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    I’d be curious also. I think I will try Pink label in 30 lbs test. I thing Cabellas has both 30 and 40 lbs. I will post finding in a few day. If any one can chime in on their additional experiences all the better. Funny if Red, Blueand Premier are most popular that Cabellas doesn’t have any! I was sold on Pink winemaker gochugogi said lower tension and smooth feel on Pink. Also, asi have a TT and Some Pono Tenor to mix pink with my Oasis Warms, sound like a good fit. More as I try it.

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    It would be nice to find someone who understands if knot strength (Seaguar site) equates to flexibility or surface texture or ??? It is difficult to know if it is marketing hype to sell fishing line, or there are true differences and is Pink really softer than Red. When I used Red it wasn’t bad, but for me it wasn’t as good as Blue or Premier. I have 8 to 10 rolls of various sizes of Seaguar. I don’t want to just try the Pink in hopes that a particular size will be better than the same size in Red. I’m always open to other options.

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    I agree it would be nice to know density of the flurocarbon Strings. I went with 30 lbs (.020”) pink label. I was worried the 40 lbs (.022 “)would be too high tension. The 30 lbs worked fine with my Oasis Strings. They settled in two days and stay in perfect tune. They sound good. I think .022 would also be fine. The Pink colour can hardly we noticed on ukulele mixed in with Oasis. I may consider getting a few more spools to make up sets. But for now, the experiment and $20 Canadian I spent was well worth it. Thanks to all for comments. It definitely help me in my situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1 View Post
    As the promotion says, its about the ones that don't get away. Fishing line is about landing the fish. Most of the attributes have little to do with being used as a ukulele string. The colours can be about being invisible to the fish. Knot strength is about the knot holding onto the hook under extreme pressure, I doubt that it has much to do with ukuleles unless you want to use really high tension.
    One thing that would be nice to know is the density. If one of the lines (same diameter and length) is more dense that the others it might make a better ukulele string. Perhaps you should weigh the spools and see if there is a weight difference, the heaviest line will have the highest density (same diameter and length). It will have the biggest mass as a string and may have better sustain etc..
    If you go to the Seaguar website they indicate diameter and weight so you can extrapolate density from there. For example, Pink .020" 30LB is less dense than Gold .020" 40LB. Seaguar marketing claims Gold as its highest density line.
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    Actually fishing line/leader pounds is the break testing of the line. A 40lb test can withstand 10lb more before it breaks than 30lb test. Diameter in fishing is important because the thinner the line the less visible, apart from color in some situations. This makes Fluorocarbon line more desirable to fish with than nylon. I’m really not sure density plays any part in the strength to diameter ratio. I’m guessing the chemical properties have a bigger influence.

    Years ago nylon/fluorocarbon fishing line/strings would sometimes have intonation issues and the solution would be to flip the string around. I see less of this today and any of the Seaguar should be fine.

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    I’d be curious to hear if either of you give the Gold label flurocarbon a try. Especially he .020 for A string. I’m pretty happy with the Pink 30 lbs test I tried. I may even get more spools to make sets. Very interesting discussion, I thank you both for chiming in!

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    Gold is on my Wish List at Amazon but, because it's new, it sells for about double the price of Pink. 25 yards of Pink is only $12—and I have plenty—so the Gold edition may take some time. Seaguar does claim increased density for Gold but I'm guessing the sonic difference and feel will prove tiny over Pink and Premier.

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    Thanks for the info on Gold. My two problem strings are A and C, especially C. I’d like to find a diameter between .022 and .024 for and A. C strings can range from booming to thud on some ukes. I’ve used .028, .029 and .031 with great and mixed results. I will be watching to see if Seaguar releases larger diameter leader.

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    Default Cammo fluorocarbon 80lb

    Haven’t tried Seaguar Pnks but have tried Hi Seas Quattro (“4-color camouflage technology”) which includes what looks to me like pinkish. I only have the HSQ in 80lb/0.035”/0.90mm. It feels more “supple” than all the Seaguar Blues I’ve tried. Take that w a grain of salt as my experience w/fluorocarbon fishing line (& ukes) is limited. I’ve mostly tried them out on a sopranino & sopranissimo.

    I also have Seaguar Blues 30, 40, 50, 60, 80; Yo-Zuri H.D. Carbon Fluorocarbon Leader Clear 80 (not pictured) & Hi-Seas 100... Earlier this year I was hellbent on making my sub-sopranos play/sound decently in GCEA tuning, hence this collection. I might have been able to just use GHS soprano fluorocarbons (see 3:04) instead of resorting to all this, but that’s a different thread.

    Happy to share ... can cut a yard or two or whatever & send via snail mail. PayPal to cover what you think is fair would be helpful... or I have a spreadsheet somewhere of how much each cost me per yard. I successfully did a test run of this w/a more experienced overseas (nonUS) uke player on this forum earlier this year.
    Just send a PM that includes your email to request & I’ll respond via email.

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    HiSeas Hi-Seas Yo-Zuri Seaguar fluorocarbon sopranino sopranissimo
    keeping an eye out for a very special concert....

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