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KoloheBoy
09-22-2008, 08:11 PM
I was thinking it would be cool to have some ukulele underground wristbands like the lance armstrong live strong bands. They're pretty cheap and can come in many different colors and designs. Would be cool to support UU when you're playing your uke! everybody would see um when you play. I would wear them :). I ordered some for my team a while back, check out www.reminderband.com Fast service and cheap.

:D

edit: For the guy who said it should go to a charitable cause, how about money towards keeping the site going? Ryan and everyone are paying out of their pockets to keep this thing going. Think about it....

Misguided Musician
09-22-2008, 08:28 PM
I would rock UU bands everyday.

KoloheBoy
09-22-2008, 08:32 PM
I would rock UU bands everyday.

woohoo!:nana:

Poi Dog
09-23-2008, 12:38 AM
That's actually a pretty good idea!

A few years ago we sold reminder bands as a fund-raiser to repair a skatepark! We sold them for $5.00 each and SOLD OUT in a matter of weeks! LOL (They were black with the embossed word "SK8HRD").

Wish I kept a couple... LOL

UkuLeLesReggAe
09-23-2008, 02:00 AM
yes!!

and key rings :)

freedive135
09-23-2008, 03:56 AM
I got my card ready!!!!

sukie
09-23-2008, 08:25 AM
Pretty please can we get some?

thesoobz
09-23-2008, 09:00 AM
id definitely order one can we have rasta colors ones.. =) hahaha

and key chains yeah good idea! like just have UU on it that would be tiiight or an ukulele with UU on the soundhole... +)

herbsandspices
09-23-2008, 10:38 AM
No offense, but the original idea of those "awareness bracelets" was to support a charitable cause or organization... while UU may be a non-profit organization, IMHO it's not a charitable cause. But they are now used as corporate feel-good handouts as cheap marketing gimmicks. :(

Sorry to be such a downer with such few posts! :o

I like thesoobz's idea of keychains more - it's not trying to be something it's not! :nana: We could get pickholder keychains made! (joke)

john

freedive135
09-23-2008, 12:11 PM
Well then I for one would be willing to put up an extra buck or 2 for a braclet to help support the Ukes 4 kids program.

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/group.php?groupid=8

Make it read "Ukulele Underground Uke's 4 Kids" I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one!!!!!!

Kaneohe til the end
09-23-2008, 08:57 PM
No offense, but the original idea of those "awareness bracelets" was to support a charitable cause or organization... while UU may be a non-profit organization, IMHO it's not a charitable cause. But they are now used as corporate feel-good handouts as cheap marketing gimmicks. :(
john

it doesnt have to be an awareness bracelet then, it can just be a normal rubber bracelet.

iamjamesmiles
09-24-2008, 10:04 AM
my two cousin and i are willing to support it:music:

Jack
09-24-2008, 04:02 PM
Well then I for one would be willing to put up an extra buck or 2 for a braclet to help support the Ukes 4 kids program.

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/group.php?groupid=8

Make it read "Ukulele Underground Uke's 4 Kids" I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one!!!!!!

Lol that's a great idea. help something out but get a cool wristband at the same time!

genious:worship:

JexUke9
09-24-2008, 05:32 PM
i'm thinking of UU dogtags!!! w00t

Britna
09-24-2008, 06:23 PM
Ah, I'm so down with this. Rasta colored ones would be siiiiick.

davoomac
09-24-2008, 08:23 PM
Not all rubber bracelets have to be 'awareness bracelets'. If we made em I would wear it every day too!

Kaneohe til the end
09-24-2008, 08:48 PM
Not all rubber bracelets have to be 'awareness bracelets'. If we made em I would wear it every day too!

thank you! good to see you posting again

davoomac
09-24-2008, 11:31 PM
thank you! good to see you posting again

Thanks! life's gotten crazy. I'd love to see UU bracelets though! has this been brought up to ryan yet?

UkuLeLesReggAe
09-25-2008, 02:24 AM
^ yeah man supz.
u aint on msn muj either.

pwnoman
09-25-2008, 09:42 AM
Not all rubber bracelets have to be 'awareness bracelets'. If we made em I would wear it every day too!

