variety and I liked them very much for my less expensive Lanikai LU-21C.  I put the new "warm" set on the Lanikai and I think that I might like the warm better...just a personal preference, I guess.  I like a more mellow type of sound out of my ukes.  I like to hear the voice of the instrument and I felt like the "warm" set has a slight edge in that area over the "bright" set.

But no matter which sound you like better, they are both very clear sounding Fluorocarbon strings.  You can grab a set yourself (make that two sets since there is enough for two sets) at


  1. The variety that Worths offer actually can do the same exact thing. Check the gauges for yourself as they just copied over the CT and CM sets and renamed them bright and warm. So basically you can do the exact same thing with those. The claim that 1 size fit all uke sizes is not something I like about it as the different tensions do make a difference.

    1. Interesting. I don't have too much experience with Worth's. I've only used Worth's one time (but I did like 'em). I'll have to check that out.

      You are definitely right about the fact that you have to find the right strings for the right uke. The strings that sound great on one specific ukulele might not sound good on another. And there can be some big intonation differences depending on the gauge, but for the most part, I tend to find that it's mostly personal preference. That whole "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" type of thing....although in this case, I guess it's the "ear of the listener". :)

      Thanks for stopping by!