Perfect timing! DH has bought me a beautiful purple Mahalo but as my entire musical repertoire to date is pease pudding hot, on the recorder, about 40 years ago I think the learning curve may be quite steep!
Trying to learn Ho Hey, I can play the intro but that's as far as I've got...
I've just come on to ask about ukulele strings, nice to see this at the top of the topic!
I'm a new ukulele player; ds got one for Easter and I was completely besotted with it, so then got myself one too. His is a soprano, I got myself a concert. I'm having problems finding strings I like. I want a low g tuning, I got the Aquila low-g ones and hated the feel of them (especially the wound g), but liked the sound of the low g. So I then tried to find a set with unwound low g, but there's not much out there. I then read that you could buy a regular set of strings and put them on in a different order so that the thickest string (normally C) was used for the low G etc. Bought some D'addario strings, did exactly that, but the tension was all wrong and the low g pinged off .
I've now got another set of D'addario ones on - regular tuning titanium, but I'm not happy with them either, partly because of the high G, and partly because they are a bit too "jangly" sounding - I like a bit more mellow.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Ds has got a much cheaper ukulele with the original (crappy) strings on it and it sounds much nicer than mine, AND they stay in tune longer! Local music shop had bugger all (am not in the UK, and ukulele love has not quite taken off in Germany yet), so I'm relying on the internet, but I really don't know what to get.