I agree, bracelets like Colbert's Wriststrong bracelet would be a fun way to identify with other ukulele underground members. It would be a great way to show your UU pride on youtube videos and stuff (seeing as on most ukulele youtube videos all you see are the hands and wrists of the players). I think this is a great idea :)

VK18
09-25-2008, 10:16 AM
Not everyone wears their shirt everyday wouldnt it be great if you could find a fellow uu'er any day?

SeanKy671
09-25-2008, 01:51 PM
haha yeah this would be SICK!!
i'd love to support UU with a wristband

let's do it!! :D

Phatzo
09-25-2008, 02:50 PM
Thats good idea, i would like to see sweat wrist bands, too. I like wearing them when i play.

KoloheBoy
09-25-2008, 04:44 PM
For the guy who said it should go to a charitable cause, how about money towards keeping the site going? Ryan and everyone are paying out of their pockets to keep this thing going. Think about it....

HaileISela
09-26-2008, 12:20 AM
wooot, I like that idea... rasta colors would be the bomb! but I wonder how much it would cost me to get some of them shipped to germany... -.-

but I'd def go for it! UU FTW!^^:rock:

hoosierhiver
09-26-2008, 02:33 AM
Big UU coffeee mugs!:)

pwnoman
09-26-2008, 07:02 AM
Big UU coffeee mugs!:)

I say we make Rayan and Aldrine action figures!!!
http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp184/carrierdan/gi_joealdrine.jpg

Sorry Rayan I couldn't find a large enough picture of your head :(

freedive135
09-26-2008, 08:37 AM
Coffee mugs another great idea!!!

SeanKy671
09-26-2008, 07:10 PM
I say we make Rayan and Aldrine action figures!!!
http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp184/carrierdan/gi_joealdrine.jpg

Sorry Rayan I couldn't find a large enough picture of your head :(

DUDE!!
ACTION FIGURES!!!!

i'd pay like 10 bucks for one of dem

SeanKy671
09-26-2008, 07:18 PM
I'd just like to say.....
CONGRATULATIONS TO ME!!
I'M A SENIOR MEMBER

experimentjon
09-27-2008, 09:09 PM
Ah, the bracelet is a cool idea, but unfortunately, I wear a Phiten one every day, and a watch on my other hand, so I would have no space for one of those rubber ones. I love Phiten...

hoosierhiver
09-28-2008, 05:43 AM
Love the action figure idea.

freedive135
09-29-2008, 06:10 AM
Hows about hats/visors???

hoosierhiver
09-30-2008, 02:05 PM
UU fire extinquishers cause some of you people are smokin' hot!

SeanKy671
09-30-2008, 04:16 PM
UU The Movie!!!!

In Theaters NOW! :music:

UkuLeLesReggAe
10-01-2008, 03:52 AM
^ not such a bad idea. who has the money for a movie?? :D

SeanKy671
10-01-2008, 12:45 PM
lol i was joking....

this may be getting out of hand :D

KoloheBoy
10-01-2008, 03:35 PM
lol i was joking....

this may be getting out of hand :D

emo kid keychain thing like aldrines uke

whatevsalex
10-01-2008, 05:42 PM
emo kid keychain thing like aldrines uke


or....

aldrine and rayan bobble heads!! :D

SeanKy671
10-02-2008, 12:45 PM
what's next?? Ukulele Underground's gonna start branding foods
lol

UkuLeLesReggAe
10-02-2008, 09:39 PM
Ah, the bracelet is a cool idea, but unfortunately, I wear a Phiten one every day, and a watch on my other hand, so I would have no space for one of those rubber ones. I love Phiten...

whats a phiten?

seeso
10-03-2008, 05:09 AM
whats a phiten?


The name "Phiten" comes from the Greek letter phi Φ, which symbolizes a perfect balance in the natural world. Thus, the Phiten products aim to create a balanced flow of energy throughout the body, helping to ease stress and fatigue from daily work or exercise. The technology behind the products can be quite confusing, and is not approved by the FDA. But the company claims that their processing of titanium into a water-soluble form (aqua-titanium), is what "improves blood circulation, relieves tension or stiffness of the muscles, and generally relaxes your body." Their explanation for how Phiten affects the body is that "when you're tired or stressed, the body's positive and negative ions are not balanced, therefore causing tension or aches. However, the aqua-titanium processed necklace, bracelet, and even tape will help to stabilize those ions and restore the flow of energy."

