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GPX™ Fluorocarbon Ukulele strings$2.25 – $17.95
With our success with the GPX™ classical guitar strings, we decided to use our experience with fluorocarbon monofilament to create a series of ukulele strings. Working with a leading ukulele internet forum we have developed two basic sets: bright (UKE 8000 series) or warm (UKE 8100 series). Both sets are available with either a high or low G string (4th string). The high G string is the same fluorocarbon material we use on the other three strings. The low G (4th) has a nylon core with a round wire wrap made of silver-plated copper. This is the same material we use to create our Sustenuto™ classical guitar bass strings. The low G plays an octave below the high G.
The first thing you will notice about Oasis Fluorocarbon Ukulele strings is their length (63”). This length is at least twice as long as the length needed to string a concert, soprano or tenor ukulele. We recommend that before using the string you cut the string in half with scissors. Use one section immediately and put one length of the string back in the envelope for future use. If you happen to have a low G set, the low G (4th) has two individual 39” lengths of the wound string in one envelope. Do not cut these strings before use.
Low G Smooth Wound Uke String
All round wound strings are subject to “string squeak”. Some players can control this effect better than others. If you are interested in dramatically reducing string squeak, Oasis has developed a smooth wound Low G string made from a nylon core and with a semi-flat wound phosphor bronze wrap wire. Unlike a flat wound string, which is made from flat wire, the semi-flat wound string starts as round wound and is then compressed. Sometimes this is referred to as roller wound. Smooth wound low G strings are available either as an individual string UKE-4SB (.031”) or UKE-4SW (.033”) or as part of a 4-string double set (UKE-8001SB Bright) or (UKE-8101SW warm) The low G smooth wound 4th string will give your ukulele a beautiful mellow tone with minimal or no string squeak. Like the regular low G sets, the two new sets have the same first three 63” strings and two of the 40” warm or bright smooth wound low G strings.
Chuck Moore of Moore Bettah Ukuleles makes some of the most sought after ukuleles in the world. They are truly works of art! Needless to say, we are more than pleased that he will be using Oasis ukulele strings on most of his production.
“I’ve really come to like these new Oasis fluorocarbon strings and will be using them on most of my ukes now.”
~ Chuck Moore
“Southcoast” Linear Baritone strings
As most ukulele fans know, Dirk Wormhoudt of Southcoast Strings passed a number of years ago and the company is no longer in business. Southcoast had a dedicated following. With the help of Philip Davidson (firstname.lastname@example.org), a fan of Southcoast strings, we have created the “Southcoast” Linear Baritone double set. The set is composed of the same materials and sizes used in the original Southcoast set (1st .024”) (2nd .030) (fluorocarbon). The 3rd (.027”) and 4th (.033”) strings are made from smooth wound brass with a nylon core.
Inspiro™ Classical Guitar Strings$10.95 – $13.95
Strings for Classical Guitar
Most bass strings for the classical guitar use multifilament nylon for their core material. Oasis® thought that wasn’t good enough, so we went to work and created Inspiro™ Classical Guitar Bass Strings.
Inspiro™ basses are crafted with a unique non-nylon, proprietary multifilament core, and are expertly wrapped with a silverplated copper wire. As a result, Inspiro™ bass strings sound extremely clear, have powerful projection, exhibit great sustain, and they stabilize quickly to the desired pitch with minimum stretching. Inspiro™ basses are also highly durable and will last longer than nylon core bass strings.
We at Oasis® invested 8 years developing Inspiro™ bass strings. These are the best classical guitar bass strings you will ever play. Give them a try and see for yourself.
Inspiro™ basses are available in both normal and high tensions matched with either GPX™ normal or high tension.
GPX+™ Carbon Treble Classical Guitar Strings$6.95 – $11.95
Being a classical guitar player, I prefer powerful, punchy treble strings. I never could find a set of nylon trebles that met this criterion. A second problem I found with nylon trebles is the “tubby” sounding 3rd string. Instead of projecting a powerful clear sound, I just hear a dull or muffled sounding string. Fluorocarbon (carbon treble) monofilament solves both of these problems. We actually use two types of fluorocarbon. The 1st string is specially made from a fluorocarbon monofilament designed to eliminate string shredding, which is sometimes associated with fluorocarbon 1st strings. The 2nd and 3rd strings are made from a different fluorocarbon monofilament to enhance their particular tonal properties. Where the GPX+™ has really separated itself from the competition is the tone and sustain. One comment we hear about other fluorocarbon classical guitar strings is that they sound brittle or thin. Not so with our GPX+™ carbon treble strings. Most players feel that they have the beautiful tonal properties of nylon with the power and punch of fluorocarbon.
GPX+™ carbon treble strings come in two tensions: normal and high. They also are available in a full high tension set paired with our high tension Sostenuto™ classical guitar bass strings.
GPX™ Classical Guitar Strings For most guitars, GPX+™ strings produce beautiful tone with excellent sustain.
James Piorkowski**, SUNY professor and former member of the world renowned Buffalo Guitar Quartet, put it this way: “These new carbon strings by Oasis are simply wonderful! With warm tone color and plenty of sustain, my guitar is now free to sing sweetly. Thankfully, my search for the optimum string is over. Bravo, Oasis!”**James Piorkowski is a professor at the Fredonia School of Music, State University of New York, serving as the head of the guitar program since 1983. In 2006, he received both the President’s Award for Excellence and the Robert W. Kasling Award for Scholarly and Creative Excellence. He has toured extensively and was an 18- year member of the world-renowned Buffalo Guitar Quartet, which disbanded in 2000. Jim has a world of experience and, most importantly, he is a great guy, who served as a sounding board (pun intended) for the development of our GPX+™ Carbon Trebles and Sostenuto™ classical guitar bass strings.
