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SailingUke
11-14-2011, 08:25 AM
This is an interesting update.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=264599750253453&id=169578586422237

I have never played a gut string, but still interesting.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
11-14-2011, 10:02 AM
Just picked up my first (and last for a while it looks like) set of Aquila gut strings from Elderly. Whew.

allanr
11-14-2011, 10:07 AM
I tried these on my vintage Martin. They sounded amazing for about 6 weeks, and then "died".

AC Baltimore
11-14-2011, 10:33 AM
does this mean no more nylgut?

hmgberg
11-14-2011, 10:42 AM
I tried these on my vintage Martin. They sounded amazing for about 6 weeks, and then "died".

I tried these on my vintage Martin, too. They sounded amazing for about 6 weeks (or less), and then "died".

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
11-14-2011, 11:08 AM
does this mean no more nylgut?More nylgut. Just no more real gut.

southcoastukes
11-14-2011, 02:30 PM
I really hope gut doesn't disappear. It has some unique qualities that Nylgut can't quite duplicate.

I don't know if their sources will dry up as well, but for the time being, LaBella still has them in their Historical Strings:

https://www.labella.com/laplaza/ind_strings/default.asp

Jake Wildwood
11-14-2011, 04:52 PM
If folks are going to still keep eating sheep I don't understand why anyone would care that their intestines are turned into strings... except for the fact that nylgut is 100x superior to true gut in just about every way.

Tor
11-14-2011, 11:48 PM
This is an interesting update.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=264599750253453&id=169578586422237

I have never played a gut string, but still interesting.

It's better to use a link to the real site, not via facebook.

http://www.aquilacorde.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=190&Itemid=1471&lang=en

-Tor

NoldiNairolf
11-15-2011, 09:11 AM
Anybody know what laws this cr@p is based on? and who in the EU bureaucracy is responsible for it?
Might make sense to contact some EU politicians 'representing' your country.

Cheers,
Noldi

modern day ukuleleist
11-15-2011, 11:44 AM
It doesn't bother me to be honest. They're still making nylgut and that's the only type I've tried. I've never heard actual gut strings being highly recommended by anyone (aquila nylgut and worth brown are the two I see people recommend the most).

Besides, the idea of playing cattle intestines is kind of gross (yeah I know, it's probably highly processed to the point that nobody could tell what it is, like eating hot dogs) and I imagine synthetic strings last longer and are designed to have a more consistent sound.