Today, Phiten is a household name in Japan. Countless athletes and organizations endorse the products and believe the power behind the titanium-infused technology. Some of the major athletes in Japan that wear Phiten are: Shingo Katayama (pro golfer), Naoko Takahashi (Olympic medal marathon runner), Tomoaki Kanemoto (pro baseball player), and Yu Darvish (pro baseball player). Even in the US, Phiten's exposure to the public is growing, all due to star athletes wearing and supporting the products. The company sponsors many MLB players like Josh Beckett, Joba Chamberlain, Randy Johnson, Clay Buchholz, Justin Verlander, Justin Morneau, and Brandon Webb. They also sponsor the likes of Sergio Garcia (pro golfer), Paula Radcliffe (marathon runner), and Jennie Finch (pro softball player).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phiten

BluesDrive
10-03-2008, 07:02 AM
Randy Johnson, Sergio Garcia, and Jennie Finch? Dang. I didn't know Phiten was THAT popular nowadays. I think Phiten first started becoming popular when they sponsored women's volleyball leagues.

A personal warning. Wherever you place Phiten tape, it tends to make that area feel like it's warmer than the rest. I sprained my ankle like, 3 years ago and put the tape on the ankle. Boy oh boy did my shoes smell(made my feet sweat a lot).


We could always try like, UU vinyl stickers for cars, haha.

Misguided Musician
10-03-2008, 11:42 AM
what's next?? Ukulele Underground's gonna start branding foods
lol

Of course! I would definitely buy some of Aldrine's awesome Bannana Ketchup spaghetti.

Fred Miu
10-03-2008, 12:10 PM
Of course! I would definitely buy some of Aldrine's awesome Bannana Ketchup spaghetti.

who wouldnt?

but i have to admit, his mom makes GREAT B.K.S.

SeanKy671
10-03-2008, 07:26 PM
lol New!! Ukulele Underground's Banana Ketchup Spagetti
In Stores Now

LonBoi808
10-11-2008, 01:13 PM
spunds like a really good idea

Hobgoblin Steve
02-03-2009, 01:03 PM
was this idea trashed? Id like to say that if it has been forgotten, its still an awesome idea. Since my New York Rangers one got really stretched out, Ive been looking for a replacement. Im using a support our troops one, and while I do, I miss my ranger one. A UU one would fill the void that has emerged on my wrist.

SeanKy671
02-03-2009, 01:10 PM
No but seriously.. this is a great idea

dorkatron
02-03-2009, 01:39 PM
i would buy one... especially if it's to help out in any way =]

ritzer012
02-03-2009, 06:16 PM
i would too! i think a lot of people would

Aceaviator91
02-04-2009, 09:03 AM
Hmmm I would like to see UU keychains.


Either in the shape of a Ukulele with UU on the front
or
The logo up at the top of the screen...

I would buy em' :D

Hobgoblin Steve
04-01-2009, 06:23 PM
I gotta bump this idea, only because I really think this would sell very well at one or two dollars a bracelet. They also are very inexpensive to make, so the profit is pretty good too

kealoha
04-01-2009, 07:51 PM
oh that would be killaz...good way to represent:shaka:

HoldinCoffee
04-01-2009, 08:22 PM
No offense, but the original idea of those "awareness bracelets" was to support a charitable cause or organization...

"UkuleleUnderground, spreading ALOHA throughout the world. Aloha HARD!"

That'd be a good t-shirt too.

smgold101
04-02-2009, 06:20 AM
"UkuleleUnderground, spreading ALOHA throughout the world. Aloha HARD!"

That'd be a good t-shirt too.

