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    I think they are more akin to a banjo than a uke, just like an electric guitar is akin to a classical or acoustic guitar.
    Think also of the violin family, viola, cello, bass, they are alike, but different sizes, & so ukes are, from the sopranino right through to the baritone, they are alike, but not a banjo uke, it is a small sized banjo, both in shape, construction, & sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uke1950 View Post
    I think they are more akin to a banjo than a uke, just like an electric guitar is akin to a classical or acoustic guitar.
    Think also of the violin family, viola, cello, bass, they are alike, but different sizes, & so ukes are, from the sopranino right through to the baritone, they are alike, but not a banjo uke, it is a small sized banjo, both in shape, construction, & sound.
    So a violin is just a small double bass then?
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    As long as we're outlawing instruments, what about resonator ukes? Those get pretty loud too!

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    It is in fact a banjo uke!!!!!!!!!!! Uke size, tuned as one, banjo like body, just as a resonator ukulele is a uke. Not really open to debate. Now if we were talking about ukulele basses, it would be a different matter as they are in fact uke sized basses, not a ukulele with fat strings.

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    I wonder what happened to the OP? I visualise him (her?) sitting back smirking, with a large bag of popcorn, watching as the drama unfolds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPO View Post
    So a violin is just a small double bass then?
    FWIW- I seem to recall that the double bass is actually more closely related to the viol family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukantor View Post
    I wonder what happened to the OP? I visualise him (her?) sitting back smirking, with a large bag of popcorn, watching as the drama unfolds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPO View Post
    So a violin is just a small double bass then?
    Basically, yes - they used to be played with a bow, just like a violin.
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    Used to be? They are. They can also be plucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDW View Post
    FWIW- I seem to recall that the double bass is actually more closely related to the viol family.
    Yes and tuned in fourths as well - like viols.
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