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armchair_spaceman
08-08-2013, 12:35 AM
I put a set of re-entrant Aquila reds on my cedar-top concert a couple of weeks ago. They've settled in nicely and the tone is growing on me but man do they squeak when picked. Does this settle down after a time or is there something needs doing to them?

Bao
08-08-2013, 02:55 AM
I don't remember my aquila red set squeaking...But maybe I just got used to the sound and stopped noticing, that's probably it.

Also, nice to meet another aussie UU member :)

SailingUke
08-08-2013, 05:20 AM
I put a set of re-entrant Aquila reds on my cedar-top concert a couple of weeks ago. They've settled in nicely and the tone is growing on me but man do they squeak when picked. Does this settle down after a time or is there something needs doing to them?

I tested an original sample set that Mimmo sent out to a few volunteers, I noticed the same squeak.
His suggestion was to use some very fine sand paper on the strings. I used some 12,000 grit micromesh and the squeak was gone.

armchair_spaceman
08-09-2013, 07:23 PM
I tested an original sample set that Mimmo sent out to a few volunteers, I noticed the same squeak.
His suggestion was to use some very fine sand paper on the strings. I used some 12,000 grit micromesh and the squeak was gone.

Great...thanks for that tip, I'll give it a try. Not sure if mine are the original or revised formulation, the pack has a sticker dated (?) 4/2013 on the back

(and G'day to Bao)