I notice that especially while finger picking. Aquila on the frontline for the Covid-19 emergency: from strings to 3D wires for ventilators components. I like the sound of the strings but, being a beginner, I find the narrower strings to be harder to bar. They absorb less moisture; improving intonation and accuracy. Compare. I didn’t get past the Aquila Alabastros. It turns out I was mistaken. Aquila’s description: “excellent performance qualities similar to gut strings, with a better brightness than nylon but not as much as fluorocarbon, excellent sound attack.”. You might give the Martin carbon strings a try as well. However, if you manage to abstract that background noise, they sound great! Ruben Diaz. As we detail in the Musician’s Friend Ukulele Buying Guide, most ukes fall into one of four sizes. 5:08. Aquila’s description: “medium brightness and at the same time rich sound, allowing fair expressiveness.” I agree. All Strings Nylon is a resource center and retail destination for top-quality nylon string guitars, ukuleles, and a variety of other stringed instruments. And hard on my fingers. As you probably already know, ukuleles come in 4 standard sizes: 1. Other Aquila String Sets (that I haven’t tried yet): Perla, Cristallo, and Ambra. This set is longer (about 51") and heavier than the "Classical" set. Hi – Baz from Got A Ukulele here – another person who is not a fan of Aquila strings. All this happened in just a few days, without yet fully understanding the importance of what is… Read More. Soprano 2. AesseRomaArtisti vs L'Aquila Rugby 1936 il 17 ottobre 2010 a L'Aquila. push a button . (The scale length is the distance from the nut to the bridge.) Comparison : Aquila tenor strings VS Martin tenor strings instruement :Hula ukes I like the D'Addario polished bass strings, but I use Aquila nylogut trebles. I only used the old Nylgut, never played the new ones. It possesses a sonic profile almost identical to natural gut, unlike Nylon, whose sonic profile is quite different than natural gut. They make some other nylon strings sound like plastic toys. The bane of uke and musical instrument discussion forums worldwide. You don’t have to go to the Martin factory, but it shurely was an interesting visit. All three series are available in medium or heavy sets and treble or bass packs are also offered in the same tensions. Until now, it was necessary to increase the gauge of a string for it to produce a lower-pitched note. I replaced a set of Pepe Romero nylon strings. Die Aquila Saiten sind etwas steifer als andere Ukulele Saiten und sollen damit dem Ur-Material von Ukulelen Saiten entsprechen = (Katzen-)Därme. This time, I reversed the Low G sting, placing what had been the nut end of the string at the bridge and vice-versa. Bobby Campbell. I love them so much I bought them for every uke I have. I read the noises can go away after one week or so. I am currently borrowing a uke with Worth fluorocarbons from a friend. background: map of Italy, 1540 Public Domain. I have now ordered some Rubino to see whether they are as good but without so much squeak. Specialising in high qukaity Ukulele strings Again, I agree. Add to Basket. The Italian string company Aquila Corde now offers three different ukulele bass strings. Also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Patreon. I’m a little excited to hear what he sounds like with new strings. 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They took around a week and a half to settle in and stabalise and to my surprise, they are truly fantastic!! I don’t like Aquilas either….. for me they are thin & flexible plastic-sticks and not strings. Your ear is much better trained than mine. Available immediately. . I totally agree with you that Worth strings are really good. You might also give the Martin carbon strings a try. L'Aquila … And my “bum” stroke actually produces a musical tone rather than a thump. AquilaUSA.com, Aquila strings, Aquila gut strings, Aquila Nylgut strings, Aquila lute strings, Aquila violin strings, Aquila viola strings, Aquila cello strings, Aquila double bass strings. Baritone But what you may not know is…so do ukulele strings. It is strange that that has not been noticed, just slide your fingers over the trebles before playing…..they really whistle. Many thanks for the review of the various Aquila strings! 