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    I read that too. That's just awesome news.

    I read that too. That's just awesome news.
  2. I don't know about 5 string baritones, but Rob at...

    I don't know about 5 string baritones, but Rob at Kalamazoo Guitar Works has been making 6 string baritones (and is getting me one for string R&D) with an octaved E and G.
  3. There will be some, because as you mentioned, the...

    There will be some, because as you mentioned, the scale of the strings is longer on a super-concert compared to a concert, resulting in more overall tension being put on the soundboard. That will...
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    I've been fiddlin' with different tunings, mainly...

    I've been fiddlin' with different tunings, mainly based on customer request and feedback (and also because I have the capabilities to do so).

    Currently have a GCEA black nylon/wound linear set on...
  5. Not quite. The difference is that going from a...

    Not quite. The difference is that going from a soprano to a concert scale is going from 13" nut to bridge to 15" nut to bridge. While the fretboard between a soprano and concert CAN have more frets,...
  6. That's a huge thing; tension does not equate the...

    That's a huge thing; tension does not equate the feel of the strings. I think a lot of that initial misconception came from the old classical guitar gauges of "medium tension," "high tension," etc.....
  7. That's been one of the big priorities of mine...

    That's been one of the big priorities of mine since I came aboard GHS Strings last year. We are now one of only three string companies that have published tension charts for our electric bass strings...
  8. Three things are used to determine the tension of...

    Three things are used to determine the tension of a string: scale length, weight of the string (lb/lin inch) and the note you're tuning to.

    So to answer your questions:

    1-The tension of the...
  9. That's not quite right; the thickness or gauge of...

    That's not quite right; the thickness or gauge of the string has nothing to do with the tension of the string.

    Tension is calculated by scale, the note you are tuning to, and the weight of the...
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    I have a Yeti USB microphone (from Blue...

    I have a Yeti USB microphone (from Blue Microphones that I like quite a bit. You can use the included stand or mount it to a regular microphone stand. I find it works excellent for my needs. This can...
  11. Absolutely nothing. I've got nothing to prove to...

    Absolutely nothing. I've got nothing to prove to anyone in terms of skill level or validation of the instruments I play (and for reference, I get a lot more snide comments when I pull out my 6 string...
  12. I think sometimes too, that the customer can get...

    I think sometimes too, that the customer can get so caught up in the options and possibilities of a custom instrument that they also try to take full control of the process, which usually results in...
  13. We were booth neighbors at the Mighty Uke Fest in...

    We were booth neighbors at the Mighty Uke Fest in May; Dave's stuff is very cool! But yes, that's a great example.
  14. The only thing I see is that a custom uke - or...

    The only thing I see is that a custom uke - or really, a custom instrument of ANY kind - could possibly have a lower resale value because, while the original owner may have gotten an instrument that...
  15. I've got a couple of those that I use (on my uke,...

    I've got a couple of those that I use (on my uke, my acoustic/electric bass, and U-Bass) and true to form, they work very well. It would be awesome to see a strap maker incorporate something like...
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    The LaBella string sets are nearly identical to...

    The LaBella string sets are nearly identical to ours, mainly because we all get our nylon strings from the same source. It's one of the few strings that many places do not make.
  17. As a working musician (meaning, I garner a fair...

    As a working musician (meaning, I garner a fair size of my income from performing), my idea of high-end may be different than many.

    My main gigs are often either studio work (as of late) or...
  18. Without knowing the specific gauges between the...

    Without knowing the specific gauges between the tenor set and concert, it's hard to say whether it will work perfectly.

    You should be fine, but (with the above statement in mind), the tenor set...
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    Actually, tension is based upon the string...

    Actually, tension is based upon the string weight, scale length and the pitch you're tuning the string to, so these tuners will have no effect on that whatsoever. Given how they're made, how the...
  20. 9th fret is another harmonic interval, which is...

    9th fret is another harmonic interval, which is the same as the harmonics on the 4th fret. 3rd fret have harmonics an octave higher than the ones on the 7th fret.

    10th fret has no harmonic...
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    Sticky: Here is where a tension chart falls a bit short....

    Here is where a tension chart falls a bit short. Tension is the amount of force that a string puts on the instrument when tuned to a specific pitch, but that's basically it. It doesn't accurately...
  22. I always heard that the 3-5-7-9-12 markers were...

    I always heard that the 3-5-7-9-12 markers were more for showing where harmonic intervals are on the fretboard. No idea whether that's true or not, but they do line up.
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    This is where TENSION (the amount of force that...

    This is where TENSION (the amount of force that is put upon the instrument when a string is tuned to a certain pitch) and FEEL (how your fingers perceive them) is different. Because they're a...
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    While I can't/won't argue that, there is a LOT...

    While I can't/won't argue that, there is a LOT more that goes into bringing a string to market than just making the string. Especially with a material that someone gets from a third party, there is a...
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    Simple business. For companies manufacturing a...

    Simple business. For companies manufacturing a large amount of ukuleles, strings become a very costly endeavor, especially because it's an item that will always get replaced. Aquila has very...
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