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04-04-2019, 02:07 PM
I tried to search this topic but I didn't find anything. Has anyone used these? Thoughts?

Tried again with different terms and did find a couple of threads...apparently they are very squeaky?

04-04-2019, 02:27 PM
A bit squeaky if you have dry hands, but they sound great.

04-04-2019, 05:07 PM
I must have pretty dry hands - I could only handle them a week before I changed them. Hand lotion helps somewhat, but then it gets on the uke too, so not sure I'd want to keep doing that. Interesting sound though. Seemed a little more complex than fluorocarbon. Mimmo's got a thread going right now where he's discussing a new version of the Sugars.

04-04-2019, 05:32 PM

Check out the thread link above.
Personally I have tried the Aquila sugar, no squeaking here but likely due to the high humidity (~61%). Its loud and sweet sounding at the same time with a not-as-thick-as-nylon kind of finger feeling. Quite liking it.

04-04-2019, 09:54 PM
I like them too. I don’t hear much squeak either possibility due to high humidity. I have them on a soprano and concert.

04-05-2019, 10:19 AM
I like them, I had an original set that I didn't intend to keep on longer than giving them a try but they stayed on for a couple of months. Mimmo with Aquila is on this forum and he asked for some trial users to try out a new formulation. I tried those and they were great too. I encourage you to give them a try, I like them at least as well as my favorite Martin flouros. Some talk a lot about the squeak but I had minimal issues with that, maybe just the way I play.

04-05-2019, 11:25 AM
Recently there have been some discussions about Sugar Strings on UU forum, here are two links.

One with sound samples: https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?138113-Aquila-Sugar-String-Testing&highlight=sugar+testing

Another one started by mimmo (the owner of Aquila Strings): https://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?137809-Aquila-Sugar-strings-And-now-testing-better-version-what-to-do&highlight=sugar+testing