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Thread: AQUILA Red Series 89U Baritone Ukulele Strings DGBE

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    Default AQUILA Red Series 89U Baritone Ukulele Strings DGBE

    I bought a used Harmony (Japan built) baritone here not too long ago and recently changed the strings to Aquila Reds.

    I really liked the way it sounded with the strings it came with.


    So it surprised me how much better it sounded with Aquila reds.

    Stunning might be an over statement, but not by much.

    Loud, clear, sweet, and resonance for days.


    These may be my new go to strings and I'll have to try Reds on my concerts and tenors too.


    I'll try and post a video of me playing on of my favorite songs shortly.

    Stay tuned.
    Playing my Magic Fluke and grinning like a fool!

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    Yes, please do post a recording when you can. The advertising for these strings says that even though the two lower strings are wound, Aquila has eliminated the finger squeakiness from them. I will be interested to hear how they sound.
    Kala KA-TE tenor uke (currently tuned re-entrant gCEA)
    Kala APB-CTG baritone uke (currently tuned DGBE)
    Ohana BK-35CG baritone uke (currently tuned low-octave ADF#B)
    Various guitars, banjos, and basses

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    Yes, please post a sound sample
    Happy just to be a Newbie +, Penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by John boy View Post
    Yes, please do post a recording when you can. The advertising for these strings says that even though the two lower strings are wound, Aquila has eliminated the finger squeakiness from them. I will be interested to hear how they sound.
    Where did you see that? That was not the case with the set of guilele strings with wound lowers and red trebles. But that has been a year or two ago.
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Flea soprano, C LW
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127

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    I haven't tried the Aquila Red bari strings yet. I have used the Concert and tenor red low G, of which the G string is wound. I like the sound and feel, but the G does squeak. Not as much as the Oasis, but more than the Fremont or the TI30.

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    I bought a Kala solid acacia baritone in the marketplace a few years ago, and it came to me with Aquila Reds. “Stunning” is exactly the word I’ve used to describe its sound. I’ve played quite a few other baritones, but I always come back to the Kala.
    Kathryn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    Where did you see that? That was not the case with the set of guilele strings with wound lowers and red trebles. But that has been a year or two ago.
    Here. https://www.amazon.com/Aquila-89U-Lo...SIN=B00BYIAOF8
    Kala KA-TE tenor uke (currently tuned re-entrant gCEA)
    Kala APB-CTG baritone uke (currently tuned DGBE)
    Ohana BK-35CG baritone uke (currently tuned low-octave ADF#B)
    Various guitars, banjos, and basses

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    Quote Originally Posted by John boy View Post
    Slightly rough surface; this texture has eliminated the squeak that sometime happen with the Nylguts
    This sounds like it is referring to just the reds. As far as I know, the wound strings in these sets make no claims to being less squeaky.
    Ukulele:
    Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - A, WoU Clarity
    Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    Imua iET-Bb, M600
    Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    Rogue bari
    Bonanza super tenor, cFAD SC LHU
    Kala KSLNG, Eb SC XLU
    Flea soprano, C LW
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127

    !Flukutronic!

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    Could be. I wouldn't have thought the non-wound strings would be squeaky to begin with. Anyhoo, it'll be interesting to hear maki66's sound sample.
    Kala KA-TE tenor uke (currently tuned re-entrant gCEA)
    Kala APB-CTG baritone uke (currently tuned DGBE)
    Ohana BK-35CG baritone uke (currently tuned low-octave ADF#B)
    Various guitars, banjos, and basses

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    Not a great effort on my part, my voice isn't very audible (not a bad thing).

    I can get a little squeak from the wound strings, but I really have to try and its not very pronounced.

    My Kala baritone wears Living Waters FC strings. I consider myself an FC guy, but I may have to reconsider!
    Last edited by maki66; 08-18-2019 at 11:58 AM.
    Playing my Magic Fluke and grinning like a fool!

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