1 & 2, Lorenzo Micheli Plays Rondo, Op.129 by Tedesco, Beginner Lesson: Alternating Right Hand Fingers for Classical Guitar, So oft ich meine Tobackspfeife, BWV 515 by Bach, Duet Play-Along: Flow Gently, Sweet Afton from Method Vol.1, Duet Play-Along: Minuet by Hook from Method Vol.1, Tariq Harb Plays Tempo di Borea, BWV 1002 by Bach, Gymnopédie No. I then tuned it up and the intonation is perfect. Now I just have to get the time to replace them. Perla Aquila Italian Bio Nylon Strings on Andalusian Simplicio Vanguard Guitars / Ruben Diaz modern flamenco. Twenty-five kilograms of 3d wire for ventilators in Monza, seventy-five in Bergamo, forty-two in Rome. 1 = .0205 2 = .024 3 = .027 4 = .04 5 = .02 AQUILA 7B "MINSTREL" BANJO SET LOW (D or E) TUNING - These strings are made in Italy from a synthetic material called "Nylgut". In this case, the C string is wound, and made of aluminum, and the rest are nylon strings. contact. This does not make me a better player – it just means I am at the same level I was when I ‘peaked’ at playing. 17 March 2020. They hold a tuning for a long time, they are thinner than nylon strings and they are nice and smooth on the fretboard. These aquila strings are in a whole new category for me. Your email address will not be published. Buy Aquila 31U Set of Concert Ukulele Strings (New Nylgut, Tuned in 5ths, CGDA, Wound C and G String, String Length 76 cm) at Amazon UK. So, in desperation, I spent a bit more on a set of Worth strings. I’ll check them out again once I’ve got some chops. info. Aquila says that Nylgut has a low degree of humidity absorption (only 10% that of nylon). Are you talking about that new Nylguts (which to me are a huge improvement) or the old ones as per the picture in the post? Still, we all have our favourites and love checking out new releases. Aquila ukulele festival 2020! They are the same as those purchased by the RISA company. They are tricky to install on some bridges (eg Tanglewood) which have anything resembling a sharp internal edge (some Martins eg) and … So I guess I am now a “Worth Man” dude. I just got a new guitar fitted with Alchemia. I experimented with these and D'Addario's black nylon strings and I much prefer these. 02-07-2016, 03:23 PM #5. The company based in Vicenza produces gut and synthetic strings for different instruments. Cunamara . Projection on the trebles is wonderful. I have never used them before being an “Aquila only” dude and so I ordered them and in due course they arrived. I find I prefer the Aquilas. Lots of players use these strings, although I don't know any of the ukulele string endorsers whom you can find on their. This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately. The Aquila Reds sound fuller and warmer without losing the attack of Nylgut and were a great improvement over vanilla nylon strings on our Tanglewod tenor and baritone as well as on a quirky skeletal electric tenor with piezo bridge and a rather less skeletal solid baritone with piezo. 60. But shouldn’t they built them right in the first place ? 7:07. These strings are bright clear and full of rich tone. I find these strings to be a happy medium between the loud, bright Aquila Nylgut and muted, mellow nylon strings. NOTE: While it may be possible to cut longer strings for a smaller ukulele, many wound strings will unravel if cut, and therefore, it’s just easier to m… Trebles come in either Bionylon or Nylgut, and basses are sterling silver or silver plated copper wound on a Nylgut, multifilament core. Thanks again SBM for the great service and information. Songs, Tutorials And Much More. Here are the four most common ukulele sizes with their typical scale lengths, overall lengths, and most common tunings: Hi Jay, . On Aquila Lava Tenor Ukulele Strings, Low G, 115U, Full Set . Available immediately. I have around 10 or so ukes and my fave’, my KoAloha tenor, was not sounding as I expected it to. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. They’re not so hard as the worth are. What is that? I found the Martins to be so tight and thin that they actually hurt my fretting fingers (I’m relatively new at playing Uke). What a difference. 0:39. Similar to the Lava Series by Aquila, these strings also feature a sleek black design. Standard Delivery Times. But increasing the string’s diameter also increases internal dampening. Since I first tried the Martin carbon strings, I put them on most of my ukuleles. I love them. Keep it up! String Set. I keep hearing great things about knoboch strings but haven’t tried them maybe you could do a review. So there has to be a polished surface. I changed that point in the article. I totally agree. Welcome to the AquilaUSA historical strings website. 1. strings. Also don’t think the tension is lower, in fact I think their tension is actually higher than most fluorocarbon strings. I ask because one reason I didn’t like the old ones was that they were NOT slippery – in fact kind of rough. Thanks very much for your interesting experiences. 