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Aquila Red Series Single Unwound Low G Concert Ukulele String AQ-71U

£2.99

Aquila Red Series Single Unwound Low G Concert Ukulele String AQ-71U

Manufacturer: Aquila

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£2.99

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This is a single low G ukulele string for concert ukuleles, which is unwound. As the name of this series of ukulele strings suggests, the string is coloured red. It is just a single string, not a full set of red strings. The Aquila code is AQ-71U

Wound ukulele strings have a shorter lifetime, can sound too bright and intrusive and have excessive sustain, together with the noise they can make when your fingers or pick strike them. Aquila have now found a method to produce these strings unwound by adding red copper powder to their nylgut strings. This gives an unwound string very good elasticity and fine intonation. For the first time you can get an unwound ukulele string without having to use stiff fluorocarbon.

We should add however that the Low G string in these sets is (as it has to be to play an octave lower) thicker than the standard high G.

It is necessary when customising your Ukulele and fitting your new string, to do one of two things.

You can either use a nut file and very carefully widen the groove it will sit in.

or

As you are tightening the string to bring it to pitch, lift it out of the groove two or three times to stop it from becoming trapped, over tensioning above the nut and snapping.