“I’ve tried virtually every brand of carbon string on the market. In my experience, most carbon strings have a tendency to become overly bright, thin, and somewhat harsh in tone very quickly. Oasis strings, however, retain a mellow quality and roundness of sound while delivering the same kind of power, projection, and sustain that guitarists look for in carbons. For me there is no substitute when it comes to carbon strings.”
Joseph Palmer, Classical GuitaristAward-winning guitarist, Joseph Palmer, has been recognized as one of the most highly captivating and dynamic young performers to emerge from the American guitar scene.
Joseph began studying classical guitar at the age of fifteen in his hometown of Rockwall, Texas. He has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, being awarded a total of sixteen top prizes in international competitions, including the World Guitar Competition and Guitare Montreal. In recent years, Joseph has developed a passion for connecting with new audiences through outreach performance. In this effort, he strives to develop more engaging concert programs and to communicate about music in ways that are more meaningful to diverse audiences. He is currently working in collaboration with Austin Classical Guitar as Community Engagement Performing Artist, and has given interactive performances for nearly 50 public schools in the Austin, Texas area. Recently, Joseph received his Doctor of Musial Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently on faculty at Texas Lutheran University as assistant professor of guitar studies. In addition, he has been running his own private studio of young guitarists in Austin since 2009.
$3.95 shipping on any quantity of strings.
Oasis® Titanium Nylon Classical Guitar Strings$9.95
Oasis® Titanium Nylon Treble classical guitar strings are precisely calibrated. Made from a special polyamide mixture, their distinctive purple/grey color is as unique as their sound. They produce a gorgeous, wide, color palette rarely found in a nylon guitar strings. It would be difficult to overstate the excellence of these strings. Our Titanium Nylon Trebles come in two tensions: normal and medium-high and are paired with similar tension Sostenuto™ bass strings.
“As classical guitar specialists, all of the factory guitars that arrive at our shop receive a complete set-up on our work bench. We always take off the factory installed strings, even if they are a name brand, and install Oasis® Titanium Classical Guitar String. Consequently, the guitars we sell sound better”
Mike Kirkpatrick, Kirkpatrick Guitar Studio, www.kirkpatrickguitar.com
$3.95 shipping for any quantity of strings
Regency™ Nylon Classical Guitar Strings$6.95
Regency™ treble classical guitar strings are made from a crystal clear nylon polymer that creates a clear, beautiful, bright sound. When you think of a traditional classical guitar string, our Regency™ treble strings would fit that definition. Precision manufacturing has created a string with extremely consistent diameter that you can trust—no more worrying about intonation problems! Fast and responsive, these strings come in three tensions: normal, medium-high, and high and are paired with similar tension Sostenuto™ bass strings.
$3.95 shipping on any quantity of strings.
GPX™ Claro™ Strings$6.95 – $11.95
If you are looking for a little less 1st string brightness and a bit more warmth, we are introducing a new set of GPX™ classical guitar strings called the Claro™. We have replaced our current 1st string with a new Claro™ first string which is warm, rich and powerful. All other strings in the GPX™ sets remain the same. While the sonic blend is now sweetened, the new treble set remains nicely balance.
GPX™ Claro™ are available in treble sets and full sets (high tension).
Sostenuto™ Classical Guitar Bass Strings$6.25
Sostenuto™ bass strings were developed by Oasis® for the discerning classical guitarist who, above all, desires a lyrical and powerful sound, with prolonged sustain. The strings settle in quickly and have superior durability. Sostenuto™ bass strings come in three different tensions: normal, medium and high. Strings are available in sets (4th, 5th and 6th string), and come wrapped in tarnish resistant poly bags.
Sostenuto™ bass strings are included with all GPX+™, Titanium™ and Regency™ complete sets.
$4.95 shipping on any quantity of strings.
Oasis® Flex-Core™ Electric Bass Guitar Strings$23.95 – $29.95
Most bass strings are made in a batch process. Electric bass strings have 2-3 successive wraps of stainless steel or nickel steel wire over a steel core. Most manufacturers make a production run of the first wrap before transferring the batch to another machine for the second wrap and so on. When making a string, the core wire is placed in the string winder and then pulled to a particular tension. Then the wire winding is applied. After winding, the string core tension is released and the string drops into the collection tray. This process is repeated for the 2nd and 3rd wraps. The repeated drawing tension and releasing tension creates internal stresses which reduce the strings flexibility and smoothness. Unlike the other electric bass strings, Oasis® electric bass strings are made using a continuous winding process, allowing the application of multiple wraps with different wrap wires without changing machines. The core tension never changes during the winding process until the string winding is completely finished. The result is that the Oasis® Flex-Core electric bass guitar strings are the smoothest, most supple bass strings made in the United States. They are available in 4 or 5 string sets in either nickel steel or stainless steel sets (45-65-85-105 and 125 gauge)
These round-wound, medium-light gauge strings are often compared to the smoothness of Thomastik-Infeld strings with a slightly brighter tone. Unlike this expensive European brand, Oasis® brings you these superior strings at a popular price.