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Markr1
09-23-2011, 03:37 PM
Aquila tenor strings 1st red would be the g string I'm guessing with the 4th white being the aa string but I think I'm backward and the red should be the a and the white should be g. I just noticed after I put on what I thought was the 2nd blue for the c and I noticed the 3rd green string was bigger the the c string. Am I doing it backward? Thanks for a quick answer I'm right in the middle of restringing my Collings. Sorry if this is a stupid question that I should know the answer. Mark

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-23-2011, 03:42 PM
Not a stupid question:

1st string: A
2nd string: E
3rd string: C
4th string: G

Hope that helps!

Markr1
09-23-2011, 03:43 PM
An easier way to ask would have been with aquila strings are the strings 1234 GCEA or AECG?

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-23-2011, 03:44 PM
All strings, not just Aquila, are 1234 AECG.

Markr1
09-23-2011, 03:44 PM
Not a stupid question:

1st string: A
2nd string: E
3rd string: C
4th string: G

Hope that helps!
Thank you I had it backward.

itsme
09-23-2011, 03:47 PM
I don't know about colors, but generally speaking, with re-entrant tuning the first string (A) will be a little bit thinner in diameter than the fourth string (g)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-23-2011, 03:48 PM
You're welcome. Remember to retune often for the next week or two, and have fun!

Markr1
09-23-2011, 03:53 PM
You're welcome. Remember to retune often for the next week or two, and have fun!
Thanks. I'm wondering how they will sound on the collings vs worths which I have both but thought I would try the Aquilas first and see how they sound and next time will try the worths I have clear and brown. It has diadarios on it now and I don't like them.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-23-2011, 03:59 PM
Thanks. I'm wondering how they will sound on the collings vs worths which I have both but thought I would try the Aquilas first and see how they sound and next time will try the worths I have clear and brown. It has diadarios on it now and I don't like them.If you didn't go for the D'Addarios, you'll likely prefer both Aquila and Worth. Be sure to get your money's worth out of those Aquilas---they should sound better and better for the first couple months---before trying the Worths.

Of course, I'm sure the Collings will reveal more than a few beautiful voices to you as the months and years pass. Great uke!

Markr1
09-23-2011, 04:16 PM
If you didn't go for the D'Addarios, you'll likely prefer both Aquila and Worth. Be sure to get your money's worth out of those Aquilas---they should sound better and better for the first couple months---before trying the Worths.

Of course, I'm sure the Collings will reveal more than a few beautiful voices to you as the months and years pass. Great uke!
I finally got them to stay in tune enough to play a little and a big difference already brighter and louder . The ones on it sounded not as bright and kind of dull and I think they were put on not to long ago. I think I like the collings a lot better now and thanks for all the info.

Gillian
09-23-2011, 04:25 PM
If I remember Aquila's colour coding correctly, white is the A (thinnest) string, blue is the E, green is the C (fattest) and red is the high G. The A and C string are visually easy to identify. The E and high G are harder to discern, but not impossible.

mr moonlight
09-23-2011, 08:08 PM
You're welcome. Remember to retune often for the next week or two, and have fun!Also stretch the strings out a bit right after you put them on to take up a bit of the slack. The way I do it is by pushing down on the string with my thumb while gently pulling up with the other four fingers up and down each string. That will keep them from going out of tune quite so fast.

Trinimon
09-26-2011, 03:54 AM
It's interesting to see which brands/manufacturers use Aquila strings.

http://www.aquilacorde.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=154&Itemid=1648&lang=en