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kenikas
08-31-2010, 11:18 AM
I was perusing eBay last night looking for strings for the banjo ukes I'm repairing and noticed Aquila makes a set especially for banjo ukes. Does anyone know what the difference is from regular soprano strings? Has anyone tried them and if so how do they compare? Any other recommendations would also be appreciated.

nahtanoj
08-31-2010, 12:08 PM
i don't know specifically on the banjo uke. but, i do have Aquila strings on my banjo. they seem to be a stiffer harder string than the standard ukulele strings. possibly to give it the bright twangy sound of a banjo.

armytrucker77
08-31-2010, 12:30 PM
I was wondering about banjo uke strings today. Do I use ukulele strings or banjo strings if I cant get banjo uke strings.

jtafaro
08-31-2010, 03:08 PM
I have used the LaBella strings but switched to Aquila banjo uke strings. They are a bit thicker than the monofilament line that came on it. I like the sound of it better. go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZbrdT7kORU for a demonstration of these strings

bazmaz
08-31-2010, 10:02 PM
I use Aquila banjolele strings - they are stiffer (i think) - and sound great

Ahnko Honu
08-31-2010, 10:15 PM
Amen to all, I put a set of Aquila Banjolele strings on my La Pacifica and they sounded great. The C string is wound but besides that no real difference to regular Nylgut set.

kenikas
09-01-2010, 05:36 AM
I was wondering about banjo uke strings today. Do I use ukulele strings or banjo strings if I cant get banjo uke strings.
I'm not sure but I think regular banjo strings are steel and would probably have to much tension for a banjo uke. I think I'd go with regular uke strings if you can't get banjo uke strings. I did see the Aquila's in MGM's, and Dr Cluck's eBay stores. By the way, one of the ukes I'm restoring looks to be the twin of the pic's you posted.

Thanks to all for your responces, I have ordered some of the Aquila banjo uke sets.

hoosierhiver
09-01-2010, 05:42 AM
I usually just use regular highG Aquilla's

OldTimeAddict
09-01-2010, 07:42 AM
Hey Guys very appropriate thread as I was about to post something along these lines myself........I'm getting ready to restring my banjo uke and was planning on the Aquila's.......sounds like they're the deal

rasputinsghost
09-01-2010, 08:12 AM
I have strings from South Coast ukes on my Morgan Monroe. Sounds great!

kenikas
09-01-2010, 10:24 AM
I have strings from South Coast ukes on my Morgan Monroe. Sounds great!

Are the South Coast strings a banjo uke specific set or regular uke strings?