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Aquila 85U Red Series Concert Regular Tuning Ukulele Strings

Item# AQU_85U
$5.49List Price $12.99
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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.


Main Features:

- Technical solution adopted: Nylgut made firstly elastic and then added with red copper powder in order to increase the density to about twice that of standard white Nylgut

- Color: red-brown

- Surface: slightly rough; this texture has eliminated the squeak that sometime hapPen with the Nylguts.

- Elasticity/Elongation: like the common white Nylgut!

- Performances: better than the first elastic version! They do not break under stretching. fast and stable   tuning!  

- Intonation: accurate past the 12th fret

- Pressing strongly the string on the frets, the note does not became sharper

- It is not necessary to file the nut slot wider to accommodate it like can happen with the fluorocarbon G strings

- Density: about twice than standard white Nylgut


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.





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By Patrick
Spokane , WA
Greatest Strings Ever!!!!!!
January 18, 2021
I love these strings so much. They really are the best strings I've found. Everything I can think of in strings, these things have. Most importantly they feel really good while making up for my horrible playing. They sound freaking amazing and feel smooth. The other thing people don't think about is how well they translate plugging in. I think they sound pretty win unplugged or plugged. I seriously love these freaking strings. Hopefully you can get past the fact they are red. I found they kind of compliment the natural colors. I highly recommend them.
  • Amazing sound, Long life, but more importantly, comfort! These are so comfortable, I can't really explain it. They are just really smooth and accommodating. They break in pretty quick and don't snap very easily. Pretty resilient to nails, picks or other plucking stuff.
  • They are red
By Steve C.
Columbus, Ohio
Favorite Strings!
November 11, 2018
I tried these strings when they were first introduced because they were on sale. I immediately fell in love with the rich sound they produce, and the slightly rough texture they have.

The only downside is they take a bit longer to break-in, and you have to be careful when you initially stretch them. That said, it is well worth the extra effort.

I highly recommend these strings!!!!
  • Rich sound, nice feel.
  • Longer break-in period than other strings.
By Ron
Beulah, CO
Sounds Good
February 25, 2015
I got these strings for my Martin C1K ukulele. They sound good and are very easy to play. They kept the traditional Hawaiian Uke sound, which is what I was looking for. I will buy these again.
  • Traditional sound

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