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Aquila Red Series Ukulele

Red Series®

It can be mounted on these instruments

ukulele

Ukulele

banjo

Timeless Banjo

Introduction

The RED SERIES® sets: a unique look and a strong, consistent sound. Until now, it was necessary to increase a string’s gauge to reach lower frequencies. But increasing the string’s 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 us—changes the specific weight of the material, increasing it progressively to leave the gauge unchanged.

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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.

 

         RED SERIES SINGLE LOW G

low4 Who never dreamed of tuning the ukulele in low G, without using a fourth wound string type? Wound strings indeed, together with the quality of sound power shows problems that in ukulele are very considered:

  • shorter lifetime than the treble strings
  • sound power too bright and intrusive compared to the plastic treble strings
  • excessive sustain
  • noise caused by the fingers of the left hand
  • 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 won 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. Main Features:

  • Technical solution adopted: Nylgut made firstly elastic and then added with red copper powder in order to increase the density to about twice that of standard white Nylgut
  • Color: red-brown
  • Surface: slightly rough; this texture has eliminated the squeak that sometime hapen with the Nylguts.
  • Elasticity/Elongation: like the common white Nylgut!
  • Performances: better than the first elastic version! They do not breacks under stretching. fast and stable tuning!
  • Intonation: accurate past the 12th fret
  • Pressing strongly the string on the frets, the note does not became sharper
  • It is not necessary to file the nut slot wider to accommodate it like hapen with the fluocarbon G strings
  • Density: about twice than standard white Nylgut


Low G New Red Series on a Tenor ukulele

C & G Red Series on a Baritone Ukulele

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RED SERIES 3rd & 4th installed on a Baritone Ukulele

Attention! The Red Series strings smust be stretched by your fingers in a gentle way. Not too much. The settle up in tune in 2-3 days.

PRICE FOR UKULELE RED SERIES® SETS & SINGLE 4th

Size Tuning Set / Strings Code Set composition euro excluding iva-vat-tva
SOPRANO Key of C – GCEA SOPRANO REGULAR SET high G 83U RED SERIES® 7,30
SOPRANO SET Low G 84U RED SERIES® 7,80
Single strings 4th Low G 70U RED SERIES® 2,30

CONCERT Key of C – GCEA CONCERT REGULAR SET high G 85U RED SERIES® 7,30
CONCERT SET Low G 86U RED SERIES® 7,80
Single strings 3rd C 77U RED SERIES® 2,30
4th Low G 71U RED SERIES® 2,30

TENOR key of C – GCEA TENOR REGULAR SET high G 87U RED SERIES® 7,30
TENOR SET Low G 88U RED SERIES® 7,80
Single strings 3rd C 78U RED SERIES® 2,30
4th Low G 72U RED SERIES® 2,40
1st A unwound Tenor 6 strings 75U RED SERIES® 2,30
4th G unwound Tenor 8 strings 76U RED SERIES® 2,40

BARITONE DGBE (low D) BARITONE SET 4 corde 89U 2 wound* 8,40
Single strings 3rd G 73U RED SERIES® 2,40
4th D 74U RED SERIES® 2,50
3rd G for 6 and 8 strings tuning 108U RED SERIES® 2,40
4th D for 6 and 8 strings tuning 109U RED SERIES® 2,50

BANJO UKE GCEA BANJO UKE SET high G 90U RED SERIES® 7,30
Single strings 3rd C 79U RED SERIES® 2,30
*Warning: the set is composed by 1st and 2nd plain RED SERIES® strings and two wound. The set with all RED SERIES® strings is not acoustically balanced.

PRICES RED SERIES® SETS FOR TIMELESS BANJO SET

Code Set Tension Euros excluding IVA-VAT-TVA (except for non-EU customers)
11B 5 STRINGS BANJO SET DGBDG normal 8,90
Recent comments

