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  • SteveZ's Avatar
    04-21-2018, 06:39 AM
    Welcome. Have been fifths-centric for quite a while. Have found (the hard way) is that soprano ukes can do GDAE fairly well and the larger sizes do...
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    04-15-2018, 01:25 PM
    Have a 6-string and an 8-string. The 6-string is tuned C-Gg-D-AA, the 8-string is Cc-Gg-DD-AA. The 8-string is my preferred "folk genre" instrument...
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    04-07-2018, 01:32 PM
    It depends on the genre, as each seems to ring better with different woods and such. For the "Gulf & Western" and country rock stuff, the Lanikai...
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    04-06-2018, 06:54 AM
    SteveZ replied to a thread Big Boy Factor in Uke Talk
    After going from several decades of guitar to the mandolin, the transition to uke occurred in trying to turn a soprano uke into a 4-string "travel...
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    04-04-2018, 06:52 AM
    SteveZ replied to a thread Type of pick used??? in Uke Talk
    I use a pick with everything. For almost all (including ukes) a "medium" (0,7mm) nylon pick works fine for me. The "Jazz III" and standard shapexs...
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    03-30-2018, 04:30 AM
    Have tried to tune tenor ukes to GDAE, but have only moderate success. The problem is the E string which is quite thin and snaps easily. The only...
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    03-28-2018, 02:34 AM
    The mando would have to be strung with steel strings, since the bracing and other construction is too strong for resonating nylon strings (have...
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    03-26-2018, 02:41 AM
    SteveZ replied to a thread Banjolele Strings in Uke Talk
    Have used Aquila NylGut (31U on the Duke, various leftovers on the Lanikai) and have been satisfied. Am fussy about insuring the drum is taut. ...
    10 replies | 950 view(s)
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