Amen brother or sister lol I would deff buy probably 3 wristbands lol I would buy 3 because i usually like to play with them while i wear them and they usually snap after like couple months lol :D Plus that cause seems pretty good to me lol

wickedwahine11
04-02-2009, 06:59 AM
I would LOVE to get one. And on that website (https://reminderband.com/pricing.php), they really are very inexpensive to get. If you order 100 they are only $1.23 each, and if you get 200, they are only $0.83 each. UU could use the extra funds for a charitable contribution, or to run the site. They could charge a few dollars on them, and make an easy profit. Or heck, I'd pay $5 for it, just to give back to the UU guys for all they do in running this site.

Hmm, I might order some for my softball team...they are a lot cheaper to order than I thought.

And if the UU guys don't order them, at only $4.50 for one, I may make myself a custom ukulele wristband on my own.:rolleyes:

Noob
04-02-2009, 07:05 AM
I'd definitely buy one.

How about some ukulele bling? A.G. is always dangling something or other from his headstock. A nice UU tag for members to hang from theirs would be a good show of support and a little more unique to UU...

dominicfoundthemooon
04-02-2009, 07:09 AM
i think more UU Merch in general..

1. HATS (stalking or scull cap)
2. More shirt ideas!
3. STICKERS.. for god sake.. sell the ones they send out with shirts
4. just anything.. i would buy stuff to support the site!! for sure!!

Hobgoblin Steve
04-02-2009, 08:09 AM
This idea (Bracelets) seems to be pretty popular here, I think we should go ahead with it.

That said, what do the Store-Admins think?

smgold101
04-02-2009, 09:25 AM
I'm sure the admins for merch do much research themselves but i stumbled upon this site that yal should check out if it becomes a reality. http://www.the-wristband-factory.com/pricing.html
hope to see these soon!

-Seth

xbrrrian
04-17-2009, 03:32 PM
Lanyards!!! :D
That say UkuleleUnderground.com
or I<3MyUkulele
YEAH?!

Hobgoblin Steve
04-17-2009, 06:33 PM
I was actually hoping a staff member would chime in as to the possibility of UU livestrongesque bracelets.

smgold101
04-17-2009, 07:47 PM
I was actually hoping a staff member would chime in as to the possibility of UU livestrongesque bracelets.

haha i know right! seven pages of responses is a pretty good amount lol hopefully they will come and visit us soon.

Jimmy
04-18-2009, 12:53 AM
We need:
UU hotpants
Aaron Bobbleheads
UU lunchboxes
UU "shave yo head" kit

Hankthetank
04-18-2009, 11:54 AM
i think more UU Merch in general..

1. HATS (stalking or scull cap)
2. More shirt ideas!
3. STICKERS.. for god sake.. sell the ones they send out with shirts
4. just anything.. i would buy stuff to support the site!! for sure!!


Kind of reminds me of this clip from Spaceballs.
Merchandising!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvmZ9SPcTzU


UU The Breakfast Cereal
UU The Bed Sheets
UU The Toilet Paper
May the Uke be with you!:shaka:

In all seriousness, I like the idea of the bracelet. I would definitely pick up some of these. And UU-the flamethrower!

bt93
04-19-2009, 02:49 PM
i went on a site and designed some rasta style bracelets that say ukulele underground. the only problem is that inorder to get them, i need to order 500 pieces. would anyone be interested?

toubisard
04-20-2009, 09:34 AM
key rings would be good as uke bling.

Captain Google
04-20-2009, 09:39 AM
I was actually hoping a staff member would chime in as to the possibility of UU livestrongesque bracelets.

As long as they say "Yook Strong" instead of "Uke Strong". The latter wouldn't be a good idea. :eek:

Hobgoblin Steve
04-20-2009, 12:43 PM
lol @ yookstrong,
but I just used that term so people knew I was talking about the rubber bracelets.

smgold101
05-02-2009, 05:15 AM
Bump? lol Maybe a looksi from Rayan or someone else important? Deach? hahaha

Hobgoblin Steve
05-02-2009, 12:40 PM
was just about to bump it, good call

Myala509
05-02-2009, 04:58 PM
Id buy those wrist bands!

krabbers
05-04-2009, 03:41 AM
i use old rubber wrist bands for hanging my ukes up. hook them round the C and E pegs and hang em on the wall, being soft they wont damage anything , havnt had one break......YET!

also good for gigging for guitar stands if the the rubber strap has gone missing , as all of mine have.

