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Aquila Cuatro Venezuelano (B, F#, D, A), CUATRO

Aquila Cuatro Venezuelano (B, F#, D, A), CUATRO
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14% Recommend this product (1 of 7 responses)
By Maurizio
Cambridge MA
Perfect service!
September 13, 2021
As always perfect service!
Delivery as expected, prompt communication.
By Peter S.
August 8, 2015
I started using these a few years ago. No turning back. They are the best. I've been playing the Cuatro for about 45 years. from Tropical Trinidad and Tobago.
By Luis P.
Calidad Superior
October 18, 2012
Since the first use of these, I have not used the nylon.
By Gilmer T.
Venezuelan Cuatro
November 30, 2011
Francisco J. Mayoral, no leiste bien, estas cuerdas son solamente para cuatros venezolanos.
By Francisco M.
Aguila cuatro strings
August 5, 2011
No good for the Puerto Rican cuatro. The package is for only four single strings.
By Edward P.
Aquila Cuatro
February 16, 2011
Excellent strings. Tension and gauge seem well designed so that the low B first string plays more in tune with the other three.
By Gilmer
Suavidad y Sonido
April 12, 2010
Estas cuerdas son excelente, hizo resaltar mas el sonido de mi cuatro. Las recomiendo...

(These strings are excellent, they emphasize the sound of my cuatro. I recommend them...)

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.
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