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Thread: Worths Brown VS Clear- Can you hear a difference???

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    Default Worths Brown VS Clear- Can you hear a difference???

    So, I've two KPK concert ukes and one is strung with worths BM and the other with CM.

    I wanted to see if there was a difference in sound between the two. I've gone back and forth between clear and brown on my ukes and have never been able to really tell if there is a difference (and I had started to believe there wasn't...)

    So, anyways, I did a recording playing some on each uke and- sure enough, as far as I can tell- no difference in sound...

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/jzv2mvonnmm/bm vs cm.mp3

    But maybe it's just my novice ears.

    Can you guys tell a difference?

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    Personally, I do hear a difference between my BT and CT strings. The CTs are a lot louder to my ears. The BTs are very mellow.
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    I gotta tell 'ya....they sound the same to me, too. I'd go with whatever you think looks the best at this point.

    I thought it was kind of funny....when your audio clip opened up in my iTunes library, it got classified as "blues" in the genre column....
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    Hmmm... then, in my recording- can you tell which uke (one or two) is strung with the browns and which with the clear?

    Edit @ Mailman: Yeah, Audacity makes me assign a genre and I always forget to change it... blues is the default for some reason...

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    I've never tried clears so..
    Uke 1 has the clears

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    Clears do sound brighter to me, both in your file and on my own ukulele.

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    To me the browns sound significantly deader than clears. I've tried both on my Flea, and strongly prefer the clears. The browns reminded me of the cheap black strings that come on inexpensive ukes: dull and quiet.

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    Nope Uke 2 had the clears, 1 was brown.

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    I can't tell a difference? Both sound super though if that helps! Nice Uke'n

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valerie View Post
    Nope Uke 2 had the clears, 1 was brown.
    This really helps. Thanks for the recording

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