AQ85U Aquila RED SERIES® Concert Ukulele Strings.
Q. HOW TO INSTANTLY IMPROVE YOUR UKULELES TONE AND PLAYABILITY.
A. FIT QUALITY UKULELE STRINGS.
Fitting a quality set of Ukulele Strings handmade in Italy by Aquila Corde Armoniche is still the easiest and cheapest way to improve your ukuleles Tone and Playability.
TUNING: Concert High G
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Aquila's revolutionary new approach — unique to Aquila — changes the specific weight of the material, increasing it progressively to leave the gauge almost unchanged.
You never heard a sound like this before, simply because before it did not exist.
A unique feeling and a strong, consistent sound. Until now, it was necessary to increase the gauge of a string for it to produce a Fuller Bassier Jazzier Tone. But increasing the string’s diameter also increases internal dampening. That makes the string less bright, less responsive and more muffled; the thicker the string, the duller the sound. NOT ANY MORE with the Red Series.
The result is amazing: instruments sound 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 further out of tune.
RED SERIES® sets provide superior performance over traditional strings for musicians who love bright sounds and powerful voicing across the full scale of the instrument.
WHY ARE THERE DIFFERENT SHADES OF RED?
In the manufacturing process of our Red Series strings we use different percentages of metal powder to optimise each string’s performance within the set. Because of this, the colour varies slightly with each string in a set of Reds.
This is not a production problem. It is so each string produces the sound you expect from Aquila Reds!
The technical solution adopted was firstly to make the Nylgut elastic and then add red copper powder in order to increase the density to about twice that of standard white Nylgut.
Surface: slightly rough; this texture has eliminated the squeak that sometime occurs with the Nylgut strings.
Elasticity/Elongation: consistent with white Nylgut!
Performances: better than the first elastic version! They do not break under tension providing rapid, stable tuning!
Intonation: accurate past the 12th fret
Pressing the string firmly down on the frets does not cause the note to sharpen.
It is not necessary to file the nut slot wider to accommodate our RED SERIES® string.
Density: about twice than standard white Nylgut.