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Aquila Baritone (AECG) Set, ABUK

Aquila Baritone (AECG) Set, ABUK
Manufacturer:
Aquila
Manufacturer Part #:
ABUK
SKU:
AQU_ABUK
Price:
$7.87

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By JustStrings Customer Service
May 9, 2016
Baritone Ukulele strings
This is the only baritone ukulele set in the JustStrings catalog that is tuned G/C/E/A. It is very popular set with baritone ukulele players. All the other baritone ukulele sets in our catalog are guitar tuned, but this set is also baritone but with a different tuning.
By Daniel Greenfeld
May 7, 2016
Aquila "Baritone" Uke strings
These are NOT baritone uke strings. Baritone should be DGBE, the bottom four strings on a guitar.
By Mike H
February 22, 2014
Try these on that Bari you don't play anymore
These handle Concert GCEA tuning without problem - a little scary at first because these are the same gauges as the Concert set - only longer.

I have used baritone ukes to teach beginning guitar to young students. Now these kids are much older and this set turns that old Bari into a standard uke. How cool is that?

They are especially great on less expensive, laminated ukes and overbuilt baris like my old Harmony. Makes them sound fantastic.

If you have large hands and find smaller uke fretboards cramped, you will like this set.

Yes they take awhile to stabilize but I've had these on my Harmony for three years with no problems - strings or uke.
By B. Yoshina
June 26, 2011
Aquila Baritone AE CG set, ABUK
Mellow sound after break-in period. Could not get it locally so I had to to get it mailed to me. Postage really added to cost. I wish local dealers would carry it.
By Mike Bond
April 20, 2011
Aquila Strings
I have 3 Ukuleles and all of them are strung with Aquila strings. Care is required when you are changing to them because they are softer than nylon. But if you want to stay in tune, these strings are fantastic. Once they are stretched (which takes half the time of nylon) they stay in tune. Stay in tune. The tone is wonderfully clear.
By docletts
September 19, 2010
uke syrings
The Aquila strings are everything the claim to be. Have used many different brands, but always return to Aquila.
By Billy
September 17, 2010
Baritone uke strings c set
I'm using these as a EBGD set with a high D, as I can't bring myself to tighten the strings another 2 and 1/2 semitones - seems plenty tight already. Sound good though.
By Gary COEBURN
September 7, 2010
AGUILA BARITONE (AECG) SET
I orginally gave these strings a bad review. I could not get them tune up on my Kala baritone uke. I did not give them enough time. After a few days and much streching of the string I was able to tune my uke. I am having to tune it each time I play it but everything is starting to come together an I am sure before long I will get the results I have heard of. I apologize for judging to soon and admit I was wrong. I now reccomend thes strings.
By Gus Bloch
June 10, 2010
Aquila Baritone AECG set
I assumed that these are meant to be used for soprano tuning (AEGC) on a baritone ukulele and installed them on a Pono PB Baritone. After a normally long Nylgut break in period, I can state that the results are fantastic. Big sound, great tone and adaptability. The long neck provides lots of chord and melodic possibilities and a capo is very handy for obtaining high tunings without retuning strings. So far, I haven't missed the standard baritone tuning since I have several acoustic guitars including a 3/4 size.
By Claude
May 1, 2010
Aquila Baritone (AECG) Set
Excellent on my vintage Favilla baritone.
By Steve Botts
December 2, 2009
Aquila Uke strings
These really are worth paying a little more for. My 2nd string has always been a little dead but with the nylgut, it sings.



Be careful when putting them on though. They seem a little more brittle than GHS to me.
By Robert
December 2, 2009
Aquilq Baritone AECG strings
I put these on my Kala baritone uke and cannot get them in tune without them being far too slack or far too tight . . . and yes I do have them in the right order
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION INFORMATION:

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.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER

TENSION

1st A

Nylgut

.62 mm

4.4 Kg

2nd E

Nylgut

.80 mm

3.8 Kg

3rd C

Nylgut

.95 mm

3.6 Kg

4th G

Nylgut

.67 mm

4.1 Kg

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