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[*] posted on 4-29-2006 at 04:45 PM
Aqilla string


I was wondering if anybody knows anywhere that I can find Aqilla strings sells saperatly ( single strings to choose but not having to buy the hole set ) ?

Thank you
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[*] posted on 4-29-2006 at 10:31 PM


Salaam Ya Ali,
My advice is TO STAY AWAY FROM ACQUILLA!
They are the worst brand I have ever used in my life.
Anyway, Here is a site that mght sell separate strings. However, I never replaced a single string either. If I lost one, I replaced the whole set.

http://www.juststrings.com/oud.html

I recommend LaBella

http://www.juststrings.com/labellaoud.html

The Arabic set is:

LAB_OU80A

The best quality I have ever used so far is
Pyramid lute strings

http://www.pyramid-strings.de

According to my tuning, below are the strings I ordered with their respective diameters in mm's:

ff 0.575
cc 0.700
gg 0.906
dd 1.010
aa 1.017
ff 1.025

Good luck,

Hatem
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[*] posted on 4-29-2006 at 11:12 PM


Ali,

I would suggest you email Mimmo in regard to your request for individual strings.
"Aquilacorde" <aquila@aquilacorde.com>

Here are the specifications for all Aquila Nylgut strings:

Turkish tuning
vibrating string length: 58 cms
pitch: a-440 Hz
nylgut & gut density =1.30

1st d: 2x .60 mm nylgut = 4.3 Kg each string
2nd a: 2x .77 mm nylgut = 4.0 Kg each string
3rd e: 2x wound strings (of 1.08 mm equiv. solid gut) = 4.4 Kg each string; external gauge: .58 mm
4th B: 2x wound strings (of 1.40 mm equiv. solid gut) = 4.2 Kg each string; external gauge: .71 mm
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5th A: 2x wound strings (of 1.68 mm equiv. solid gut) = 4.5 Kg each string; external gauge:
5th F#: 2x wound strings (of 1.87 mm equiv. solid gut) = 4.2 Kg each string; external gauge: .87 mm
6th E: 1x wound strings (of 2.10 mm equiv. solid gut) = 4.2 Kg ; external gauge: .96 mm
6th C#: 1x wound strings (of 2.48 mm equiv. solid gut) = 4.2 Kg; external gauge: 1.08 mm

Arabic tuning
vibrating string length: 62 cms
pitch: a-440 Hz
nylgut & gut density =1.30

1st c: 2x .62 mm nylgut = 4.3 Kg each string
2nd g: 2x .80 mm nylgut = 4.0 Kg each string
3rd d: 2x wound strings (of 1.17 mm equiv. solid gut) = 4.7 Kg each string; external gauge: .64 mm
4th A: 2x wound strings (of 1.50 mm equiv. solid gut) = 4.2 Kg each string; external gauge: .77mm
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5th F: 2x wound strings (of 1.87 mm equiv. solid gut) = 4.3 Kg each string; external gauge: .87 mm
5th G: 2x wound strings (of 1.68 mm equiv. solid gut) = 4.3 Kg each string; external gauge: .81mm
6th C: 1x wound strings (of 2.48 mm equiv. solid gut) = 4.2 Kg; external gauge: 1.10 mm
6th D: 1x wound strings (of 2.20 mm equiv. solid gut) = 4.2 Kg; external gauge: 1.00 mm


Regards,

Greg
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[*] posted on 4-29-2006 at 11:46 PM


contrary to hatem's experience, i found nylgut strings from aquilla to be excellent - they take longer to settle down but once done they stay in tune longer and last longer than ordinary nylon.

i belive aquilla in the states requires a minimum order of $30-something but mimmo, here in italy- to the best of my knowledge - does not.

thanks for the string gauge info. greg.

- bill
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[*] posted on 4-30-2006 at 12:42 AM


I am distributing Aquila nylgut strings in Turkey and putting them on my professional model ouds,result is perfect.Thanks Mimmo for his nice work.



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[*] posted on 4-30-2006 at 12:58 AM
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I must thank you Haluk for your gift that came with the Electric oud.

This Aquilla strings set was the best, Highly recommended for all oud players.

Haluk, Do you sell separate strings too?




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[*] posted on 4-30-2006 at 01:32 AM


I ordered to Mimmo Aquila strings as bulks,when they arrived from Italy, seperately selling will be possible.I will put Aquilas to learner models also at a near future.

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[*] posted on 5-23-2006 at 12:41 PM


Dear friends,
maybe I think to give you good new: starting from now we sell single oud strings also. In fact I think not right that one is obliged to buy a whole set because one or two strings are out of quality.

You can learn more here:
http://www.aquilacorde.com/catalogo13.htm

I hope that this work in the right way! ;)
Ciao!
Mimmo by aquila, Italy
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