Aquila Red Series Ukulele Strings. A unique feeling and a strong, consistent sound. Until now, it was necessary to increase the gauge of a string for it to produce a lower-pitched note. But increasing the string’s diameter also increases internal dampening. That makes the string less bright, less responsive and more muffled; the thicker the string, the duller the sound. Our revolutionary new approach — unique to us — changes the specific weight of the material, increasing it progressively to leave the gauge almost unchanged.
The result is amazing: instruments sound brighter, more powerful and more responsive through the entire range of the fret board. The strings also maintain their intonation better, because thicker strings need to be fretted harder, pulling them further out of tune.
Aquila Red Series Ukulele Strings sets provide superior performance over traditional strings for musicians who love bright sounds and powerful voicing across the full scale of the instrument. You never heard a sound like this before, simply because before it did not exist.
Why are there different shades of red?
In the manufacturing process of our Red Series strings we use different percentages of metal powder to optimise each string’s performance within the set. Because of this, the colour varies slightly with each string in a set of Reds. This is not a production problem. It is so each string produces the sound you expect from Aquila Reds!
The Red Series strings must be stretched by your fingers in a gentle way. Not too much. The settle up in tune in 2-3 days.
- Baritone are standard DGBE tuning.