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Thread: Where to replace the E string from the Aquila 1M Red Series

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    A bit off topic. 2011 video, an intreresting builder and nice sounding 4 string played well.


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    Default Re: Where to replace the E string from the Aquila 1M Red Series

    Quote Originally Posted by poul hansen View Post
    I broke an E string :-(
    But it looks like I've succeeded in extending it with a piece of 1 mm Dyneema string. It's been tuned to E5 now for 12 hours and still holding on. My first attempt slipped through the knot though. So this is a double fishermans knot with the end secured.
    Just a quick update, All strings are holding up, including the "tied up" string.
    Kentucky KM-805..........2 Hora M1086 Portuguese II(1 in car)
    Hora M1088 Mandola.....Hora M1087P Octave
    Richmond RMA-110-VS .Noname (German?) mandolin
    Pochette Franz Janisch...3 Pocket......Alfredo Privitera pocket
    Puglisi Pocket 1908........Puglisi 1912
    Mandolinetto Neapolitane 1910
    1 Mandriola...................Cannelo G. Mandriola...Böhm Waldzither 1921
    Johs Møller 1945............Fangel 1915................Luigi Embergher Studio 1933
    Marma Seashell back......Luigi Embergher 5bis 1909

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    Default Re: Where to replace the E string from the Aquila 1M Red Series

    Quote Originally Posted by MrMoe View Post
    Reds= .020, .025, .035, .029 wound. Nylgut=.014, .022, .032, .026 wound. I have tried Cajun Line Red cast fishing line. The 8 lb test is .011. The 17 lb test is .017. I am experimenting with nylon strings for minstrel tuning. I have has some success with fishing line. The sound is not as strong as Reds or Nylgut.
    Did the 17 lb red fishing line work for the first string of the Red Series 1M Aquila mandolin as you mentioned here previously? Thanks

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