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Aquila 88U Red Series Tenor Low-G Tuning Ukulele Strings

Item# AQU_88U
$5.79List 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 strings gauge to reach lower frequencies. But increasing the strings 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.

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.

*Warning: these sets are composed by plain RED SERIES strings and wound strings. Unfortunately The set with all RED SERIES strings is not acoustically balanced.





8 Reviews
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75% Recommend this product (6 of 8 responses)
By Jfi
Sun City, Az
Avery bright and loud set of strings
May 31, 2020
The red strings are bright in tone and create volume across a balanced fretboard. My Ohana had great volume with other sets of strings but does not need amplification in large jam sessions. The sound is hard when you dig in for extra volume.
  • Bright
  • Great volume and sustain
  • Well matched in blend across all strings
  • A little hard at max volume
By Joe s.
Sun City
Great strings sustain is long sound is mellow well matched for volume and tone
November 21, 2017
I bought them to try on my tenor uke and I like the tone and fullness of the sound. The sustain of the notes and cords go on forever. Volume is not as loud as Worth clears. They can wear if the frets have not been burnished with 0000 steel wool.
  • Mellow, good sustain good volume low cost.
  • None
By Alfred
Southport, NC
They sound good, but the Aquila Nylgut has more stamina
August 22, 2017
When I decided to restring our tenor ukuleles to low G, I bought a bunch of these and a bunch of Aquila Nylgut (wound low G). They both have good sound quality, but the Nylgut wound low G outlasted the red.
By Lukas
, Riverton, Manitoba
Not worth it.
August 25, 2015
I was really excited to get these for my uke. They were affordable, cool looking, and shipped fairly quickly. Unfortunately, I was too enthusiastic about tuning them up, and my E string snapped. Ok, well, I can just get another; they're cheap enough. I was very careful with them, and then the morning I was to perform, the C string snapped on me. I didn't have my other set on me, so I rushed to the nearest music store and bought some D'addario strings. They held their tune in a few hours, and I performed. Don't get these strings. They're too delicate, and the low g is wound.
  • Nice red colour
  • (Mostly) efficient shipping
  • Break far too easily
  • Take days to properly tune up
By Anthony
Fairfield, CA
Broken E Twice!
July 19, 2015
On my all ukuleles I typically use standard nygult Aquila strings, or worth. I've heard great things about Aquila red so I decided to give them a shot. When I first purchased I strung up my back up uke, and eased the tuning over two days based off reviews that said the Reds were prone to breakage, they sounded great! Until two days later when I opened my uke case to find the e string broken! Strings and beyonds customer service was amazing and they sent me a new set. This time I eased tuning again but over a week before tuning to standard tuning to allow for stretch. The uke played wonderfully, and I though it was set! A friend comes over and I pull out my trusty uke with worth strings and then I pull out my second uke with red's so we can play a couple songs, and guess what the e string is broken again! Very disappointed I'm out the money, I'll be buying a set of worths for this uke. No more red's!
  • Sounds
  • Breakage
By Ron
Beulah, CO
Great Strings
February 25, 2015
Bought these to try on my Cordoba 30 series ukes. Love low G strings and these fit the bill. They sound great and are very easy on the fingers. I'm not a big fan of Nylgut string but really like these. Will buy many more.
  • Ease of play
  • Great sound
By Mike D.
NW Arkansas
I like red uke strings.
December 9, 2013
When I purchased these strings I thought, like most any other buyer, that they would be clear. Nope, they were red. Enough about that. These strings made my tenor ukulele noticeably louder. It had more punch. Being a guitarist, the low "G" made chording it much easier and I could hundreds of songs that I already knew on guitar. If you purchase these strings buy 2 sets. Because you will definitely want another set when the new set gets old. I guarantee you'll love 'em.
  • Red color.
  • Tone is better.
  • My ukulele is louder.
  • They feel better.
  • Waiting for the strings to finish stretching.
  • Disclaimer: You have to do this with all uke strings.
By Sam
Lincoln, NE
November 3, 2013
These strings sound great. A little more tight and focused than the standard nylgut, the reds are kind of dry and woody sounding. Nice clarity and evenness across the registers.
  • Great sound and feel, affordable.

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