Del Ventruella – US
…My first reaction, when I installed this strings, was to tell myself to send Aquila a message and proclaim the guy who came up with these red label strings to be a genius! (Probably tired of hearing that by now…)
Phil Doleman – UK
…Anyway, as a user of your uke strings for as long as I can remember (at least 10 years I’m sure)….I’m not asking for free products, simply to share the fact that I love your strings!
James Everhart – USA
…I thank you very much for your service. As well as the quality of your product. I am a fan of Aquila strings for life.My ukulele says thank you very much! Have a Great Day!
Seoung Don Min
We’re so satisfied with your product.
Thank you for everything and honored I like this nice bright tone and rapid attack response.
also I think (as you written down the back of the pack) tone stability is quite nice
George Charalampidis – Greece
…I love the sound of Aquila’s Nylgut for Oud and I do not want to buy strings from another company…
Michael Malley – USA
…I love the low g red series for the Ukulele. On my concert uke it works great…
Taro Tamura – Japan
I have web shop ”Spain Guitar Online Shop” in Japan. I have sell mainly Classical guitars,Flamenco guitars and Ukes. I am interested in your ukuleles strings. It’s fantastic.
Castellaro Davide – The Utopia Custom shop – Italy
… In questo periodo diversi miei clienti mi chiedono i Vostri prodotti…
REINHOLD KRAUSE
…ok, your loaded long gut string is the best from long time.So am am waiting until you can…
M° Marcello Appignani
I have tried a lot of different brands of guitar strings but I never heard a sound so fitting to me! I am an ”anomalous” guitarist because I play also on the piano so I cannot have long nails and with the classical guitar strings Alabastro I got the sound I looked for.
David Stanley – UK
…My set of Alchemia lasted over four months without losing their tone or their volume. That is a big compliment to the strings. Other strings would occasionally last me six weeks, other strings normally only last me about two weeks!
Michael Curry – USA
Alabastro, basses were nice and round, with plenty of edge to cut through, a very good string with lots of volume….
Nylgut- Extremely dynamic string, these are loud with better tone than carbon strings, all the brightness one would ever wantI would keep them on 2 of my 5 guitars though, because the grip on them is amazing, the unbelievable dynamic range, and they are warmer than carbon…. I must admit, I have been using very clear nylon strings over the yearsso nylgut was a nice in-between alternative, I think I will buy more in the future for sure..
The Bionylon felt great under my fingers, and I loved the sustain when I would do a glissando.
John Kelly – USA
…I have used your strings for years and love them…
Salvatore Pinto – ITALY
…sono bellissime, grazie. siete stati molto gentili continuerò a usare queste corde.
M° Stefano Aruta – Italy
… ieri ho ricevuto le 12 mute di AMBRA che avevo richiesto, ho montato una nuova muta e sento il bisogno di ripeterti quanto detto al telefono a mio parere sono le migliori corde oggi reperibili.
…il mio parere è frutto di una esperienza quarantacinquennale …
Innanzi tutto ho sempre insegnato ai miei allievi che la musica è l’arte di organizzare i suoni ma la matrice di tutto è il suono in sè come mero epifenomeno ed al di la di ogni banale considerazione su potenza , durata , sustain ed altre simili amenità ti ringrazio perché attraverso la tua ricerca hai ridato nobiltà al suono della chitarra , si vede che dietro al tuo lavoro non vi è solo una mera ricerca commerciale , ma un affanno teso alla ricerca del bello in modo da mettere noi musicisti in condizione di dare il meglio…
David Stanley – UK
On Nylgut strings…Many listeners have commented on their beautiful clear sound.
These are the best strings I have used in over 50 years of performing & teaching.
DEAN BECKETT
Thank you for your wonderful customer service, I cannot speak highly enough of your fantastic follow up and I will continue to use Aquila strings and a lot of that has to do with the treatment I have received from you and your Company.
KIM MEYER – CANADA
Eventually I got my banjo tuned to standard G tuning….
I had to shorten a couple of the strings because of too many wraps around the tuner post, but now it stays in tune.
I love these Nylgut strings…
Andre Hendriks – NL
A ukuleleshop is not complete whitout Aquila strings
Kreg Viesselman – Norway
My luthier, Leonardo Michelin-Salomon of LMS guitars, gave me a set of your strings to try on the guitar he made for me. Simply put, I love them.
Julian Roach – UK
… After two weeks of playing on them every day I am still delighted with them….I find them molto cantabile, with excellent sustain, quick in their response and highly responsive to variation in touch. They bring a new kind of sound out of my Sakurai-Kohno, a very ’alive’ kind of sound. I normally play on D’Addario Pro Arte, which I regard both as excellent strings and good value. Alabastros cost a lot more, but I will pay the difference for their distinctive charm. I thought you might like to know that you have a customer in the UK who is very pleased with your strings…
M° Domenico Lafasciano
Ho avuto il piacere di provare le corde armoniche Aquila.
Ottimo prodotto, con perfetta intonazione, bellissima cantabilità, prontezza d’attacco,
fascino nel vibrato.
Inoltre la loro lunghezza e morbidezza, rendono anche piacevole il noioso lavoro del cambio
di corde.
Le userò e le raccomando vivamente !
ANDREA PETTINARI – ITALY
Vi vorrei rivolgere i miei più sentiti complimenti per il lavoro che svolgete, e il senso di orgoglio che mi compisce nel pensare che un’azienda italiana lavori in questo modo. Ho iniziato a suonare anche grazie a Voi, e questo ve lo devo.
JUHA – Finland
Thank you very much for your kind support!!! Aquila has supported our events since we first begun and you have played a major role in helping us keep ukulele alive here……
Steve Paull – Australia
The new Red Aquila strings have arrived.
I have tightened the lower G string up to the B above G with no problems.
Many thanks for your kindness and great service.
M° Massimo Gasbarroni – Italy
Come le accennavo frettolosamente, anch’io come, credo, tutti i chitarristi di questo mondo, abbiamo sempre avuto il problema di reperire delle corde di chitarra con delle prestazioni meccaniche e sonore accettabili.
Quando ero studente, fine anni quaranta-cinquanta ho provato anche le corde di budello e di seta naturalmente.
Ma se andavano bene per piccoli spazi non erano certo adatte ad una moderna sala da concerto, come ad esempio il Teatro Petruzzelli, 3000 posti, dove tenni un concerto senza problemi.
Sembrerebbe, a meno di un colossale abbaglio, che con le sue corde io possa aver finito di soffrire…
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