8 String Set of Aquila Ukulele Strings. AQ19U
The AQ19U Sets feature Double courses of every string.
Featuring both High and Low G Strings, High and Low C strings with unison pairs of the e and a strings, these strings offer THE ULTIMATE in Jangle, bright and sweet toned.
The New Nylgut® is the first product developed and patented by Aquila. Nylgut® is a plastic compound of three different components.
We'd say most ukulele enthusiasts seem to agree that fitting a set of Aquilas are the FIRST and BEST way improve the tone of a cheap ukulele.
The volume and tone improvement will knock you out and are well worth the price of fitting a set.
Compared to Nylon, the New Nylgut® produces a better sound and stays in tune better, this because the moisture absorption is less of .1% against the 2.0% of Nylon normally employed for the musical strings (i.e. Du Pont Tynex® polyammide 6-12).
Due to the higher density, similar to that of pure gut (1.30 gr/cm3), the New Nylgut® produces a better sound than Nylon.
In other words, the New Nylgut® is probably the first genuine syntetic gut in the world.
The New Nylgut® assures:
- better sound similar to the genuine gut strings;
- a more accurated fret-intonation due to the well gauged material;
- a very stable intonation under moisture changes.
"AQUILA SETS ARE MADE USING INNOVATIVE MATERIALS, DISCOVERED AND PERFECTED IN OUR LABORATORY AFTER A LONG PERIOD OF RESEARCH AND AFTER BEING THOROUGHLY TESTED, THUS GIVING RISE TO A NEW SYNTHETIC PRODUCT OF HIGH TECHNOLOGY
The best sound quality develops when the strings have completely set, which may ordinarily take sometime. To achieve a stable intonation in just a few minutes you can repeatedly pinch each string at midlength with your fingers, pull it decidedly sideways and tune it up again. Stop when the string does not pull out of tune anymore.