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    They're good , consistent, offer a good balance,...

    They're good , consistent, offer a good balance, they're easy on the fingers, and as already mentioned sound good tuned up to D.

    Tuned to C they sound alright but they are a little slack...
  2. Hardcase for Kiwaya KTS-4 and or Imua Soprano

    I have a two sopranos in need of hard cases:

    The case supplied with my Imua Soprano is not great quality and fits only beause of addititional cushions. It flexes enough to make the lid stick. A...
  3. Southern Ukulele Store - Quick replacement and some new strings.

    Ordered some friction tuners from SUS and unfortunately the wrong tuners were supplied.

    Email enquiry was handled within 24hours.
    Replacements dispatched as soon as the wronguns were returned....
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    Lucy's Ukulele Service First Class

    Not sure if this is the best place for this or not but:

    Using Ebay:
    Recently purchase three sets of Freemont Blackline Soprano strings from Lucy's Ukulele in Federal Way, WA.

    I was informed by...
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    I 'm in Belfast - Northern Ireland. Theres a...

    I 'm in Belfast - Northern Ireland. Theres a local craft-shop not far from here , I'll take a look in there - thanks for the offer - I've got some Grover pegs on order too.

    Cheers!
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    A fellow sufferer - sort of a relief in a strange...

    A fellow sufferer - sort of a relief in a strange way :)
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    kamaka HF1 bridge, nut and tuners

    I have a Kamaka in need of some care and attention.

    This Uke is in good condition but whether though some poor modifications or "special" set up I'm not sure but:

    The slots in the bridge seem...
  8. Poll: Sold 5 and have at least 1 more to sell. Mind...

    Sold 5 and have at least 1 more to sell.

    Mind you I bought an Imua is-c4 no94 which I haven't put down since I bought it.
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    Generally the Kiwayas are better instruments than...

    Generally the Kiwayas are better instruments than the modern Martins, IMO.
    But the modern Martin will hold its market value better especially in the US market I would think.

    And - the Kiwaya is...
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    I only quoted the important bit. It doesn't seem...

    I only quoted the important bit. It doesn't seem strange at all. I know exactly what you mean, BUT

    Me, no. I'm not the same I started off as cabinet-maker I appreciate good woodwork and beautiful...
  11. http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/powerhousetwins.htm...

    http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/powerhousetwins.html

    Maybe not long enough time period but an interesting read.

    My own take is that changing strings makes a bigger change than anything ,and , as...
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    As a traveller who flys - from the UK to...

    As a traveller who flys - from the UK to HongKong, Singapore, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Wellington. Nothing annoys me more than:
    excessive cabin bagage, people moving my 1 small bag around to fit...
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    The Tiki is a different model I had a "TT-1 GoGo...

    The Tiki is a different model I had a "TT-1 GoGo Tuner".
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    I've aquires a number of clip-ons recently as...

    I've aquires a number of clip-ons recently as I've become dissatified withe the Snark, my one problem with the IMT 600 - it picks up the fifth on the C string reading G rather than C. Plucking nearer...
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    I have Snark and usually it is great but even...

    I have Snark and usually it is great but even with a new battery, it will often refuse to register on vibration setting at all. Usually switching off and back on will cure it but...
    Intelli MT500...
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    I've cut old guitar saddles to size as both...

    I've cut old guitar saddles to size as both ukulele saddles and ukulele knuts where the nut wasn't too chunky.
    The parts I've re-used have always been bone. It's a lot harder to work / size than you...
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    Poll: Big Question, I have been the the only bidder at...

    Big Question,
    I have been the the only bidder at a walk in auction bought a Uke for a ridiculously low price and didn't fell bad about it. I wouldn't have bid at all if the auctioneer hadn't dropped...
  18. Bought a Kiwaya KTS 4 at a walk in auction - I...

    Bought a Kiwaya KTS 4 at a walk in auction - I was the only bidder. I didn't want it I didn't need it but the starting bid dropped so low. Practically a form of extortion. Now if anyone can explain...
  19. To quote other people, and possibly repeat...

    To quote other people, and possibly repeat myself:
    "buy cheap and you buy twice"

    "quality is appreciated long after the price is forgotten"

    More originally - my kiwaya kts 5 gives me a thrill...
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    When you buy cheap, you will buy twice.

    When you buy cheap, you will buy twice.
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    Poll: Sometimes: I played uke banjo and guitar twenty...

    Sometimes: I played uke banjo and guitar twenty odd years ago and only really picked up a uke again recently. Timing is the hardest thing for me. Chords - no problem. But every aspect of timing,...
  22. I was apprenticed as a cabinet-maker, a wax...

    I was apprenticed as a cabinet-maker, a wax polish thick enough to affect the tone of an instrument is I would suggest, applied far too heavily. Wax is often applied to add lustre, as such it...
  23. C strings take longer to stretch and will need...

    C strings take longer to stretch and will need retuned more frequently when new. Once stretched they seem to need less tweaking than other strings. If the instruments set up is such that the C sits...
  24. I agree that every brand might have a dud but as...

    I agree that every brand might have a dud but as long as their reps make good then you shouldn't be too negative on forums - where such comments have a disproprtionate effect.

    I personally...
  25. Tempted to get further details from you but I'm...

    Tempted to get further details from you but I'm already waiting to pay for a LoPrinzi Bambino in the new year some time.
    Just can't stretch the budget any further at the moment.
    Thanks anyway.
    ...
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