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ukemunga
09-15-2011, 01:06 PM
Does anyone know for sure what the stock strings are?

Just received my Mahalo Les Paul (acoustic only) yesterday and they LOOK like Aquilas. I just wonder if they really are. They're not even close to being settled in yet and I've got a spare set of Aquilas but I don't want to rush to put them on.

Just wondering because I can't find a definitive reference.

Thanks!

Fred

PhilUSAFRet
09-15-2011, 02:20 PM
If they are opaque and white as apposed to clear, they are more than likely Aquilas

kissing
09-15-2011, 05:31 PM
they 'look' like aquila, but i have doubts. They feel and sound different, making me wonder whether theyre not really aquila. Otherwise they just might be really old. When you change the strings to new aquilas, it would sound a lot better

Ambient Doughnut
09-15-2011, 11:56 PM
I've got one of the Tele ones and wondered the same thing. I reckon they're probably not actually aquilas but seem perfectly decent. I wouldn't rush to get rid of them.

mine sounds like this with the stock strings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxCXrCeOrSo

kissing
09-16-2011, 02:56 AM
When I changed them to a new set of Aquilas, the improvement in sound was very apparent :)
Aquila Concert works wonders :)

ukemunga
09-16-2011, 07:07 AM
When I changed them to a new set of Aquilas, the improvement in sound was very apparent :)
Aquila Concert works wonders :)

Great!!! The Aquila Concerts are what I have an extra set of.

Thanks.

ukemunga
09-16-2011, 07:21 AM
I've got one of the Tele ones and wondered the same thing. I reckon they're probably not actually aquilas but seem perfectly decent. I wouldn't rush to get rid of them.

mine sounds like this with the stock strings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxCXrCeOrSo

I think with the Tele's greater depth and apparently bigger body(?) yours has more depth to the sound.