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JamesKellaris
10-27-2009, 12:27 PM
Does anyone know where I might buy individual Aquila A strings for my tenor uke? The 1st string seems to break with extensive use, but long before the other strings are ready to be replaced. As a result I've accumulated a bunch of partial sets (minus the A string).

DeG
10-27-2009, 05:27 PM
Is is breaking in the same spot? Maybe there is something damaging the string. Like a burr on a fret, or a sharp edge on the saddle. Seems odd that it keeps breaking.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
10-27-2009, 05:44 PM
I use Aquilas exclusively and know they are prone to breaking on sharp edges. Check the suggestions by DeG. I'm betting the culprit is the nut slot. Sand the slot carefully in all directions with a small piece of 400 to 600 grit sandpaper. Just a few strokes will take care of it if this is your problem.
I do not know any source that sells individual strings (unless you want to buy a couple of thousand of them!).

bnicholas26
10-28-2009, 05:00 PM
Stringsbymail.com!!!!

DeG
10-28-2009, 05:03 PM
Stringsbymail.com!!!!

Yeah, I checked there and Juststrings.com. Neither one sold the string he was looking for as a single.

MGM
10-28-2009, 06:29 PM
email my aol address....