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Brian Prunka
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[*] posted on 7-29-2014 at 04:34 PM


For those of you who are fans of Aquila, I wanted to let you know the current situation.

Aquila is producing only two sets:
13o Arabic tuning "light" (actually medium) tension C FF AA dd gg c'c'
9o Arabic tuning "normal" (actually high) tension C FF AA dd gg c'c'

The 13o set now has silver-plated copper wound strings (instead of the old plain copper).

The only nylgut pairs available are:
42o "light" tension f'f'
33o "normal" tension f'f'

So if you want a high f'f' set, you need to buy the regular set and add the appropriate f'f' pair. The 57o and 59o sets are discontinued.

I tried to talk Mimmo into continuing the availability of the individual c'c' and gg courses, but he declined.



I have the current offerings in stock, plus a handful of individual wound strings (in case you use D or G on the low courses). These follow the old system, so "light" strings are plain copper, not silver-plated. Unfortunately, the old stock of individual nylgut are all gone.




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[*] posted on 7-29-2014 at 04:41 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Brian Prunka  

I tried to talk Mimmo into continuing the availability of the individual c'c' and gg courses, but he declined.



Thank you for trying, Brian. That is very unfortunate, especially if Aquila has truly corrected the discrepancy in pitch problem that sometimes happened between members of a pair of trebles.
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[*] posted on 7-29-2014 at 06:44 PM


I know. I can only imagine that they want to sell full sets, but I was very clear that I don't anticipate much difference in the number of full sets I sell—the sale of individual strings always seemed to be largely independent of the people who wanted whole sets. We'll see.



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[*] posted on 8-5-2014 at 07:18 PM


What would you guys recommend trying now that I can't get the low tension Aquilas? I actually like the sound of broken in well used strings on my Ghadban... older strings tame the brightness of the floating bridge. Anyone want to sell a set of used Pyramid lute strings? :D
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[*] posted on 8-20-2014 at 01:13 AM


Hello,

for those who are interested I can compose sets from the individual Aquila lute strings.
  1. plain Nylgut strings - gut color and not polished like the ones in the oud sets
  2. copper wound bass strings - the same as in the former sets


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[*] posted on 8-24-2014 at 07:35 PM


Matthias any idea what those sets would cost shipped to USA? Thanks
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[*] posted on 8-25-2014 at 12:44 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Jason  
Matthias any idea what those sets would cost shipped to USA? Thanks


Hello Jason,

for the most of my shippings around the world 7.70 Eur are sufficient.
The whole details about the shipping costs can be seen here.

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[*] posted on 8-26-2014 at 11:47 AM


I mean how much are the strings? I didn't see them listed on your site
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[*] posted on 8-27-2014 at 03:53 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Jason  
I mean how much are the strings? I didn't see them listed on your site


Hello, Jason,

Please let me know which set ( give me the old number, codex ?? ) you are interested in. Then I can put it ito the shop

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[*] posted on 10-16-2014 at 10:45 AM


Quote: Originally posted by aquila  
Hello guys,
Mimmo again
Brian... may I ask you alitte help? I would like to send you a set of arabic tuning model 13O with re balanced 5 & 6th basses.
And a RED SERIES unwound for the 3rd. I would like to know if it is ok.
Maybe it is a revolution.
I already made the suggestion you gave me.
a few sets and the spare ff. Sorry, I cannot offer others spare nylguts for business considerations.
BTW: the next nylgut be made yellow brown like gut and not white
ps Brian. if you like to help me mail me to
aquila@aquilacorde.com
see you soon!
Mimmo, rrom rainy an could Italy


Brian, did you get a chance to try the RED series unwound string for the 3rd course mimmo suggested? Was that also nylgut? What did you think of it?
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[*] posted on 10-16-2014 at 02:08 PM


I didn't think the red 3rd worked very well. However, my experience with Aquila previously is that sometimes they don't work very well on one oud but sound really great on another so I have saved the string and will try it on another oud to compare.




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