Friday, 27 January 2017

Low G Tuning Explained - AQ-72U $7 Including Postage in Australia

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  • All ukuleles can be Tuned Low G.
  • Chords you know stay the same, no new chords to learn.
  • Scales stay the same (but I think they sound better in linear low g).
  • Rock Riffs now Sound "Proper".
  • No harder on your Finger tips.

Changing over from Standard Re-entrant Ukulele Tuning with its High G string to a Low G ukulele tuning is quite straight forward and easy to do.  There are no new chords to learn, your scales stay the same, and the low g Strings are no harder on your fingers. 

Low G is a Linear tuning, similar to guitars and bass in that the notes move in a "linear' fashion from highest note on your A string to lowest note on your G string.

ALL ukuleles can be tuned low G, no 'special' ukulele is needed.

What you get with Low G is more notes to play as the lowest note on your uke is now an octave below the standard high g. Imagine a piano keyboard, your high g is pitched above middle C, now with a low g you are pitched below middle C

You also be a much fuller Bass tone from your ukulele, and BEST OF ALL those wonderful Rock Single note riffs now sound authentic.

Aquila's revolutionary new approach — unique to Aquila — changes the specific weight of the material, increasing it progressively to leave the gauge almost unchanged.

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.

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.

RED SERIES® 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.

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.

Density is in fact the secret of quality sound in a low string and Aquila are happy to announce that they managed to overcome this difficult technological challenge (tried by many others but without success).

Now, with Aquilas RED SERIES® strings you can finally tune your ukulele to Low G with the certainty of powerful sound quality and a superior intonation across the frets that is fully integrated with that of the upper treble strings.

The technical solution adopted was firstly to make the Nylgut elastic and then add  red copper powder in order to increase the density to about twice that of standard white Nylgut.

  • Color: red-brown
  • Surface: slightly rough; this texture has eliminated the squeak that sometime occurs with the Nylgut strings.
  • Elasticity/Elongation: consistent with white Nylgut!
  • Performances: better than the first elastic version! They do not break under tension providing rapid, stable tuning!
  • Intonation: accurate past the 12th fret
  • Pressing the string firmly down on the frets does not cause the note to sharpen.
  • It is  not necessary to file the nut slot wider to accommodate our RED SERIES® string.
  • Density: about twice than standard white Nylgut.
AQ-72U  $7 Including Postage in Australia

FREE Postage in Australia
FREE Online Ukulele Lesson

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