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ainokea
08-05-2008, 11:50 AM
I'm looking to buy some Aquilas, but the sights I have seen that sell them, sell 1 string at a time. Do I just order four high G tuning strings? Or do they come in packs?

I can restring a guitar, but this self nylon re-string is giving me the shakes.

upskydowncloud
08-05-2008, 12:30 PM
Hey no need to get the shakes! Aldrine helpfully did a video on this, check it out here:

http://ukuleleunderground.com/2008/02/18/uke-minutes-5-how-to-re-string-your-ukulele/

I've never bought a set of Aquilas but my strings always came together I just ordered a high g set of uke strings. I'm sure a helpful member will put me right!

upskydowncloud
08-05-2008, 12:31 PM
ohh I'm a 'member' now, who stole my junior?

s0me0ner
08-05-2008, 01:27 PM
ohh I'm a 'member' now, who stole my junior?

Dude you just went up a rank good job, I still need to figure out how you managed to do that.

For what is of the re-sting issue just make sure you do it one string at a time otherwise you might mess up the tension in the bridge. Other than that you are safe if you place all the strings at the right spots.

freedive135
08-05-2008, 02:14 PM
You will need to get 4 different strings.

A g string of your choice high or low
a c string
an e string
An a string

The strings are different sizes/thickness.
For example these are what is on one of my soprano's
http://www.daddario.com/DADProdDetail.aspx?CodaID=710&ID=5&Class=AZ

SailQwest
08-05-2008, 02:55 PM
We buy Aquila strings on-line from http://www.juststrings.com.

ainokea
08-05-2008, 03:26 PM
i just buy http://www.juststrings.com/aqu-acrc.html ?

seems far to cheap to me...or I'm I just missing something?

SailQwest
08-05-2008, 03:43 PM
Yep, that's it (if you have a concert ukulele). They will add s&h. I'm not sure how much that is...we usually order 3-4 sets at a time for a total of about $30.

ainokea
08-05-2008, 06:28 PM
oh sweet, then how come people are saying these strings are expensive?

6.12 for a set of 4 strings?

UkuLeLesReggAe
08-05-2008, 09:43 PM
Dude you just went up a rank good job, I still need to figure out how you managed to do that.

For what is of the re-sting issue just make sure you do it one string at a time otherwise you might mess up the tension in the bridge. Other than that you are safe if you place all the strings at the right spots.

100 makes u senior member haha

Kekani
08-05-2008, 11:02 PM
oh sweet, then how come people are saying these strings are expensive?

6.12 for a set of 4 strings?

When you start paying $3 a string, then we can talk. Until then, price for most popular `ukulele strings are very cheap. Some will say Worth is expensive, but you get enough for two sets in one pack.

That said, I order from juststrings.com, unless I find the string I use in bulk on eBay (which I did).

In the big scheme of things, I used to pay $20 a set, and now have it down to about $13-$14 a set with shipping. What is the cost of strings compared to the cost of an instrument? Nothing.

Aloha!

-Aaron

upskydowncloud
08-06-2008, 12:37 AM
Dude you just went up a rank good job, I still need to figure out how you managed to do that.

For what is of the re-sting issue just make sure you do it one string at a time otherwise you might mess up the tension in the bridge. Other than that you are safe if you place all the strings at the right spots.

Excellent!



100 makes u senior member haha

I'd better get writing a lot of threads then.

tanimoto
01-26-2009, 11:05 PM
what would you recommend for a fluke? i'm still debating if i should get new strings because some people have been saying the stock ones are better than even some of the more expensive ones such as worth or aquilas