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Aquila Banjo Ukulele Set, ABU

Aquila Banjo Ukulele Set, ABU
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By Elvin
October 20, 2011
I absolutely love the Aquila Soprano Regular C set strings that I purchased and installed on my Oscar Schmidt OU13, soprano.

Unfortunately, The Banjo Ukulele Set were a disappointment, installed on my Gold Tone, open-back banjolele. I used them for a week, then replaced them with a set of regular Aquila strings.

Thanks for asking
By John D.
Aquila strings....
June 16, 2010
Aquila strings will add that classic tone to any uke. I recommend, actually insist, that all my ukelele students use them. However, the wound Aquila strings like the C string on a tenor or the D and G strings on the baritone sets tend to form breaking points above each fret causing the round layer to eventually unwind and create finger drag. That said...be sure to purchase the ALL NYLGUT set for longevity.
By Steve K.
Aquila Banjo Uke strings
August 14, 2009
I use Aquila Banjo Uke strings exclusively. The wound C string gives that nice plunky sound I want on my banjo uke. I use them on a beat-up no-name banjo uke from a yard sale as well as a Gibson UB1. Worth the little extra cost for a great sound.

Nylgut is a completely different material than Nylon and needs a bit of extra care during installation because of its soft surface and different molecular structure.

First check that the string channels in the nut are rounded and have no sharp edges, especially the lower edges facing the fingerboard. Because the string approaches from a slightly downward angle, if that edge is sharp the string can hang up on it, create a burr and break. It needs to be just slightly radiused, and this procedure can be done with very fine sand paper and an old string, or a small round file. Some makers ignore this because Nylon strings are very hard and can withstand a poor set up. Sometimes bridge saddle edges on the tying side are sharp as well and should be radiused slightly with fine sandpaper.

It is good to help the strings over the nut by lifting them slightly right at the nut as you tune up. Plain Nylgut trebles stretch like crazy so you should also cinch the strings up tight on the barrels before winding. Be sure not to overlap wound strings on the tuning barrels. The preferred method is to put a set on an instrument in the evening, bring them just up to pitch, let them sit overnight, and finish tuning in the morning. This allows the molecules some time to adjust to being stretched. Give them a week or so to stretch in fully (less for ukulele strings) before passing any judgment on tone as it takes a while for them to develop their best sound.






1st A


.62 mm

4.1 Kg

2nd E


.77 mm

3.8 Kg

3rd C

Red Series


3.6 Kg

4th G


.67 mm

4.0 Kg

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