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    Agreed. There is always a cycle of new people...

    Agreed. There is always a cycle of new people coming in, old people leaving, the same questions being asked, etc..




    Part of my day job involves hanging out on forums (yeah, you can say I get...
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    As someone that uses the Double Four on a regular...

    As someone that uses the Double Four on a regular basis and professionally gigs with it (I've used it in theatre pits, onstage and in large studio orchestras), I'd go that route in a heartbeat. Plus,...
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    This. While most of the unwound strings are all...

    This. While most of the unwound strings are all made at the same factory (esp in terms of nylon strings from the major manufacturers), wound strings are all made in-house, which while simple, still...
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    I've been on the opposite side of that, playing...

    I've been on the opposite side of that, playing in musical theatre pits for years where singers just LOVE going into six/seven flats for twelve measures and then going up a half step to something...
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    Don't confuse people like that, even though it's...

    Don't confuse people like that, even though it's true but incredibly rare (most would opt to play in the key of Db over C# anyway).
  6. Of course, which is why the injunction didn't go...

    Of course, which is why the injunction didn't go through. The UOGB can't tell the UKUO to not play, and honestly why would you? The more ukulele groups that are out there, the better.

    HOWEVER,...
  7. It sounds ridiculous, because you're again...

    It sounds ridiculous, because you're again missing the point. Please re-read post #35, in which I already discussed this.

    "No, it's not. A symphonic orchestra is the name of a group that includes...
  8. This has nothing to do with playing in the same...

    This has nothing to do with playing in the same town. It's about getting gigs, and in UOGB's case, losing them because someone books the "other" group without fully realizing they got the wrong one....
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    Craig Chee and I worked together to get a set...

    Craig Chee and I worked together to get a set made up. I sent him a bunch of strings, he strung them up, we talked, tweaked, rinse and repeat. He usually has a couple sets for sale if you catch him...
  10. This is the point; the names are similar enough...

    This is the point; the names are similar enough that people are getting confused, and it is costing the UOGB money.

    I'd wager to say that the people that don't see an issue with this have either...
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    I don't think that's musical snobbery. I look at...

    I don't think that's musical snobbery. I look at musical snobbery as not liking a specific genre without giving it a fair chance. You've listened to the Doors and decided that they aren't for you,...
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    When you make broad assumptions like "...compare...

    When you make broad assumptions like "...compare some pop/rock tunes to jazz, they just don't stand up." and state you're not a snob, you kind of are.

    A good piece of music will transcend time,...
  13. To be honest, until last year that's all we had;...

    To be honest, until last year that's all we had; the black nylon strings that everyone else has. The fluorocarbon sets came out last fall and premiered at Winter NAMM, and we've had a lot of really...
  14. You can also use the 2394 Smoothwound Bass string...

    You can also use the 2394 Smoothwound Bass string from GHS Strings. It's basically the same as the Fremont Soloist, and over $1 cheaper too. I have it on my concert BP right now and it sounds great.
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    I only read the original post. Just a quick...

    I only read the original post.

    Just a quick question; were you a good ukulele player as soon as you picked up your uke, or did you work at it? Singing is the exact same thing, and aside from...
  16. As a professional musician (meaning, someone that...

    As a professional musician (meaning, someone that makes a substantial amount of their yearly income from gigging), I know that most of the instruments off the shelf won't live up to my demands, so...
  17. No, it's not. A symphonic orchestra is the name...

    No, it's not. A symphonic orchestra is the name of a group that includes strings, winds and brass. It's a general term, much like the quartet, trio, jazz combo, etc.. It's not until you make it...
  18. Since the UOGB is different enough from an actual...

    Since the UOGB is different enough from an actual symphony orchestra, there likely will never be an issue. No one is going to buy tickets to the symphony and feel misled because they were expecting 8...
  19. This. Plus, according to the article, the UKOB...

    This. Plus, according to the article, the UKOB has conceded that it has "diluted" the brand and registered trademark of the UOGB shows intent on the former to ride the popularity of the latter.
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  20. That's actually a very popular string of ours...

    That's actually a very popular string of ours that we OEM to a lot of uke companies that offer their own string sets. The aluminum is soft enough that the isn't a whole lot of "squeak" involved in...
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    Problem with Snark, O'ahu and all of the ones...

    Problem with Snark, O'ahu and all of the ones that are headstock tuners is that they're pulling on the vibrations from the headstock, which will vary depending on where your tuner is located and how...
  22. No one that I know of. The smallest diameter wire...

    No one that I know of. The smallest diameter wire I believe you can get is around a .004, which is automatically going to give you .008 in wrap diameter even before you factor in the core wire. There...
  23. That's possible. Either a .009 or .010 might...

    That's possible. Either a .009 or .010 might work, since the scale length of the instrument is such that it would put minimal tension on the body (the .009 would be around 8.5lbs and the .010 is...
  24. Basically. It's a byproduct of marketing at this...

    Basically. It's a byproduct of marketing at this point, and something for a company to use to claim their string is somehow different or special from everyone else, although it sounds from your links...
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    I believe the ML series from Boat Paddle Ukulele...

    I believe the ML series from Boat Paddle Ukulele fits the bill of what you're after. They offer a concert neck on a tenor body.
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