Ukulele & Timeless Banjo Red Series® Sets
|It can be installed on these instruments
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 lower-pitched note. 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. Our revolutionary new approach — unique to us — changes the specific weight of the material, increasing it progressively to leave the gauge almost unchanged.
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.
You never heard a sound like this before, simply because before it did not exist.
LEGEND: 1A=RED 2E=BLUE 3C=GREEN 4G=WHITE
SINGLE UKULELE RED SERIES FOR THE LOW G TUNING & OTHER UKE SETS
Who never dreamed of tuning the ukulele in low G, without using a fourth wound string type? As well affecting the overall sound quality of the ukulele, wound strings introduce a variety of other problems:
- a shorter lifetime than the treble strings
- sound power that is 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 caused by the acidity of the sweat.
The only alternative solution used today is the use of a fluocoarbon string. Its performance, however, is never entirely satisfactory as for a low string to be really good, it must not only use materials of a high density but also some flexibility and fluorocarbon is unfortunately a very stiff material. Density is in fact the secret of quality sound in a low string and we are happy to announce that we managed to overcome this difficult technological challenge (tried by many others but without success). Unwound fourth strings available single packaged now finally exist! Now, with our new RED SERIES® stri ngs you can finally tune your ukulele to Low G with the certainty of powerful sound quality and a superior intonation across the frets that is fully integrated with that of the upper treble strings.
- 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.
- Color: red-brown
- 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, as was necessary with the previous fluorocarbon G strings.
- Density: about twice than standard white Nylgut.
Red Series – Marlowe, Uke Crazy
Low G New Red Series on a Tenor ukulele
WHY ARE THERE DIFFERENT SHADES OF RED?
In the manufacturing process of our Red Series strings we use different percentages of metal powder to optimize each string’s performance within the set. Because of this, the color 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!
Attention! The Red Series strings must be stretched by your fingers in a gentle way. Not too much. The settle up in tune in 2-3 days.
UKULELE RED SERIES® SETS & SINGLE STRINGS
|Size||Tuning||Set / Strings||Code||Set composition||euro excluding iva-vat-tva|
|SOPRANO||Key of C – GCEA||SOPRANO REGULAR SET high G||83U||RED WOUND®||7.30|
|SOPRANO SET Low G (4th wound)*||84U||RED WOUND®||7.80|
|4th Low G Single string||unwound||70U||RED SERIES®||2.30|
|4th Low G Single string||wound||134U||RED WOUND®||2.40|
|CONCERT||Key of C – GCEA||CONCERT REGULAR SET high G||85U||RED SERIES®||7.30|
|CONCERT SET Low G (4th wound)*||86U||RED WOUND®||7.80|
|Single strings||3rd C unwound||77U||RED SERIES®||2.30|
|4th Low G unwound||71U||RED SERIES||2.30|
|4th w. Low G wound||135U||RED WOUND®||2.40|
|TENOR||key of C – GCEA||TENOR REGULAR SET high G||87U||RED SERIES®||7.30|
|TENOR SET Low G (4th wound)*||88U||RED WOUND®||7.80|
|Single strings||3rd C unwound||78U||RED SERIES®||2.30|
|4th Low G unwound||72U||RED SERIES||2.40|
|4th Low G wound||136U||RED WOUND®||2.50|
|1st A Tenor 6 strings unwound||75U||RED SERIES®||2.30|
|4th G Tenor 8 strings unwound||76U||RED SERIES®||2.40|
|BARITONE||BARITONE REGULAR SET DGBE||89U||G & D are wound*||8.40|
|BANJO UKE||GCEA||BANJO UKE SET high G||90U||ALL RED SERIES®||7.30|
|Single string||3rd C unwound||79U||RED SERIES||2.30|
*Warning: these sets are composed by plain RED SERIES® strings and wound strings. Unfortunately The set with all RED SERIES® strings is not acoustically balanced.
Attention: there are different percentages of metal powder inside the polymer to optimize each string’s performance within the set.
Because of this, the color varies slightly with each string.
PRICES RED SERIES® SETS FOR TIMELESS BANJO
|Code||Set||Tension||Euros excluding IVA-VAT-TVA (except for non-EU customers)|
|11B||5 STRINGS BANJO SET DGBDG||normal||8.90|