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AQUILA Red Series 85U Concert Ukulele Strings (GCEA Tuning)

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1396278325880   POS #:113324636
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The Red Series by Aquila offers a unique feeling and a strong sound. Until now, it was necessary to increase a strings gauge to reach lower frequencies, which makes the string less bright and responsive.Aquilas new approach is nothing less than revolutionary: leaving the gauge unchanged, but increasing the specific weight of the material string by ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
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Overview

The Red Series by Aquila offers a unique feeling and a strong sound. Until now, it was necessary to increase a strings gauge to reach lower frequencies, which makes the string less bright and responsive.

Aquilas new approach is nothing less than revolutionary: leaving the gauge unchanged, but increasing the specific weight of the material string by string. As a result, the instrument sounds brighter, more powerful, and more responsive through the entire range of the fretboard.

The strings also maintain their intonation better (because thicker strings need to be fretted harder, pulling them farther out of tune).

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AQUILARed Series 85U Concert Ukulele Strings (GCEA Tuning)
 
4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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2.0

Nice and thin but...

By Jared

from Ohio

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Pros

  • Strong

Cons

  • Not Consistent
  • Poor Tone Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about AQUILA Red Series 85U Concert Ukulele Strings (GCEA Tuning):

    Nice and thin but they feel "sharp" as if the material is either porous or is covered with burs. Sound?... Far too bright and toy-like for my taste. There is no consistency with the colour, feel or sound of these strings.

     
    5.0

    Great choice for my instrument

    By LAWRENCE

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    Comments about AQUILA Red Series 85U Concert Ukulele Strings (GCEA Tuning):

    These strings have really improved my uke. I have a Mitchell MU70 concert uke. The original strings were Aquila Nylgut, and sounded pretty good. After they began to deaden a bit I replaced them with D'Addario EJ65C strings, but they must have been an inappropriate choice for my uke, because they lacked volume and brightness. I was disappointed.
    The Aquila Red strings are a transformation. Volume, clarity and brightness are all much better. I measured the string diameters and noticed that the Reds are thinner than the EJ65C's. My uke is all laminated woods. Maybe an instrument with solid woods would have resonated better with the EJ's.

     
    5.0

    Best uke strings on the market

    By Afterlife

    from Delano, MN

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about AQUILA Red Series 85U Concert Ukulele Strings (GCEA Tuning):

      The tone and quality of red series is unbeatable! Some people seem to not like the slightly "rougher" quality of the finishes. But i personally find it helpful. It adds a touch of friction in holding chords and assists with sharper note bends. It also eliminates the squeakiness you find in other uke strings. On top of it all the strength and holding of thier tuning is top notch as well, and furthermore this set never has any "deadspots" where intonation is duller or quieter that i tend to find with other sets. Just try these strings. I think you will be sold.

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