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    Does anyone know off hand what strings Kala usually uses on their concert ukes? Examples Kala ACP-CTG?

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    Aquila....

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    Thanks that is what I thought. Not too partial to Aquila. Anyone have some Aquila strings they really love?

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    I tried their 'reds' for a while, (low G), but then found fluorocarbons, (Living Water), never looked at anything else since.
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    The ‘Martin Premium by Aquila’ strings are a nice compromise of the brightness of fluorocarbon with a richer tone. The Sugar strings sound great but initially are too squeaky. Aquila is testing new formulas to limit the squeak.
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    Yes, Aquilas are everywhere, installed on most all new ukes from Kala, Ohana, Cordoba, etc. I prefer flourocarbon strings on most ukes, but Aquilas do sound better on some ukes. I have one less expensive tenor where Aquilas sound excellent. Also, the more expensive Kanilea brand installs Aquilas on their ukes, they feel that the Aquilas sound best on their instruments. If not happy with your current strings, just experiment until you find what you like.
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    I have some sugar Aquilla strings on a mahogany soprano, which seems to work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYN View Post
    Thanks that is what I thought. Not too partial to Aquila. Anyone have some Aquila strings they really love?
    Might I ask what Aquila strings you've tried and what you didn't like about them? I like Aquilas. When I first started playing they were the string. Everyone had to have Aquila strings. I've just stuck with them. I used Nylgut and Super Nylgut for years. The last year or so I've been using Sugars on one of my ukes and I really like them.
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    I have low g reds on mine and like them. I've noticed difference in string sets though. in some the string feels more rough, it others, more smooth. I actually like the ones that feel a little rougher.

    Just put some Oasis Flurocarbons on my Mainland mahogany and like them enough that I may try them on my Kala next change.

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    I'm really high on the reds; work well for soprano and concert. Haven't tried them on my tenor, which I really prefer with Savane.
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