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PortHueneme
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« on: October 07, 2008, 03:43:29 PM »

For all the uke players that may be here.
If you have not tried Aquila strings, you should do so ASAP.
I put a set on my Larrivee and to my surprise what a difference.
The uke was great sounding, but now it is a head turner.
The only warning is the string stretch like crazy, it took a few weeks for them to settle in.
There was so much stretch I needed to trim off some excess from the pegs because I had too many wraps after they streched.

Keep Strummin'  bigrin
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008, 07:50:35 PM »

Hey, that 'sounds' great  ... but seriously are these the Aquila 'nylgut' strings (or named something like that)... are there different flavors of Aquila?  Any difference in tension

I'm asking because I couldn't tell you what are on mine, whether high or low tension or the brand.  Uke strings don't seem to go dead the way guitar strings do... is that just my impression (or am I just playing some REALLY DEAD strings at this point??)

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2008, 11:14:13 PM »

Those be the ones. Aquila Nylgut, they are white. You have a choice for the low string, high or low g.
There is a tenor set DGBE, you can play guitar shapes.
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 11:28:13 PM »

Yup! definately, I read so much about 'Aquilas' but the price held me back, so I tried others first...cheapies. For sure, I'm ready to step up a notch, thanks
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 11:09:32 AM »

I wholeheartedly endorse the sentiments expressed about Aquila strings here.  They absolutely transformed my tenor ukulele.  Greatly improved tone and volume.  And yes, they kept stretching for at least two weeks.  I've recommended them to some uke-playing friends and they too were gobsmacked at the remarkable difference.
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