We show that for every $n\ge 2$ there exists a torsion-free
one-ended word-hyperbolic group $G$ of rank $n$ admitting generating
$n$-tuples $(a_1,\ldots ,a_n)$ and $(b_1,\ldots ,b_n)$ such that the
$(2n-1)$-tuples $$(a_1,\ldots ,a_n, \underbrace{1,\ldots ,1}_{n-1 \text{
times}})\hbox{ and }(b_1,\ldots, b_n, \underbrace{1,\ldots ,1}_{n-1
\text{ times}} )$$ are not Nielsen-equivalent in $G$. The group $G$ is
produced via a probabilistic construction (joint work with Ilya Kapovich).