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  1. Again, it all depends. Especially if you're...

    Again, it all depends. Especially if you're paying a premium for a wood that isn't as known in terms of tone, that may be a harder sell as opposed to a custom uke that is all koa (which is well...
  2. Well frankly, I have a custom inlay on it that...

    Well frankly, I have a custom inlay on it that will lower the price much more than that. But yes, I would have no problem with that, as buying a custom instrument made to my specifications has the...
  3. I think you're talking about two different things...

    I think you're talking about two different things here, and it's really across the entire board for instruments in general.

    Quality ukes seem to not retain their value as well mainly due to...
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    Ideally, the tension should be the same with a...

    Ideally, the tension should be the same with a DGBE set as a regular gCEA on a tenor. I've been working with Craig Chee to make up a dGBE (baritone re-entrant), and due to scale size I'm using...
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    Satin finishes are weird, because what you end up...

    Satin finishes are weird, because what you end up doing with your hands is an oil rub until parts of it become gloss. I have an electric bass with a satin finish that has a lot of glossy spots now,...
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    With that logic, everything you play is ripped...

    With that logic, everything you play is ripped off, since music really is only 12 notes in Western pedagogy. At some point, all of these things broke free of just being ripped off of something and...
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    When I got my Boat Paddle, I spent the extra...

    When I got my Boat Paddle, I spent the extra money for a hard case. For the price of that instrument and the size of said instrument, a hard case really isn't a huge deal to carry to and from a gig. ...
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    From my experience with bluegrass musicians,...

    From my experience with bluegrass musicians, there is a lot of pride and tradition that goes into it. "True" bluegrass players stick with traditional instrumentation and style, and you have to prove...
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    My guess would be that their former teacher was...

    My guess would be that their former teacher was not someone that really took the time to "know" the proper way to play the uke (maybe a guitarist, or someone that taught another instrument and...
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    I'm going to keep stating it. If they're HAPPY...

    I'm going to keep stating it. If they're HAPPY just playing the same things, not much will change. And in the eyes of that player (you know, the one that's HAPPY), does it really matter?
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    Again, you're assuming. If the person piddling...

    Again, you're assuming. If the person piddling with a guitar or banjo for 40 or 50 years is happy playing the same set of songs, you'll see a modicum of progress, if any at all.
  12. That's it entirely. Flatwounds by and large will...

    That's it entirely. Flatwounds by and large will have more tension than roundwounds of the same gauge, sometimes by quite a bit.




    And given that there's not a lot of demand (yet?) for the...
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    As someone that has made their living either by...

    As someone that has made their living either by graphic design or music for the past 15 years, I am going to politely disagree. Part of being a professional, working artist is also being a small...
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    That really has no bearing whatsoever on your...

    That really has no bearing whatsoever on your skill (how long you've played it), as I've seen kids that have only played an instrument for a year or two completely smoke other players that have been...
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    Anything over $600 from a single source you have...

    Anything over $600 from a single source you have to declare, period. I do a lot of gigs in community theatres (for musicals) as well as high schools, and usually have a large number of 1099s at the...
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    I have and use this external soundhole mic...

    I have and use this external soundhole mic for my ukes that don't have a pickup. Sound quality is actually very good, and it's pretty easy to set it up in the instrument, although once it's on you...
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    When I think of someone "begging," they're...

    When I think of someone "begging," they're usually by themselves at intersections that have long lights or on highway off ramps with some sort of sign SPECIFICALLY ASKING FOR MONEY.

    When I think...
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    I was watching that the other day; definitely a...

    I was watching that the other day; definitely a good one. Each part you can hear clearly, and she didn't take that long to break into the melody.

    On contrast, this one I find misses the mark. As...
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    Live looping is when you run your instrument (in...

    Live looping is when you run your instrument (in this case, a ukulele) through a looper, which is a unit (usually in effect pedal format) that will allow you to record a phrase and then loop it - ad...
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    I have the OEM (Pahoehoe) strings on my U-Bass,...

    I have the OEM (Pahoehoe) strings on my U-Bass, which have held up for a couple of years now, despite having to have them stretched on a regular basis. The tone is big and boomy, and has some tonal...
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    I grabbed a piece of scrap 6mil black sintra from...

    I grabbed a piece of scrap 6mil black sintra from a sign shop and made my own thumb rest for my Hutch Hutchinson sig U-Bass. It runs the entire length between the end of the fretboard and the bridge,...
  22. They are, and they have a chorused effect; how...

    They are, and they have a chorused effect; how intense depends on how closely you intonate the pairs.
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    Original comment was how the OP can't tell the...

    Original comment was how the OP can't tell the difference, hence it must be snake oil. Much of what transpired was about how it's not snake oil, with a smattering of people extolling their...
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    I guess that all depends on the quality of...

    I guess that all depends on the quality of comments, as a lot of them on this thread are about how they're NOT snake oil, over actual content.

    Quantity =/= Quality
  25. If you wanted to try something different, you...

    If you wanted to try something different, you could make an 8-string set that was all unison (basically just buy two identical sets). What you'll get is a chorus type effect, which may work for you....
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