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Walden
07-08-2013, 02:25 PM
Have you tried using Aquila iUke strings on a Tom or a Kala pocket ukulele? If so, what tuning did you use?

Mattyukaholic
07-08-2013, 10:28 PM
I haven't tried those but did find that tuning ADF#B with standard soprano strings worked well for me on my Tom.

Sven-Uke
07-08-2013, 11:46 PM
I'm still looking for a place in Europe to order these!
All info is welcome.

Mattyukaholic
07-08-2013, 11:51 PM
I'm still looking for a place in Europe to order these!
All info is welcome.

The iUke or the Tom?

Sven-Uke
07-08-2013, 11:55 PM
The iUke or the Tom?

Sorry! The Aquila iUke strings (Picollo string, I believe they are called).

we tigers
07-09-2013, 12:04 AM
Have you tried Mercatino dell'Ukulele? They don't list the strings, but they sell the iuke and have close relations with Aquila I believe.

Sven-Uke
07-09-2013, 12:15 AM
Have you tried Mercatino dell'Ukulele? They don't list the strings, but they sell the iuke and have close relations with Aquila I believe.

Thanks!
They have them listed as Sopranino Strings.
Ordering 2 sets as we speak.

we tigers
07-09-2013, 12:26 AM
Cool! You're welcome ;)
Are they going on the Tiwi?

Sven-Uke
07-09-2013, 12:42 AM
Cool! You're welcome ;)
Are they going on the Tiwi?

Yep!

I played on Ukulelezaza's iUke last sunday and was very impressed by the sound of the strings.

Lardy Fatboy
07-09-2013, 01:48 AM
Omega Music had some in stock but Aquila have expressly sail that they are not for Ukuleles with a scale length of greater than 10 inches so both the Pocket and the Tom are to big for them. I'm going to try a set on my Maccaferri Ukette and see how that works

Sven-Uke
07-09-2013, 02:19 AM
Omega Music had some in stock but Aquila have expressly sail that they are not for Ukuleles with a scale length of greater than 10 inches so both the Pocket and the Tom are to big for them. I'm going to try a set on my Maccaferri Ukette and see how that works

That is good to know.
I just checked, my Tiwi is 8" scale :)

Walden
07-14-2013, 01:56 AM
Aquila have expressly sail that they are not for Ukuleles with a scale length of greater than 10 inches so both the Pocket and the Tom are too big for them.
But that's assuming an octave-up tuning. Seems like they might be suitable for an intermediate tuning.