9 April 2020. Copyright © 2021 Bradford Werner, thisisclassicalguitar.com & wernerguitareditions.com. (I had read that this can sometimes help with used strings). – for the price of one! wow. My RC Response for Aquila Resurge (Aquila dropped Sniping Team) Gaylon Traci . I found this for Worth strings on the net. FAQ. thanks for your comment. So first things first, make sure you’re getting the right size. Greater Spotted Eagle 5 - Aquila anatraia maggiore (Aquila clanga) Homauny. Strings By Mail Aquila Red Series Mandolin Strings 1M - A unique feeling and a strong, consistent sound. I am now 74 and have been playing ukulele since I was 12. Say hello to the new Aquila 'Sugar' strings. Learn more about our Terms, Conditions, Cookies, & Privacy Policy. Visit Aquila and read about their strings at their website. Normal feels good to me. I got use to them on my Martin concert uke and now when I play my Kanilea Tenor I’m finding the Aquila’s are feeling so thick and a bit more difficult to play. I tried the sugar and they were crazy squeaky, the rubinos do not have that problem and I like their sound a lot. My favourite set so far are the Zaffiro that sound somewhere between nylon and carbon strings, but all their strings are super high quality with above average projection and intonation. Their most famous product are the Nylgut strings. I find the thicker diameter more comfortable to play, and I like the more mellow tone. Each size has a different scale length and string tension requirements. I now use the Living Waters strings which are fluorocarbon. They feel a bit stiff like carbon strings but are smoother and more legato like nylon. I’ve tried Aquila New Nylguts, Martin Fluorocarbons, and Living Water low G fluorocarbons. If you haven’t tried them, give ’em a go – you will be so surprised. Free delivery and returns on eligible orders of £20 or more. Auch sind sie etwas dicker als übliche Nylons. Brought to you by Bradford Werner, British Columbia, Canada. AQUILA 6B 5-STRING BANJO SET RED SERIES 4TH STRING - Same as 2B, with the new monofilament Red Series 4th string instead of a wound 4th. Jay. I also found that, when clawhammering, I got a dull percussive thump with the “bum” stroke on the A string. They produce a nice clear bell-like tone. Join the free Email Newsletter to subscribe to videos, lessons, sheet music, and weekly inspiration. I think Nylgut is something totally different. pyramid code aquila wound strings “d” aquila synthetic loaded strings “cd” 905/1013al: 73d : 75cd: 906m/1014al: 76d: 75cd: 906: 79d: 80cd: 1006/10065: 82d: 80cd I am however a little confused. I actually went to the Martin factory and bought the Martin fluorocarbons as my replacement strings. So, for now at least, I’m sold on the New Nylguts. Bravo. Specifically, I had mentioned what I had thought was an intonation concern with the Living Water strings. Aquila makes Nylgut string sets for classical guitar, banjo, ukulele and guilele. Aquila is such a cool string company both for their historical strings for early music (think Nylgut) but also modern experimentation and the variety of styles and sounds of their strings. Tariq Harb: Variations on a Moldavian Hora by Krouse, David Russell on Practice and Technique (CGR), Learn about your Privacy, Security, and our Terms, read about their strings at their website, DUO – Mozart, Beethoven & Debussy by Marko Feri & Janoš Jurinčič, Favourite Guitar Supports for Classical Guitar, Kanahi Yamashita Plays Quatre Pièces Brèves by Martin, Johan Smith Plays Der Erlkönig by Schubert, Introduction to Reading Music Notation on Guitar, Lesson: Large Solid Chords with 5 or 6 Notes & Sweeping, Lesson: First Notes (E, B, G), Rhythms, Etude No. The strings are denser, and therefore thinner, so they're harder on the fingers than nylon or Nylgut but no more so than steel strings. I use LaBella 412P. They are very well-balanced, rich and sweet, otherwise as per review. 2:36. The chief of Aquila notes a ” soft surface ” here: 0. home. Aquila UBass Strings Thundergut. I find them not very squeaky. by Friendly Fred | Sep 4, 2014 | Tips & Tricks | 15 comments. Wow, what value. Aquila Zaffiro – The treble strings are Nylonplant 100% derived of plant materials which is cool. I have restrung my Uke with the Living Waters (the same used strings, not new ones). You’re right fluorocarbon strings can have a lower tension than Nylgut. Quite expressive with good sustain and vibrato capabilities. A year or two ago I went to Strings By Mail and vowed to start with the first offering they showed and try each one in succession. Aquila new Nylgut ukulele strings were developed by blending three synthetic components to make a material that both sounds better and stays in tune better than standard nylon strings. Started with the Aquila. 02-07-2016, 03:51 PM #6. thrush40. I've therefore been lucky to be sent an advance sample of a brand new line of ukulele strings developed by Aquila. Nylgut has the same mean specific weight as gut. Wer Pech hat, muss womöglich die Sattelschlitze etwas erweitern, in den allermeisten Fällen dürfte das aber nicht vorkommen. 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