AQUILA RED SERIES SOPRANO LOW-G TUNING UKULELE STRINGS
Key of C GCEA set: a unique look and a strong, consistent sound.
Until now, it was necessary to increase a string’s gauge to reach lower frequencies. But increasing the string’s diameter also increases internal dampening. That make the string less bright, less responsive and more muffled; the thicker the string, the duller the sound. Our revolutionary new approach—never introduced before us—changes the specific weight of the material, increasing it progressively to leave the gauge unchanged.
The result is amazing—the instrument sounds brighter, more powerful and more
responsive through the entire range of the fret board. The strings also maintain
their intonation better (because thicker strings need to be fretted harder,
pulling them farther out of tune). Until now, this result was reached only with
harps where the scale of the strings is continuously varied.
RED SERIES sets provide superior performance over traditional strings for musicians who love clear, sharp sounds and powerful voicing across the full scale of the instrument.
You never heard a sound like this before, simply because before it did not exist.
Who never dreamed of tuning the ukulele in low G, without using a fourth wound string type?
Wound strings indeed, together with the quality of sound power shows problems that in ukulele are very considered:
1) shorter lifetime than the treble strings
2) sound power too bright and intrusive compared to the plastic treble strings
3) excessive sustain
4) noise caused by the fingers of the left hand
5) rapid oxidation of the metal wire in case of acid sweat
The only alternative solution used today is the use of a fluocarbon string. Its performance, however, is never entirely satisfactory because a low string, to be really good, must not only use materials with high density but also a bit flexible. Fluorocarbon is unfortunately a very stiff material.
Density, is indeed the secret for the sound quality of a low string.
We are happy to announce that we managed to win a difficult technological challenge (already tried by many others but without success): unwound fourth strings now finally exist.
From now, you will finally be able to tune your ukulele in Low G ensuring sound power, sound quality and intonation on frets better than the fluorocarbon strings fully integrated with that of the upper treble strings.
Attention! The Red Series strings must be stretched by your fingers in a gentle way. Not too much. The settle up in tune in 2-3 days.