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    Default 8 string ukulele strings - not wound

    Hi all,

    I finally got an 8 string ukulele and itís great. The problem is the low G string is wound and I am just not a fan of wound strings on a ukulele. My Concert 4 string has a low G using an Aquila Red which is not wound, but Iím effectively looking for a full set and the red series does cover 8 strings.

    Can anyone suggest a string set available in the UK that doesnít use a wound string?

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    The standard set of Aquila Nylgut 8 string tenor strings that I'm , CURRENTLY using has a Red series Low G string. However given Aquila's habit or rapidly changing things (not necessarily bad) I would double check this before guaranteeing that a new set you bought now would have a red series Low G in the standard Nylgut 8 string tenor sting set.

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    What about buying two sets of 4 strings with them all white?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyg View Post
    The standard set of Aquila Nylgut 8 string tenor strings that I'm , CURRENTLY using has a Red series Low G string. However given Aquila's habit or rapidly changing things (not necessarily bad) I would double check this before guaranteeing that a new set you bought now would have a red series Low G in the standard Nylgut 8 string tenor sting set.
    I agree, and hope that Aquila will keep the reds in their multi string packs. I have the six-string version of this with a low A on my Kamaka and it sounds and plays fantastic. I had a wound on it for a few weeks and it sure did not last long. Note that this is not the Aquila red series but regular new nylguts that come with red low G.

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    In the UK? No brainer. Living Water FTW!
    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
    Hanson 5-string tenor, dGCEA
    Bonanza SLN GCEA
    Bonanzalele concert
    Guitars:
    Jupiter #47, G, TI CF127
    Pelem, B reentrant

    !Flukutronic!

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