About the new Thunderbrown Aquila strings for bass ukuleles 20 -26 inches scale

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Oh good. Now I can wait for Kimosabe before rushing in 😝

FYI: Kimosabe is an Americanization of the Spanish "Quien no sabe", which means "The one who doesn't know"...

Take any advice with a grain of salt...
 

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FYI: Kimosabe is an Americanization of the Spanish "Quien no sabe", which means "The one who doesn't know"...

Take any advice with a grain of salt...
Bwahahahaha. Well, I have a set but haven't installed it yet. Not sure when I'll get around to it
 

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Sr. Kobabe,

Ke-mo sah-bee (/ ki:mou' sa:bi:/; often spelled kemo sabe, kemosabe or kimosabe) is the term used by the
fictional Native American sidekick Tonto as the "Native American" name for the Lone Ranger in the American
television and radio programs The Lone Ranger. Derived from gimoozaabi, an Ojibwe and Potawatomi word
that may mean "he/she looks out in secret", I1l it has been occasionally translated as "trusty scout" (the first
Lone Ranger TV episode, 1949) or "faithful friend". [2]
 
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Names can be like ukuleles. Sometimes we have no idea of their origins or their worth but we just like their sounds.

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

When listeners hear recordings of my “ubass” they have a hard time believing it comes from the instrument they see. I guess if I had chosen a different name they would be more content.
 

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Interesting... you just never know which direction a UU thread would take...

Personally, my belief was that there was a lot more Spanish being spoken in Texas than the various Native American languages, and that "Tonto" was just putting it back into the Lone Ranger's face with his own insulting nick name...

What ever... "We now return you to our regularly scheduled programing".

Good thing.jpg
 

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Yes, Tonto just doesn’t work in Spanish. Might as well have called him Menso or even Pendejo.

Maybe Gavacho would have been a better name for Kemosabe or Güero or even Bolillo. Touch cartoon to read caption. And then back to that pressing question as to whether a ubass is a bass and what do you mean when you say is.
 

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Right! Back to those sticky rubber strings on minuscule wannabe basses...
 

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I've installed the browns on two instruments - a Kala and a fretless Aklot. I'm never going back to the older Thunder Blacks or Reds, or Pahoehoes. I'm not a terribly good bass player, but these just sound and feel much better. This is especially noticeable on the E string - I can play up the neck without the sound turning to mush.
 

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I sold my fretless with the browns and went back to Pahoehoe strings on my Oscar Schmidt acoustic ubass that I bought from Mike Cohen and on my solid body Kala ubass that I bought used on Ebay. I just love the feel of the Pahoehoes. The browns were nice on my fretless, but I’m very happy with my Pahoehoes.

I think what matters really is how you play.
 

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It's so interesting how just like the ukulele, the choice of strings really are a personal matter of taste! Asking for a friend though (the friend is me), where's everyone buying and selling their 2nd hand UBasses cos marketplace doesn't seem to list much... or any. Cheers, Ning
 

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I sold my fretless with the browns and went back to Pahoehoe strings on my Oscar Schmidt acoustic ubass that I bought from Mike Cohen and on my solid body Kala ubass that I bought used on Ebay. I just love the feel of the Pahoehoes. The browns were nice on my fretless, but I’m very happy with my Pahoehoes.

I think what matters really is how you play.
Me too, I just like the sound and soft, smooth feel of the Pahoehoes! 😁🤙🎶
 

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It's so interesting how just like the ukulele, the choice of strings really are a personal matter of taste! Asking for a friend though (the friend is me), where's everyone buying and selling their 2nd hand UBasses cos marketplace doesn't seem to list much... or any. Cheers, Ning
I bought my 2nd hand UBass on my city's Craigslist.
 

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It's so interesting how just like the ukulele, the choice of strings really are a personal matter of taste! Asking for a friend though (the friend is me), where's everyone buying and selling their 2nd hand UBasses cos marketplace doesn't seem to list much... or any. Cheers, Ning
I think Rondo music is a GREAT place to but an inexpensive but very good ubass, acoustic or solid body.

Otherwise for selling, here or Craigslist. Maybe even Ebay if you can deal with its ways.
 
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Here's my take on the browns. If you need the TLDR version: 👍