Random OG-Sheep Question...

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  1. SchreckTennis

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    What does the "OG" stand for in Gosen's OG-Sheep Micro strings?

    My guess was that it stood for maybe "Original Gut"... but curious if anyone can confirm what it stands for if anything at all.
     
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  2. Max Winther

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    Original Gangsta. Duh. No, I have no idea. :)
     
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  3. GeorgeLucas

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    I'm not sure but the string rocks serious butt :p
     
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  4. Max Winther

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    At $1.75 a stringjob, you can't go wrong. I usually use it as a cross to reduce cost and soften up stiff polys. However, my knowledge of this great string remains incomplete without knowing what OG stands for. Maybe we could give Gosen a call if noone knows.
     
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  5. oldtimer

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    >What does the "OG" stand for in Gosen's OG-Sheep Micro strings?<

    I seem to remember that "OG" is Osaka Gosen.
     
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  6. Max Winther

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    So the full name of the string is Gosen Osaka Gosen Sheep Micro? Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. But your guess is as good as mine.
     
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  7. SchreckTennis

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    Well they do have strings named "Polylon Polylon" and "Polylon Polybreak"- so it's possible lol.
     
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  8. Max Winther

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    Haha I guess you're right. They haven't really got the whole translation thing down.
     
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  9. oldtimer

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    Google "Osaka Gosen Nobenawa Co" and you'll find some interesting history.
     
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  10. Max Winther

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    Haha wow thanks for the tip. Gosen started from fishing line?! Very interesting.
     
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  11. Bud

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    Those derned Japanese!!
     
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  12. Max Winther

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    ^Haha, I can forgive them because they make such a nice, affordable string.
     
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  13. SchreckTennis

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    That's true- it seem to me that most of their low-end string is actually great quality and amazing price to boot! Yay sweatshops!
     
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  14. Bolivian Ace

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    I've played with a lot of much more expensive strings, and they don't last longer nor do they play so much better, so I stick with Gosen.
     
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  15. l_gonzalez

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    Gosen Original Gangsta Sheep Micro. That's what i'm gonna tell people from now on!

    I just strung up a couple of Fischer M Pro No.1's (the black and green one) with MSV HEX black on the mains and "Original Gangster" on the crosses... It looks awesome!
     
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