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M3Ukulele
06-14-2019, 12:25 PM
I just tried the new formula ( deeper red) Aquila Reds and I must say I really like them. I put them on a solid top TT and they sing. Very nice. Great Feel . No breakage issues. You can definitely tell the difference with new formula. Try them if you haven't already. They are excellent.

I also, tried the New Nylgut on my TT only in concert. I have never really liked the Nylgut but gave the new ones a try, in concert to get tension down and size of C string down. I always found the Nylgut to be boomy on C string. Well, I like them a lot.

That got me to thinking, I'm going to try Lava again which I liked on Tenor but had too much tension. I'm going to try concert. I've read super Nylgut and Lava are the same - save the color.

I will report back in once I do. Funny, this is from a self proclaimed fluro carbon guy.

Its good to occasionally revisit what you thought you new and try different things.

Gmontema
06-14-2019, 01:00 PM
I am a HUGE fan of the Aquila reds. They are my choice for bright tones and bring a nice counter balance to my ukes strung with Martin u600s, which are warm in tone. Due to longevity, comfort, and tone improvement, these have replaced the spots which used to be held by Worth Browns.

kerneltime
06-14-2019, 01:39 PM
Yup! I have them on my Redwood Hive, it sounds nice!

EDW
06-14-2019, 05:06 PM
I have not tried the Reds, but that sounds great. The Martin Premium strings, which are made by Aquila, are also worth a try.

Choirguy
06-14-2019, 06:32 PM
The sugar formula has been used in the red series for some time now.