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/krabstick/Image001.jpg

i for one would wear one,

cheers

K

ukemonkey
05-04-2009, 09:20 AM
I want a UU wristband, and I like the idea of some money going to ukes for kids, I run uke lessons for the kids at the school where I teach here in England (7-11 yr olds) and it is such a great instrument to learn and have fun with quickly - and if I can learn anyone can!
ukemonkey

Hobgoblin Steve
05-04-2009, 11:43 AM
Im starting to think theres a conspiracy for the admins not to post in this thread. I say lift the boycott! post here! we want answers!(not really, just an "is this a possibility" answer :/)

smgold101
05-04-2009, 06:28 PM
Yeah!!!! Rabble rabble rabble

Hobgoblin Steve
05-04-2009, 06:34 PM
/pitchfork

ukemonkey
05-05-2009, 07:34 AM
How many entries were there for the all things reggae comp?
I bet we would mostly all buy a black,red,gold,green UU wristband. (perhaps you could do special edition ones for different comps?)
Someone also mentioned lanyards (is that the right word?) how about uke straps (like those dinky ones that go in the sound hole?)
ukemonkey

Myala509
05-05-2009, 11:08 PM
I bet the admins are not posting because they are on order and they want it be a surprise! And they are giving the first 50 away for free!!!

salukulady
05-06-2009, 08:49 AM
I bet the admins are not posting because they are on order and they want it be a surprise! And they are giving the first 50 away for free!!!I want one, I want one!

Hobgoblin Steve
05-07-2009, 08:03 AM
who else needs a pitchfork? were about to storm the admins stronghold

/pitchfork
/torch

salukulady
05-07-2009, 10:32 AM
who else needs a pitchfork? were about to storm the admins stronghold

/pitchfork
/torchI'll only use a pitchfork that has the UU logo on it.........

Hobgoblin Steve
05-13-2009, 05:15 PM
seriously, nogo on this?

smgold101
05-13-2009, 05:50 PM
seriously, nogo on this?

IM IN!!! RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!!! (Pitch fork in hand shaking it towards the sky)

Hobgoblin Steve
05-13-2009, 05:53 PM
lol I meant the bands, not the riot. the riot started already

smgold101
05-13-2009, 06:18 PM
lol I meant the bands, not the riot. the riot started already

Oh...uhh yeah...about that...i kinda already sorta lit ryans doorstep on fire and threw my pitch fork at the side of his house...so um sorry bout that ryan.

JT_Ukes
05-13-2009, 07:33 PM
How about a UU Ukulele strap?

ThePunkWay
05-13-2009, 08:09 PM
i'm im, UU straps, lanyards, rubber bracelets, the whole nine! and for the bracelets, either keeping ht site running, or supporting ukes for kids is a great idea! but please, please, please...


VINYL STICKERS!!!!

i want to represent on my truck... but i can't, because there's no vinyl stickers on UU the UU store!

salukulady
05-13-2009, 08:29 PM
i'm im, UU straps, lanyards, rubber bracelets, the whole nine! and for the bracelets, either keeping ht site running, or supporting ukes for kids is a great idea! but please, please, please...


VINYL STICKERS!!!!

i want to represent on my truck... but i can't, because there's no vinyl stickers on UU the UU store!They need to be vinyl, crackle proof and UV coated to be any good to use outside.

ThePunkWay
05-13-2009, 10:11 PM
They need to be vinyl, crackle proof and UV coated to be any good to use outside.

ok, well then what she said! i want those! :D

ukulele2544
05-15-2009, 12:06 PM
Great idea

ukulele2544
05-21-2009, 09:49 PM
I think that would be cool too..

Hobgoblin Steve
05-21-2009, 09:52 PM
Im just gonna be annoying untill I/we get a mod/admin response.

