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Aquila 86U Red Series Concert Low-G Tuning Ukulele Strings

Item# AQU_86U
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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 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.

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.





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By Ken
wound low-G string
May 27, 2021
Very strange that the set of 4 Aquilla Red strings comes with a wound low-G string, but if you buy a single Aquilla Red low-G string, it is unwound.
  • Great if you like wound low-G strings, but I don't
  • I was not expecting a wound low-G string
By Robert
McMinnville, OR
Thinner strings buzz
March 12, 2017
I installed these on my brand new Makala Concert. The string set-up on my uke was quite low and that worked well with the original Super Nylgut strings. Following the usual idea of putting new strings on your instrument, I put this Red Series Low-G on my concert. These low G strings are much thinner and consequently they vibrate more than the thicker Super Nylgut strings. The longer oscillation by these strings resulted in buzzing. The original strings were fine. I should have left well enough alone.
  • Thinner strings
  • Longer Oscillation cycle caused buzzing on a low set-up ukulele. G string is wire wrapped, and may cause extra wear on the softer frets that are on ukuleles vs. harder metals on guitar frets.
By Ron
Beulah, CO
Easy on the fingers
February 25, 2015
I put these strings on both my Lanikai SMP concert and Fender Mino'Aka. They sound very good and play very easy. I was surprised at how good they made the less expensive Fender sound. Not sure if I like the color,but that is just a minor thing I can live with.
  • Ease of play
By Bill
New York, NY
Balanced across the board
September 30, 2014
Wanted a low G set and was very pleased with the balance between the low G and the high A. Strings took a little while to hold tuning. C string settled in first, others took a few days longer but now everything holds within 20-40 cents all the time. Strings are a little coarse or rough feeling. Not smooth, slippery plastic like white ones. Doesn't affect my fingertips/callouses, just mentioning the difference. Fingerpicking style: strings are clear but muted slightly. Strumming or with a pick: they ring out like a banjo, bright but still balanced. Red strings on a rosewood fingerboard look awesome so I bought a red capo to complete the picture.

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