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byjimini
12-03-2008, 06:35 AM
Hi peeps,

I've been bought an Eleuke TC100MPH for Christmas! :)

I recieved a Greg Bennett UK-60 for my birthday which I re-strung with Aquila strings, and it made it sound like a completely different instrument. Is there any recommendation for Eleukes, or will nylon Aquila's do?

ichadwick
12-03-2008, 02:36 PM
Mine came with black GHS strings, which I feel are awful. I much prefer Aquilas on acoustic ukes. But on a solid body electric? I wonder if the Aquilas will be too boomy. Try and let us know!

deach
12-03-2008, 02:53 PM
I have the original black ones on mine. If i want a brighter tone, I turn the treble knob to 11.

ichadwick
12-04-2008, 07:04 AM
I have the original black ones on mine. If i want a brighter tone, I turn the treble knob to 11.

Ah, the "nails on a blackboard" tone level. One of my favourite sound effects, up there with tomcat howls and crow calls.

But I'd expect the denser, stiffer Aquilas would have better sustain and volume.

deach
12-04-2008, 08:18 AM
Ah, the "nails on a blackboard" tone level. One of my favourite sound effects, up there with tomcat howls and crow calls.

But I'd expect the denser, stiffer Aquilas would have better sustain and volume.

That's what effects are for. lol

SinisterDom
12-04-2008, 08:53 AM
I heard the original strings on the eleuke were Hilo's....

Anyway....I use Aquilas on mine...mainly for the sustain....not much sound difference on a solid body...:)

NukeDOC
12-04-2008, 09:28 AM
i have worth browns on mine. mostly because they last forever! hahaha

my experience with aquilas is they sound great out of the wrapper, once you get them stretched out. but they go dead to me shortly after.

byjimini
12-04-2008, 11:29 AM
Thanks for the info. Sadly, because of 6 inches of snowfall it hasn't arrived today v_v

I feel lost :(

jhob
12-04-2008, 11:43 AM
I use aquilas on my eleuke, mainly for the improved feel over the GHS strings which I didn't like the feel of one little bit, aqulas are much nicer. I had a dangly toy for my cat out of the GHS strings which seemed a far better use for them.