/Beeeeeeeeeessssss annnnoyyyyinggggggg





everyone else should do the same.

ukemonkey
05-22-2009, 10:00 AM
just keeping the pressure on!

smgold101
05-25-2009, 05:44 PM
I think they are waiting till there are 100 posts in this thread. I cant think of any other reason they wouldnt respond to it. lol

Hobgoblin Steve
05-25-2009, 06:05 PM
/is annoying.

cmon Admins, give us a heads up please

Hobgoblin Steve
05-28-2009, 06:12 PM
/annoying.

Myala509
05-28-2009, 08:02 PM
Someone make their own bracelets on that site. Ill buy one.

smgold101
05-29-2009, 07:25 PM
Someone make their own bracelets on that site. Ill buy one.

Is UU trademarked? wouldnt that be funny if we did then we got a letter in the mail marked Hawaii from Ryan and Aldrine suing us haha

Myala509
05-30-2009, 10:38 PM
Haha. Someone besides me better buy them then.

Hobgoblin Steve
06-04-2009, 06:41 AM
kay, 100 posts..
bump :P

smgold101
06-07-2009, 05:41 AM
So is this a lost cause ya think?

FalconSpork
06-07-2009, 03:37 PM
So is this a lost cause ya think?

I don't think so. Someone just has to step up and take charge of it.

wadejohnston
06-09-2009, 04:59 PM
I would totally buy some UU wristbands!

Wade

Spooner
06-09-2009, 09:35 PM
Rubber chickens.

Roy Jovero
06-10-2009, 02:07 AM
Aldrine-shaped ukulele bling?

Myala509
06-14-2009, 10:19 PM
I am going to be selling Ukulele bracelets for charity to help schools with music education fun. PM me ideas for what they should say that would promote ukuleles and would be something you guys want to wear.

Myala509
06-15-2009, 06:39 PM
Probably Save the Music or Music For Kids.

JT_Ukes
06-15-2009, 06:40 PM
Uke Can Do it!

Myala509
06-15-2009, 07:04 PM
Uke can make a difference! Uke can change the world! Uke can stop now! hahaha Anyone else have any ideas?

salukulady
06-15-2009, 07:54 PM
Uke can make a difference! Uke can change the world! Uke can stop now! hahaha Anyone else have any ideas?Uke it up!

Myala509
06-16-2009, 11:47 AM
I really really like that saluka!!! Can I please use it?

salukulady
06-16-2009, 12:52 PM
I really really like that saluka!!! Can I please use it?
It's all yours.....

Myala509
06-16-2009, 02:59 PM
Thank you! I like it! No one else?

edit: I have narrowed it down to two! Anyone interested in the design PM me!

MartinLil
11-21-2009, 07:20 AM
I found this old thread and think the UU wrist bands are an AWESOME idea!! Is this happening? Is there any way UU members can help out if needed? They'd certainly be sweet to wear!

The Pinneapple Pirate
11-21-2009, 08:14 AM
I found this old thread and think the UU wrist bands are an AWESOME idea!! Is this happening? Is there any way UU members can help out if needed? They'd certainly be sweet to wear!

i'd like to know too, sounds pretty cool

jer989
11-25-2009, 06:14 PM
This seems to me to be a great idea! Money raised from these could help to support UU or some other uke-related cause/charity. They're pretty cheap to buy in bulk, and I bet people would pay $4-$5 for one.
I'm in!

Hobgoblin Steve
11-25-2009, 06:53 PM
a lot of people liked the idea, but there was never any official word whether or not they(admins) liked it or not.
In all honestly, I think they're avoiding this thread just because.

phanzo
11-25-2009, 07:28 PM
We could always try like, UU vinyl stickers for cars, haha.

I mentioned this in a thread recently. This definitely needs to get done; I already opened up a spot on the bumper of my car for it; then found out that they dont exists :(

Rasta bracelets would be super sick too. I know it's been said a 1000 times but one more input cant hurt. UU bracelets and bumper stickers FTW :iwant:

ainokeato
11-26-2009, 12:40 AM
I seriously want some uke bling, they don't have nice keychains at target which kinda sucks. Lol the best I could find were cheap hello kitty ones.

Skrik
11-26-2009, 05:52 AM
I want a UU ukethong.

Oh, and a flying car.

And a rocket pack.