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    Default Aquila Sugar Strings - TEST

    Coming very soon at Aquila stockists

    http://www.gotaukulele.com/2017/11/a...ings-test.html
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    Nice little review, Baz, like the sound, not so sure about the price though, my present favourites cost £7~7.50.
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    Thanks for sharing, Baz.

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    Thanks for testing these, Baz. I have a laminate KoAlana that sounds almost brash with fluorocarbons (too bright, no depth). But I'm not a fan of the Nylgut series Aquilas, either. These may be the ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croaky Keith View Post
    Nice little review, Baz, like the sound, not so sure about the price though, my present favourites cost £7~7.50.
    Suppose - still think that in the big scheme of things they are all pretty cheap. Buying a £9 set over a £7 set every few months isn't a massive punch in the wallet is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hendulele View Post
    Thanks for testing these, Baz. I have a laminate KoAlana that sounds almost brash with fluorocarbons (too bright, no depth). But I'm not a fan of the Nylgut series Aquilas, either. These may be the ticket.

    Yes, I do find them a nice balance between the two. Remarkably clear wherever you play on the neck too. I like em.
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    Thanks for the review. I'll have to dig up the other review of that instrument for a comparison of the different strings. While you mention they are a bit mellower, they still seemed to have plenty of ring and sparkle.

    These sound like something that I will be very interested in trying and may give me the middle ground I have been looking for. I can't wait to see wh will have the in stock here in the US

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    They do - they have both at the same time. Very interesting sounds. It's the power further up the fingerboard that impresses me the most though. What I don't like is the heavier gauge to be honest.
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    Baz- thanks for the write-up and video demo in your preview!

    Nice to see more options coming to market with strings, vs. the same-old/same-old.
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    Thanks, Baz!

    Neither of two go-to strings places in the US (Strings by Mail or Strings & Beyond) have these in stock as of yet. I've emailed them to find out if they will carry them and, if so, when they expect stock.
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