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cigarfan
01-10-2014, 01:48 AM
Roy Cone from http://www.ukuleleworld.com just out sent a note about some new strings called Aquila 100U Super Nylgut. He says quote:

The greatest news about AQUILA Super Nylgut ukulele strings is that they achieve the required pitch and stability IN A FEW SECONDS with an acoustic output even more focused and penetrating. No waiting around two weeks for strings to settle down and stop going flat! Boy, this is outstanding, and a really, really, really welcome improvement.

Sounds like another string set I should try. Right now it looks like they are only available for sopranos. If you try some please let us all know what you think.

Guitar2ukulele
01-10-2014, 03:01 AM
Roy Cone from http://www.ukuleleworld.com just out sent a note about some new strings called Aquila 100U Super Nylgut. He says quote:

The greatest news about AQUILA Super Nylgut ukulele strings is that they achieve the required pitch and stability IN A FEW SECONDS with an acoustic output even more focused and penetrating. No waiting around two weeks for strings to settle down and stop going flat! Boy, this is outstanding, and a really, really, really welcome improvement.

Sounds like another string set I should try. Right now it looks like they are only available for sopranos. If you try some please let us all know what you think.

For myself I don't worry too much on the break in time as that is part of the process. The only way I would end up using their new supers is if the sound is not brash and dominant. So unless the sound qualities have changed I don't see a benefit to switch over.

frukmana
01-10-2014, 04:08 AM
Where can I buy it ? Would love to try it out on my sop. Since my sop loves the regular Aquila

cigarfan
01-10-2014, 04:17 AM
Where can I buy it ? Would love to try it out on my sop. Since my sop loves the regular Aquila

http://www.ukuleleworld.com/AQUILA-1OOU-Super-Nylgut-Soprano-High-G-String-Set-2014-Introduction.html

Be sure and read the stuff to the right. There is a checkout code for % off right now.

Definitely let us know what you think.

bonesigh
01-10-2014, 04:39 AM
Thought I'd try these. Ordering was a bit difficult and would not accept the coupon. Ordered anyway at a cost of 12.03. I'll post what I think of them when they arrive (:

TheCraftedCow
01-10-2014, 09:28 PM
Since I am an Aquila reseller, and about to restock, I'll see if Curtis has them in stock. $12.30 for a set of strings seems a bit on the high side. It costs about $0.50 to send them. Even a set of 8 strings for a taropatch cost less than that.

kissing
01-11-2014, 12:34 AM
I "accidentally" bought a set of Aquila Super Nylgut strings for my Guitalele, thinking it was normal Nylgut.
Even after receiving it, I just thought maybe "Super Nylgut" was what Aquila was calling their normal Nylgut, oops.

They are still white in appearance, but they are different to the Nylguts we are used to.
The strings feel more bendy/flexible, a bit like taut elastic band (on the other hand, regular Nylguts feel like rigid plastic).
They feel a lot like the Aquila "Red" strings, for anyone with experience with them. Maybe the formula is very similar, but they put in a different colour dye.

So far I like them. I do feel that the break in period was quite short - they stay well in tune.
They are a bright, loud string - personally I feel they sound better finger-picked than strum.

I like them as a new change to regular Nylguts. If I see them readily available, I wouldn't hesitate to use them on more of my ukes.

consitter
01-11-2014, 12:40 AM
I "accidentally" bought a set of Aquila Super Nylgut strings for my Guitalele, thinking it was normal Nylgut.
Even after receiving it, I just thought maybe "Super Nylgut" was what Aquila was calling their normal Nylgut, oops.

They are still white in appearance, but they are different to the Nylguts we are used to.
The strings feel more bendy/flexible, a bit like taut elastic band (on the other hand, regular Nylguts feel like rigid plastic).
They feel a lot like the Aquila "Red" strings, for anyone with experience with them. Maybe the formula is very similar, but they put in a different colour dye.

So far I like them. I do feel that the break in period was quite short - they stay well in tune.
They are a bright, loud string - personally I feel they sound better finger-picked than strum.

I like them as a new change to regular Nylguts. If I see them readily available, I wouldn't hesitate to use them on more of my ukes.

And I should buy this from someone who admits that he prefers to play guitar rather than ukulele??






:D

mimmo
01-11-2014, 09:30 AM
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Hello, here are the Superylgut strings. No more milke white; Just a charming natural pearl.
Ciao
Mimmo

Louis0815
01-11-2014, 11:19 AM
Mimmo, as you created these new strings: would you have some statement about differences compared to the "old" Nylgut strings (apart from the colour)?

Hikingstevo
01-12-2014, 05:07 AM
I'm going to have to try these out, for sure :) I find the 2-week break in period that you typically have to go through annoying.

Several weeks ago I posted here asking why strings like these weren't available. I was surprised people posted that they enjoy breaking in new strings.

Tim Mullins
02-03-2014, 10:08 AM
Has anyone else tried these yet? I'd like to hear a comparison to the standard Nylgut.