Aquila new Red Series ukulele strings: how to install them properly
These are a few instructions how to install the Red Series properly
1) the string was tuned an octave higher instead low G (people are sometime confused because the Red Series strings are plain and not wound)
2) the string was tuned for an octave lower (common mistake of some begginers)
3 The slot is narrow or has sharp edges. Solution: bring the string up to tension while holding it above the nut slot. This is done to keep it from catching in the slot.
While continuing to bring the string up to pitch, continue to hold it above the nut slot, and only drop it into the nut slot.
when you are checking tuning. This technique ensures that the string will stretch evenly while bringing it up to pitch
4) after the installation the string was stretched too much by your fingers and the string broken: the stretching is a good operation because it assure fast & stable intonation; however it should be done always in a gentle way: the Red Series strings are an high-tech product, not a fishing line
5) the angle between the peg- hole and the string is sharp and work out like a knife. This can cut the string when you are tuning it. Solution: do not install the string into the the peghole too tight. Permit to the string to do a few of turns around the peg; this avoid that the string tension is concentrate on the peg hole only
Mimmo Peruffo (chearman & founder)