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VegasGeorge
05-01-2018, 06:02 AM
I neglected to keep a record of what strings I put on my Low G Tenor. It has a red colored low G (not wound), and the C,E, and A are white. Can anyone identify that set from my description?

Booli
05-01-2018, 08:08 AM
I neglected to keep a record of what strings I put on my Low G Tenor. It has a red colored low G (not wound), and the C,E, and A are white. Can anyone identify that set from my description?

Sounds like it was an Aquila Nylgut set that came with a RED low-g. As of now I do not see them offered any more and this is likely due to lots of folks reporting the REDS having breakage problems.

I know that Aquila has changed the formula for REDS a few times and as such did not offer them like this for a while.

However if you want to replicate this original string set, you can get the standard Nylgut set, and then add a REDS low-g single string and use that.

Here is the linear Nylgut tenor set with a wound low-G:
https://www.stringsbymail.com/aquila-tenor-ukulele-nylgut-strings-lowg-gcea-tuning-1-wound-15u-2596.html

Here is the re-entrant Nylgut tenor set with a hi-G:
https://www.stringsbymail.com/aquila-tenor-ukulele-strings-all-nylgut-regular-tuning-10u-5387.html

Here is the re-entrant SuperNylgut tenor set with a hi-G:
https://www.stringsbymail.com/aquila-tenor-ukulele-super-nylgut-strings-high-g-tuning-106u-14197.html

and here is the REDS single low-G:
https://www.stringsbymail.com/aquila-red-tenor-ukulele-string-4th-unwound-low-g-tuning-72u-single-11144.html

LOTS of folks may get a standard re-entrant set and then purchase a low-G single string separately and put it together as a custom set.

So this is not a strange combo, nor something weird to do.

Hope this helps! :)

VegasGeorge
05-01-2018, 12:43 PM
Hey, thanks Booli. I wondered why I didn't see the red low G set offered. I used wound low G strings for years, even before they were being offered in sets. Back then I used classical guitar strings. But, I really like my solid red low G string, and it's been on the uke about four years without breaking. That's better than my experience with the wound strings, which only seemed to last a year or two. So, I think I'll order some reds separately as you mentioned.